I’m baaaaack! I have to apologize, I fell off the blogging wagon for awhile and I totally neglected all of my followers so if you’re still with me, THANK YOU! Sometimes life takes over and you just need to take a step back. I’ve come up with some new motivation for a series entitled The A-Zs of Dadirri Ingredients which I think you’ll really enjoy. Each week, I’ll be writing about a particular ingredient that is used in the Dadirri Naturals product line. It’s so important for people to know and understand what’s in their products and why it’s in there – be informed! Let’s get started.
A is for Avocado Oil
INCI Name: Persea gratissima (Avocado) Oil
Colour: Golden yellow to green
What part of the plant does it come from? The ripe, fleshy pulp surrounding the pit
Where do avocados grow? Subtropical regions all over the world including California, Texas, Spain, Mexico, and Australia to name a few (Our neighbour in Australia had a huge avocado tree and she used to bring us bags full of them every day – YUM!)
What is Avocado oil good for? Avocado oil is a great oil for winter time in Canada as it is a heavier oil but is absorbed into the skin quickly which makes it a great moisturizer. It’s also full of fatty acids which aid in the regeneration of skin cells and hair that have been damaged by the elements. It’s great for mature skin as it adds lustre to tired complexions and it also helps to prevent or minimize the appearance of stretch marks for you beautiful mamas out there. Basically, it’s all-around great in your beauty regime!
What Dadirri Naturals products is Avocado oil found in? The cute little mini melts contain avocado oil to ensure intense hydration for incredibly dry skin. Use them on your legs after you shave for silky smooth skin or use them all over in place of lotion. They make great gifts and the shapes change with the seasons! Travel bonus: They’re solid so they don’t count towards the liquid restrictions – pop one in your carry on!
Bonus Recipe: What kind of friend would I be if I wrote about avocados and didn’t give you a recipe for guacamole? A bad friend, that’s what kind. It’s so easy to make and I mastered it while living overseas. If you have a delicious alternative to how I make it, get at me! I want to hear your version!
Mash the avocados, squeeze in the juice from 1/4 of a fresh lime, chop up a small tomato and throw it in, add salt and pepper to taste. Voila! So easy, so tasty, so healthy. This recipe just makes a small individual sized portion, let me know what you think!
Enjoy your weekend and if you’re in Manitoba, GET OUTSIDE! Tag @dadirrinaturals in your Insta photos, I want to see what you’re up to!
Love, Ash XO