avocado oil

The Wonders of Avocado Oil: Why We Use it

You may have noticed that among our list of natural ingredients, avocado oil is a regular feature and that’s no mistake! Avocado oil is wonderful stuff which has remarkable skin, hair and health benefits, which is why we love using it in many of our skincare products.

Familiar with avocado in your salads but not so sure what it can do for you, health and beauty wise? Here’s just some of the reasons avocado oil is so great:

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Healthy Fat

 

Avocado fruit (yes, fruit!) is one of the few natural food products readily available that contains an incredible amount of healthy fat, called oleic acid. Often when people hear the word ‘fat’ they’re instantly put off, thinking that must mean it’s bad for your health, but not so when it’s the good kind. Our bodies require a certain amount of healthy fat to function correctly and your hair and skin really show off those benefits.

Avocado oil is pressed from the pulp of avocados and is almost a 70% oleic acid! You absolutely can eat avocado oil if you want to (we love using food friendly ingredients in our products – what goes onto your skin should be fine to go into your skin too; it is very absorbent after all!), but by putting it directly onto your skin you can reap the rewards in a more targeted way.

The oleic acid speeds up skin regeneration and wound healing, it reduces inflammation and it even helps to fight infections.

 

Vitamin E

 

Vitamin E is a popular one for skincare products and avocado oil has incredibly high amounts of it – in fact, it’s actually one of the top five foods highest in vitamin E! So why is that a good thing for your skin?

The vitamin E in avocado oil is well known for it’s skin benefits, by helping to defend against oxidative damage to skin cells whilst boosting the overall health of your skin.

Another important point about the vitamin E in avocado oil is that it is very easily absorbed by the skin, meaning that all those wonderful nutrients get right through to where it needs to be!

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Anti-Inflammatory

 

As mentioned above, the oleic acid in avocado oil has a brilliantly high concentration of anti-inflammatories, but what does this mean for your skin?

Avocado oil is a soothing and very thick substance that will skin on the surface of the skin for a short time rather than instantly soaking in. This is a great thing when it comes to many uncomfortable skin conditions, as it allow the anti-inflammatory properties in the oleic acid to work their magic there and then.

Avocado oil is an effective and natural treatment for insect bites and stings, sunburn, eczema, psoriasis and many more skin ailments, as it will almost instantly sooth itching and speed up healing, giving your skin time to recover.

 

Detoxify

 

Even when applied topically, avocado oil can help to detoxify your whole body. As it is so easily and readily absorbed by the skin, the avocado oil in our skincare products can work wonders inside and out.

Avocado oil comes from a lush, green fruit that is jam packed with chlorophyll which is a natural source of magnesium, as there is a magnesium ion at the core of each chlorophyll molecule. When this comes into contact the the natural acid produced by the human body, this magnesium ion is released, meaning you get to use up that lovely magnesium, but the chlorophyll is left with an empty space for a new metal.

This is great news for us, as that space can then be filled with toxic metals that are accumulated within the human body, making them harmless before expelling them out when you go to the loo! Science and beauty at it’s best!

Want to try our skincare products containing avocado oil? Find them here.

Welcome to our new website

Hello world!

Welcome to our brand, spanking new website! We decide to upgrade and improve as time and tide waits for no man. This splendid new website and online shop is accessible on mobile phones and tablets as well as your laptops and desktop computer. Our new and improved site is hopefully easier to use (for both you and us!) but we’re still available on the telephone (01289 382362 or +441289 382362 if you’re calling from overseas) and we even accept snail mail too! We love to hear from you so please do get in touch!

The new start is good timing as the bees are starting their new season around about now too. We’re moving hives from their winter sites to fields of oil seed rape and beans on low ground. The rape seed is a great boost for the bees at this time of the year and thanks to good husbandry and good fortune the bees are mostly quite strong and ready to fly after a reasonably mild winter here in the borderlands between England and Scotland.

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Our visitor centre is fully open now for the summer season with our Cafe Bus serving nice cups of tea alongside some delicious honey cakes and treats. It’s a great place for a cuppa when the sun is out and a quirky retreat when it’s not!

Lipbalm sales are really taking off now thanks to a wonderful customer (or two!) in Holland and Belgium. You can find our Honey & Beeswax Lip Balm jars in Dille & Kamille, a truly lovely chain of shops.

While our Beeswax Furniture Polish is now being sold by a great family company called Lakeland. You may have seen their stores in major cities worldwide or have received their catalogue through the mail. I’s a real pleasure to be able to count such a nice firm as a customer. Any new friends such as this are always greatly received! Please send us your tips or tell your friends in high places!

We have more exciting news in the works but we’ll keep that for next time…

Thank you for your support and for visiting our website, we hope you will visit us in person and continue to buy our products so that we can keep doing what we do.

the honeybees xx