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8 Amazing Ways To Use Avocado

8 Amazing Ways To Use Avocado

8 Amazing Ways To Use Avocado

When thinking about how to use avocados, people typically think of food benefits. While the food benefits you’ll gain prove endless, these fruits turn out quite versatile. Avocados bring more to your life in ways other than food! These 8 amazing ways to use avocados will have you racing to the store to stock on avocados!

1.) Dip, Of Course!

Talk about endless options for an avocado! You can make guacamole dip, avocado toast, salad dressing, even Popsicles. This fruit seems to conquer it all!

Craving guacamole dip and chips right about now? You can cure that savory taste by ordering to-go dip from your favorite restaurant or you can try making it yourself! Making anything sounds tiring when your itching for a quick bite, luckily this recipe only takes 2 minutes!

Seven ingredients you will need:

  • Avocado
  • Garlic powder
  • Lime
  • Salt
  • Greek yogurt plain
  • Spoon
  • Medium-sized Bowl

Directions:

  1. Cut avocado in half. Remove the pit.
  2. Take the spoon and scrape out the insides.
  3. Mash the insides in the bowl until it forms a paste.
  4. Squeeze lemon juice into the mixture
  5. Add a 1 tablespoon of garlic and a dash of salt
  6. Add 2 tablespoons of plain Greek yogurt
  7. Mix all together
  8. Pull out the chips and get to dipping in!

8 Amazing Ways To Use Avocado

2. Face Mask And Under-Eye Treatment

Use Avocados for nice, DIY relaxation masks or quick under-eye masks. Avocado makes for amazing under-eye treatments due to the de-puffing agents and anti-aging benefits it possesses. Facial masks made from avocados also hold anti-aging properties, depuffing, while also providing deep moisture throughout the face.

For an avocado facial mask you need:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tablespoon of honey (vegan honey if you prefer)
  • Spoon
  • Medium-sized bowl

Directions:

  1. Cut your banana in half, put that half in the bowl
  2. Cut avocado in half (remove pit), empty insides into the bowl
  3. Mix until you have a paste
  4. Pour a tablespoon of honey into the mixture
  5. Mix all components
  6. Spread that magical mask on your face
  7. Leave on for 20 minutes, then wash off
  8. If there are leftovers, store the bowl in the fridge for later
  9. Know you are a total beauty queen

For an avocado under eye treatment you need:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 knife

Directions:

  1. Cut Avocado into mid-sized slices (when you hit the pit, take it out)
  2. Take slices and place under eyes
  3. Leave on for 15 minutes
  4. Remove and throw away slices that were on eyes
  5. Store other slices in zip lock bag for later

8 Amazing Ways To Use Avocado

3.) Hair Mask

Want soft, hydrated, glowing hair? If you answered yes, then grab an avocado honey! Not only does avocado help your gorgeous locks steal the show, but they also rejuvenate the scalp! So if your scalp constantly stays dry or is rough and dull, use avocado as a hair mask!

Avocado hair mask ingredients:

  • 1 avocado
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Your fave essential oil
  • Spoon
  • Medium-sized bowl
  • Hair cap or towel

Directions:

  1. Cut avocado in half (remove pit), empty insides into the bowl
  2. Pour 3 tablespoons of milk into the bowl
  3. Add 1 tablespoon honey into the bowl
  4. Drop 5-10 drops of any essential oil to the bowl
  5. Mix all ingredients till paste forms
  6. Apply to scalp first, then work to ends of the hair
  7. Wrap hair up in a hair cap or a towel
  8. Leave on for 25-30 minutes
  9. Wash mixture out of hair
  10. Embrace your new fabulous hair

8 Amazing Ways To Use Avocado

4. Foot Scrub

Feet feeling rough lately and no time for pedicures? Sandal season calls for well-groomed feet and dry, flaky feet won’t cut it. Use avocado for quick fixes to this problem. The active agents in avocado produce soft hydrated feet for weeks!

An avocado food scrub needs:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Spoon
  • Medium-sized bowl
  • Towel
  • Measuring cup

Directions:

  1. Cut avocado in half (remove pit), empty insides into the bowl
  2. Pour 1 1/2 cup of salt into the bowl
  3. Scoop 1 cup Greek yogurt, add to the bowl
  4. Douse 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil into the bowl
  5. Mix all together until it forms a thick paste
  6. Spread onto feet
  7. Wrap feet into the towel and sit comfortably
  8. For best results leave on for 30 minutes
  9. Scrub feet for 5 minutes
  10. Wash feet clean
  11. Push away that embarrassment and put on those sandals!

8 Amazing Ways To Use Avocado

5. Organic Soap

Struggling to find soaps that works with your sensitive skin? Try creating your own! Use avocado for its natural benefits that help keep skin soft and caters to the sensitivity of your skin. DIY avocado soap not only has healthy factors for your skin, but it also saves your coins because you get more soap for your money! The DIY soap below contains oats to exfoliate safely.

Avocado soap ingredients:

  • 1 avocado
  •  1/4 cup oats
  • 1 bar of hypoallergenic soap
  • 2 tablespoons honey (optional)
  • Soap mold or cup
  • 1 Pan

Directions:

  1. Cut avocado in half (remove pit), empty insides into the pan
  2. Mash avocado insides in the pan
  3. Pour 1/4 cup oats into the pan
  4. Place 1 bar hypoallergenic soap into the pan
  5. Add 2 tablespoons of honey
  6. Turn stove on medium heat, wait until soap melts
  7. Mix all ingredients until blended
  8. Take the pan off the stove
  9. Pour mixture into soap mold or cup
  10. Place soap mold or cup in a fridge for 1-2 hours
  11. shake out of soap mold or cup
  12. Scrub a dub with your avocado soap bar in the shower

8 Amazing Ways To Use Avocado

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6. Makeup Remover

We all know the pain of getting full glam makeup off after a long day/night. Skincare comes in at upmost importance after a whole day of activities. You want something to gently remove your makeup, not something that will leave your skin stripped of hydration! Also, those eyelashes need the tender of ingredients to keep them from ripping out! Prepare to use avocado makeup remover from now on!

Three easy ingredients:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup of coconut oil
  • 1 jar
  • Small bowl

Directions:

  1. Cut avocado in half (remove pit), empty insides into the bowl
  2. Mash avocado in the bowl
  3. Add 1 cup of coconut oil
  4. Mix both ingredients until paste forms
  5. Scoop mixture into jar and seal
  6. Bring that baby out to wash away that long day’s makeup!

8 Amazing Ways To Use Avocado

7. Shaving Cream

Looking to change up your shaving cream game? Use avocado shaving cream to shave that pesky beard or those hairy legs. Not only does it leave your legs nourished, but a little bit of it also goes a long way. So one jar will last you months! For this recipe, you will need avocado oil, not a whole avocado.

What you’ll need for avocado shaving cream:

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • Whatever essential oil you’d like
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 shea butter
  • Pan
  • Jar

Directions:

  1. Scoop 1/2 cup coconut oil and 1/2 cup shea butter into the pan
  2. Turn stove on medium heat for the pan
  3. Stir often
  4. Remove from heat once melted
  5. Pour in 2 tablespoons of avocado oil
  6. Drop 10 drops of essential oil into the pan
  7. Stir mixture altogether
  8. Scrape mixture into the jar
  9. Place jar into a fridge
  10. Pull jar out when you go to shave those legs!

8 Amazing Ways To Use Avocado

8.) Avocado Brownies

If you’re allergic to eggs or wish to live an egg-free life then this recipe is for you! No, these brownies are not green nor do they taste like avocados. The avocado just serves as a replacement for eggs, but leaves your brownies tasting just as good!

Brownie avocado recipe:

  • 1 avocado
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (or gluten-free flour)
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk (or almond milk)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 big bowls
  • 9×30″ pan
  • Grease

Directions:

  1. Turn oven on 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Cut avocado in half and remove the pit, dump insides into the bowl
  3. Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder in the big mixing bowl
  4. Blend avocado, milk, vanilla extract, and water into the other big mixing bowl
  5. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture
  6. Mix until smooth
  7. Grease pan, pour the mixture into the pan
  8. Bake for 35-45 minutes
  9. Once done take out of the oven
  10. Let cool then cut them up and enjoy!

8 Amazing Ways To Use Avocado

8 Amazing Ways To Use Avocado
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