Deeply penetrating and protective. Avocado oil shines as an emollient for dry skin types, offering a balancing and nourishing touch to areas that could use more TLC. The oil also has aphrodisiac properties so it may also be a worthwhile addition to a couple’s massage or bath oil to perfume the skin while getting ready for a night out.
Carrier oils are 4 oz and comes with a pump.
Botanical Name: Persea americana
Method: Cold Pressed
Aroma: Avocado has a very light aroma with sweet and nutty notes
Consistency: Typical and characteristic of carrier oils
Color: Pale yellow to golden yellow
Absorption: Avocado will leave a sticky, waxy feel if applied topically to large areas of skin
Citations:1) Price, L. and Price, S. (2008). Carrier oils for aromatherapy and massage. Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire: Riverhead.
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Shelf Life: 1-2 Years
- Avocado oil is actually not made from the seed. The flesh of the fruit is used to make Avocado oil by cold pressing the pulp surrounding the pit. The pulp is dried and put through a process to extract the oil. The oil contains an incredible amount of healthy essential fatty acids beneficial for the body, including oleic acid, linoleic acid and palmitoleic acid.
- Avocado oil can help to stimulate blood flow to the scalp due to its fat, minerals, and antioxidant compounds. All of these benefits can aid scalp irritation and inflammation, enable the growth of strong, healthy hair as well as help to repair dry or damaged hair. These same components can also potentially help to fight hair loss.
- Avocado oil is an excellent choice for cooking since it has a high smoking point (meaning it can be used at higher heat levels). It also is nearly flavorless which makes it a good choice when you do not want the oil you use to influence the taste of a meal. Avocado oil makes an excellent choice to make homemade condiments such as mayonnaise.
- Avocado oil is made by cold pressing the pulp of the avocado fruit. The pulp or flesh is removed and dried and put through a machine process to extract the oil. It takes approximately 15 to 20 avocados to make one 8-ounce bottle of oil. Cold pressing ensures that the essential fatty acids and other nutrients in the pulp are preserved.
- Olive oil and Avocado oil are both excellent oils whether using them for cooking or for products as a carrier oil. They both contain good fats such as essential fatty acids that can improve heart health and help to reduce internal inflammation if ingested, especially when the oils are not heated. Olive oil has slightly different nutrients including potassium, calcium and other vitamins. However, Olive oil has a lower smoking point and cannot withstand high heat when used in cooking.
Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. Alternatively, use Carrier Oils alone as a natural moisturizer. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.
DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.
Luxurious After Bath Oil
4 oz PET Flip Top Bottle
4 oz Avocado Oil
32 drops Mandarin Essential Oil
8 drops Bulgarian Rose Absolute
8 drops Vanilla Oleoresin
Combine essential oils and the Avocado Oil to the PET flip top bottle, and turn back and forth gently to mix. After a long and relaxing soak in the tub, generously apply the oil to your skin while it’s still warm, and bask in the sweetly floral and fruity ambience. This is the perfect blend for a little self-care.
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