Olive oil will sometimes have a cloudy appearance and thicken up if it is particularly cold. Let oil stand at room temperature for a few hours and it will clear again, or cook with it as is.
The best tasting cooking oil really depends on the recipe and personal taste. Cold-pressed coconut, sesame and macadamia oil all have distinctive flavours while sunflower or olive oil have a more subtle taste.
Many cold-pressed vegetable oils can be used for skin care including hemp, coconut, olive, sesame and almond oil.
Oils that are best for deep frying include high oleic sunflower, coconut, rice bran, peanut or canola oil.
Many cold-pressed vegetable oils can be used for hair care, including hemp, coconut,olive and macadamia oil. Use in homemade shampoo or hair moisturisers.