Persea americana, Persea gratissima
Parts Used: flesh of fruit
Base oil: use as an addition to a base, 10 percent dilution
Avocado is an evergreen tree native to the Americas. The tree grows to a height of about 30 - 60 feet, has dark-green oval leathery leaves and greenish-yellow flowers that develop into yellow, green, red, or purple, or black fruit. The pulp is soft and buttery with a large kernel inside. Avocado grows in many tropical regions.
Contains: vitamins A and D, protein, lecithin, fatty acids
Practical Uses: all skins, especially dry and dehydrated; eczema. The carrier/base oil is used to dilute essential oils in aromatherapy for massge oils and other formulations. For massage oils, it is best to mix 10 - 20 percent of avacado oil with another carrier before adding the essential oils.
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