How to make your own Avocado Oil at Home Easily
Avocado oil It contains a high level of calories and essential fats which are very beneficial for a proper nutrition and hydration of the skin. Its regenerative and protective properties make it am ideal vegetable oil for treating dry skin and chapped hands. Besides the aesthetic benefits we can also highlight its antioxidant properties and high vitamin E, A, fatty acids and proteins among others, all of which are very beneficial for our body. You can add it to homemade bath bombs and let it act on your skin during a relaxing bath. Preparing it at home is very simple, if you are interested you can read this OneHowTo article and discover how to make avocado oil.
Avocado oil is extracted by cold pressing avocado, which is why we classify it as a vegetable oil and not an essential oil. The first thing we will do is cut the fruit in half, extract the pulp and throw away the stone. With the help of a mortar, pulp two avocados in a bowl or container for two or three minutes approximately.
If you wish you can beat the pulps with a food processor. The difference between beating it manually or with a processor is that, with the processor, the final result will have a finer texture. Two avocados get about 25 ml of oil so if you want more quantity double the number of avocados.
Now take a baking tray or any large flat surface suitable for the oven and spread the mashed avocado. You must create a thin layer by stretching the dough as much possible. We do this to facilitate the drying of the avocado and then the extraction of its oil. The thinner the layer is the faster it will dry. You will probably need another tray because one will not be enough for all the mash.
Now you have two options: the first is to let the avocado dry in the sun for one or two days; the second is to accelerate drying by putting it in the oven. If you go for the second option you can not heat the oven to a temperature above 50°C (155°F) as we only want to dry it, so place it in the top and with air beneath The avocado should be a dark colour but not black, as this would indicate it is burnt. If you think the oven is too hot, lower the temperature.
You must leave the avocado in the oven for five hours or so. Monitor the oven occasionally to make sure the mash does not burn and that it dries properly. When dry, it will be a dark brown colour. Remove it from the oven and with the help of a spatula scratch off the avocado.
When you have everything scratched off put it on a clean cotton cloth or gauze and wrap. Take a bowl, place it over the cloth with the avocado in it and squeeze as much as you can to extract the oil. Like so we strain it and take all the juice. This is a tedious step that requires some fore but the result is well worth it.
When you have thoroughly strained the dry avocado your homemade avocado oil will be ready. You see, the result is a vegetable oil with a greenish yellow colour which is very nutritious and good for the skin. If you like natural cosmetics, we recommend you visit the articles how to make orange essential oil, how to mak homemade lavender oil, coconut or lemon essetial oils.
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