You + Me = Avocado! Today at OiB I’m going to discuss about avocado oil. The real, natural and precious one. Yes, exactly, the one that has been kept a secret for ages!
∴ What is it?
I though why not start my post by a simple question 😉 Avocado oil is extracted from the seed of avocado fruit, this oil has great benefits for the skin and I really recommend it and I constantly use it. Unlike the Olive oil or the lavender oil the benefits of avocado oil are less known.
I prefer to use avocado oil few times a week it has many medicinal uses. Why? It can be also used for hair treatment and skin treatment. Thats DOUBLE advantage! Recall the infographic I did (feeling so proud of myself right now haha ;p), avocado is part of top 6 anti-blemish food.
Avocado oil is also rich in oleic and hence is used for the treatment of wound and skin bruises. Keeping the benefits of avocado oil in mind its definitely time to say yes to this oil .
∴ Why Organic Avocado Oil is simply awesome?
So let’s go through some nutritional facts of Avacado oil:
- Avocado oil rich in vitamins such as vitamin A, D and E and it’s really helpful in healing damaged skin its particularly good for aged and dry skins.
- Avocado oil has decent quantities of unsaturated fat and proteins these two are very strong skin agents it also contains Omega 3 fat which usually found in fish oil, avocado oil can be used as a Natural body lotion.
- Avocado oil has an agent called Sterolin which according to researchers help in softening of skin and reducing the blackheads.
- Avocado oil is also rich in potassium which is really great for hair, it makes the hair smooth and strong. In the same line of shikakai powders mentioned here, and detailed (with Dry hair DIY recipe) here.
I’ve got many friends who have incorporated avocado oil in the daily life but be sure that you are not allergic to the oil, so before you use avocado oil on your face try it somewhere else on your skin and see if there are any allergic reactions or not. If it doesn’t work then this is not for you. But for most people, it doesn’t show any real side effects. Be cautious 😉
∴ How to use Avocado Oil?
So these are the few nutritional benefits of avocado oil, so let’s find out how we can accommodate avocado in our daily regime.
⇔ As a skin care product:
A mix of avocado oil with olive oil can be used as a body lotion.
Why ? Organic Avocado oil help in fighting dry skin, it acts as a natural moisturizer. Now you don’t have to buy those expensive moisturisers which don’t have any long lasting effects. Try to use it at least 2 times a week to see maximum results.
To bring fragrance in the oil add few drops of essential oils like Lavender oil, rose water or Jasmine oil.
⇔ A Hair oil ?
Organic Avocado oil can be used for hair treatment soil is rich in potassium which strengthens the root of the hair and keeps the scalp fresh. Why use this oil for hair massage, mix 2 tblsp. of Organic avocado oil and castor oil – Note: Castor Oil is also very good for dry feet! – and warm it in a bowl?
Now apply this blend on wet hair, after you have massaged the oil, wash it off with shampoo. It helps to get rid of dandruff and keep the scalp fresh.
⇔ A Natural Face Mask.
Similar to carrot, orange or honey, avocado is a skin food. By skin food, I mean you can also use Organic avocado oil for skin treatment, the face mask can be made out of avocado oil and can be used for acne treatment. Mash up avocado fruit in a bowl apply it on your face for 15 minutes the essential proteins in the avocado fruit and the oleic acid from the seed will kill off the bacteria on the acne and hence give you a flawless smooth face.
NOTE: Make sure to keep it away from Eyes as it can be quite irritating.
Massage thoroughly the avocado paste and after you’re finished wash it off with lukewarm water. You are gonna love it 😉
⇔ Get rid of wrinkles
Avocado oil is a great age spot remover, the sterloin goes deep into your skin and removes the dead cells. tablespoon of avocado oil and castor oil in a bowl and apply to on your face. Keep it on your face for 10 minutes then wash it off with hot water, try to use it two or three times a week and it shows great results.
Considering the skin care tips, I believe you will definitely start incorporating Avocado oil in daily life. Avocado oil has long list of benefits on skin and it should be of course it should be a yes. If you have any more tips to give about avocado oil or have any queries, please leave them as comment and let me know.