Ingredient Spotlight: Avocado Oil

Ingredient Spotlight: Avocado Oil


Extraction Process

Avocado oil is derived from the pulp of ripe avocados, specifically from the fruit of the Persea americana tree. The extraction process involves pressing the avocado pulp to release its natural oils. There are two primary methods of extraction:

  1. Cold-Pressed Extraction: This method is commonly used for culinary purposes. It involves mechanically pressing the avocado pulp without applying heat, retaining the oil's natural flavor, color, and beneficial compounds. Cold-pressed avocado oil is typically unrefined and green, thanks to its high levels of chlorophylls and carotenoids.

  1. Solvent Extraction: This method is often used for cosmetic-grade oil. The avocado flesh is dried to remove most of its water content, then solvents are applied to extract the oil. The extracted oil is refined, bleached, and deodorized to produce an odorless yellow oil, ideal for skin and hair care products.

Properties and Nutritional Composition

Avocado oil is unique among edible oils because it is pressed from the fruit's pulp rather than its seeds. It is rich in monounsaturated fats, particularly oleic acid, and contains vitamins E, A, D, and K. A tablespoon of avocado oil contains approximately 124 calories, 14 grams of fat (1.62 grams saturated fat, 9.88 grams monounsaturated fat, and 1.36 grams polyunsaturated fat), and 3.5 mg of vitamin E (23.5% of the Daily Value).

Health Benefits

1. Rich in Oleic Acid

Oleic acid is a monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid that constitutes nearly 70% of avocado oil. It is known for its heart-health benefits, including reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and dementia.

2. Reduces Cholesterol and Improves Heart Health

Avocado oil has been shown to positively impact heart health by lowering levels of triglycerides, LDL (bad) cholesterol, and inflammatory markers. Studies have demonstrated that it can reduce blood pressure and improve cholesterol levels, similar to the effects of olive oil.

3. High in Lutein for Eye Health

Avocado oil is a good source of lutein, an antioxidant that supports eye health by reducing the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration.

4. Enhances Nutrient Absorption

Avocado oil enhances the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K) and carotenoids (beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, and zeaxanthin), making it an excellent addition to salads and marinades.

5. May Reduce Arthritis Symptoms

Avocado/soybean unsaponifiables (ASU), extracts from avocado and soybean oil, have been found to reduce pain and stiffness associated with osteoarthritis.

6. Improves Skin and Wound Healing

Rich in fatty acids and vitamins A and E, avocado oil is beneficial for skin health, helping to alleviate symptoms of psoriasis and aid in wound healing.

7. Rich in Antioxidants

Packed with antioxidants such as carotenoids, tocopherols (forms of vitamin E), and plant sterols, avocado oil helps combat free radicals that can cause cellular damage and lead to chronic diseases.

Comparisons with Olive Oil

Avocado oil shares many similarities with olive oil, particularly in its high monounsaturated fat content and heart-health benefits. However, there are notable differences:

  1. Smoke Point: Avocado oil has a higher smoke point (≥250 °C or 482 °F) compared to olive oil, making it more suitable for high-heat cooking methods like frying and roasting.

  1. Flavor Profile: Avocado oil has a rich, buttery flavor with grassy notes, whereas olive oil has a more pronounced, peppery flavor.

  1. Nutrient Absorption: Both oils enhance nutrient absorption, but avocado oil may be more effective due to its higher monounsaturated fat content.

Potential Risks

While avocado oil is generally safe for most people, those with avocado allergies should avoid it. Additionally, moderation is key to prevent excessive caloric intake, which could lead to weight gain. Consumers should also be aware of potential adulteration in the avocado oil market and purchase from reputable sources to ensure purity and quality.

Our Products at AVO Everlasting Essentials

At AVO Everlasting Essentials, we harness the power of organic avocado oil in our range of products, each designed to enhance your daily routines with natural, ethical ingredients.

Refreshing Mint Toothpaste: A Clean Slate for Sustainable Smiles

Enhance your brushing experience with our "Refreshing Mint Toothpaste with Organic Avocado Oil." This fluoride-free, gluten-free, and cruelty-free vegan toothpaste promotes oral health while embodying ethical values. Free from SLS, parabens, and preservatives, it ensures a refreshing and guilt-free brushing experience for the entire family. Non-GMO xylitol is the key ingredient, preventing cavities by altering the bacteria at the root cause. The recyclable tubes, crafted from post-consumer resin, exemplify our dedication to a circular economy and reducing reliance on new plastic production.

Mint & Moist Oral Spray 1oz

Unleash the power of hydrogenated water, xylitol, and avocado oil with our Mint & Moist Oral Spray. Formulated to combat cavities, freshen breath, stimulate saliva production, and soothe inflammation, this oral spray is a game-changer in oral hygiene. Just a few spritzes provide effective moisture and freshness, making it a must-have in your daily routine.

Ingredients: Water/eau, xylitol, organic Persea gratissima (avocado) oil, steam-distilled organic Mentha piperita (peppermint) essential oil, Syzygium aromaticum (clove) essential oil.

CLEAN Hand Sanitizer Powered By Nature 2oz

Keep your hands clean and nourished with our CLEAN Hand Sanitizer. Crafted with hydrogenated water, tea tree oil, and avocado oil, this sanitizer effectively cleanses while leaving your skin feeling soft and moisturized. Say goodbye to sticky residue and hello to silky-smooth hands with this natural formula.

Ingredients: Water/eau, organic Persea gratissima (avocado) oil, Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) essential oil, steam-distilled organic essential oil blend.

AWAKE Energizing Skin + Body Spray 4oz

Start your day feeling refreshed and energized with our AWAKE Energizing Skin + Body Spray. Infused with hydrogenated water, witch hazel, and a blend of invigorating essential oils, including avocado oil, this spray awakens the senses and promotes healthy skin and hair. Mist onto your skin and body for a citrusy pick-me-up that revitalizes from head to toe.

Ingredients: Water/eau, Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel), organic Persea gratissima (avocado) oil, steam-distilled organic essential oil blend with cold-pressed lemon essential oil.

DREAM Relaxing Skin + Body Spray 4oz

Indulge in relaxation with our DREAM Relaxing Skin + Body Spray. Infused with essential oils such as organic avocado oil and hydrogenated water, this spray promotes a sense of calm and tranquility while enhancing your skin and hair health. Simply mist onto your skin and body to immerse yourself in a dreamy blend that soothes both the body and mind.

Ingredients: Water/eau, Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel), organic Persea gratissima (avocado) oil, organic jojoba oil, steam-distilled organic essential oil blend.


Avocado oil is a versatile and nutritious oil offering numerous health benefits, from enhancing nutrient absorption to supporting skin and heart health. Its high smoke point and rich flavor make it suitable for various culinary applications, while its composition of vitamins and fatty acids provides excellent benefits for skin and hair care. At AVO Everlasting Essentials, we celebrate the remarkable properties of avocado oil in our products, ensuring you experience the best of nature in your daily routines.


Until next time,


Amy + Jess



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