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Why We Love Avocado Oil

5 Reasons Why We Love Avocado Oil

Avocados are often touted as asuperfood with a myriad of nutrients and healthy fats to give you a nutritional boost. But did you also know that this miraculous fruit (yes, it’s a fruit!) produces an oil that is just as beneficial to your skin? Packed with beneficial fatty acids, vitamins A, D, E, and antioxidants,Avocado oil has quickly become our new favorite carrier oil. Here’s why you should be incorporating it into your daily skin and hair regimen:

1. Moisturizes your skin

Vitamin E, potassium, and lethicin are just a few of the skin-loving nutrients contained in Avocado Oil. These nutrients are easily absorbed into the outer skin layer, while the oil itself protects the skin from daily wear and tear.

On top of being nourishing, the antioxidants found in Avocado oilhave been found to help heal dry, irritated skin associated with eczema and psoriasis, although a patch test is always recommended first

2.  Improves hair and scalp health

Not only do the fatty acids and the Vitamin E in Avocado oil provide a barrier for skin, they can also deeply nourish hair. If you find your hair is a frizzy frenzy from heat and humidity, or in a crisis from heat styling tools, reach for the Avocado oil to nurture your strands back to health.

If a flaky scalp is a concern, this oil is one of the best options available. Dandruff thrives on dry skin, so keeping your scalp moisturized is a key step in battling the flakes. The proteins and amino acids within Avocado Oil keep the scalp soothed while the fatty acids provide a nourishing barrier from the elements. To add an extra boost to your hair-care, add 18 drops of Tea Treeto an ounce of Avocado Oil. Let sit for 20 minutes and rinse thoroughly, avoiding the eyes, before shampooing normally.

3. Relieves inflammation

Whether it’s a sunburn, minor injury, or other skin irritation, Avocado oil should be your go-to for relief. The anti-inflammatory properties of this carrier oil go a long way in soothing and protecting the skin from further damage.

The naturally occurring oleic acid and essential fatty acids in Avocado Oil have been found to increase the creation of new connective tissue of wounds. This is a necessary function in promoting wound healing. The reduction of inflammation can also further boost the healing process.

4. Effective for nail health

While eating avocados can promote the growth of healthy nails, applying Avocado oil to the nails and cuticles can add shine and protection. Dry, brittle nails can benefit from the healthy, nurturing fats. Using the oil on your nails and surrounding skin can help reduce breakage.

5. Helps eliminate acne

Rich in Vitamin E, which hydrates the skin, Avocado Oil seals in moisture. When the face gets too dry, an excess amount of sebum can be produced, which exacerbates issues with acne. Avocado oil contains vitamins C and K, which fight the bacteria that contribute to pimples. Fatty acids like lineolic acid are anti-inflammatory, which can help reduce redness and painful inflammation.

Experience the full benefits of this rich, protective oil. Whether for preventative use or for daily skin nourishment, Avocado oil will become a mainstay. Read on for a delectably creamy Avocado Face Mask.

Avocado Face Mask DIY

WHAT YOU NEED:

Hemp essential oil

Patchouli essential oil

Avocado Carrier Oil

1 ripe avocado

Spirulina natural powder

Blender

HOW TO:
  1. Slice the avocado in half, remove pit. Scoop out the inside with a spoon.
  2. Place avocado in the blender.
  3. Add ¼ cup ofAvocado Carrier Oil to blender.
  4. Add 2 tsp of spirulina natural powder to blender.
  5. Add 2-4 drops ofPatchouli essential oil to blender.
  6. Add 2-4 drops ofHemp essential oil to blender.
  7. Blend into a creamy, smooth mixture.
  8. Put mixture in a small dish. Use your fingers to smooth it onto your face, avoiding the eyes.
  9. Wait 15-20 minutes and wash it off with warm water.

Note: Recommended for single use, but may be refrigerated if desired for 3-5 days. The color may darken over time.

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2 Responses

Edens Garden

July 17, 2018

Hi Pam! Try half Lavender, half Tea Tree diluted to 5%.

5% = 15 drops Lavender, 15 drops Tea Tree, 1 oz carrier oil

Pam

July 17, 2018

What is good for itching and mosquito bites?