Avocado oil is pressed from the dried and sliced flesh from fruits, which are not good enough for marketing as fresh produce.
Being quite a difficult oil to press, it sometimes has a cloudy appearance - even a bit sludgy at the bottom.
This should be regarded as a good sign and not a fault, as it indicates that the oil has not been refined.
Refined avocado oil is always pale yellow and lacks the rich green colour of the cold pressed oil.
Avocado Aromatherapy Carrier Oils have excellent keeping qualities
because of an inbuilt antioxidant system, but if chilled (or during the
winter), some components are precipitated, causing it to be cloudy.
This can be rectified by placing the bottle in a warm emplacement, when
the oil soon returns unharmed to normal.
Properties and Effects
Avocados contain both saturated and monounsaturated fatty acids and vitamins (A, B and D) and is rich in lecithin.
It is thought that despite its viscosity, avocado can penetrate the upper layers of the skin.
carrier oil is valuable to the Aromatherapist because of its
beneficial effect on dry skin and wrinkles, and it can form up to 25 per
cent of the total mix.
It is sometimes used in sun preparations due to its emollient properties.