- botanical name: persea americana
- extraction method: cold pressed from the pulp of the avocado fruit and then refined
- aromatic scent: avocado carrier oil has very little scent.
- shelf life: 1 year
- consistency: slightly thicker and heavier than most carrier oils
- cautions: none known
- size: 2 oz.
avocado carrier oil contains vitamins a, b, d, e, and beta carotene. it is a deeply penetrating monounsaturated oil and is best suited for very dry, mature, irritated, or sun-damaged skin and hair. a small amount of avocado oil (5-10%) is typically added to other carrier oils as it will enrich vitamin content and nourish the skin. it is used mostly by product makers (particularly so in soaps, lotions, and creams).
refined avocado carrier oil is slow to go rancid; users can expect a shelf life of at least 1 year under proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight). refrigeration after opening is recommended.
directions: On ohapped, reddened skin, use a few drops of avocado oil to help smooth affected areas. massage into over-processed or heat damaged hair to smooth and nourish the hair cuticle.
disclaimer: this statement has not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.