Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet Almond Oil is one of the favorite carrier oils of aromatherapists due to its low odor, reasonable price and reported suitability for all skin types. It’s used to nourish, soften, and condition the skin and is a popular ingredient in hand creams, cosmetics and massage oils. People with nut allergies are advised to avoid Sweet Almond Oil, as well as other nut oils.
While Sweet Almond Carrier Oil (Prunus amygdalus) has been widely used for massage, you should be aware that it’s absorbed relatively slowly and will leave a slick feel on the body for a time. It’s also known to stain sheets and clothing. Many massage therapists like to combine this oil with a more quickly absorbed carrier oil, such as Grapeseed Oil, to get exactly the amount of “glide” that they want for massage. A small amount of Sw. Almond Oil will add “glide” to many more readily absorbed carrier oils.
According to Shirley and Len Price (Aromatherapy for Health Professionals), Sweet Almond Oil is a good choice for cases of dry, itchy, scaly skin and is generally non-irritating and non-sensitizing.
Topical Use of Sweet Almond Oil
For more information on diluting essential oils in carrier oil for topical usage, check out this article and infographic by Dr. Joie Power: Proper Dilution of Essential Oils for Topical Use
Aroma: Delicate, Slightly Sweet
Viscosity: Slightly Viscous
Absorption/Feel: Does not absorb quickly; gives a “slick” feel
Color: Pale Yellow
Shelf Life: 1 yr. (Stored tightly closed, in cool, dark area away from moisture)
- As a Body Oil (For Practitioners, please contact us for available professional discounts)
- As a Hydrating Body Oil (Apply to damp skin post-shower)
People with nut allergies should avoid Sweet Almond Oil and other nut oils; a few people who do not have nut allergies may have allergic reactions to Sweet Almond Oil.
Quality & Experience
All our Artisan Aromatics pure essential oils, aromatherapy blends and oil products are therapeutic quality. Using our 20+ years of experience, we’ve gathered the finest quality oils from around the world. To ensure that our pure oils are as fresh and potent as possible, our oils are bottled by hand here in the USA only after we receive each order.
IMPORTANT: All issues that pertain to your physical or mental health should be discussed with and supervised by a licensed health care professional. Keep all essential oils away from and out of reach of children. We recommend you consult a trained aromatherapist before using essential oils with children under 16 years of age. Always follow the general safety guidelines for using essential oils; these can be accessed by clicking the link below.
Disclaimer: Information provided in this description is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be used in/for the treatment, cure, mitigation or diagnosis of any mental or physical disease or illness or as a substitute for consulting with a physician or other appropriately trained and licensed health care professional. Artisan Aromatics is not responsible for any adverse effects resulting from the improper use of any suggestions, products, preparations, or procedures mentioned or from attempts to follow historical reports of a plant’s uses. Please note that essential oils do not necessarily have the same properties as other types of herbal preparations of the same plant and since essential oils are the most highly concentrated type of preparation made from plants, they can have toxicity issues not arising from use of other types of herbal preparations of a given plant.