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Definition of Almond Oil

Definition: Almond Oil

Almond Oil (or sweet almond oil as it is sometimes called) is a carrier oil that is made from warm-pressed, sweet-almond kernels. It has a pale yellow color in its natural state, and it contains strong concentrations of vitamin E.

It is frequently added to emollient bases to help soften and heal. That's why we see it in many face moisturizers, body creams, massage oils, ointments, hair and nail (specifically cuticle) treatments. Just be sure to avoid it if you have nut allergies in food; the oil can cause problems topically as well.


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alexask alexask 8 years
i use almond oil in my hair. i like it because you can shampoo afterwards, and i end up with no build-up and really soft, lightweight hair.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Almond oil is nice, but I prefer jojoba oil. I use jojoba oil on my hair.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
I love the smell of almond oil. Delicious.
ccsugar ccsugar 8 years
That's a pretty bottle :)
ccsugar ccsugar 8 years
That's a pretty bottle :)
nals33 nals33 8 years
Almond oil definitely smells yummy! I love Carol's Daughter's Almond Cookie Sea Salt Body Scrub. It smells sooooooo good &my skin always feels so soft and hydrated after I use it.
vanilla19 vanilla19 8 years
I love almond oil, it smells so good.
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