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Top 10 Essential Oils That Pair Well With Avocado Oil

Avocado and Essential Oils

When it comes to skincare, avocado oil is one of the most nourishing oils you can include in your DIY beauty products. Chock-full of essential fatty acids, minerals, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties, this fantastic emollient helps soothe, nourish, moisturise, and protect your skin. 

Applying it to the skin can help:

– Soothe itchy skin: Anti-inflammatory properties found in avocado oil can help alleviate skin irritation and inflammation.

– Moisturise the skin: Dry skin often lacks moisture. Applying avocado oil to the skin creates a barrier that helps protect the skin from harsh environmental damage and prevents moisture loss, keeping the skin soft and supple.

– Repair dry, rough and chapped skin: Avocado oil is an abundant source of oleic and linoleic acid, aiding skin repair.

– Boost collagen production: When applied topically, avocado oil can boost collagen synthesis and improve skin elasticity. 

– Protect the skin: Avocado oil’s antioxidant properties protect the skin from free radical damage caused by UV radiation.

Yet, despite all the benefits, the intense nutty aroma of cold-pressed avocado oil can be challenging to work with. Pairing it with essential oils is a great way to mask its robust scent while boosting the oil’s efficacy. 

Below are some essential oils that pair nicely with avocado oil and will take your formulations to the next level.

1. Rosemary Essential Oil

 You may already be aware of the myriad benefits rosemary essential oil offers. Traditionally, it is known to help relieve pain, ease stress, reduce headaches and joint inflammation and perk you up. In addition, rosemary’s natural oxidative defences make it a great complement to avocado oil which is often used to protect against environmental damage. 

Pairing rosemary’s sharp green fragrance with the nutty aroma of avocado oil will create a refreshing fusion. Add to your scrubs, masks and lotions for an invigorating moisturising treatment.

INCI Name: Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil

Properties: Analgesic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and nervine, among others

Fragrance Family: Camphorous

Fragrance: Fresh, green

Note: Mid

2. Guava Leaf Essential Oil

Known to tighten the skin and protect it against environmental pollutants, this is an excellent addition to skincare products helping to achieve glowing skin.  

The complex mixture of the citrusy, spicy and woodsy aroma of guava leaf essential oil soothes anxiety, stress, and nervousness, nurturing feelings of self-assurance. Add to your avocado oil-inspired DIY soaps, scrubs and moisturisers.  

INCI Name: Psidium Guajava Leaf Oil

Properties: Antiseptic, astringent

Fragrance Family: Woodsy, spicy

Fragrance: A complex blend of citrusy, spicy and woodsy aroma

Note: Middle to top

3. Tea Tree Essential Oil

Tea tree essential oil is a highly effective antimicrobial and antifungal agent helpful in treating various skin conditions, including fungus infections and foot odour. If you’re looking for a way to turn your avocado oil into an effective antimicrobial treatment, tea tree oil is a great way to do it. 

Moreover, its fresh, camphor scent will balance out the richness and heaviness of avocado oil. Pair it with rosemary, peppermint and lemongrass essential oil to create refreshing DIY remedies for smelly feet

INCI Name: Melaleuca Alternafolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil

Properties: Antifungal, antimicrobial

Fragrance Family: Camphorous

Fragrance: Medicinal, fresh, camphorous

Note: Top

4. Clary Sage Essential Oil

A potent muscle relaxant that helps relieve muscle pain, spasms, and tension and calm the mind. Clary sage essential oil also helps soothe anxiety and stress. 

Pair clary sage with sandalwood, lime and avocado oil to prepare a soothing massage oil that will help to free your mind from daily stresses. You can use the same blend to prepare moisturising lotion bars to relieve dryness and protect the skin from external irritants such as detergents and pollution. 

INCI Name: Salvia sclarea (Clary) Leaf Oil

Properties:  Antidepressant, sedative, relaxant

Fragrance Family: Herbaceous

Fragrance: Sweet, herbaceous top notes

Note: Top to Mid

5. Lemongrass Essential Oil

Lemongrass essential oil is a must-have in your DIY deodorant recipes. Naturally antibacterial, it helps slow down or hinder the growth of odour-causing bacteria, hence eliminating unpleasant body odour. 

The oil’s sweet lemon-like scent pairs beautifully with avocado oil, leaving the armpit skin soft, smooth and moisturised with a clean, fresh-out-of-the-shower smell. 

INCI Name: Cymbopogon Flexuosus (Lemongrass) Leaf Oil

Properties:  Antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant

Fragrance Family: Citrus

Fragrance: Sweet, lemon-like

Note: Top

6. Peppermint Essential Oil

Are you struggling with sore, tired feet? Then you’ll love the combination of peppermint and avocado oil. Avocado oil’s moisturising properties make it an excellent base oil for moisturisers, helping soften and repair dry, rough and chapped skin. When blended with peppermint oil’s refreshing, minty scent and cooling effect, you get an amazingly revitalising moisturiser that will keep your skin smooth and supple and help relieve foot aches.

INCI Name: Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil

Properties:  Analgesic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic

Fragrance Family: Camphorous

Fragrance: Refreshing, minty scent

Note: Top to Mid

7. Bergamot Essential Oil

Bergamot’s sweet citrusy scent and warm floral undertones reminiscent of lavender make it a refreshing addition to deodorant formulations in combination with avocado oil. 

However, its uplifting scent is not the only thing bergamot essential oil offers. It may also help reduce the feeling of pain in the body. Blend it with clary sage, sandalwood and avocado oil and work it into homemade massage oils to relieve aches and encourage relaxation.

INCI Name: Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil

Properties: Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, antispasmodic.

Fragrance Family: Citrus

Fragrance:  Sweet. bright, citrusy top notes

Note: Top

8. Sandalwood Essential Oil

This hydrating, rejuvenating and soothing oil has long been used to treat dryness, tone and rejuvenate the skin. Whatsmore, its rich, woody, and soothing scent is perfect for relieving stress, nervousness, and tension, bringing inner peace. 

Combine avocado oil with sandalwood essential oil to prepare a nourishing face serum that you can use to restore radiance, and add life to your dull skin. Pair it with lavender essential oils for a de-stressing fusion. 

INCI Name: Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil

Properties: Astringent, sedative, tonic

Fragrance Family: Woodsy

Fragrance: Rich, sweet, woody with spicy undertones

Note: Base

9. Pine Essential Oil

Pine essential oil has a fresh, clean, green scent, making it an excellent oil for deodorant formulations. Pair it with lemongrass, cedarwood and avocado oil for a refreshing yet soothing underarm deodorant.

INCI Name: Pinus Sylvestris (Pine) Leaf Oil

Properties: Control excessive perspiration

Fragrance Family: Woodsy

Fragrance: Fresh, green top notes

Note: Mid

10. Fragonia Essential Oil

Restorative and deeply balancing, fragonia oil’s subtle citrusy scent makes it an excellent addition to your DIY Cosmetic products, such as moisturisers and massage oils. Blending it with avocado oil, rosemary and lemon essential oil will impart a refreshing scent.

INCI Name: Agonis Fragrans Branch/Leaf Oil

Properties: Analgesic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, balancing, deodorant

Fragrance Family: Woodsy

Fragrance: Floral, citrusy, woody notes

Note: Mid

Other essential oils that pair well with avocado oil include thyme, cedarwood, eucalyptus, melissa lemon balm and juniper essential oil. Whether you pick one oil as a signature scent or mix and match oils to create your signature scent, have fun formulating!

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