Avocado is a food without rival among the fruits, the veritable fruit of paradise, David Fairchild said. And we couldn’t agree more. An essential source of vitamins A, B1, C, D, and E, as well as fiber, minerals like iron, and potassium, avocados are consumed massively since their benefits are great for health but not only. Avocado is not just for guacamole, pesto, or who knows; people eat it in a million ways. It can be applied from head to toes, literally. Hair, face, skin, feet, each part of your body would be happy to get an avocado dose from time to time.
Besides being loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, avocados contain a high amount of fiber, essential fatty acids, and omega-3s. Rich in vitamin E, avocado helps maintain oral health, moisture the skin, as well as repair dry hair and cracked feet; as I said, from head to toes, literally.
Avocado to moisturize your skin
You need two avocados and two spoonfuls of honey. Put the avocado pulp in a bowl and add the honey. Mix them well until you get a pasta-like texture. Spread the mask on your face, neck (and body), and let it act for 10 minutes. Do this once weekly to get that baby-soft skin. And in case you ran out of honey, replace it with coconut oil; you’ll get the same benefits.
Anti-cellulite massage with avocado
For this recipe, gather 3 tablespoons of sweet almond oil and one avocado. Extract the pulp from the avocado and mash it well to turn it into a puree. Now add the almond oil. Apply the blend to the thighs and buttocks and massage well for 15 minutes. Then, rinse with cold water to boost blood flow. You can do this on a daily basis.
Avocado as a conditioner for dry hair
For this recipe, you’ll just need mayonnaise and one ripened avocado. In a bowl, mix one cup of mayonnaise with half avocado until you have a homogeneous mixture. Once a week, apply the paste all over the hair and wrap it with a hot towel, leaving it to rest for 20 minutes. Afterward, wash your hair as usual. Say hello to hydrated, voluminous hair!
Use avocado to make a natural shampoo
First upfront, avocados are extremely nourishing and moisturizing because they contain fatty acids and natural oils. They are also a rich source of vitamins and biotin, aka nutrients needed for healthy hair.
What you need
- 1-2 avocados
- Neutral liquid soap (1 cup)
- One teaspoon of lemon juice
- Two teaspoons of olive oil
- Water (1 cup)
How to DIY
You can use this easy recipe to keep your hair hydrated and nourished. Blend the avocados, add a teaspoon of lemon juice and two teaspoons of olive oil. Then put the mixture in a bowl where you add the water and the soap, assuring all ingredients are blended homogeneously. Now you’ve got a natural shampoo with avocado, ready to use. P.S.: store it in a fridge, and not more than a week — it may go bad since it lacks preservatives.