Sweet Almond Oil, also known formally as (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis), is derived from the seed of the Almond tree.
Originally a native of the Middle East and South Asia, it is now primarily cultivated in California.
This popular oil is used for face, hair and skin care and offers a wide range of benefits, including aromatherapy, massage therapy, skin and hair care as well as complementing a healthy diet. It is also frequently used as a carrier oil because it can be added to other essential oils for a wider array of uses.
Acne: Many people have had excellent results in treating acne and other skin conditions when using products containing sweet almond oil.
Aromatherapy: Some therapists use almond oil for calming and reducing pain in their aromatherapy clients.
Dark Circles: There are some specially formulated products containing almond oil that are said to reduce or even eliminate the condition known as dark circles under the eyes.
Hair Care: Sweet Almond Oil is often used to treat split ends and improve scalp circulation which is said to promote stronger, healthier hair which reduces “hair fall” and provides more luster and shine when used regularly.
Lips: Wind and sun exposure pose a problem for sensitive skin and people have found relief by keeping an almond oil lip care product, such as the Mad Gabs Lip Lube nearby.:
Massage Therapy: Due to its low cost and ready availability, almond is a good massage oil and is widely used by massage therapists either by itself or with other essential oils. And the use of almond oil for baby massage is common because it is so skin-friendly and beneficial on even the most sensitive skin.
Pregnancy: Women all over the world find relief from many skin irritations common to pregnancy and many of the best products for helping to care for a woman’s skin contain almond oil and other essential oils. A very popular oil designed specifically for pregnant women can be found here.
Scalp: Some men and women use sweet almond oil daily to help strengthen the scalp, reduce “hair fall” and promote natural hair growth. The oil has beneficial vitamins that are good for the hair and skin.
Skin Care: Almond oil contains vitamins A, B, D, E, and Omega 3 fatty acids which contribute to overall skin health. The oil moisturizes the skin and reduces irritation without leaving behind an oily residue.
Stretch Marks: When a woman becomes pregnant, her skin will stretch to allow room for her growing child. Almond oil can reduce or eliminate the skin stretch marks that are common during pregnancy. One of the most popular products that women say works well is Mama Mio Tummy Rub stretch mark oil.
Diet: Reduced cholesterol as well as enhanced brain and nervous system function are attributed to the regular consumption of almond oil. Eating raw almonds is widely considered part of a heart-healthy diet.