Benefits of Sweet Almond Oil

Sweet almond oil is one of my favorite oils. I love it a lot more then Argan oil and use it every single day. I use it to make my homemade whipped body butters, lip balms, vapour rubs, foot scrubs, lip scrubs and I use it to dilute my essential oils when I apply them topically. Sweet Almond oil is on the pricier side but I think the benefits are well worth it.

Sweet Almond Oil is made from pressed almonds. It’s odorless and has a pale yellow color with a nutty taste. It’s very similar to olive oil and can be used in place of olive oil. It contains several essential vitamins such as vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, and E. It not only helps rejuvenate skin, but can also help promote hair growth. There are two different types of almond oil; Sweet Almond Oil and Bitter Almond Oil. Today I will be only talking about sweet almond oil. Almond Oil is a popular carrier oil commonly used in aromatherapy and is suitable for all skin types unless of course if you do have any nut allergies.

 

Main Properties Of Sweet Almond Oil

  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Immune Booster
  • Anti-oxident
  • Emollient
  • Laxative
  • Analgesic
  • Anti-dandruff
  • Sclerosant
  • Cicatrizant
  • Anti-hepatotoxic

 

Skin Benefits
Since almond oil is enriched with loads of Vitamin E it can make skin look healthy and nourished and works with all skin types. The only issue is pores might become clogged since it’s very oily. I personally don’t mind because I have dry skin and my skin just soaks this oil all up. People who suffer from eczema will notice a drastic improvement after continued use of almond oil. If you have chapped lips almond oil works better and faster than traditional lip balms. Since I apply therapeutic essential oils several times a day I use a lot of Almond oil as a carrier oil to the essentials oils.

 

Moisturizing
Almonds have a way of trapping moisture in the skin keeping it moisturized at all times. Better still, its high lubricating quality makes many users stick to using it as their daily skin care product.

Reducing Wrinkles
Because of its various antioxidants and anti aging properties, you can use almonds to reduce wrinkles and fine lines in your face. It can be done by massaging your face regularly with almonds oil. When you apply regular massage with this oil, you will have remarkable glowing and radiant complexion that will make you look younger than your age.

Anti-Inflammation
Almond oil has been proven to have a calming effect for people who have skin allergies and inflammation. Minor wounds, chapped skin and other skin infections can also be treated using almond oil.

Removing Dark Circles
Since almond oil contains lightening properties it is a great natural oil that is very beneficial for the dark circles and delicate skin around your eyes. Regular usage of almond oil will help fade your under eye circles. All you need to do is mix some almond oil with some honey and apply on the affected area.

Stretch Marks
This is as a result of its emollient quality that tightens the skin and promotes better blood circulation thus reduces stretch marks. Apply some almond oil on the area of your skin with stretch marks. Massage the skin gently in a circular motion for a few minutes. This is mostly ideal after a bath. For best results, users are advised to apply twice a day.

Makeup Remover
It is used as a makeup remover as it leaves the skin looking healthier and beautiful. Massage it gently to remove eye makeup. It’s effective enough to remove waterproof mascara.

Acne
I know what your thinking! Almond oil for acne but surprisingly almonds contain fatty acids that dissolve the sebum that causes acne in the first place.  When using almond oil to treat acne it is best to only use therapeutic grade almond oil. Wash your hands and face. Pour some almond oil on your hands and rub it on your face preferably before going to bed.

 

Heart Care
Almond oil is rich in folic acids, saturated fats, protein and potassium. All these are proved to be beneficial for cardiac health. Simply add a teaspoon of sweet almond oil in your daily cooking to enjoy its benefits.

Relax Muscles
Almond oil contains analgesic properties making it a fantastic oil to massage onto the body. Almond oil can relive strained muscle pains alone or with essential oils.

Liver
Much like castor oil Almond oil helps the liver remove toxins from the body

Wounds
Almond oil is a great oil to use when you want to heal wounds a lot faster

Dandruff
Using almond oil in your hair can significantly reduce dandruff. The almond oil dissolves the dandruff very efficiently

 

 

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My name is Simera and I'm the blogger behind Beautetude. Beautetude.com is a place where I will be reviewing skincare, haircare, and cosmetics, and anything else beauty related. I will also be posting makeup looks and in turn I hope it inspires everyone. Outside of blogging I am a 33 year old stay at home mom to a wonderful 10 year old boy who keeps me on my toes all day. I also do freelance work.

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  • Heather ツ

    Interesting, I never knew any of it’s benefits.

    • Glad you found this post interesting.

      Thanks for visiting.

  • PM

    Thank you for sharing this!

  • I love the smell and it has so many wonderful properties! Thanks for sharing Simera!

    ♥♥♥

    Jeanne

    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

    • I don’t notice a scent in mine but it does have amazing properties for sure.

  • thanks for this post
    I have used in the past for dandruff and find it useful too

    • It’s definitely one of my favorite oils.

  • Jackie Harrison

    You find the best oil doll that give amazing result to the skin and health I need to find do you know a website is more convenient for me to purchase. Thanks.

    • I purchase this oil from new directions aromatics but they have a minimum purchase of $100. You can also check saffireblue.com. I am sure other places sell this oil but I buy in bulk so those are the tow websites I buy this oil from.

  • Simera… I like that it is a natural solution to chapped lips… this oil sounds like it has some really amazing properties xox

  • hi dear Simera, very beautiful review, i use always for all this oil, haris, nails, after baht, is excellent
    I wish you an happy weekend
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  • Akaleistar

    Another oil that sounds fantastic! Is Bitter Almond Oil the one that smells sweet?

    • I use sweet almond oil and mine doesn’t have an obvious scent. I don’t use bitter almond oil so I wouldn’t know.

  • Natasha Bhatt

    I love sweet almond oil & use it as well.. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • I love using sweet almond oil especially in a hair massage. Loving these posts by you. veyr informative love

  • Anshul Bhargava

    I absolutely loveee sweet almond oil as well!! I use it for my hair, and seriously, it does wonder to them!!! 🙂

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    • I know right it’s a must have oil in my opinion.

  • fashable

    Ok, gonna get the sweet almond oil right today 🙂

  • I love using sweet almond oil…it’s great for skin conditioning. Very informative post..thanks for sharing.
    Goodluck
    xx

  • Hello sweetie!

    I use almond oil always, since I was thirteen y.o.!

    What a great post!

    Kisses,

    Maggie D.

    Fashion Blog Maggie Dallospedale fashion diary

    • That’s great it’s a wonderful oil.

  • Reichel

    I didn’t know this, thanks for sharing!! 😀

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  • Jessica (What To Style)

    I already used this sweet almond oil, but I didn’t know all these benefits! Thanks a lot for sharing it! =)

    NEW POST on http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Jessica

    • It has so many benefits. Glad you like this oil Jessica.

  • ElleSees.blogspot.com

    another one of my fave oils. i use it in a lot of diy!!

  • one of my favporite oils..nice post Simera 🙂

  • I love almond oil, and the products with it smell really nice! Thanks for sharing these benefits! it’s good to know:)

    xx

    cvetybaby.com

  • Farah

    These tips are so helpful. I have ginger oil too so thanks for sharing.

  • Yasmin

    Nice post.

  • Elena Dal Maso

    I love this oil, I used it a lot during my pregnancies :)))
    And I love eating almonds…
    Amazing post, Simera 🙂

    xoxo
    http://www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

  • I am always so impressed reading how beneficial natural ingredients and products are.
    I should start using some of them!
    Have a nice week.
    x
    Stella from a A Shiny Place

    • Thanks Stella.

      I am glad you have been liking these posts.

  • All the skin benefits sound amazing! I think I may need to pick up some sweet almond oil.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  • Bella Pummarola

    I have used almond oil on my skin before and I loved it! Didn’t know you could eat it, though!

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    • Hi hun. I don’t mention eating the actual oil.

  • I heard it’s very good for hair too. I need to get it, such a good oil! Great post.

    • It’s an amazing oil. Next to coconut oil it’s my favorite oil.

  • alice

    Lovely pics!

    Alice Cerea,

    BABYWHATSUP.COM

  • What a wonderful oil this is. I also tend to really like the scent of almonds! Wonderful informative post my dear! xoxo, Sissi http://www.beauty4free2u.com