Oil Summary: Avocado oil is extracted from ripe avocados either through chemical extraction or cold pressing method. The oil obtained through chemical extraction is known as the refined type. It is stripped out of the nutrients, smell, and flavor. Therefore, it won’t have many health benefits. However, this type of oil is best used for cooking as it not only withstands high heat but also retains a small part of the oil’s benefits. With this in mind, it is a perfect choice for people who don’t like the taste of avocado but would love to enjoy avocado oil skin and other health benefits.
On the other hand, cold-pressed avocado oil, which is the unrefined type, is 100% organic. It retains all its nutrients, thus making it a perfect choice for improving overall health. In particular, it is great for skin care as it is rich in vitamins that nourish and moisturize the skin. Also, it contains fatty acids that make it an effective natural anti-aging treatment.
Botanical Name: Persea Gratissima
Plant Origin: Italy
Processing Method: Refined and Expeller pressed
Plant Part: Fruit
Odor and Color: Clear yellowish green
Contraindications : Avocado oil is known to interact with anticoagulant drugs, thus decreasing their effectiveness, consequently increasing blood clotting risk. Therefore, people using this type of medication or any other should avoid using this oil unless they are under their doctors’ strict supervision. Pregnant and nursing women can safely use avocado oil on their skin. However, they should ensure they are using pure avocado oil (no additives). This is because some of the additives or preservatives used are of low quality. As a result, they can cause skin irritation and harm the baby. Avocado oil can be safely used on your dog’s skin as it helps heal damaged skin, soothes itchy skin, and relieves dryness. However, the dog should not ingest avocado skin, pits, or leaves.
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