Last Updated on May 19, 2020 by Anselem
HOW TO MAKE AN AVOCADO OIL (SIMPLIFIED METHOD) – ZIGIHOW.COM.NG
What is an Avocado oil?
Avocado oil is a great oil for cooking flavorful and healthy meals, according to research avocado oil is a healthy source of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, minerals, and vitamins.
Avocado oil has been recorded as the best carrier oil for skin moisturizing and healing, the absorbent oil has numerous benefits for skin, such as
• Moisturizing the the dry areas of the skin.
• Healing the cracked areas of the skin
• Smoothing the skin
Avocado oil can be used along side other beauty natural and organic oils and products.
The antioxidants and anti-inflammatory
Components and agents in avocado oil helps the skin stay, Smooth, healthy, strong
Avocado oil can be used on numerous skin conditions and issues such as.
• It heals chapped skin
• It calms itchy skin
• It replenish dry skin
• It hydrates and moisturize the skin
• It shields the skin from ultraviolet radiation
• It protects the skin against skin damage.
In this very topic we are going to tutor you guys on how to perfectly make an Avocado oil yourself with ease, Are you ready?
HERE WE GO
Steps to follow:
1: Avocado oil can be extracted by cold pressing avocado, which is why we classify it as a vegetable oil and not an essential oil. Essential oils are distilled (like whisky) which is a much more involved process than this easy method. Although we are classifying avocado oil as a vegetable oil, the avocado fruit is technically a berry.
The first thing we will do is cut the fruit in half, extract the pulp and throwing away the stone. This is unless you want to attempt to plant the stone for a potential avocado plant. With the help of a mortar, pulp two avocados in a bowl or container for approximately two or three minutes.
2: If you have the aid of an electronic kitchen appliance such as a food processor or electric hand mixer, then i advise using these instead. The difference between beating manually or using a processor is that, with the processor, the final result will have a finer texture. This will make the oil extraction easier, but honestly not significantly. Two avocados get about 25 ml of oil so if you want more quantity, simply increase the amount of avocados. This is the only ingredient in the avocado oil making process, so the more the merrier.
3: Now take a baking tray or any large flat surface suitable for the oven and spread out the mashed avocado. You must create a thin layer by stretching the pulped fruit as much possible. The thinner the layer, the faster it will dry. You will probably need another tray because one will not be enough for all the mash (depending on how many avocados you have used).
4: The next step for making homemade avocado oil is split into three options:
Dry the Avocado in the sun, This will slowly dry out the avocado, leaving you with an oily pulp from which you can extract the oil. However, you will need perfectly dry conditions and it can take one or two days depending on how hot it is.
Chances of rain can make this process difficult.
The second option for extracting the oil is to dry it out in an oven. This accelerates the process and is much less hassle as you don’t have to worry about the elements. Heat your oven to 155 ºF/50 ºC and place the tray in the top center so that air can circulate.
The reason for the low temperature is so that the avocado dries out, but does not bake. Leave it in the oven for about 5 hours.
The last way to make avocado oil from the pulp is to put it into a saucepan and place it on a very low heat.
During this time, you want to evaporate the moisture away similar to how you would do in the sun or an oven. It might be the quickest way to do it, but it is also the most labor intensive as you need to keep stirring continuously to ensure it doesn’t burn on the bottom.
Even on the lowest heat, the avocado can burn. Once the avocado pulp has dried and turned dark brown, turn off the heat and let cool.
5: Whether drying in the sun or oven, you should be able to see the difference drastically in the mashed pulp. It should be a dark brown color, but not black. If the avocado is black, it is possible the oven was too high and you burned it.
Make sure to keep and eye on it during the drying process. Remove it from the oven and with the help of a spatula scrape away the dried avocado.
6: When you have all of the dried avocado, take it and put into a clean cloth for pressing. This cloth can be made of muslin, white gauze or something similar. Ideally you should hold it over a just which can hold the cloth over it without falling in. If not, you can use a bowl and just make sure you hold it well.
Twist the cloth at the open end and squeeze so that the oil drips into your container. Making the most of what you have means wringing every last drop. Extracting the oil this way can be a little tedious, but it is effective.
7: When you have thoroughly strained the dry avocado your homemade avocado oil will be ready. The result is a vegetable oil with a greenish yellow colour which is very nutritious and good for the skin. You shouldn’t have any bits of avocado pulp if using the correct muslin or cheese cloth.
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