Avocado oil : organic unrefined
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Unrefined Organic Avocado Oil for Skin and Hair Care:
Our non-food-grade avocado oil is an excellent source of hydration for both hair and skin. It contains natural lecithin, which promotes shiny hair and supple skin.
Our organic avocado oil is cold-pressed from the fruit and is unrefined to retain its nourishing properties. It is perfect for use in a variety of skincare and haircare products, such as lip balms, creams, lotions and soaps.
It has a gorgeous deep green hue and due to the naturally occurring palmitic acid, unrefined avocado oil may appear to have little particles - it can also be semi solid in cold temperature.
A natural source of lecithin, it promotes shiny hair and hydrates the skin
Avocado oil is ideal as a massaging tool and for hair treatment products.
A great moisturiser for after sun care [unrefined avocado oil is purported to have a natural SPF]. and to add to lip balms, creams, lotions and soap.
- OUR GUIDE FOR HAIR USE
- Dry hair
- Fragile hair
- Soothes itchy scalp
- Helps promote growth
- Helps promote hair elasticity
- Helps promote thicker hair
- Works on high porosity hair
INCI : Persea gratissima
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN : SOUTH AFRICA
NATURAL + UNREFINED: We work directly with cooperatives and artisanal producers who process our range of pure natural exotic oils without the use of chemicals. Some of these are organic in nature and filtered for use retaining the natural characteristic scent and quality.
We sell our range of oils by volume [with the exception of organic babassu, virgin coconut oil, unrefined palm/palm kernel which is sold by weight]
UNDERSTANDING PLANT OILS: Most butters and oils are made up of two components - olein (liquid) and stearin (stearic). This is why some butters easily melt depending on the amount of olein and some solidify under colder temperatures depending on the amount of stearin. This does not affect the product in anyway.
Oils that will solidify include the following: Organic argan, Babassu, Organic virgin coconut oil, Golden jojoba oil, Monoi de Tahiti, Moringa, Unrefined palm kernel, Organic sapote, Shea oil, ..... this list goes on
Oils are made up of 3 fatty acids which help to determine the shelf life. These are:
1. Saturated : a long carbon chain with no unsaturated fatty acid - long shelf life
2. Monosaturated : a long carbon chain with one unsaturated fatty acid - decent shelf life
3. Polysaturated : a long carbon chain with two unsaturated fatty acid - very fragile shelf life
CHUNKS IN MY OIL
Have you ever wondered why your oil sometimes ends up with semi solid chunks?
This tends to happen when the temperature drops and is due to the natural content of stearic +/- palmitic acid.
This image shows our fast absorbing silky unrefined baobab oil which thanks to Mother Nature is semi solid due to the cold temperature.
Baobab has approximately 6% stearic and 30% palmitic acid.
It is quite fascinating watching liquid oil [coconut + babassu] slowly solidify – it looks like something out of a biology class 😉
If you receive your bottle with solid oil, unscrew the lid slightly to release any pressure and stand the bottle in warm water to liquify - never use microwave to warm the oil!