Avocado is a thick, deep green-colored oil that may turn solid in colder temperatures. It is a good skincare oil to use in combination with lighter oils. It is also used to make a skincare butter.
Common English Name: Avocado.
Botanical Name: Persea americana.
Plant Family: Lauraceae.
Method of Extraction: Expressed from the dried flesh of avocado pears.
Origin: Indigenous to tropical and sub-tropical countries of the America.
Plant Description: A tall, tropical tree with alternate leaves, green-yellow flowers and a pear-shaped fruit (which contains the large kernel).
Main Chemical Components: Oleic acid, linoleic acid, and palmitic acid.
Blends Well With: Other carrier oils; essential oils.
Uses: Moisturize skin, damaged skin, irritated skin, moisturize hair, sensitive skin.
Fun Fact: Folklore promoted avocado as an aphrodisiac although this claim has not been factually verified.
Cautions for Use: None noted for general aromatherapy use.