Avocado Oil benefits

Skinny Dip Candle made with Avocado oil

The scoop on Avocado Oil

Avocado Oil is gaining popularity for its moisturizing properties. It leaves your skin feeling silky soft by banishing dry, itchy skin.

Taken from Med-Health.net, here are some of the benefits of Avocado Oil for the Skin:

Here are some important nutrients in avocado oil:

Protein and Fats. Avocado oil contains a high amount of proteins and unsaturated fats, both of which are strong skin agents. Avocado oil actually contains omega-3 fatty acids – those very same fatty acids as found in fish oil. Thus, not only can this oil be used as a beneficial lotion, but also as healthy cooking oil!

Sterolin. Avocado oil is high in a substance called sterolin, which studies have shown to facilitate the softening of the skin and to reduce the incidence of age spots.

Antioxidants. Avocado oil is rich in antioxidants, making it useful for healing sun-damaged skin. Antioxidants like vitamins A, D and E in avocado cause the skin to be suppler, and are thus particularly good for dry or aged skin.

Lecithin and Potassium. Avocado oil contains lecithin and potassium, which are all highly beneficial for the skin as well as the hair.

Here are more health benefits of avocado oil:

Moisturize the Skin. Avocado oil applied topically helps relieve dry and itchy skin. Once applied, avocado oil is deeply absorbed by the skin, thus making it an ideal moisturizer and skin care agent.

Increase Collagen Production. When applied, avocado oil increases the production of collagen, which helps keep the skin plump and decreases the effects of aging.

Treat Skin Conditions. Avocado oil is useful in the treatment of a variety of skin conditions, including eczema and psoriasis.

Others. Avocado oil facilitates the healing of wounds and burns to the skin.

Another great reason to use your Skinny Dip Candle … Avocado oil!

 

Avocados make great dips also!  Here is one of my favorites:

Skinny Dip Candle Recipe

7 Layer Dip

2 avocados – peeled, pitted and diced

1 ½ tablespoons lime juice

1 8 oz sour cream

4 roma tomatoes, diced

1 bunch green onions, diced

1 can (16 oz) refried beans

2 cups shredded cheese (Mexican style)

1 can (2.25 oz) black olives, drained and chopped

In a medium bowl, mash avocados and mix in lime juice.

In a 9 x 13 dish or a large serving platter, spread the refried beans.  Spread sour cream over beans, spread avocado mixture over sour cream.  Top with diced tomatoes and diced green onions.  Then sprinkle cheese and olives.  Serve with chips.  Enjoy!