Avocado oil is a popular ingredient in many recipes and beauty products today. It’s best to make your own avocado oil because it can be difficult to find an accessible, pure product that is cold-pressed and extra virgin. Making your own avocado oil will save you money, time, and most importantly help you get the highest quality ingredients for your use!
In this blog post we will talk about how to extract all of the benefits from ripe avocados by following these simple steps:
AVOCADO OIL BENEFITS
avocados are known for their bountiful health benefits: they are high in fiber, healthy fats, and vitamins. Avocado oil can be used for cooking as a healthier alternative to other oils that may have more saturated fat.
– AVOCADO OIL FOR SKIN: avocado oil is rich in antioxidants like vitamin E which helps protect our skin from the sun’s harmful rays by absorbing ultraviolet light; it also penetrates deep into your skin layers where most of its benefits lie so you don’t need to use much at all!
– AVOCADO OIL FOR HAIR: since avocados contain cetyl Alcohol (a natural emulsifier), this means great things for your hair because not only does it help with dryness but will leave
THE 3 STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS
1:PREPARE AN AVOCADO PASTE
First, mash the avocados into a smooth paste. Use your hands or a blender to do so.
in my case, I’m using a hand masher. A food processor or blender might yield slightly better results when it comes to drying out the mixture.
Spread the mashed avocado in a thin layer over a parchment paper-lined tray or similar surface. Keep the thickness below 1/2-inch (although not more than one inch).
2: DRY THE PASTE
The avocado paste must be allowed to dry naturally in a well-ventilated area (deprived of direct sunlight) for at least three days.
To speed up this process, you can use a dehydrator. But keep the temperature below 40ºC/104ºF in order to obtain virgin oil.
Depending on the climate/weather where you live, this process may take longer.
When you see that your avocado paste has visibly gone brown at the top, mix it up well and spread a thin layer again. You’ll need to do this 2 or 3 times a day – usually in the morning and evening.
Continue to do this until you have a very dark brown paste. make sure that the entire paste has been turned brown at this point in time.
Some people wait until the paste has almost completely dried out, but then they find it more difficult to extract the oil.
One effective way to know the paste is ready is by looking at your mixing spoon; it will first pick up avocado with each mix. Eventually, the paste won’t stick to the spoon and appear oily instead.
3: EXTRACT THE AVOCADO OIL
Place the avocado paste in a nut milk bag, muslin cloth, or similar material.
you can squeeze the oil if you don’t feel like waiting to let it drain naturally.
AVOCADO OIL USES
You can use this oil in many of your recipes, such as salad dressings.
It can also be used for your skin and hair (or beard!) to help with dryness!
HOW TO STORE
Avocado oil is shelf-stable and should be stored away from direct heat and sunlight. (it should last for months)
The avocado oil can be refrigerated to increase the shelf life by up to a year.