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Inci: Persea Gratissima Oil

An intensely nourishing oil that keeps the skin and hair in good condition, soft and flexible. Locks in moisture and gives a healthy sheen to dry and mature skin.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

A clear, green, viscous oil obtained by pressing the flesh of the avocado pear.
 
  • Use 1% to 100% but for most purposes, 10% is more than adequate.
  • 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.

It can thicken and start to solidify at cold temperatures so just gently bring it up to room temperature and it will again be pourable.

It bends very well with Macadamia Nut Oil to make a very rich and hydrating combination for very dry, crepey or mature skin. To make it even richer, combine with Avocado Butter.

If you want the benefits of Avocado Oil but want a lighter skin feel, blend with some EcoSilk or use any of the drier oils like Chia Seed or Rosehip Seed Oil.

Cautions/Contraindications
If you know that you have a latex allergy, patch test with a small amount of Avocado Oil to see if you react to it. This sometimes happens with a very, very small percentage of the population.

According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (CosIng), the functions of Avocado Oil are:
Skin Conditioning
To view more information, visit the Cosing Database here
 
Typical Fatty Acid Profile
C16:0 Palmitic Acid 5% to 25%
C16:1 Palmitoleic Acid 1% to 12%
C18:0 Stearic Acid 3%
C18:1 Oleic Acid (Omega 9) 50% to 76%
C18:2 Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) 6% to 20%
C18:3 Alpha Linolenic Acid (Omega 3) max 5%
 
Saponification Value mgKOH / g 187-197

HOW TO USE IT

Skin Care
  • An excellent oil for when the skin is dehydrated, dry and looks dull.
  • Use in night creams, rich body lotions, body butters and facial serums. A superb emollient that penetrates the skin well. Very nourishing with Vitamins A, B1, B2, D and E.
  • Use in eye creams and serums. It will also condition the eye lashes.
  • Gives a good healthy sheen to the skin. The oil spreads well on the skin and in superb in a massage blend.
  • A good choice to use in soap making for dry or mature skin as some of the unsaponifiable fractions enrich the finished soap.
  • It helps other active ingredients penetrate into the skin better and has good nutritional properties of its own due to the vitamin k and potassium content.
  • Use in balms, aftershave creams, skin lotions and nappy rash ointments.
  • It is rich in antioxidants and soothes dry and itchy skin.
  • Can be used by those with eczema prone skin as well as psoriasis prone skin where it can deeply moisturise.

Hair Care

  • Very nourishing and improves the health of the scalp keeping it more flexible.
  • Use in hair packs and conditioners.
  • It softens the hair and locks moisture into the hair shaft without feeling sticky. This keeps the hair pliable and helps to stop split ends.

RECIPES & BLENDS

Click on the links below to be directed to great recipes featuring Avocado Oil.

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20 December 2020
Bea K.
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I recommend this product

Avocado oil

This is not the first time I ordered this because I use this oil for pregnancy massage and my clients are love it.

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27 August 2020
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