Sweet almond oil is most popular as a carrier oil in massage therapy and aromatherapy. This lightly scented oil is easily absorbed through the skin without blocking pores, and people around the world use sweet almond oil for:
Moisturizing and soothing skin and lips
Supporting of lustrous, glossy hair
Making your own essential oil-enriched massage oil
What is Sweet Almond Oil?
Almond oil, also known as sweet almond oil, is sourced from the drupes of the sweet almond tree (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis), a native of western Asia. Sweet almond trees have long been cultivated for their edible nuts and beneficial oils. Traditional folk practices have long used sweet almond oil for its emollient properties.
In addition to a long-standing place in traditions, sweet almond trees have a history in folk legends and religious traditions in cultures around the world! In the Old Testament, almond flowers supply a model for the Judaic menorah; today, synagogues are still decorated with flowering almond branches during spring festival. In the Italian region of Tuscany, almond branches are used as divining rods to seek out buried treasure, while French legend tells of almond branches magically growing overnight to shelter Charlemagne's troops...
Sweet Almond Oil
Today, sweet almond oil has enjoyed a surge in popularity due to its skin-soothing emollient properties. When applied topically, sweet almond oil helps to moisturize and improve dry, chapped skin. It has long been a popular choice amongst massage therapists, as it is easily absorbed, non-greasy, and has a pleasant, light scent. Naturally supplying beneficial nutrients such as vitamins and omegas, sweet almond oil supports balanced moisture levels in hair as well as skin, smoothing cuticles and imparting a healthy glow!
Sweet almond oil, derived from pressing the nuts of the Prunus amygdalus dulcis tree, is available in liquid form. Piping Rock's 100% pure Sweet Almond Oil is available in 4 oz., 16 oz., & 64 oz. bottles.
Sweet Almond Oil Directions for Use
Sweet almond oil's light aroma and soothing emollient properties make it our most popular carrier oil in aromatherapy! Simply combine 8-10 drops of your favorite essential oil(s) with 1 oz. of sweet almond oil and massage into areas of concern. It can also be used on its own to benefit from its natural moisturizing properties fragrance free and can be used in hot hair oil treatments to support soft, luscious locks. Try it in your next homemade DIY body care project!