Sweet almond oil is a popular all-purpose carrier oil. Widely used as a base oil in massage and aromatherapy, it can also be mixed with exfoliants to make scrubs and soaps.
Sweet almond oil has many excellent qualities for skin care. It is rich in linoleic and oleic essential fatty acids, glucosides, minerals, and vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, D, and E – all of which are essential for skin nourishment. A renowned emollient, almond oil helps to balance moisture loss. It can smooth, soften and condition the skin, and helps to prevent ‘crow’s feet’ under the eyes.
Botanical name – Prunus amygdalus dulcis
Plant parts used – Kernels
Extraction method – Cold pressing
Region of Origin – Mediterranean