Sweet Almond Oil

A Balancing Oil....Full of Vitamins!

sweet almond oil

Sweet almond oil is light, easily absorbed by the skin and is very nutritious........this is normally the first carrier oil I would consider using, with essential oils, for an aromatherapy massage.

It is wonderful for all skin types and is particularly good for a facial massage, which is normally part of an aromatherapy massage routine.

It is obtained from the dried kernels of the almond tree.

Because of its numerous health benefits it is now often included in soaps, lotions, creams and moisturisers.

Although it is suitable for all skin types there is a possibility of an allergic reaction with some people.......it is worth checking for an allergy to nuts before using.

Common Name:
Sweet almond

Botanical Name:
Prunus amygdalus var. dulcus

Colour, Viscosity and Aroma:
Clear pale yellow with medium viscosity and a faintly sweet and nutty aroma.

Properties:

  • Includes lots of vitamins including A, B and E.
  • It is a rich source of magnesium.
  • Helps boost your immune system.
  • A great emollient so can help with itching and inflammation.
  • It is a natural sunscreen and can help with sunburn.
  • Can provide instant relief from muscle pain.
  • It is especially good for dry, sensitive skin and helpful for eczema and psoriasis.
  • This oil helps balance the moisture in your skin.....so is a wonderful natural moisturiser suitable for all skin types.
  • It is easily absorbed, helps improve your complexion and gives you that 'youthful glow'!

Sweet Almond Oil Uses:

  • Excellent for aromatherapy massage, especially for tired and aching muscles when blended with lavender, rosemary and sweet marjoram essential oils.
  • A wonderful eye make-up remover - place a few drops on some cotton wool and rub over eyes lightly to remove make-up!
  • Why not make a natural facial scrub with sweet almond oil and fine sugar - mix them together and apply to your face using gentle massaging circles. Wash off with water.
  • Tired, puffy eyes and dark circles? Gently smooth some oil under your eyes (be careful not to get it in your eyes) every night before going to bed.
  • Can be used in soaps, creams, lotions and many aromatherapy recipes.

Cost:
Reasonably inexpensive with a shelf-life of about 12 months. If using on a daily basis then blending it with wheatgerm oil will give it a longer shelf life.


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