I think I talk for most of you when I say that we all know what avocado is and that is a very healthy food/ food addition for our body. It is a trending food not only to consume but to use in beauty routine as well.
But aside it being healthy to consume, people use it for beauty purposes. Removing its seed and peel and blending it to form a kind of paste like product. This is often used as a hair and face mask and it is proven to make miracles. But making this requires a lot of time (which, let’s be honest, we don’t have) and it really makes a mess in our kitchen!
But how to benefit from avocado in a fast, secure and mess-free way? Keep reading to find out.
From avocado can be extracted an oil called avocado oil, which has more powerful properties and is very easy to store in a bottle and to use whenever and wherever you want.
Our refined Avocado oil is cold pressed from the soft green flesh around the pit of the avocado, different than Avocado Seed Oil.
Refined avocado oil, compared to unrefined avocado oil, has a larger reduction in odor due to the refinement process. The refinement process removes the heavy smell that makes the oil difficult to use and also gives the oil a lighter color and consistency. It can be used alone or as a carrier oil. Refined avocado oil is more cosmetically elegant and it blends with other oils better.
Avocado oil contains beta carotene, protein, lecithin, fatty acids, and vitamins A, D, and E which help moisturize and protect the skin from damaging UV rays and also increase collagen metabolism.
Avocado oil is an emollient, highly penetrating oil that is great to use on dry skin. When used on the rough skin of knees and elbows, avocado oil helps nourish and soften the skin. The impressive nutritional profile of our refined Avocado oil makes it an ideal ingredient for inclusion in skin care recipes intended for dry, dehydrated and mature skin.
Wondering how to use avocado oil in your skin care routine? Here are two ways you can use it.
- As a lotion for chapped skin: Massage a good amount of avocado oil into your skin when it is still moist (after showering). You can use the avocado oil by itself, or add a few drops to your favorite body lotion.
- As a facial oil moisturizer: Fill 2/3 of a 1-ounce bottle with avocado oil. Mix with another nourishing oil like tamanu oil or emu oil and use it to fill up the last third of the bottle. Add three to four drops of your favorite essential oil like lavender or rose. Pour a little of your homemade oil on the palm of your hand and apply it to your face. You can also use the oil as a hand moisturizer. Shake well before every use.
The oil can last up to a year if you keep the bottle out of the sunlight.
You can use avocado oil for the hair to.
Mix an ounce of avocado oil with three to six drops of peppermint or lavender essential oil for a homemade hair treatment. This will help stimulate blood flow and unclog blocked follicles; resulting in less falling hair and faster growing hair. Your skin will absorb the oil easily, so don’t worry — it won’t leave a greasy film on your scalp. If you do use too much avocado oil on your hair, you can wash it out thoroughly with a chemical-free shampoo until you feel the oil is gone.
- It can also be used as a hot oil treatment for your hair. Mix in a jar equal parts of avocado oil and coconut oil and add a few drops of rosemary or lavender essential oil. Put the jar in hot water for some minutes for the oil to warm up. Shake well and massage some oil on the scalp of washed damp hair. Cover your hair with a towel for 15-30 minutes and then wash as usual. The result is glowing healthy hair.