Persea americana, a tree with probable origin in South Central Mexico, is classified as a member of the flowering plant family Lauraceae. The fruit of the plant, also called an avocado (or avocado pear or alligator pear), is botanically a large berry containing a single large seed.
Avocados are commercially valuable and are cultivated in tropical and Mediterranean climates throughout the world. They have a green-skinned, fleshy body that may be pear-shaped, egg-shaped, or spherical. Commercially, they ripen after harvesting. Avocado trees are partially self-pollinating, and are often propagated through grafting to maintain predictable fruit quality and quantity.
Avocados contain a high concentration of healthy fats, a medium sized avocado contains about 20 grams of fat, which makes it one of the best items to grab in the produce aisle. When eaten, avocados can lower your cholesterol and protect your heart health.
These days, the avocado has become an incredibly popular food among health-conscious individuals. It’s often referred to as a super food, which is not surprising given its health properties .
Benefits to the skin
Rich in vitamins A, D, and E, avocado oil is fantastic at deeply hydrating dry skin and protecting against environment factors like harmful UV rays. As the seasons change, it offers soothing moisture and even is considered a natural healer. They also contain linoleic and oleic acids which are known for their ability to restore skin back to health. Since it’s a rich source of vitamin E it can also help with acne scarring and hyper-pigmentation.
2. Anti- aging
Avocados are a rich source of vitamin E which helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also contains chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is an antioxidant that protects us from premature aging. Avocado oil also boosts collagen production (which keeps our skin looking supple and plump).
3. Nature’s sunscreen
Avocado is one of those oils that also contain a high amount of antioxidants and sun protective properties that protect you from UVA and UVB rays. So it works as a natural form of sunscreen and also as an after sun product. If you’ve been out in the sun for too long, avocado oil is an excellent way to soothe sun burned skin. Out of all the vegetable oils, avocado oil has one of the highest natural SPF coverage.
4. Prevents and treats acne
When left on for short periods of time and rinsed off with warm water, avocado oil can keep skin hydrated without leaving an oily residue. This may reduce the risk of acne.
Now see how Avocado soap is being prepared.
300 ml coconut oil
400 ml olive oil
100 ml almond oil
20 ml Castor oil
100 g pure Avocado fruit
110 g sodium hydroxide
½ teaspoon of pure honey
10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
In a container, combine the Avocado Fruit and 200 ml of cooking water. Carefully add the sodium hydroxide while stirring with a wooden spoon, and let the mixture sit for several minutes.
Be careful not to allow it splash on your body,Incorporate the Coconut oil, Castor oil, Olive oil and Almond oil along with the honey and Lavender Essential Oil into the mixture, stir with a wooden spoon, the mixture will start to thicken.
Put the mixture into a silicon mold and leave to harden for 2 days or more before using.
Your organic Avocado Soap is ready.