Avocado (Persea Americana) Carrier Oil Profile, Benefits

Disease: Psoriasis
Ingredients: Avocado, Olive, Almond

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Notes: When kept at low temperatures avocado oil will appear cloudy (called winterization) and may solidify. Gentle warming at room temperature will clear it. Unrefined avocado oil is unstable – it will be green and thick. Once refined, it is a beautiful, clear, golden oil.

  • Scent: Sweet, fatty and nutty.
  • Consistency: Thick
  • Absorption/Feel: Leaves a fatty, almost waxy feel on the skin.
  • Color: Deep Olive Green when unrefined, Pale Yellow to Golden Yellow when refined
  • Shelf Life: 12 months to 2 years if stored in a cool place out of sunlight. Refrigeration is recommended.
  • Action: Emollient, antibacterial, antiwrinkle

Benefits: Avocado is a nourishing oil for hair and skin. It is said to be rich in essential and trace minerals and Vitamin A and its properties and texture makes it very suitable for use in hair care. Due to its aroma and thick, oily consistency, it is typically used highly diluted in blends and formulations. Great for dry or mature skins, or those suffering from eczema or psoriasis.

It is very useful when treating sun- or climate-damaged skin because it is believed to help with regenerating skin and softening tissue. Avocado oil is used to treat thickening (sclerosis) of the skin, gum infections (pyorrhea), and arthritis.

It is usually mixed with another carrier oil such as almond or grapeseed to make up 10 – 30 % of a blend. Small amounts of this oil are typically added to other carrier oils to enrich protein and vitamin content.


Good for Skin Types: Mature/Dry, Damaged, Skin Conditions Such as Eczema and Psoriasis, Normal/Combination

Chemical Analysis: Approximately 19% saturated fat, 66% oleic acid (omega-9 fatty acid), 12% linoleic acid (omega-6 essential fatty acid), less than 5% alpha linolenic acid (omega-3 essential fatty acid)

Precautions: No known contraindications, but care should be taken as with all oils.

Science and Research

  • A model biorefinery for avocado (Persea americana mill.) processing.

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Psoriasis

Disease

Psoriasis is a skin condition where cells grow at a faster rate than they can be shed, causing excess skin to build up and form scaly patches on the body.The condition: It appears to be a buildup of dry skin on your body. You can have it at any age, but normally as you get older. It starts with the skin cracking as a paper cut on your fingertips. This skin would begin to die, flake, peal and...More