Sweet Almond Oil

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The almond is technically a drupe (stone fruit), although most people refer to it as a nut. It comes from a tree native to the Mediterranean that belongs to a genus of shrubs and trees that include apricots, peaches and plums. Sweet almond oil, obtained from the dried kernels, is rich in fatty acids, making it ideal for use in massage and in making cosmetics.

contains known allergen: tree nuts

Sweet Almond Carrier Oil ~ from Monterey Bay Herb Co

quick look

information at a glance

botanical namePrunus dulcis
extraction methodCold pressed
edibleThis product is for external use only. Not recommended for internal use.
safetyUse with caution if you have an allergy to tree nuts.
consistencyTypical and characteristic of carrier oils
absorbtionAbsorbs into skin at average speed, slight oil feeling left on skin
colorGolden yellow
contains known allergen
tree nuts

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

why buy sweet almond carrier oil?Sweet almond oil is light and readily absorbed into the skin. This is an excellent oil to use for making cosmetics, massage and body oils and soap making.
storage tipsStore at cooler temperature away from light and heat. Refrigeration is recommended after opening.
appearance & aromaSweet Almond is a golden yellow and it has very little scent.
good vs badSweet Almond is slow to become rancid; users can expect 6 months to 1 year with proper storage (cool, out of direct sunlight). Refrigeration after opening is recommended.


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aromatherapyMix a small amount with a drop or two of essential oil and place on a pad for use in a personal diffuser.
cosmetics / personal careUse to condition scalp and hair. Add to your favorite moisturizer.
massage / bath / spaSmooth a quarter-sized amount over damp skin after a bath or shower. Use to make custom oils for the bath or massage work.
perfumeryBlend with one or more essential oils to create signature perfumes.
householdMay be used to polish wood.
[ sweet almond oil ] ~ from Monterey Bay Herb Company

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[ tip: Combine Sweet Almond Oil with lavender essential oil for a stress-busting body or bath oil.  ~ from Monterey Bay Herb Company ]

Combine sweet almond oil with lavender essential oil for a stress-busting body or bath oil.

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[ tip: Blend Sweet Almond Oil with peppermint essential oil to rub into tired, sore muscles or aching joints.  ~ from Monterey Bay Herb Company ]

Blend sweet almond oil with peppermint essential oil to rub into tired, sore muscles or aching joints.

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aromatic profile &
blending companions

sweet almond
carrier oil

Sweet Almond has very little scent characteristic of most carrier oils.

[ sweet almond oil ] ~ from Monterey Bay Herb Company

formulas & recipes

sweet almond
carrier oil

Sweet Almond is a very popular, all purpose carrier oil. It is used by manufacturers, aromatherapists, and massage therapists.

Herbal Spa
Cayenne Balm
DIY Brown Sugar and Vanilla Body Polish
DIY Rose, Honey, and Almond Oatmeal Soap
Lavender Coffee Facial Scrub
Sweet Orange and Chocolate Lip Scrub
[ sweet almond oil ] ~ from Monterey Bay Herb Company

what else you should know

sweet almond
carrier oil

Sweet Almond is an excellent emollient and is known for its ability to soften and re-condition the skin. It is rich in proteins and Vitamin D, and is considered extremely nourishing - particularly when used regularly. Contains Olein Glyceride Linoleic Acid. It can be expected to sooth dry skin and irritated areas.

Massage therapists should note that it CAN stain sheets. However, sweet almond oil is a favorite of massage therapists because of its medium viscosity, and because it absorbs quickly into the skin without leaving a sticky residue. The oil has a neutral aroma, making it easy to blend with essential oils to create fragrance for massage or in perfumery.

for educational purposes only

This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.