Botanical Name: Prunusamygdalus
Common Method of Extraction: The oil is extracted from the sweet or bitter almonds. Sweet almond oil is extracted from the dried kernel of sweet almond.
Parts Used: Seed
Note Classification: Base Note
Aroma: It has a slight odour and nutty taste.
Traditional Use: Almond oil is nearly soluble in
alcohol and soluble in chloroform or ether. The almond oil is excellent
for use on the skin for as an emollient. Traditionally it is used by
masseurs to lubricate the skin before the massage session. It is also an
excellent wood conditioner for certain wood wind instrument like the
clarinet and oboe.
Properties: Consumption of raw almond nuts gives
you many health benefits. The almond oil is considered good for many
uses like for digestion. It is used as a cleanser and as the one which
calms you in aromatherapy. It relieves you of different kinds of body
pains. It is used in many beauty products and skin care products. The
oil is as smooth as the baby’s skin. It is the best oil to protect your
skin from common skin problems and it also makes the skin young and
healthy. It moisturises the skin better and deeper and soothes to the
skin against any kind of irritation and inflammation. It delays the
ageing process and reduces the dark circle around the eyes. Regular
intake of almond oil reduces cholesterol and it also nurtures the brain
and nervous system. It provides relief for muscle strain and improves
the endurance. It is an ideal solution for chapped lips and even body
Blends Well With: Almond oil mixes well with 10% wheat germ, borage and macadamia nut oils.
Of Interest: The popular oil among the two is the
sweet one. It is extracted from the sweet almond seeds. It is used for
consumption and for beauty benefits. The bitter oil is extracted from
the bitter almond seed and it is not used for consumption or external
Safety Data: Almond oil may create allergy or
bigotry. Cross reaction is frequent with peach allergens and tree nut
allergens. Local symptoms like oral allergy syndrome and contact
urtivaria and systematic symptoms like anaphylaxis may happen.