|Common name||Almond oil, Sweet|
|Botanical name||Prunus amygdalus dulcis|
|Description||Clear to very light yellow|
|Typical Fatty Acid Profile||
|Plant parts used||Kernels|
Sweet almond oil is a popular all-purpose carrier oil. Widely used as a base oil in massage and aromatherapy, it can also bemixed 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 - all of which are essential for skin nourishment. A renowned emollient, almond oil also helps to balance moisture loss.