Avocado Oil

In the beginning … Throughout history, avocado oil (persea americana/persea gratissima) has been used for its extraordinary health benefits and healing properties. It has been a popular ingredient in the pharmaceutical industry and has resurfaced in the cosmetic industry, becoming increasingly recognised for its therapeutic impact on skin health and skin restoration. 

Why your skin is important 

Covering an area around two square metres, the skin is the largest organ of the body and, usually, the most neglected! The skin has many important functions, including:  

  • Protection from microbes and elements. 
  • Helps to regulate body temperature  
  • Permits the sensation of heat, cold, and touch  

Avocado oil can penetrate through the outer layer of the skin (epidermis), deep into the second layer called the dermis, making it the ideal skin remedy for this important organ.  

How is this remarkable fruit turned into golden oil? 

The secret of the fruit’s success is the oil. Avocado oil is extracted from the pulp, pips, and skin of the fruit and is highly resistant to oxidation. In other words, it is a stable oil which does not easily lose its beneficial properties. The unrefined, cold-pressed, extra virgin oil is best because it retains the nutrients.