Ah, gorgeous, healthy avocados. I put a tree in the backyard around five years ago. Last year I got the first fruit and it was only about seven avocados. This year the thing went crazy. While “storing” avocados on the tree is best because they will not soften while they are there, I woke up one morning to about ten that had fallen on their own. TEN. What do I do with TEN avocados all getting soft at the same time? There are only two of us two legged people living here.
I love avocados. I really do but I can’t see myself eating them for every meal. Anything can get old. Here are a few things you can do with an over abundance of avocados whether you grow them or you find them soft and cheap at your local grocery store…
Body moisturizer The natural oils in an avocado can penetrate deep into the skin, helping to soften and hydrate dry and flaky patches. Simply spread it across your body, leave on for 10 to 15 minutes, shower or bathe in lukewarm water and pat dry.
Sunburn pain Most of us LOVE the beach until we wake up the next morning with a sunburn. Ease pain and prevent chafing by applying avocados directly to the spot.
Reduce wrinkles Use a Haas avocado to whip up an antioxidant and amino acid-rich mask that will target fine lines, crow’s feet and other signs of aging.
Nourish dry facial skin Try a facial mask made from avocado, raw honey and yogurt to slough away dead skin cells and restore a more youthful glow to your face.
Condition your hair Try an avocado, olive oil and egg hair mask. Sure, it’s pretty sticky, but you won’t regret slathering it on when you end up with super smooth and luminous strands.