Common name Almond oil, Sweet
Botanical name   Prunus amygdalus dulcis
Description   Clear to very light yellow
Typical Fatty Acid Profile
Oleic 60-63%
Linoleic 20-25%
Palmitic 4-6%
Stearic 1-2%
Plant parts used Kernels
Extraction method    Solvent
Origin Spain


DESCRIPTION

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. 
Thanks to the Vitamin E, sweet almond oil keeps your skin cells healthy, protects your skin from UV radiation damage, and helps your skin look smooth, soft, and free of fine lines. The fatty acids help your skin retain moisture and can heal chapped and irritated skin. Plus, the vitamin A can help reduce acne.
 

BENEFITS

Skin: Nourishment.  Balances skin moisture.