avacado oil

Mint Swirl Avocado Oil Soap Recipe - Cold Process

37 ounces soybean oil
24 ounces coconut oil
16 ounces olive oil
8 ounces avocado oil
12 ounces lye crystals
24 ounces cold water
Temperatures between 90 and 100 degrees.

Add at light trace:
1 oz. spearmint essential oil (2 T.)
½ oz. peppermint essential oil (1 T.)
¼ oz. eucalyptus essential oil (½ T.)

I just bought my peppermint and eucalyptus oils in the pharmacy section of a local market…pretty reasonable there compared to local sources of EOs like the health food store. If you mail order from a place like A Garden Eastward, you can probably beat these. After mixing in the essential oils at light trace and while the soap is thickening, but still rather pourable pour most of the soap into your large mold (this recipe didn’t trace overly quick with the stick blender like some have). Leave about 1/8 or 1/10th of it in the pan.

To this, I added these, which were being kept warm and melted in a small measuring cup on the stove:

½ blue/green Crayola crayon
½ forest green Crayola crayon
A little bit of the original oils

Mix the coloring in thoroughly and well (I got a few bubbles in the soap while doing this with the blender) and drizzle this soap over the white soap in the mold, distributing it evenly over the top in back and forth motions. Then, take your spatula or a knife and run it back and forth through the soap, first one direction and then either in an opposite direction or on a diagonal. Try to reach the bottom and sides of your mold while doing this.

Avocado Oil health benefits:

Avocado oil is a form of edible oil derived from the fresh pulp of avocado fruit. It has a rich, lingering flavor of avocados and the aroma of artichokes and celery. It is used for both cooking and cosmetic purposes. Loaded with proteins, lecithin, beta-carotene and vitamins A, C and E, avocado oil provides various health advantages. The oil is often compared to olive oil for its apparently healthy ratio of saturated and unsaturated fats. Though the benefits of avocado oil outweigh those of extra-virgin olive oil, the use of oil is more limited. The oil is rich in monounsaturated fats, which are found only in plant products such as avocados and olive and their oils. 
 

Nutritional Value of Avocado Oil

 

Amount of Avocado Oil: 1 cup  

Total Weight of Avocado Oil: 218 g

 

Nutrients

Amount

Calories

 

Total Calories

1927

Calories From Fat

1927

Fats & Fatty Acids

 

Total Fat

218 g

Saturated Fat

25.2 g

Monounsaturated Fat

154 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

29.4 g

Total Omega-3 Fatty Acids

2086 mg

Total Omega-6 Fatty Acids

27318 mg

 

Nutrition Benefits of Avocado Oil 

·         Since avocado oil contains plenty of vitamins and minerals, it helps people suffering from malnutrition.

·         Rich in nutrients, it is beneficial for male impotency, constipation, insomnia, nervousness and ulcers.

·         It is useful in the inflamed conditions of the mucous membranes, especially stomach, small intestine and colon.

·         Extremely rich in monounsaturated oleic acid (OA), avocado oil protects the cardiovascular system. It reduces blood concentration of low density lipoproteins (LDL) and triglyceride, hence lowering the potential for plaque formation and vessel blockage.

·         Containing essential fatty acids and vitamin E, avocado oil protects blood vessels by binding and removing free radicals and cholesterol deposits.

·         Avocado oil contains alpha linolenic acid (ALA), which is known to suppress tumor growth in breast and colon cancers. It is also effective in preventing and treating skin and prostate cancer.

·         Avocado oil has strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help in the faster healing of cuts and wounds, preventing scarring, acne breakouts and dermatitis.

·         Consumption as well as topical application of avocado oil effectively reduces the appearance of age spots, fine lines and wrinkles.

·         Applying avocado oil on hair and skin prevents the loss of moisture due to wind and climate damage.

·         Avocado oil consumption boosts metabolism thus, helping in maintaining the body weight.

·         It is an extremely good moisturizing and nourishing compound that helps in the regeneration and rejuvenation of the skin.

·         Being easily absorbed in the skin, avocado oil relieves the dryness and itching of psoriasis and eczema. 

Tips 

·         Avocado oil can be used in place of other oils to give a new flavor to the food.

·         Stir avocado oil into avocado dips, guacamole and avocado soup and others to heighten their flavor.

·         Drizzle some oil over mozzarella cheese and tomato salad. Season with salt, black pepper, lemon juice and basil to give an extraordinary flavor to the preparation.

·         Use avocado oil in various other preparations such as chicken, sea food, salmon, prawns, artichokes, etc.