Botanical Name: Persea americana
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Description: Avocado contains Vitamins A, B1, B2, D, E, and Beta carotene, as well as lecithin, potassium and chlorophyll. It is classified as a monosaturated oil. It is best suited for dry skin conditions in topical applications.
Colour: Yellow/Green to Green/Brown depending upon the Lot. Avocado may go cloudy in low temperatures but will return to normal.
Aromatic Description: Avocado has very little scent characteristic of most carrier oils
Common Uses: Small amounts of Avocado Oil is typically added to other carrier oils in order to enrich protein and vitamin content. It is used predominantly by manufacturers (particularly great in soaps, lotions and creams) and massage therapists.
Avocado oil can be used to soothe the skin and has moisturising properties which makes it ideal for dry, mature skin and assists in the healing of undernourished, parched skin, eczema and nappy rash.
Consistency: Typical but slightly thicker than most Carrier Oils.
Absorption: Avocado will leave a sticky, waxy feel if applied topically to large areas of skin
Shelf life: Avocado oil is slow to go rancid; users can expect a shelf life of 9 Months to well over 1 Year with proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight). Refrigeration after opening is recommended.
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 24 April, 2006.