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A few months ago, we shared a great post about one of my chemistry secrets for great skin: rosehip oil. Readers have been wanting more fun tips like this, so today’s beauty tip is all about the amazing benefits of almond oil.
Almond oil is another fantastic oil I use regularly in my skin regimen (along with rose oil and homemade rose water), and I love how great it is for your skin. It is also an affordable oil, so you don’t have to spend much money to enjoy it.
This oil is a key ingredient in many store-bought skincare items like stretch mark creams, moisturizing lotions, and more.
It is just as effective on its own too.
So, let’s drive right into all the incredible benefits of almond oil!
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Almond oil, which is more specifically called sweet almond oil, comes from the dried kernel of an almond plant. The kernel is cold pressed releasing the oils. The extracted oil is clarified by filtration.
Sometimes, cheaper almond oils are chemically extracted, so always stick with natural or organic options. Most bottles tell you how it is obtained. I use this brand because it works well, it’s affordable, and naturally made.
Chemical Composition of Almond Oil
Almond oil contains a plethora of healthy substances that make it the perfect oil for skin.
Almond oil has vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, and E.
Almonds contain high levels of calcium, including the oil.
As with all oils, almond also contains numerous fatty acids including oleic acid, palmitic acid, and linoleic acid. You can find the full fatty acid chemistry here.
Protein and Fiber
Nutritionally, this oil is a good source of protein and fiber.
The Benefits of Almond Oil for Skin
With all the vitamins and fatty acids in almond oil, it has an abundant source of benefits for skin.
I’ve talked about my dry skin, but it is really bad on my face. Almond oil has done wonders around my eye area. I just dab it with my finger after showering, then apply my usual eye cream. You can use it on any part of your skin or mix it with any lotion to enhance the effects.
This is the number one thing I struggle with most. I have genetic dark circles under my eyes. Almond oil nourishes the skin so much, it helps diminish dark circles. Using this oil every night under my normal eye cream has made a noticeable difference.
With the high levels of vitamin E and fatty acids, almond oil also improves the health of your skin. Especially the tender skin on your face or any place else you struggle with delicate skin.
Wrinkles and Stretch Marks
I mentioned rosehip seed oil is really great for wrinkles, and almond oil is too. It nourishes deep into wrinkles and stretch marks. In fact, almost all store-bought solutions for pregnancy and stretch marks contain almond oil.
This is how I remove my eye makeup in just a few seconds! All you need is a cotton ball with almond oil on top, then just wipe off makeup. It comes off very easily! I take a soft cloth and wipe off the excess oil, then put eye cream on.
You can use it for any face makeup remover. It removes all traces of makeup and does not clog pores at all.
Chapped Lips and Skin
If you have chapped lips, a few drops of almond oil will soothe and treat it right away. It also works great for chapped hands or feet.
Bonus, it helps plump lips too due to the high fatty acid content.
Inflamed skin like eczema and psoriasis respond well to almond oil. I use both rosehip oil and almond oil for the eczema I get on my face. Almond oil is a little more dense than the rosehip, so it does a good job of treating skin inflammation on other parts of the body too.
I occasionally get red, swollen cheeks which I always treat with almond oil.
This oil is amazing for massaging with. If you have aching muscles or sore joints, heat a little almond oil (only a few seconds needed in microwave), then rub onto the area and massage. Not only does it nourish skin, but the warm oil is very soothing. This is a thinner oil compared to many traditional massage oils, so you only need a SMALL amount for this.
I love using almond oil for this because it soaks into the skin well and doesn’t have an odor.
Sometimes I will add a few drops of peppermint oil to the almond oil while warm, then massage a joint. Double benefit!
When it comes to purchasing almond oil, I always buy this one on Amazon. It is affordable and cheaper than it was in the store. I prefer this brand because it has a great quality almond oil obtained naturally. Always make sure the almond oil is pressed and not chemically extracted!
Coming up next, I am going to share with you some of my DIY chemistry tips for using almond oil for making your own treatments. One of my favorites is a face scrub. Stay tuned!