Benefits of Avocado Oil for the Skin
We love, love, love avocados! Besides being delicious to eat, the oil from the avocado is great for skin, hair, and nails! Avocado oil can be added to lotions, creams, shower gels, bath oils, and can be used daily.
Here are some of the benefits found in the oils of the fruit (yep, avocados are fruit!):
Avocado oil can reduce signs of aging
Antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents in avocado oil help your skin stay smooth and strong. Healthy fats, such as those found in avocados, can help the skin to retain its elasticity. The Oleic Acid (a monounsaturated fatty acid) found in the oil promotes collagen production, helping to grow new skin.
Avocado oil helps heal
Avocado oil contains a high percentage of Vitamin E, as well as potassium, lecithin, and other nutrients which can nourish and moisturize your skin. Avocado oil may help wounds to heal more quickly, helping with issues like sunburn. It can calm itchy skin, heal chapped skin, and replenish dry skin. Some evidence even suggests that avocado oil, mixed in vitamin B-12 cream, can help treat skin conditions such as plaque psoriasis.
Avocado oil offers protection
One study found that the linoleic acid, oleic acid, and other fatty acids in avocado oil can help wounds heal, and that these same fatty acids could help reduce inflammation during the healing process. Another study found that a skin cream containing avocado, tea tree, emu, and jojoba oils had positive antimicrobial effects.
Our favorite products with avocado oil:
Our Organic Aloe, Olive, and Avocado Lotion features the "big three” hydrating classics. It’s the perfect, all-purpose hydrating lotion! Rich and easily-absorbed, you may have just met your new must-have moisturizer. Available fragrance free, or customized with any essential oil blend you'd like.
Our Organic Five-Oil Moisturizing Blend can be used in the bath, as an after-shower moisturizer, or add fragrance for a customized oil. It combines sunflower, avocado, sesame and sweet almond oils, penetrates the skin, and leaves it soft and supple. We like it fragrance free, but choose whatever EO you'd like to add!
Our Organic Aloe & Arnica Massage Lotion is the perfect therapeutic cream that heals, moisturizes, and absorbs slowly into the skin. Arnica helps relieve muscle fatigue while aloe, mango butter and essential oils (including avocado oils) nourish and hydrate thirsty skin.
What’s your favorite way to use avocado oil? Let us know in the comments below!