Sweet Almond oil is one of the most popular vegetable oils, which is also used in the form of carrier oil or base oil in Aromatherapy and massages. Texture wise, the oil extracted from the seeds of Almond, is a bit oily. The botanical name of Almond is Prunus amygdalus var. dulcus. Sweet Almond has a very light, sweet and nutty aroma. It is absolutely clear in color with a tinge of yellow. Almond oil is an all purpose base oil, which can be easily obtained from any retail store specialized in cosmetics.
Almond oil is majorly used in Aromatherapy for giving body massage. This oil is easily absorbed by skin and it is also very calming, by lending a soft glowing beautiful touch to the skin. It balances the moisture in the body. In case of loss of moisture, it helps to restore it. It makes a great lubricant, thus aids in combating itching and inflammation. It is an excellent natural moisturizer that is suitable for all skin types. Owing to the multitude of benefits that Almond oil offers, it is increasingly finding its way in the making of soaps, creams and moisturizers.
Almond oil is suitable for all skin types, but is especially good for dry or irritated skin. The oil is not commonly consumed but it can be eaten. Like almonds, it has good fats, minerals and vitamins like A, B and E.Almond oil is also very good for hair. It promotes hair growth and imparts luster to hair. Almond oil is also used as body oil instead of body lotion. You may add other oils or essential oils for fragrance and other benefits. It can be used alone or mixed as massage oil. If you want to give or receive a massage, you can use pure almond oil. It offers benefits to the skin and it is light, also it is oily enough to help the hands move easily during the massage