Almond Oil for Skincare

A native of southwestern Asia and the Middle East, sweet almond oil is pressed from the fresh, shell-free seeds of the almond tree and is a perfect all-purpose oil for face and body. In fact, ancient Chinese medicine and Ayurveda both prescribe sweet almond oil as a remedy for dry skin. It’s a very effective emollient for moisturizing skin and hair, frequently found in facial cleansers and when used in soap-making. When incorporated in soap, it creates a mild cleanser with a good lather.

Side note: Interestingly enough, Almond oil has a number of health benefits when ingested too, such as lowering cholesterol, protecting against diabetes, and reducing the risk of heart disease.

You’ll notice that almond oil is viscous and light yellow in color with a delicious almond scent. It is rich in fatty acids, vitamins A and E and absorbs easily into the skin without clogging pores. Expert tip? Keep it away from heat and direct sunlight to lengthen its shelf life.

Best Uses:

  • Carrier Oil for Aromatherapy

  • Moisturizer for Face and Body with Normal to Dry Skin (SPF 5)

  • Facial Oil Cleanser

Do-it-Yourself: Relaxing Massage Oil

  • 2 tbs almond oil

  • 10 drops lavender oil (or any essential oil blend of your choice!)

  • Mix, massage, relax!

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These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. The benefits of skincare oils will vary greatly depending on the quality of the oil.