Discover the Secret Ingredient Your Daily Routine is Missing

By Dawn Wasowicz, Owner, Rafter Eleven

At Rafter Eleven, we specialize in boutique coffee, smooth wines, olive oils, and balsamic vinegar, so you might be wondering where we hide our beauty products. The secret to our glowing skin (and soon, yours, too) is in the olive oil! We use it to create that glow inside and out!

Now, we don’t recommend using any of our flavored oils like tangy blood orange or bold Tuscan herb directly on your skin (that’s better suited for food), but we have one olive oil in particular that can heal your skin from the inside and out: our ultra-premium olive oil.

Olive oil is a cooking staple in many countries and Hojiblanca is an ultra-premium olive oil from Spain where it has been coined, “liquid gold” due to its wide array of health benefits and uses. Rather than putting Hojiblanca or any of our other ultra-premium oils to use in the kitchen, instead try using it as a one hundred percent natural and ethically sourced moisturizer with no chemicals, parabens, or anything else you can’t pronounce.

Ultra-premium olive oils have the highest nutritional chemistry available. Vitamin E is the main ingredient in many luxury beauty creams, but with ultra-premium olive oil you get the beauty benefits of a high-end product without the high-end price tag. Simply wash your face as normal in the evenings and rub a small dollop of olive oil into your fingertips and then press into your face, starting from the center of your T-zone and slowly working your way out in circular motions. Repeat in addition to your current nightly skincare routine and get ready to glow!

Not only can olive oil be used for topical use to aid dry and dull skin, but there are endless health benefits of incorporating premium olive oil into your diet every day. The top three health benefits you should know about: it is high in antioxidants, it has strong anti-inflammatory properties, and it contains large amounts of oleic acid. Oleic acid may not be in your everyday vocabulary, but it is excellent for cardiovascular health and helping you maintain a healthy level of cholesterol.

You can consume our ultra-premium olive oils as a base in any salad dressing paired with a flavorful balsamic vinegar or as a delicious marinade for any of your favorite proteins. This is where we recommend you use our natural infused oils such as garlic or chipotle for an added burst of taste!

When it comes to health, simple is always best, which is why using a premium olive oil every day, whether as a moisturizer or dressing (or both) will positively affect your overall health and appearance while tasting great at the same time!

Who would’ve thought your best beauty product could be found in your pantry? Bring this article into Rafter Eleven for 20% off your olive oil purchase for the month of October.

Rafter Eleven is at 2985 N. Centre Court, in Prescott Valley. For more information call 928.227.2050 or visit