Latin name: Prunis dulcis
Extraction method: Temperature controlled, low-resistance, expeller pressed
Storage: Keep refrigerated – Use within one year
Sweet Almond Oil is good for all skin types to soothe, soften, and protect and is helpful for dryness, itching, eczema, and dermatitis.
The sweet almond tree is native to the area from Asia to the Mediterranean. The oil is extracted from the nutmeats and is rich in vitamins and minerals. It is a lightweight oil that has excellent lubricating qualities, making it especially popular for massage.
Sweet Almond Oil can be used alone or blended with other carrier oils for massage and skin care.
Carrier oils are also known as base oils, massage oils, and fixed oils. They are extracted from various types and parts of plants, including the nuts, seeds, leaves, and flowers.
Carrier oils are used in aromatherapy to dilute essential oils to a level that is safe to use on the skin. They mainly consist of fatty acids or lipids. These fatty acids have therapeutic properties that add additional benefits to an essential oil blend.
When combining essential oils with carrier oils, follow the instruction leaflet included with each essential oil, paying attention to the safety guidelines. As with essential oils, carrier oils can be blended together to create a synergy. For example, to make a rich massage oil for dry skin, add some jojoba oil to sweet almond oil. For mature skin, add some rose hip seed oil or for wound care add some tamanu.
At Essential 3, we select what we believe to be the best carrier oils. Whenever possible, we use unrefined versions of the oils as they contain more natural constituents, including vitamins and other beneficial ingredients.