A luxurious blend of healthy oils using a high percentage (60%-70%) of our farm-grown California Hass Avocado oil. Our rich green, thick, Extra-Virgin Avocado Oil is cold-pressed by hand using only grade-A fruit pulp (no skins or seed). Coconut oil is added for its cleansing properties and to extend the life (hardness) of the bar, and a small percentage of extra-virgin olive oil to extend the silky/creamy feeling. Very lightly scented with coconut fragrance oil, and a pinch of finely ground dried avocado seed is added as a mild exfoliant.
For those knowledgeable about handmade soaps, we process everything below temperatures of 115F to prevent gel phasing and loss of the avocado nutrients. The coconut scent oil (only 1 drop per bar) is added to neutralize the avocado scent and should not be objectionable to those allergic to scented soaps.
Available in a "natural" silky-matte finish or "rustic" (re-milled) finish. Comes in a lightweight handmade box making it a great gift item.
Can be purchased at these locations:
Frequently asked Questions:
1: How much avocado oil is used?
2: Is this soap scented?
3: Do you use avocado pulp?
Answer: No. There are two basic reasons we don't use the fresh pulp. First, is the possibility of bacterial growth or mold developing within the bar and we did not want to include chemical preservatives or anti-bacterial ingredients in our products. And second, there is less than half an ounce of extra-virgin oil in a whole avocado, so the concentration of nutrients contained in a bar of soap made with a percentage of avocado pulp is very low. If you want to use pulp to condition your skin, it is better to use it directly as a mask were it works great.
3: Does it contain lye?