wikiHow to Apply Avocado Oil

Five Methods:Making a hair shampoo from avocado oilMaking a skin rub from avocado oilMaking a facial mask from avocado oilMaking an age spot massage lotionMaking a bath oil

Avocados are an oval-shaped fruit with a dark green outer skin, a light green interior and a large pit. The oil extracted from the avocado through cold pressing is extremely rich and beneficial to the skin and hair.[1] The oil contains vitamin A, D and E as well as lecithin and potassium. Avocado oil also contains a number of proteins and unsaturated fatty acids, both of which are powerful skin agents. Avocado oil has many applications, but knowing how to use it is crucial in order to reap its benefits. Use these steps for applying avocado oil.

Method 1
Making a hair shampoo from avocado oil

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    Combine the ingredients. Pour 1/4 cup (60ml) of Castille soap, 1/4 cup (60ml) of aloe vera, 1 teaspoon (5ml) vegetable glycerin, and 1/4 teaspoon (1.2 ml) of avocado oil into a medium-sized glass bottle.
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    Close the bottle tightly. Shake it to thoroughly mix all ingredients.
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    Pour the entirety of the bottle onto your hair over a sink or in a bathtub. Massage the shampoo into your hair and let it sit for 3 to 5 minutes.
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    Rinse the shampoo out with cool water. The avocado oil within the shampoo is a nourishing compound that keeps hair looking and feeling healthy.

Method 2
Making a skin rub from avocado oil

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    Rub the pure avocado oil onto your skin.
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    Pour a small amount of avocado oil onto particularly dry areas of skin. Sufferers of eczema might find the properties of avocado oil soothing, as it tends to reduce itching and inflammation of the skin.[citation needed]

Method 3
Making a facial mask from avocado oil

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    Mash 1 avocado to make a paste. Put the paste in a bowl and add 1 tablespoon (15ml) of avocado oil to thin it.
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    Wash your face to remove all dirt and skin oils. Apply the avocado mask by spreading it over the skin of your face with a spatula. Avoid your eyes, nose and mouth.
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    Sit and relax for 10 to 15 minutes while the avocado oil penetrates into the deep layers of your skin.
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    Soak a clean towel in hot water and wring it dry. Place the towel over your face and press down hard. Remove the avocado from your face by pulling the towel downward while applying pressure. Rinse your face as needed.

Method 4
Making an age spot massage lotion

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    Mix 2 tablespoons (30ml) of avocado oil and 2 tablespoons (30ml) of castor oil in a small bowl. Stir well and apply it to your age spots with your fingers.
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    Massage the oil into the age spot and let it sit for about 15 minutes.
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    Rinse the oil off with warm water. Avocado oil is high in sterolins, which has been used to moisturize and treat age spots.[citation needed]

Method 5
Making a bath oil

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    Mix a bath oil.
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    Heat up 1 cup (235ml) of almond oil and 2 cups (475ml) of avocado oil in a saucepan. Remove the pan from heat and place 2 teabags into the mixture.
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    Pour various essential oils, such as lavender, chamomile and geranium, into a glass bottle. Add the almond and avocado oil mixture (without the teabags) into the bottle. Place a stopper or lid on the bottle.
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    Shake the bottle well and place it in a cool, dark location for at least 1 day.
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    Run a hot bath and pour 2 ounces (60ml) of the bath oil mixture into the water. The avocado in the bath oil will moisturize and rejuvenate your skin, leaving it soft and supple.


  • The recipe for a facial mask can be used on other areas of the body. For example, it is very effective for treating razor burn.[citation needed]

Things You'll Need

  • Saucepan
  • Essential oils
  • Almond oil
  • Stove
  • Avocado oil
  • Teabags
  • Glass bottle with stopper
  • Water
  • Castille soap
  • Aloe vera
  • Vegetable glycerin
  • Avocado
  • Clean towel
  • Castor oil

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