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AVOCADO

(Persea Americana)


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  • Avocado Description
  • Avocado Uses, Health Benefits & Scientific Evidence
  • Avocado Oil Overview
  • Avocado Dosage Information
  • Avocado Safety, Cautions & Interactions
  • Avocado Supplements & Products




  • Avocado Oil


    AVOCADO DESCRIPTION

    A DELICIOUS AZTEC FRUIT

    Native to Central America, the Avocado (Persea americana) is harvested mainly for its fruit in such places as Israel, Spain, and South Africa.

    The early Spanish explorers recorded its cultivation from Mexico to Peru. In 1601 the Avocado was taken to southern Spain. Avocados received their name from the Spanish explorers who could not pronounce the Aztec word for the fruit, known as Ahuacatl, "testicle," because of its shape. The Aztecs considered the Avocado the "fertility fruit". During the Avocado's harvesting season, Aztecs would lock up the virgin daughters to protect them. The Spanish instead called them Aguacate, leading to the word Guacamole. They were introduced to Mauritius (island nation off the coast of Africa) in 1780. It spread in Asia mostly in the mid-19th Century.

    It is an evergreen tree growing to 70 feet tall with dark green leathery leaves and greenish-yellow flowers. The fruit is picked when fully grown and the leaves are harvested as needed. The Avocado is a large fleshy pear shaped berry. It has a single large seed surrounded by buttery pulp and a hard skin. It is yellowish-green to maroon and purple in color. It is shallow-rooted and there are no visible root hairs. An average Avocado tree produces about 120 Avocados a year.





    AVOCADO USES, HEALTH BENEFITS, & SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE

    MEDICINAL USES

    Throughout the Aztec Empire, Avocado was used as both a food and medicine. All parts of the tree were used for medicinal purposes.

    Native Guatemalans have long used the Avocado to stimulate hair growth, repel worms, and treat diarrhea. In some parts of Africa, the fruit pulp is often used as a baby food. Avocado is rich in potassium and vitamins B-6 and E, which can help in relieving stress and sexual problems, such as infertility and impotence. Many believe that Avocados are fattening; however, their nutritional value, calorie for calorie, is hard to match. This fruit also contains a high amount of mono-unsaturated fats, particularly oleic acid, which makes it one of the most powerful antioxidant foods you can eat. The oleic acid offers protection against heart disease, strokes, and cancer. The fats are also easily digestible and contain anti-fungal and antibacterial actions that, when pureed, make an excellent food for invalids, convalescents and sick children. There is some evidence to suggest that the fruit can also help lower cholesterol.

    Avocado leaves and bark are used to treat diarrhea, gas, and bloating, as well as to relieve coughs, liver obstructions, and clearing out uric acid. They can also stimulate menstruation. The rind can expel worms. Externally, the Avocado fruit soothes the skin and helps heal wounds.

    Avocado Oil


    AVOCADO OIL - CUISINE & DIETARY OVERVIEW

    Avocado Oil is an edible oil pressed from the fruit of the Persea americana (avocado).

    As a food oil, it is used as an ingredient in other dishes, and as a cooking oil. It is also used for lubrication and in cosmetics where it is valued for its regenerative and moisturizing properties.

    It has an unusually high smoke point, both unrefined and especially when refined. The smoke point of the refined form is 520°F (271°C). Avocado Oil functions well as a carrier oil for other flavors. It is high in monounsaturated fats and Vitamin E. Because the avocado is a year-round crop, some olive oil processing facilities, particularly in Australia and New Zealand, process olive oil during the olive season, and avocado oil during the rest of the year.

    As a culinary oil, Avocado Oil compares well with olive oil. Like olive oil, avocado oil is one of few edible oils not derived from seeds; it is pressed from the fleshy pulp surrounding the avocado pit.

    ORGANIC AVOCADO OIL PROFILE


  • Botanical Name: Persea Americana
  • Origin: Kenya
  • Extraction: Cold Pressed / Unrefined
  • Shelf Life: 2 years recommended
  • Kosher Certified: No


  • Notes: This particular variety of Avocado Oil has a relatively high viscosity and is a marketed as high-oleic. Because of the relatively unstable nature of this oil it is recommended that you use the material as soon as you receive it, and store away from heat and light. Refrigeration is recommended but not required.


  • The Avocado Oil offered by Mountain Rose Herbs is unrefined and is very dark in color and is suitable for food and cosmetic use.

    SPECIFICATIONS

  • Color: Dark Green
  • Odor: Characteristic
    • Free Fatty Acids- 0.85
      Peroxide Value- 2.8
      Non-Saponifiables- 0.69
      Saponification Value- 198.5
      Iodine Value- 82.11
      Specific Gravity- 0.913
      Chlorophyll- 18 ppm
      pH- 4.22

    Fatty Acids
      Linoleic- 9.8%
      Linolenic- 0.7%
      Oleic- 63.0%
      Palmitic- 15.8%
      Palmitoleic- 4.7%


    The above product information description was obtained from Mountain Rose Herbs regarding their products. For other manufacturers, merchants and vendors, consult individual product label description.



    HEALTH BENEFITS OF AVOCADO OIL
    By John Birkbeck
    Source: www.olivado.com/studies3.htm

    INTRODUCTION

    A large body of scientific evidence supports a move from the traditional Western diet, rich in saturated fat and sugars, to one similar to that consumed in the Mediterranean area, as being more healthful. Avocado Oil has a composition closely resembling olive oil and can be directly substituted for it in a healthful cuisine.

    Cold pressing of avocados produces very high-quality oil with very low levels of acidity and oxidation products whilst retaining the vitamin E content. (Eyres et al 2001)

    Avocado Oil has very desirable qualities as a food oil, but does it bring health benefits? While there may well be constituents not yet explored, several have defined health effects. The oil is very similar to olive oil, which is a basis of the healthful Mediterranean diet, the key similarity being that Avocado oil is very rich in monounsaturated fatty acids and extremely low in saturated fat. It also contains no cholesterol.

    RAISED BLOOD CHOLESTEROL LEVEL - EFFECT OF MONOUNSATURATES

    An elevated level of blood (low density lipoprotein, LDL) cholesterol is an established risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD). This led to the popular media describing it as the "Bad" cholesterol. Early work in the 1950s suggested that diets rich in fat and cholesterol were associated with the rising prevalence of this disease. The Framingham population study identified raised blood cholesterol levels [now known to be LDL] as one of the major risk factors.

    It was broadly believed that saturated fats raised blood (LDL) cholesterol levels, polyunsaturates [later changed to omega-six polyunsaturates] reduced those levels, and monounsaturates were neutral.

    Subsequent work showed that this was not correct, and that monounsaturates actually did lower LDL cholesterol. A variety of hypotheses were formed. Although ultimately a whole host of potential candidate components of the diet were described, the fact that the main fat component, olive oil, was predominantly a monounsaturated fat was a probable explanation. A diet proportionally high in monounsaturates has also been recently proposed as suitable for diabetics so long as other factors such as exercise and sufficient fruit and vegetables are included in the so called Mediterranean protocol.

    Table 1: Fatty Acid Composition of Food Oils

     
    Omega-9
    Omega-6
    Omega-3
    Food Stats MUFA (oleate) Linoleate a-linolenate
    Avocado Oil 13.4 72 9 0.5
    Olive Oil 17.3 66.8 11.8 0.6
    Peanut Butter 21.6 51.6 26.2 -
    Maize Oil (Corn Oil) 17.2 28.7 47.8 1.5
    Canola Oil 7.8 58.2 20.8 10.1
    Wheat Germ Oil 20.1 15.4 53.6 10.4
    Almonds 8.3 70.9 19.1 0.5
    NB Avocado is even lower than olive in saturated fatty acid content
    MUFA abbreviated form of monounsaturated fatty acids


    Substitution of monounsaturates for saturates even without a change in total fat will result in a substantial reduction in LDL cholesterol level.

    EFFECT OF PHYTOSTEROLS (BETA SITOSTEROL)

    Food cholesterol is absorbed into the body along with other food lipids, but some of it is excreted back into the intestine in the bile, along with cholesterol-derived compounds called bile acids. These various sterols can then be reabsorbed further down the intestine, forming an excretion/reabsorption cycle.

    A considerable number of such phytosterols have been studied, as they are quite widely distributed in plant foods. Quantitatively the most significant has been beta-sitosterol, but campesterol and stigmasterol are also present in many foods. Phytosterol content of several foods is given in Table II.

    Table II: Beta-Sitosterol Levels of Plant Oils

    Source
    Range %
    Typical %
    Avocado Oil
    0.4 to 0.9
    0.5
    Saw Palmetto
    0.2 to 0.5
    0.3
    Olive Oil
    0.2 to 0.3
    0.25
    Sterol Spread
    8.0
    8.0


    In almost all people phystosterols are nontoxic. Safety studies on phytosterols by various regulatory agencies show that there are no significant safety issues even with more than 2 grams per day intake.

    Absorbed sitosterol has beneficial effects in increasing plasminogen activation [which is depressed by cholesterol], and also seems to enhance conversion of linoleate to other essential polyunsaturated fatty acids. These effects are likely to have a beneficial effect on risk of CHD.

    OTHER HEALTH BENEFITS OF PHYTOSTEROLS

    Sitosterol has been used in the management of a variety of other conditions, notably benign prostatic hypertrophy as carried out in a trial reported in The Lancet and in fact is the basis of drugs sold in Germany for this purpose. There is evidence that phytosterols may reduce the risk of prostate cancer at least in animal models.

    VITAMIN E

    Vitamin E actually represents a mixture of at least eight compounds, called tocopherols and tocotrienols.

    Several studies, especially a longitudinal one involving tens of thousands of subjects, reported there was a clear negative correlation between dietary vitamin E intake and risk of coronary heart disease. The reduction of risk was around 30 to 40 percent. Among those taking supplements, there was a greater benefit except for those at the highest levels, where there was less benefit.

    It is well known that Vitamin E plays a role in aiding skin appearance and it is interesting and logical to speculate that a healthy oil diet containing this vitamin will assist in having a good complexion!

    LIPID OXIDATION PRODUCTS

    One aspect of food oils, which is often forgotten, is the propensity to being oxidized. Polyunsaturated fatty acids especially are prone to air oxidation. The adverse sensory properties of oxidized lipids has led to a need to add artificial antioxidants to some seed oils, although any benefit is often negated by exposing them to light in clear containers. Oils should optimally be sold in dark bottles, with instructions to store in the dark, and preferably kept under nitrogen until used.

    It is not widely recognized however that lipid oxidation products have adverse health effects as well. Indeed a major defense system in the body works hard to prevent lipid oxidation whether that be lipids in cell structures or in the circulation.

    New Zealand Avocado Oil has very low peroxide values, indicating that there has been very little oxidation, and is bottled under nitrogen in dark bottles.

    CHLOROPHYLL

    Virgin Avocado Oil is distinctly green due to a high chlorophyll content (40 to 60 mg / kg). While this might pose a risk of oxidative effects when exposed to light, earlier moves to decolorize the oil showed that consumers like the presence of chlorophyll, which is credited with health benefits. The rich color of the Avocado Oil is due to a combination of the chlorophyll and lutein.

    SUMMARY & CONCLUSIONS

    Avocado Oil, when carefully prepared and stored, contains components which can bring many health benefits, while also providing the sensory and culinary benefits expected of a food oil. The oil because of its nutritional benefits is an excellent contributor to a healthy and balanced diet and is of particular benefit in diets which help to prevent coronary heart disease, diabetes and possibly prostrate problems.

    Dr. John Birkbeck is Professor of Nutrition at Massey University (previously Otago) and has been seen as an expert in his field for many years.

    REFERENCES

  • Gey KF, Brubacher GB and Stahelin HB: Plasma levels of antioxidant vitamins in relation to ischemic heart disease and cancer. Am J Clin Nutr 1987;45:1368-1377.
  • Watts GF, Lewis B, Brunt JNH, Lewis ES, Coltart DJ, Smith LDR, Mann JI and Swan AV: Effects on coronary artery disease of lipid-lowering diet, or diet plus cholestyramine, in the St Thomas' Atherosclerosis Regression Study (STARS). Lancet 1992;339:563-569.
  • Kromhout D: Diet and cardiovascular diseases. J Nutr Hlth and Aging 2001;5:144-149.
  • Eyres L, Sherpa N and Hendriks G: Avocado oil: a new edible oil from Australasia. Lipid Technol 2001;Vol 13, no 4:84-88.


  • AVOCADO OIL & SKIN CARE

    Avocados are high in sterols (also called plant steroids), these sterols are considered to reduce age spots, help heal sun damage and scars. It is the sterols in the Avocado Oil that helps to soften the skin and leaves a superior moisturizing effect. For this reason it is an ideal ingredient to include for people with dehydrated, sun or climate damaged skin and undernourished. It assists in the regeneration and rejuvenation of the skin by being a good moisturizer and nourishing compound. By being both of these it softens the skin very well.

    In studies done it has been found that the Avocado oil extremely increases the amount of collagen in the skin, which normally is under attack, as we grow older. Avocado oil is easily absorbed into our deep tissue, because of this mature skin finds this oil ideal. This oil is also wonderful for people with Psoriasis and those suffering from Eczema. It is said to relieve the itching and flaking of both.





    AVOCADO DOSAGE INFORMATION

    SUPPLEMENTS

    Besides eating Avocado as a fruit, Avocado and Avocado oil comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products.

    For best results, read and follow product label directions. If you have any questions please ask your health care provider.





    AVOCADO SAFETY, CAUTIONS & INTERACTION INFORMATION

    SAFETY CONCERNS

    Avocado is generally regarded as safe as it has long since been used as a food.

    Research has shown that the Bark and the Leaves of the plant are not safe for Pregnant women or women that are nursing, consult your health care provider before using.





    AVOCADO HERBAL & RELATED PRODUCTS

  • Avocado Herbal Products

  • Avocado Herbal-Carrier Oil Products


  • QUALITY SUPPLIES & PRODUCTS


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    AVOCADO HERBALPRODUCTS

    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Feeling Beautiful Avocado & Oatmeal Facial Clay Mask, Freeman, 6 oz. (96537)
    HerbsPro: Olive & Avocado Deep Conditioning Shampoo, Earth Science, 8 oz. (109271)
    HerbsPro: 2Chic Avocado & Olive Ultra-Moist Shampoo, Giovanni Cosmetics, 8.5 oz. (109271)
    HerbsPro: 2Chic Avocado & Olive Ultra-Moist Conditioner, Giovanni Cosmetics, 8.5 oz. (109265)


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Powders

    Kalyx: Avocado Leaf Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 1 Kg (2.2 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Avocado Leaf Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 5 Kg (11 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Avocado Leaf Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 10 Kg (22 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Avocado Leaf Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 25 Kg (55 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Avocado Leaf Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 50 Kg (110 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Avocado Leaf Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 100 Kg (220 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Avocado Leaf Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 200 Kg (440 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Avocado Fruit Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 1 Kg (2.2 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Avocado Fruit Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 5 Kg (11 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Avocado Fruit Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 10 Kg (22 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Avocado Fruit Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 25 Kg (55 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Avocado Fruit Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 50 Kg (110 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Avocado Fruit Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 100 Kg (220 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Avocado Fruit Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 200 Kg (440 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Avocado Oil Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 25 Kg (55 lbs): GF


    Avocado Oil Liquid

    Kalyx: Avocado Pure Carrier Oil, Refined, Aura Cacia, 4 fl oz: K
    Kalyx: Avocado Oil, Refined, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl oz: C
    Kalyx: Avocado Oil, Refined, Starwest Botanicals, 16 fl oz: C
    Kalyx: Avocado Oil, Refined, Starwest Botanicals, 1 Gallon: C
    Kalyx: Avocado Oil, Refined, Starwest Botanicals, 5 Gallons: C


    Avocado Foods

    Kalyx: Guacamole Bites, TH Foods, 5 lbs (Case of 2): GR
    Kalyx: Natural Guacamole Dip & Dressing Mix, DVF Development, 5 lbs: GR
    This dip combines avocado, onion, bell peppers, tomato and spices to create a creamy dip that is perfect for scooping up with tortilla chips. Guacamole dip can also be enjoyed with tacos, fajitas and quesadillas or can be used as a creamy spread for sandwiches and wraps. Each case consists of 5 pounds.


    Hair & Skin

    Kalyx: Avocado Butter Hair Treatment, Burts Bees, 4 oz: K


    AMAZON PRODUCTS

    Amazon: Avocado Fruit & Gourmet Grocery Food Products
    Amazon: Avocado Oil, Organic Cold Pressed, Grocery & Gourmet Products
    Amazon: Cold Hardy Avocado Trees, Outdoor & Patio


    Amazon: California Hass Avocados, Paradise Grove Avocados, 6 lbs

    Buttery and nutty flavor, each avocado weighs approximately 8 ounces. Hand selected, hand picked.



    Amazon: Avocados From Mexico, Natural Organic, Avocados of Mexico, 6 Avocados

    6 Avocados from mexico natural organic this avocados are going to be ship green to insure the will be ready to eat when they arrive it will take like 3 days to be ready to eat.



    Amazon: Avocados, The Fresh Fruit, 6 Avocados

    Fresh large and good tasting avocados. Packs of 6, 12, or 18 avocados are available.



    Amazon: El Guapo Avocado Leaves Herbal Tea, Healthy Face, Hair & Nails, El Club Mexicano, 0.25 ounce



    Amazon: Avocado Pulp, Culinary Fresh Supreme, Simplot, 2 lbs (Case of 6)

    Simplot Culinary Fresh Supreme Avocado Pulp, 2 Pounds -- 6 per case. Unique ultra-high pressure cold pasteurization process safely and naturally preserves food using - no additives, no preservatives or heat treatment are used. Quick preparation, just open and serve. All-natural ingredients give the most authentic flavor, texture and aroma. 50-day refrigerated shelf life from date of manufacture. Supreme Pulp is made with 100 percent Hass avocado. This delicious avocado pulp adds value to items like sandwiches, wraps, omelets and more. It also provides a versatile base for your signature guacamole recipes and dips. Ships refrigerated, cannot be cancelled after being processed. Refrigerated items are perishable and tend to have short shelf lives - some of these can be as little as two weeks from the date of receipt - if you are ordering a large quantity, or are otherwise concerned about expiration dates, consider a frozen product.



    Amazon: Avocado Pulp, Culinary Fresh Supreme, Simplot, 3 lbs (Case of 6)

    Simplot Culinary Fresh Supreme Avocado Pulp, 3 Pounds -- 6 per case. Unique ultra-high pressure cold pasteurization process safely and naturally preserves food using - no additives, no preservatives or heat treatment are used. Quick preparation, just open and serve. All-natural ingredients give the most authentic flavor, texture and aroma. 50-day refrigerated shelf life from date of manufacture. Supreme Pulp is made with 100 percent Hass avocado. This delicious avocado pulp adds value to items like sandwiches, wraps, omelets and more. It also provides a versatile base for your signature guacamole recipes and dips. Ships refrigerated, cannot be cancelled after being processed. Refrigerated items are perishable and tend to have short shelf lives - some of these can be as little as two weeks from the date of receipt - if you are ordering a large quantity, or are otherwise concerned about expiration dates, consider a frozen product.



    Amazon: Avocado Concentrate, NutriCargo LLC, 2.2 lbs (1 Kg)

    Avocado Concentrate 2.2 lbs (1 kg) from NutriCargo. Ingredients include Avocado Concentrate with silicon dioxide and ascorbic acid.



    Amazon: Avocado Fruit & Yogurt Smoothie Mix, Buddha Bubbles Boba, 1 lb (16 oz)

    Ingredients includes Avocado powder, creamer, Yogurt powder and sugar. Yogurt is a semisolid sourish food prepared from milk fermented by added bacteria, often sweetened and flavored. Here are just a few benefits of the countless benefits: Helps balance Probiotics for healthy digestion. Reported to help prevent Osteoporosis. Known to reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Helps overall digestive health. May help reduce hunger. Boosts your immune system.



    Amazon: Avocado & Artichoke Party Box, Avocado of the Month Club, 1 Box

    A treasure box full of green gold. Contains 3 pounds of fresh, California Hass avocados combined with 3 jumbo California Lyon artichokes.



    Amazon: Fresh Hass Avocados, Tropical Importers, Pack of 10



    Amazon: Jumbo California Avocados Gift Box, Orchard Fresh Gift Baskets, Box of 8

    Limoneira's Hass Avocados are creamy and delicious, have a silky smooth texture and a rich nutty flavor. We have hand picked 8 of our top Hass avocados and packed them each in tissuel with a fun avocado fact. These are delicately packed to perfectly grace your favorite meals.



    Amazon: Little Cado Dwarf AvocadoTree, 5 Gallon, Clifton's Nursery, 1 Tree

    The Little Cado dwarf avocado tree is a great variety to plant if fresh avocados are to your liking and space is a problem. A self fertile variety. This dwarf avocado variety is great for large containers, as it only grows to about 8 to 10 feet tall. Use on patios or decks or plant in the ground.


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  • AVOCADO HERBAL OIL PRODUCTS

    STARWEST BOTANICALS PRODUCTS

    Starwest Botanicals: Avocado Oil, Unrefined, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Avocado Oil, Unrefined, 16 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Avocado Oil, Unrefined, 1 gallon


    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Avocado Oil, Refined, Now Foods, 4 fl. oz. (67743)
    Avocado oil is an all-natural oil derived from American avocados. Vegetable derived oils date back to ancient times, when they were mixed with fragrant herbs to create traditional ointments. Avocado oil is a nutrient-rich oil that contains Amino Acids, Proteins and Vitamins A, D and E. Heavier in texture than many other vegetable derived oils, Avocado Oil moisturizes and softens even dry, cracked skin and increases elasticity. It is also a great massage oil with no greasy residue.
    HerbsPro: Avocado Oil, Aura Cacia, 4 fl. oz. (13847)
    For external use only, either to dilute your favorite essential oil or as a stand-alone product to aid in soothing the skin. Do not use in foods.
    HerbsPro: Avocado Carrier Oil, Natures Alchemy, 4 fl. oz. (35146)
    Avocado oil is prized for its rich, nourishing qualities for the skin. 100% pure Avocado Oil, expeller pressed. May be used as a massage or moisturizing oil by applying to the skin as desired. Fragrance free. If you choose you may add your favorite essential oil for fragrance. Keep oil in a cool, dry place to preserve freshness.
    HerbsPro: Avocado Beauty Oil, Hobe Labs, 4 fl. oz. (66084)
    Avocado Oil is a protein-rich moisturizer that is high in Vitamins A and E, plus potassium and other minerals. Excellent for dry skin and scalp problems. High antioxidant value improves skin elasticity and helps reduce fine lines. Product contains Avocado oil with Vitamin E.
    HerbsPro: Avocado Oil, Now Foods, 16 fl. oz. (95858)
    HerbsPro: Pure Avocado Oil, Life-Flo, 16 fl. oz. (92786)
    HerbsPro: Olive & Avocado Deep Conditioning Shampoo, Earth Science, 2 fl. oz. (109270)
    HerbsPro: Olive & Avocado Deep Conditioning Shampoo, Earth Science, 6 fl. oz. (109271)
    HerbsPro: 2Chic Ultra-Moist Avocado & Olive Oil Shampoo, Giovanni Cosmetics, 8.5 fl. oz. (109264)
    HerbsPro: 2Chic Ultra-Moist Avocado & Olive Oil Conditioner, Giovanni Cosmetics, 8.5 fl. oz. (109265)
    HerbsPro: 2Chic Ultra-Moist Avocado & Olive Oil Hair Mask, Giovanni Cosmetics, 8.5 fl. oz. (109266)
    HerbsPro: Feeling Beautiful Avocado & Oatmeal Facial Clay Mask, Freeman, 6 fl. oz. (96537)


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Avocado Oil Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 25 Kg (55 lbs): GF
    Kalyx: Avocado Pure Carrier Oil, Refined, Aura Cacia, 4 fl oz: K
    Kalyx: Avocado Oil, Refined, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl oz: C
    Kalyx: Avocado Oil, Refined, Starwest Botanicals, 16 fl oz: C
    Kalyx: Avocado Oil, Refined, Starwest Botanicals, 1 Gallon: C
    Kalyx: Avocado Oil, Refined, Starwest Botanicals, 5 Gallons: C


    AMAZON PRODUCTS

    Amazon: Avocado Oil, Organic Cold Pressed, Health & Personal Care Products
    Amazon: Avocado Oil, Organic Cold Pressed, Grocery & Gourmet Products


    Amazon: Avocado Oil, Now Foods, 16 fl oz

    Avocado Oil by Now Foods is a versatile food-grade cosmetic oil with remarkable soothing and softening properties that leaves no greasy residue. Economical 16 oz. size makes it easy and affordable for you to enjoy this outstanding natural product. 100-percent pure Avocado Oil is an all-natural vegetable oil with a heavy texture. It increases epidermal elasticity while thoroughly moisturizing and softening stubborn dry or cracked skin.



    Amazon: Avocado Oil, Now Foods, 4 fl oz

    100% Pure Avocado Oil is an all-natural, nutrient-rich vegetable oil that contains collagen-supporting amino acids and proteins, as well as vitamins A, D and E. Heavy in texture, Avocado Oil increases epidermal elasticity, while thoroughly moisturizing and softening stubborn, dry or cracked skin. When used as a massage oil, it's soft, soothing and leaves no greasy residue.



    Amazon: Avocado Oil, 100% Pure, Beauty Aura, 16 fl oz

    In addition to being a delicious food, avocado offers remarkable benefits for the hair and skin. The flesh of the avocado can be made to create a luxurious natural oil that is easy for the hair and skin to absorb and virtually odorless. The best avocado oil is rich in Vitamin A, provides protection from free radicals damage on skin; Vitamins B1 and B2, needed to create healthy skin and hair cells; Amino acids, used to produce the proteins needed to grow hair and repair damaged skin tissue; Essential fatty acids like oleic acid, which help to keep the skin and hair hydrated. Due to the many nutrients that it contains, avocado oil is often used as a beauty treatment for the body, complexion and hair. If you're looking to benefit from avocado oil skin and hair remedies, Beauty Aura 100% Pure Avocado Oil is the perfect product to add to your beauty regimen. This avocado oil for hair is made from the highest quality, freshest avocados and is carefully processed to preserve the nutrients in the oil. Plus our avocado oil ishexane free, undiluted and completely free of preservatives, colors and fragrances. Due to its quality and purity, you can use our avocado oil to support the healing of sun damaged, wrinkled and dry skin, help todiminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, scars, stretch marks etc., serve as your daily skin or body moisturizer, promote hair growth through regular scalp massage, condition dry and damaged hair, and make hair more manageable. Experience the benefits of avocado oil hair and skin remedies for yourself and promote healthier tresses and a more attractive, youthful complexion.



    Amazon: Avocado Oil, Now Foods, 4 fl oz

    100% Pure Avocado Oil is an all-natural, nutrient-rich vegetable oil that contains collagen-supporting amino acids and proteins, as well as vitamins A, D and E. Heavy in texture, Avocado Oil increases epidermal elasticity, while thoroughly moisturizing and softening stubborn, dry or cracked skin. When used as a massage oil, it's soft, soothing and leaves no greasy residue.




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    AROMATHERAPY: ESSENTIAL OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES


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