Almond, Sweet Carrier Oil

Sweet Almond is a carrier oil with a light and nutty aroma. This carrier oil is used often in skin care products due to its composition of saturated fatty acid side chains that absorb more readily into the skin.


Color: very pale yellow - a cold pressed and filtered oil.

Contains: oleic and linoleic acid in small amounts, glucosides, minerals copper and iron, vitamins A and B. Rich in protein.

Uses: a favorite among aromatherapists, very versatile - blends with any other oil and penetrates the skin well. Excellent for most skin types. Similar in many ways to apricot-kernel but is not so rich. Helps relieve itching, soreness, dryness, and inflammation

Base oil: can be used as a base oil, 100 percent; for dry skin combine with 5% borage; for mature skin combine with 10% borage, macadamia nut and wheatgerm oil.

Almond (Sweet) Prunus amygdalus, P. dulcis: Sweet almond oil is obtained from the nut of the tree, which is native to Asia and the Mediterranean. This oil is a favorite carrier oil for essential oil aromatherapy blends, although it’s often used by itself for moisturizing skin. The oil has no scent and is a great nutrient for softening and conditioning the skin. It's been known to be especially suitable for eczema, itchy, dry and inflamed skin. Since it contains glucosides, vitamins and minerals, it makes a fabulous massage oil.

Sweet almond oil is widely used in lotions, lotion bars, balms and soap; it saponifies easily and produces a mild soap with very good lather. This oil can be used as a large percentage of the fats or as an oil added at trace. It’s recommended that you add just one ounce per pound of fats to the soap batch. Sweet almond should be stored in a cool place or refrigerated.

SAP value: 192.5.

INCI: Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil.

Our Sweet Almond oil is edible and is high in monounsaturated fat; these fats are typically liquid at room temperature but solidify when refrigerated. Consuming foods high in monounsaturated fats may reduce the risk of heart attacks. Instead of sautéing that chicken in butter, try almond oil. It’s a delicious way to do something good for your heart.

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