Almond Oil, Sweet
Sweet Almond Oil is pressed from the nuts of the Prunus amygdalis tree. It is very high is Omega-6 fatty acids making it useful in hair, and skin, care where the Omega-6 fatty acids are know to improve hair growth, and regenerate the skin. Used since ancient times, in Ayurvedic Medicine, along with Sesame Seed Oil, to restore and maintain, healthy, glowing skin.
Sweet Almond Oil is not readily absorbed by the skin so it makes a great massage oil offering extended slip time.
Sweet Almond Oil is also a favorite for after bath body oils. Mixing, in equal parts, with a lighter oil such as Grapeseed, or Hazelnut, Oil and then applying to damp skin will impart a healthy glow.
||Light Golden, Non-Viscous Liquid
||Slow / Incomplete
||Cool / Tightly Sealed / Protected from direct Heat, Light and Moisture
||12 Months / Properly Stored and Handled
- Omega-6 Fatty Acids
- Hair Growth
- up to 40%
- Skin Care Emulsions - 2 to 3%
- Body Care Emulsions - 2 to 5%
- Skin / Body Oils, Salves, Balms - 5 to 20%
- Lip Balms - 5 to 10%
- Styling Products - 2 to 5%
- Skin Care Creams, Lotions, Scrubs
- Bath and Body Care Creams, Lotions, Scrubs
- Hair / Scalp Conditioners
- Massage / Body Oils
Sweet Almond Oil is prone to oxidation. You can extend the shelf life and deter oxidation by adding a small amount of anti-oxidant. We recommend either 1% Vitamin E MT50, or 0.02% Rosemary Anti-Oxidant. Either addition will also improve the benefits of your almond oil and give it more skin nurturing activity while increasing shelf life. Cranberry Seed Oil may also be used to extend the natural shelf life and improve performance when you will be using it for high end cosmetics. If you store your oils in the refrigerator you may increase the opportunity for microbial growth because the resulting condensation adds small amounts of water.
INCI: Prunus amygdalis var.Dulcis (Almond) Nut Oil