At O&3, we are celebrating avocados and their amazing natural qualities! Join us, today on Avocado Day, as we explore the incredible world of Avocado Butter and its endless possibilities in the realm of natural beauty and personal care product formulations.
Originating in Central and South America, avocados have a rich history going back over 10,000 years. Originally cultivated by the Aztecs and Mayans, avocados were believed to have fertility-enhancing properties and even referred to them as the “fruit of the gods.” Avocado trees were cultivated in orchards, and their fruits were reserved for royalty and elites.
Avocados have since gained global popularity for their unique taste, versatility in beauty and personal care products, and numerous health benefits.
The avocado is a nutrient-dense fruit packed with healthy monounsaturated fats, fibre, and vitamins such as vitamin K, vitamin E, and vitamin C. Due to its rich nutrient content, Avocado Butter is a versatile ingredient that can be used in various formulations such as skin, hair, and body products. It blends well with other ingredients and enhances the overall texture and performance of the products.
How is Avocado Butter sourced?
At O&3, we produce our Avocado Butter extracting pure Avocado Oil from the avocado fruit and then hydrogenating it to form a solid butter-like consistency, mixing it with the fatty acids & unsaponifiable of a hydrogenated vegetable Oil. We even add Tocopherol to give an extra kick of vitamin E and to reduce the rate of oxidation. We recommend that our O&3 Avocado Butter is used in formulations at a rate of approximately 8-10%.
What natural properties does Avocado Butter carry?
Avocado Butter is a popular option for a personal care base as it is cost effective, easy to use and extremely absorbable – But doesn’t make the skin feel greasy. It can be used alone or mixed with natural oils as a super moisturiser, too.
Avocados carry a plethora of natural properties, including:
- Moisturising the skin and hair
Avocado Butter is highly moisturising and helps to hydrate and nourish the skin. The high percentage of fatty acids, namely oleic acid, penetrate the skin deeply and provide long-lasting moisture. Not only is it great for the skin, but Avocado Butter is also beneficial for hair health as well. It helps hydrate and condition the hair, making it softer, smoother, and more manageable.
Due to its rich and creamy texture, Avocado Butter acts as an excellent emollient. It helps to soften and smooth the skin, making it useful in various skincare products.
The vitamins in Avocado Butters are known for their antioxidant properties, which help to protect the skin from environmental damage and promote healthy-looking skin.
Avocado Butter has soothing properties that can help calm and alleviate skin irritations and inflammation, which is particularly beneficial for sensitive or dry skin types.
The antioxidants in Avocado Butter can help combat the signs of aging by neutralising free radicals that contribute to premature aging and may assist in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
What are the most popular cosmetic products to formulate with Avocado Butter?
Avocado Butter is a versatile ingredient that can be used in various cosmetic products. Here are a few of our favourite ways to incorporate Avocado Butter into cosmetic & personal care formulations:
- Body Lotions and Creams
Avocado Butter adds richness and moisture to body lotions and creams, which can leave the skin feeling soft, supple, and hydrated.
- Body Butters
Avocado Butter helps create a rich, velvety texture that melts into the skin, delivering intense moisture and leaving the skin feeling silky-smooth.
- Massage Oils
Avocado Butter can be blended with other carrier oils to create indulgent massage oils. Its smooth texture and moisturising properties make it ideal for massages, providing relaxation and nourishment to the skin.
- Soaps and Cleansers
Avocado Butter can be incorporated into soaps and cleansers to enhance their moisturising properties, helping to cleanse the skin gently while leaving it feeling soft and refreshed.
- Body Scrubs
Avocado Butter can be used in body scrubs to moisturise and nourish the skin while exfoliating, helping to remove dead skin cells whilst leaving the skin smooth and rejuvenated.
- Cuticle Creams
Avocado Butter can help soften and moisturise the cuticles, promoting healthier-looking nails.
- Hair Masks and Conditioners
Avocado Butter can be used in hair masks and conditioners to promote softness, shine, and manageability.
- Hair Styling Products
Avocado Butter can be added to hair styling products such as creams, gels, or pomades to provide hydration and control frizz, giving the hair a healthy and polished look.
- Facial Moisturisers
Avocado Butter’s nourishing properties make it an excellent ingredient for facial moisturisers. It helps restore and maintain the skin’s natural moisture barrier, leaving it smooth and rejuvenated.
- Lip Balms and Lipsticks
Avocado Butter provides intense hydration and can help to prevent chapping and dryness when used in lip products, it also adds a creamy texture and a natural sheen to the lips.
As we celebrate Avocado Day, let’s embrace the potential of avocado butter as a valuable natural ingredient. By harnessing its properties and incorporating it into innovative formulations, we can unlock new possibilities for healthier, and more natural products that resonate with consumers’ preferences.
Spread the love for avocados and embrace the beauty of natural self-care. Happy Avocado Day!
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