The avocado tree, native to Peru and Mexico, is a member of the Lauraceae family. It bears its large nutritional fruit--which is actually a berry!--of the same name, which has captivated taste buds across the world for thousands of years. Avocados are also known as "alligator pears" thanks to their pear-like shape and rough, bumpy, dark green skin. Avocado oil, with its rich, heavy texture, is a popular carrier oil in aromatherapy!
Plant Part Used
Fleshy pulp surrounding the pit
Avocado Oil Extraction Method
Medium. Sweet and nutty.
Avocado Oil Benefits
Nourishes and moisturizes the skin and hair. Supplies antioxidants to support anti-aging efforts.
History of Avocado
Avocado oil has been a popular carrier oil in aromatherapy thanks to its natural supply of vitamins A, E & D, lecithin, potassium, sterolins and antioxidants. The fruit has been cultivated for over 9,000 years... for more than just its delicious flavor! It is said that the ancient Aztecs treasured the fruit and its oil for its plethora of wellness properties. It was introduced to the United States in the early 1900's, where it became particularly popular for its antioxidant activity, supporting the endless search for the perfect anti-aging agent...
Using Avocado Oil
Add 5-10 drops to hot bath water before getting in for an at-home spa experience.
8-10 drops of essential oil per 1 ounce of carrier oil. Apply a small amount directly to areas of concern, such as muscles, skin, or joints. Work the oil gently into the skin until it is fully absorbed.
This oil can be used in your homemade DIY projects such as balms, soaps, and other body care products!