Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet almond is a vegetable derived natural oil that is pale yellow in colour and useful in skincare preparations.
The oil comes from the nut of the sweet almond tree with the botanical name Prunis dulcis. It is a lubricating, protective and nourishing carrier oil which can help with skin irritations.
Almond oil has been used for many years as a base oil for essential oils in massage and aromatherapy applications.
Sweet almond body oil is a rich source of vitamin E and some essential minerals like magnesium and calcium.
Almond oil has been used for a very long time and this can be traced all the way back to the biblical times.
What does sweet almond oil smell like?
Sweet almond body oil has a very faint, nutty scent.
Carrier oils do not have a strong aroma like essential oils do, and their scents are much more subdued.
Which part of the plant provides the oil?
Where has sweet almond oil been sourced from?
This particular sweet almond oil originates from Spain.
How is sweet almond oil extracted?
The oil is extracted by cold pressing nuts of the sweet almond plant.
What other oils blend well with sweet almond oil?
Sweet almond oils blends well with other carrier oils and may be used for diluting pure essential oils.
How can I benefit from sweet almond oil?
In skincare, pure almond oil is among the most used carrier oils for massage therapy and it is suitable to use for all skin types as it should not react with the skin.
The oil is highly absorbed into the skin leaving it moist without leaving any sticky or filmy areas.
Some of the benefits of almond body oil to the skin can include improving complexion and retaining glow, soothing skin irritations and inflammation, lightening darkened circles, relieving itching skin and nourishing the skin leaving it smooth and soft.
Almond oil may also be used for hair care.
You can apply the oil to your hair by pouring some drops into the palm of you hand, then apply gently to your scalp and massage slowly in small circular motions.
The oil helps to add lustre to the hair, making the hair healthy by nourishing it and smoothing the hair cuticles, leaving it strong and shiny.
You can also add some drops of almond oil in your bath water which promotes calming and cleansing effects.
Almond oil can also provide relief to strained muscles.