Avocado Carrier Oil

£8.72 £69.50

Helps to maintain healthy circulation

Avocado Oil is rich and green in colour making it stand out from other carrier oils. The oil is expressed from dried avocado pears which have been damaged and therefore would be unfit for marketing as fresh fruit.

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Description

Avocado | Latin Name: Persea gratissima | Family: Lauraceae | Extraction: Expressed | Plant Part: Dried or Damaged Fruit

Avocado carrier oil a yellow to green slightly cloudy oil which can congeal slightly when cold., but will then liquify at room temperature, these traits are considered to be a good sign as it means the oil has not been extensively refined.

The tree originates from the tropical and sub-tropical Americas where it was discovered by the Spanish in the 15th century, then it was introduced into Europe, it now flourishes in Spain, Israel and many other Mediterranean countries. Avocados have been cultivated for over 7000 years though was little known outside the Americas until the 20th century.

Properties

Avocado Carrier Oil is rich in vitamins: A, B1, B2 and D. It is an excellent emollient, moisturising, softening, anti-wrinkle, great for dry skin and is said to have skin healing properties. Used for general skin inflammation and valuable in muscle and massage preparations.

Methods of Use

Food Recipies – Basil & Avocado Dressing


3 Tablespoons Avocado Oil
Juice of 1 Lime
1/2 Teaspoon of Dijon Mustard
1 Teaspoon of Vermouth
1 Tablesppon of finely chopped Basil
Salt & Pepper


Mix the mustard and sugar into the lime juice. Add this slowly a little at a time to the Avacado Oil. Add water if needed to give the right consistency. Mix in seasoning and stir in chopped Basil Leaves Serve with mixed leaf salad accompanied by smoked Salmon and sliced Avacado.


Avocado flesh is a very useful food on account of its vitamin and mineral content. The pulp is a good source of vitamin D, higher than butter and eggs.


Carrier Oils for Aromatherapy and Massage by Len Price & Shirley Price. P272

Herbal Tradition & Folklaw

At one time Avocado Oil was believed to be an aphrodisiac. The pulp has been used as a hair pomade to stimulate hair growth, to hasten suppuration and also as an emmenagogue (Leung & Foster, 1996). As well as eating it, the Aztecs used it for face masks against wrinkles.

Safety Data & MSDS

No known contraindications

Avocado MSDS

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