Sweet Almond Carrier Oil
There are two types of Almond Oil: Bitter Almond Oil and Sweet Almond Oil. The Sweet variety is the carrier oil used for cosmetic purposes. The name “Almond” is believed to be a grouping of extractions from both the French word “Almande” and the Greek word “Amydala.” The amygdala –the part of the brain that controls the ability to make decisions, develop memories, and process emotions.
The Almond is not a real nut, but a drupe, a fleshy, thin-skinned fruit with a "plant" in its middle containing the kernel. Almonds have an external dry fuzzy coating called the Hull.
Prunus Amygdalus Var. Dulcus
Typical Method of Production
Light, Sweet, Nutty.
Relatively fast absorption
Virtually Clear With a Yellow Tinge
Typical Shelf Life
Historical accounts indicate the existence of domesticated almonds as early as, or probably older than 4000 B.C. They are said to have been native to the Middle East, extending to North Africa and southern Europe along the Mediterranean coastline. It also traveled to central and southwest Asia as far as the Yamuna River in India as well as to California in the 1840s.
SWEET ALMOND OIL EXTRACTION
The ideal production process for Almond Carrier Oil requires drying, which is essential for quality oil, so it is important to dry almonds to the moisture content. This leads to the final product's longer shelf life by growing the oil's risk of developing wet fruit fungal growth.
USES AND BENEFITS
Its mild nutty fragrance is pleasant, a few drops of personal preference essential oil can be mixed in to customize its aroma.
Sweet Almond lubricates but does not absorb, allowing it an effective and safe massage product. Sweet Almond Oil is the mainstay of professionals and is commonly used for its rich properties in makeup, relaxation and body goods.