What Is Avocado Oil Good For?

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Avocado oil is amazing

Avocado oil is less popular than eating the actual fruit.

But avocado oil is a healthy oil that has many uses in the kitchen.

Some use avocado oil for hair and skin health.

Avocado oil is also frequently applied directly to the skin as a moisturizer and occurs in many cosmetics and skincare products.

When produced for external application, the oil is usually refined and bleached, giving it a pale yellow color.

Adding the product to your daily routine provides several key health and beauty benefits, especially when you use it in the kitchen to replace less healthy fats.

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What Is Avocado Oil?

Avocado oil is oil pressed from the avocado fruit. Its mild taste and high smoke point make it a popular cooking oil, but you can also consume it raw.

Avocado oil is very similar to olive oil in terms of utility and nutritional value.

Like extra virgin olive oil, cold-pressed avocado oil is unrefined. It retains some of the flavor and color of the fruit, leaving it greenish.

Avocado Oil Is Versatile And Amazing!

There are no carbohydrates in avocado oil. The estimated glycemic load of avocado oil is zero.

Avocado oil has a high concentration of oleic acid. You gain heart-healthy benefits when you consume it. Oleic acid is believed to lower LDL cholesterol to help decrease your risk for heart disease.

High flash point equals healthier cooking

Avocado oil has a higher flash point than other types of healthy oil, such as olive oil or canola oil. The flashpoint is the temperature at which an oil begins to fume.

Knowing the smoke point of oils is important because heating oil to the point where the oil begins to smoke produces toxic fumes and harmful free radicals.

The flashpoint of avocado oil is over 271°C or 520°F. For that reason, avocado oil is a better and healthier choice than other oils to use for high-temperature cooking.

Neutral taste increases its usefulness

Avocado oil also has quite a neutral taste. The fruit has much more flavor.

You can describe that the oil has a small but distinct taste described as buttery or nutty. If you don’t want your oil to overpower other flavors, avocado oil is perfect to use in for instance salad dressing.

You can also use the oil in marinades, dips and sauces, and to grill or stir-fry foods.

You can even use it to coat pans to keep foods from sticking.

The oil can not be mixed with water. However, it mixes well with other vegetable oils.

Avocado Oil Uses For Your Skin And Hair

Avocado oil contains several useful fatty acids and vitamins, including vitamins A, D, and E, all of which have positive effects on the skin as well as hair. The oil is suitable for all skin and hair types, but its oily texture makes it an extra good choice for those with dry skin and scalp.

The oil can effectively moisturize and protect the skin against stresses in everyday life, such as pollution and harsh weather conditions. Below we will take a closer look at some of the main benefits of avocado oil for your skin and hair.

Avocado oil for your skin

How to use it on your face

After cleansing your face, apply avocado oil gently on the face and around the eyes.

Avocado oil is an oil that is absorbed slowly by the skin. It is better to use it during the night than in the morning before day cream and makeup.

Avocado oil effectively removes makeup residue and can be used for cleaning. If you have very dry skin, it may be better to clean with water-based products before applying the oil. In this way, the skin absorbs the oil better while you do not make the skin waterproof.

A real avocado treatment

Mash a ripe avocado and add a few drops of oil.

Apply on your face as a face mask and let sit for 10 - 15 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water.

Feel the smoothness on your skin!

Avocado oil protects your skin

Avocado oil has shown the ability to effectively protect the skin against everything from UV radiation to free radicals.

The oil even has a natural sunscreen of about 3 SPF.

Avocado oil for dry skin

If you have dry skin, avocado oil may be the solution.

The oil contains large parts of monounsaturated fats that effectively soften dry skin while helping the skin restore its natural moisture balance.

You can use it all over your body, from your head to your feet.

If you have eczema

Avocado oil is naturally gentle on your skin, so you can use it when your skin is irritated. It can even be used for eczema. You can find more information about avocado and eczema in our article named Avocado & Eczema Explained [When To Use - When To Avoid]

But also if your skin is itching and burning, for example, after you have burned yourself in the sun.

Avocado oil can slow down common signs of aging

Because of avocado oil’s variety of vitamins and advanced composition of fatty acids, it is often used for anti-aging purposes.

The oil is so gentle that it can be used on the sensitive skin of the face and it has a moisture-binding effect.

Lack of moisture and external stress is the most common cause of wrinkles and fine lines at an early age.

Avocado oil deeply moisturizes. Its high content of vitamin A also stimulates the production of skin cells.

Tips on how to apply avocado oil

Use on your skin after a shower and before going to bed.

You can mix the oil with other vegetable oils, such as coconut oil, to give your skin a real vitamin boost.

You can make a completely natural body scrub of avocado oil. Mix it with a little shea butter, almond oil, and a few drops of essential oil to get a gentle and fragrant scrub. Apply after showering hot for a few minutes so that the pores have time to open.

Remember! Avocado oil has a slow absorption rate in the skin. Therefore, let it sink into the skin properly before getting dressed to reduce the risk of stains on clothes.

Avocado oil for your hair

Avocado oil is excellent for your hair, especially if you have a dry scalp or dandruff. Massage a few drops into the hair and scalp after a shower for extra shine. It will also protect the hair during the day.

Avocado oil stimulates hair growth

Avocado oil has shown the ability to stimulate hair growth and reduce the risk of hair loss. The many vitamins of avocado oil penetrate hairs and hair follicles to strengthen from the inside.

Avocado oil moisturizes

Avocado oil moisturizes your hair and can make it more compliant. It can also contribute to giving your hair a beautiful luster and extra volume.

An avocado oil treatment for your hair

A real hair avocado oil treatment of your hair is super easy.

While standing in the shower, massage the oil all over your hair and scalp.

Keep it in for 5 -10 minutes.

Rinse very thoroughly.

Avocado oil is quite viscous. A suggestion is that you can mix the avocado oil with another oil like almond oil before application. This makes it easier to work with.


As you can see in this article, avocado oil is very versatile. It almost seems like the perfect product.

You can have it in both your kitchen and in your bathroom. It might even help with eczema troubles.

When you have it in your kitchen: It’s filled with nutrients, doesn't have an overpowering taste, and has a high flashpoint.

When you have it in your bathroom: It’s so gentle that you can have it on your skin, even on your face. You can also have it in your hair. It’s a great moisturizer!

Sara Niemelä

co-founder Care Omnia, Head Content Creator

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Nutrition is my passion. I've spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies.

I’m a wife and a mother of three. I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, and spending time with my family.