Aloe-Avocado Face Scrub

I am an avocado-a-holic!  Every now and then, I come across one that is overripe or has some brown spots and those usually go into the compost.  With this deliciously soothing and softening face scrub from Lorimer Street Kitchen, I won’t be throwing away the inedible parts anymore!

downloadAvocados are exceptional good for your skin.  They contain antioxidants such as vitamins C and E and carotenoids, which protect skin from environmental damage. They also are rich in oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid.  Oleic acid helps the skin maintain moisture and is involved in the regeneration of damaged skin cells.

Avocados have a lot of other nutritional value and if you are interested in learning more about those, you can read this in-depth article.

And, it turns out, you can even use the seed (remove the brown coating first) and create beauty products (and reduce your trash even more!)

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I am a wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend, english teacher, entrepreneur, volunteer active listener, and former genetic counselor living the expat life in Bordeaux, France. I'm trying to live a healthy, happy life through diet, exercise, self awareness, and self care. Wine helps and so does aloe (sometimes in the same glass!)
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2 Responses to Aloe-Avocado Face Scrub

  1. Hey thanks for that Marisa, I had no idea you could use the seed like that. I shall be giving it all a try. I’m a big avocado fan too (mainly eating it though!).

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