Olive Oil (OO) in soap making is used to create not only a mild bar of soap but a hard bar which is important. Because OO is known to be a very thick oil most would think that in soap making it will clog the pores but it's the opposite. OO is rich in vitamins and minerals and is known for new cell generation and they say it assist in giving the skin a nice youthful look and feel. OO can also be known to help heal the skin and aid in the anti-inflammatory effects.
When I started my natural journey I used Extra Virgin OO to cleanse my face and my makeup days I used it to clean my make-up off.