Avocado Oil is one of many popular carrier oils used in massage, aromatherapy, and other body-work treatments.
Avocado Oil (extracted from Persea gratissima Caertn., P. americana) is usually extracted by being expressed from dried avocado pears that cannot be sold as fresh fruit because they have been damaged. This carrier oil has a long longevity (shelf-life) but should not be stored in a refrigerator because some parts of the oil may precipitate i.e. form solids within
The therapeutic benefits of Avocado Oil are considerable and text books list these as including emollient properties, moisturizing and softening qualities, as well as anti-wrinkle benefits, plus particular benefits for dry skin and for general skin inflammations.
Note: There are many different carrier oils used for massage and other bodywork therapies. This section includes many popular oils but it is not a complete list.