Carrier Oil: Avocado (Virgin)
- Botanical Name: Persea americana
- Family: Lauraceae
- Extraction Method: Cold-pressing from the flesh of the avocado fruit
- Plant Part: Fruit
- Origin: Native to Central and South America
Appearance and Aroma:
- Color: Deep green to dark green
- Consistency: Thick and heavy
- Aroma: Mild, slightly nutty, and earthy
Properties and Characteristics:
- Texture: Avocado oil has a thick and luxurious texture.
- Nutritional Profile: It is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, vitamins A, D, and E, as well as various minerals.
- Shelf Life: Avocado oil has a relatively short shelf life of about 6 to 12 months when stored properly in a cool, dark place.
Uses and Benefits:
- Skin Care: Avocado oil is deeply moisturizing and nourishing for the skin. It helps soothe dry, irritated skin, promotes a healthy complexion, and supports skin elasticity. It can be beneficial for conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
- Hair Care: Avocado oil is highly moisturizing for the hair. It helps nourish and hydrate dry and damaged hair, reduces frizz, and promotes shine. It can be used as a conditioning treatment or added to hair masks and serums.
- Cooking and Culinary Uses: Virgin avocado oil is also commonly used in cooking for its healthful properties and high smoke point. It can be used in salad dressings, dips, marinades, and sautéing.
- Avocado oil is generally safe for topical use. However, it's advisable to perform a patch test before applying it to larger areas of the skin.
- If you have a known allergy to avocados, consult a healthcare professional before using avocado oil.
- For internal use, use virgin avocado oil specifically labeled for culinary purposes, and follow the recommended guidelines for cooking and consumption.
Note: This information is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Consult a healthcare professional or certified aromatherapist for personalized advice and guidance.