M& R Essentials Certified Organic Sweet Almond Oil is extracted from the dried kernel of the almond tree (Prunus dulcis).
Almond Oil is a gentle, mild, lightweight pale yellow oil with a mild sweet nutty odour. Almond oil is suitable for all skin types. It soothes repairs, revitalizes and nourishes skin. It is naturally anti-inflammatory, emollient, hypo-allergenic, nutritive, moisturising and restorative.
The almond tree is a native to the Mediterranean regions of the Middle East, eastward as far as the Indus. It was spread by humans in ancient times along the shores of the Mediterranean into northern Africa and southern Europe and more recently transported to other parts of the world, particularly California in the United States.
CONSTITUENTS & COMPOSITION
Analysis reveals that almonds contain approximately 49% oils, of which 62% is monounsaturated oleic acid (an omega-9 fatty acid), 24% is linoleic acid (a polyunsaturated omega-6 essential fatty acid), and 6% is palmitic acid (a saturated fatty acid). As well as these essential fatty acids, sweet almond oil is also a good source of vitamins (A, B1, B2, B6, D, K and E), minerals (magnesium, calcium, potassium, phosphorus and iron) and amino acids.
PROPERTIES & BENEFITS
Almond Oil can be used as a nutritive carrier oil for massage including pregnancy massage, a soothing skin treatment, gentle make-up remover, anti-aging treatment and bath additive.
Almond oil is a great moisturiser that is claimed to be beneficial for all types of skin. Whilst it is absorbed by the skin, it does not penetrated the skin overly fast which makes it a great carrier oil for remedial massage therapists, it is not greasy, spreads easily whilst conferring great nourishing benefits to the skin.
Other benefits that may be attributed to sweet almond oil are that it can relieve skin irritation and inflammation, protecting the surface of the skin. Sweet almond oil acts as an emollient, helping to sooth and soften sensitive or irritated conditions of the skin such as rashes, eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis.
Almond oil is moisturising for dry and damaged conditions such as chapped or cracked skin. It is also highly nutritive. Used daily it will recondition and improve the complexion, delay ageing, lighten dark circles and age spots, thus giving the skin a healthy glow. Rich in essential fatty acids, Vitamin E and Vitamin K, sweet almond oil may also reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks.
For a nourishing hair treatment gently massage almond oil directly onto the scalp. Almond oil adds lustre and shine to the hair, smoothes hair cuticles and controls hair loss and breakage and therefore supporting long, strong and thick hair.
General Health and Wellbeing:
Taken internally, Sweet almond oil is high in essential fatty acids and phytosterols which help to lower bad LDL cholesterol and elevate the protective HDL lipoproteins. Research shows that daily consumption might lower several factors associated with heart disease, including cholesterol and blood lipids.
Consuming almond oil is beneficial for the digestive system and more recently been linked with the possibly a lowering cancer risks. The essential fatty acid profile also nourishes the brain and nervous system and therefore enhances intellectuality and endurance.
Our M&R Essentials Guarantee
M&R Essentials Certified Organic Oils are guaranteed certified organic and free from artificial colours, preservatives, gluten and Genetic modification. This guarantees quality for you and your family without any harmful additives, pesticides or herbicides.
Almond oil is safe to use internally and externally on a daily basis.
Safe for all skin types
Almond oil has a fine texture which can safety and confidently use on all skin types for varied conditions, it is particularly useful for dry and sensitive skin, as well combination skin-types.
100% pure certified organic sweet almond oil (Prunus dulcis).
Not suitable for people suffering from nut allergy. Always patch test prior to use. Oil may stain sheets. Keep away from sunlight and store below 30C.
Keep out reach of children. For external use only.