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Avocado Butter

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Inci:Persea Gratissima Oil; Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil; Butyrospermum Parkii Butter; Tocopherol.

A nourishing, blended butter that is moisturising and hydrating for mature and dry skin types and all anti aging products.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

A pale to yellow solid butter with a slight oily aroma made from blending Avocado Oil (max 50%) with Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (25% to 50%), Shea Butter (5% to 9.99%and Vitamin E (0.1% to 0.99%). This combination gives a much better texture whilst retaining the benefits of Avocado as well as Shea Butter. The Vitamin E is added to enhance the antioxidant qualities and keep the butter stable from oxidation.
  • Use 1% to 100%.
  • Oil soluble so cannot be used in water only products. It can be used in small amounts in water based gels that will hold it in suspension.
  • Heat stable so can be used in Stage 1 (fat stage) when making creams and lotions.
Avocado Butter combines well with Omega 3 rich oils such as Chia Seed Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil and Kiwi Seed Oil to give a good balance of 3 essential fatty acids. This makes an even better product for dry and very dry skin.
Typical Fatty Acid Profile
C16:0 Palmitic Acid 4% to 10%
C16:1 Palmitoleic Acid 0.1% to 2%
C18:0 Stearic Acid 0.5% to 3%
C18:1 Oleic Acid (Omega 9) 60% to 80%
C18:2 Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) 10% to 20%
C18:3 Alpha Linolenic Acid (Omega 3) max 1%
 
Saponification Value mgKOH / g 140-180
 
Cosmetic Functions:
The individual materials that make up Avocado Butter are listed on the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing) here

HOW TO USE IT

Skin Care
  • Avocado Butter is an excellent emollient and is very nourishing, especially for dry and more mature skin types.
  • It is particularly effective for the dry and very dry skin types as it melts on contact with the skin and instantly softens and protects the skin, locking moisture in.
  • It’s low melting point means it melts on contact with the skin, sinking in to give a rich and luxurious skin feel to the skin. It can be gently melted and added to anti aging serums to enrich them.
  • Added to massage blends, Avocado Butter keeps the skin looking supple and radiant.
  • A small amount in a lip balm formulation makes it super nourishing.
  • Body Butters are an obvious choice for adding Avocado Butter to as it brings the benefits of Avocado Oil as well as Shea Butter.
Hair Care
  • Avocado Butter helps to soften and hydrate dry hair that is easily breakable. Only a small amount is needed to have this effect.
  • It leaves the hair feeling very smooth and silky without feeling sticky or greasy or diminishing the shine.
  • Regular use of Avocado Butter in hair care conditioners and hair packs conditions the scalp and encourages healthy hair growth.

RECIPES & BLENDS

Click on the links below to be directed to great recipes featuring Avocado Butter: