Avocado oil is packed with vitamins, including A, B1, B2 and E, as well as beta carotene. It’s often used to boost collagen levels in more mature skin and helps to relieve many skin complaints. It’s one of our favourite carrier oils and a brilliant choice for your DIY hair and skincare products.
Avocado oil uses
This nutrient-rich oil is a key ingredient in many beauty, skincare and massage products. Avocado carrier oil has many benefits for our skin, and that’s why it’s so commonly found in the products we use every day.
We all love an oil that’s good for our skin and avocado oil both nourishes and moisturises. With high levels of vitamin E, avocado oil is easily absorbed when used topically. When used in a daily skincare routine, it’s also thought that avocado oil helps to slow the early signs of ageing.
Avocado virgin oil is packed with antioxidants which are believed to help to soothe the symptoms of uncomfortable skin conditions such as eczema. Many find that regular use of avocado oil helps them to keep on top of dry and itchy skin, especially during the winter when conditions tend to flare up.
There’s one important use for avocado oil during the summer, and that’s for the treatment of sunburn. The antioxidants within avocado oil help heal and soothe sun damaged skin.
For regular use, add a few drops of avocado oil to your bath to benefit from the nourishing effects it has on the skin. You’ll be left with smooth, tighter skin and a radiant glow.
Avocado oil benefits
Many arthritis sufferers find avocado oil helps to reduce inflammation and ease the symptoms of the condition. This makes it a powerful carrier oil for use in homemade massage blends, as it’s ideal for soothing aches and pains.
Avocado virgin oil is also believed to help calm the symptoms of psoriasis. Thanks to its high vitamin A and E content, it helps to promote the health of skin membranes, encouraging the rejuvenation of healthier skin cells. When used regularly, many people with psoriasis find it helps to improve their symptoms and the skin’s overall appearance.
If you struggle to grow your nails, avocado oil may just help. Many aromatherapists find that applying this oil to the nails and surrounding areas helps to keep them strong, preventing breakage.
Finally, avocado virgin oil may also benefit our scalps. During periods of irritated scalp or dandruff, use this oil to create your own homemade hair mask. Avocado oil is thought to help soothe irritated skin, and it will work its magic on your scalp, leaving your hair looking nourished.
Avocado oil facts
|Botanical name||Persea Americana|
|Extraction method||Cold Pressed|
|Consistency||Characteristic of carrier oils|
|Absorption||Absorbs into skin at average speed. Slight oily feeling left on skin|