Anyone who loves essential oils has probably done their research into carrier oils. And, one of the lesser-known carrier oils is avocado oil. To clarify just how good avocado oil is, here is a breakdown of the main chemical constituents of avocado oil:
- PALMITIC ACID is known to: contain emollient properties, soften hair without leaving a greasy or sticky residue, and is the most common saturated fatty acid.
- PALMITOLEIC ACID is known to: delay the appearance of premature aging, moisturize and tighten the skin, promote the growth of shiny hair, and enhance the brightness of the complexion.
- STEARIC ACID is known to: have cleansing properties that purge dirt, sweat, and excess sebum from hair and skin and is an ideal emulsifying agent that binds water and oil.
- OLEIC ACIDS (OMEGA 9) is known to: maintain the softness, suppleness, and radiance of skin and hair, stimulate the growth of thicker, longer, and stronger hair, as well as reduce the appearance of aging.
- LINOLEIC ACIDS (OMEGA 6) is known to: moisturize hair and promote its growth, facilitate wound healing, an effective emulsifier in the formulation of soaps, and quick-drying oils, and exhibit anti-inflammatory properties.
- ALPHA-LINOLENIC ACID (OMEGA-3) is known to: Lessen inflammation, control blood clotting on the skin, soothe joint pain, and ease stiffness to improve flexibility.
- ARACHIDIC ACID is known to: Enhance and promotes muscle gain/mass by boosting the body’s inflammatory responses, boost immunity, ease symptoms of depression, soothe pain and discomfort associated with arthritis, and reduce weight.
- GADOLEIC ACID (EICOSENOIC ACID) is known to: Have emollient properties, is non-comedogenic (does not block the skin’s pores), be readily absorbed by the skin, and balance the oil in the skin, making it less oily.
When used topically, vitamin-rich avocado carrier oil works as a rehydrating and regenerating treatment for skin that soothes and enhances texture. It smooths the look of wrinkles, tightens skin, and diminishes the appearance of age spots, scars, and other unwanted blemishes. It can also be used on rough, dry, aging, sensitive, or irritated skin afflicted with psoriasis. When used in massages, it is known to treat inflammation and insomnia naturally, reduces muscular stiffness, tension, joint pain, and boost circulation.
When used in hair, avocado carrier oil softens and straightens strands while hydrating, nourishing, and strengthening them. By stimulating circulation to the hair follicles, it promotes new and healthier growth, while preventing hair loss. Avocado oil also protects hair against damage caused by environmental stressors and helps purge clogged hair follicles.
When being used in the medical field, avocado oil exhibits antibacterial qualities. It balances our metabolism and treats inflammation associated with arthritis. Its regenerative and healing properties are ideal for use on skin afflicted with eczema, rashes, dryness, and signs of aging. It repairs the skin while enhancing its elasticity through moisture. The Vitamin E content of avocado oil is also helpful for reducing the harmful effects of UV radiation and any other damage it may cause.
And there you go, all the reasons why using avocado oil can be an excellent choice whether used on its own or when diluted with essential oils. Avocado oil offers so many benefits without any worries of side effects when using it, so you never have to limit yourself to a few uses and can get creative with how you use it. With so many excellent health benefits, avocado oil makes for one of the best carrier oils you can use.