Thursday, 7 July 2011

Avocado oil- skin care benefits

Avocado oil is made from pressing the soft pulp of the Avocado fruit. Usually mature avocados are used as they have a higher oil content. The pulp is first macerated and then the resulting mass is thoroughly mixed. In the second phase the oil, water and solids are separated by centrifuge. The resulting oil is then stored in stainless steel vats. Avocado oil has such a high chlorophyll content that it is dark green in colour and needs to be bottled in dark bottles to prevent deterioration from light and air.

Rich in vitamins A, D and E alongside lecitin and potassium it is a very deeply penetrating oil and has numerous health benefits on the skin. Being also high in sterolins it is an effective oil in the treatment of age spots, scarring and skin affected by sun damage. Its deeply moisturizing properties also make it ideal for dehydrated skin types helping to regenerate and rejuvenate the skin. There have also been some studies that show that it also helps to boost collagen production lessening the effects of aging. Avocado oil is easily absorbed by the skin and can therefore be used directly to relieve itchy dry skin conditions. In soap making adding Avocado oil to soaps at trace ( which is the stage just before pouring the soap into the molds) makes the soap extra rich and creamy- cleansing the skin but also leaving it smooth and moisturized. I have formulated a lovely Avocado oil soap that is also rich in Shea butter and is the richest soap in the dry skin soap range ideal for super dry, dehydrated skin types or sufferers from excema. Scented delicately with bay and lime essential oils it has a scent that appeals to both men and women.

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