The sweet almond tree, a deciduous tree growing up to 30 feet tall, is a native of Western Asia and bears white to pale pink flowers in addition to its famous seeds of the same name. Almonds are not true nuts, but are actually drupes--an outer hull surrounding a hard shell that contains the seeds as we know them inside. It is from these drupes that sweet almond oil is derived, which has long been utilized for its benefits as a carrier oil in massage therapy and aromatherapy!
Plant Part Used
Light. Sweet and pleasant.
Famous for its ability to moisturize and nourish skin and hair. Easily absorbed without blocking pores or leaving a greasy residue.
History of Sweet Almond
Sweet almond oil has a rich history of use, its edible nuts and beneficial oils traditionally used to support glowing skin health. The tree from which almonds are derived has been revered across folk legends and religious traditions; one famous French legend tells of almond branches growing magically overnight as a shelter to protect Charlemagne's troops! Today, sweet almond oil can be found in most massage therapy parlors and is a staple in creating unique, fragrant massage oils with essential oils in aromatherapy.
Using Sweet Almond Oil
All essential oil blends are for aromatherapy use only and are not for ingesting!
Face to Face
This aromatic blend features skin-supportive nourishing oils to help you feel confident when facing the day!
Nothin' But a Hair Flip
Create this hair nourishing blend to support those luscious locks!
Add 5-10 drops to hot bath water before getting in for an at-home spa experience.
8-10 drops of essential oil per 1 ounce of carrier oil. Apply a small amount directly to areas of concern, such as muscles, skin, or joints. Work the oil gently into the skin until it is fully absorbed.
This oil can be used in your homemade DIY projects such as balms, soaps, and other body care products!