Can avocado oil help with issues of very dry skin? The fruit from an avocado tree, Persea americana Mill, belonging to the family Lauraceae, is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A, D, and E. These have the ability to help deeply moisturize the skin (Miller, 2014). The Vitamin E in avocado oil can also help reduce itching and inflammation (Miller, 2014). Oleic is the major fatty acid present, and it also includes linoleic, palmitic, and palmitoleic (Werman & Neeman, 1987). The unique outer green and inner yellow color of avocado comes from the healing constituents of carotenoid and chlorophyll (Ashton et al, 2006). Here are a few studies backing up the skin healing capabilities of avocado oil:
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Smash the avocado, mix in the egg, then add the oatmeal. Apply to dry skin areas and allow to harden for about 15 minutes. Rinse off. Works great for hands, feet, face, elbows, and other very dry areas.
In a double boiler, melt the shea butter and bees wax in with the avocado and coconut oil. Once melted, combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl, add the essential oils, and mix on low to medium for about 3-5 minutes until the lotion is nice and whippy.
Last Updated: 12/8/18