If you’re a huge avocado fan like us, the number of avocado pits you go through doesn’t go unnoticed! So, after a little research, here are our top 5 ways to use your avocado pits…
Make Organic Dye
Use both the skins and the pit to create a natural pink-hued dye for fabric. You’d think it would turn out green, but no, it turns out pink! Simply chop the stones & skins up and put them in the pan with tap water, simmer for an hour or so, then strain off the bits. Add your fabric and bring to simmer again, then transfer to a bowl and soak overnight!
Dry the avocado pits on a windowsill or somewhere with some sun. Grind it up until fine, then blend with your choice of ingredients: olive oil and a banana, avocado and lemon juice, or any ready-made facial scrub. The avocado seed helps the mask slough off dead skin.
Save Your Guac
Keep your guacamole from going brown by putting an avocado pit in the dip. You can further slow any browning process with a squeeze of lemon juice over your guac. And don’t forget to remove the pit before serving!
You can grind up avocado pits in a smoothie. It contains several nutrients including calcium, magnesium, and potassium. We suggest splitting the pit with a strong knife as it will be easier on your blender.
Get clean with some homemade avocado shampoo. Use three dried and grated avocado pits, six cups of water, and just a few ounces of your regular shampoo. The nutrients in the avocado pits promote soft and thick hair.