Botanical Name: Prunus amygdalus var. dulcis
Process: Cold Pressed
Aroma: Light, slightly sweet and nutty.
Texture: Slightly oily, leaves a slight oily feeling on the skin. Absorbs semi-quickly.
Color: Virtually clear with a tinge of yellow.
Notes: Sweet Almond oil is considered to be a good all-purpose carrier oil to keep on hand and is moderately priced. It is cold pressed from the almond itself. Rich in proteins and vitamins, it is conditioning, emollient, softens and smoothes skin. Blends well with other oils as an excellent massage base. It also helps relieve itching from eczema. Excellent carrier for salt scrubs.
2 oz. and 4 oz. packaged in Cobalt Blue PET Plastic Bottles.
8 oz. bottled in Frosted Clear Plastic Bottles.
Carrier oils, also referred to as base oils or vegetable oils, are used to dilute essential oils, CO2s and absolutes before applying to the skin. Each carrier oil offers different properties and the choice depends on the therapeutic benefit being sought. Unlike essential oils, carrier oils do not evaporate or impart their aroma as strongly as essential oils. However, they usually have a shorter shelf life and can be mixed with a natural preservative such as vitamin E or wheatgerm oil for longer storage. Carrier oils should be natural and preferably cold-pressed. This ensures that the therapeutic qualities remain in the oil and have not been damaged by heat or chemicals. People allergic to nuts should not use any nut-based oils.
2 oz. Almond Oil, Sweet $9.00
4 oz. Almond Oil, Sweet $17.00
8 oz. Almond Oil, Sweet $27.00
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