5 Benefits of Almond Oil for Skin and Hair

5 Benefits of Almond Oil for Skin and Hair

applying almond oil to hair

Almond oil is a classic ingredient frequently used in cosmetic products. In skincare, almond oil typically refers to sweet almond oil, the opposite of which is a more bitter alternative. Sweet almond oil is extracted from the kernel and is harvested from the part of the plant that produces sweet almonds. 

Now you know which almond oil is used for cosmetics, you may wonder what is almond oil good for. Below we’ve listed five of the many benefits of almond oil. 

Is Almond Oil Good for Skin? 

Almond oil is a very common ingredient in skincare products, thanks to the numerous advantages of applying it to your skin. It contains glucosides, minerals and Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and E, so it is an excellent choice of skincare ingredient.

1. Almond Oil in Facial Products

Sweet almond oil is a very mild oil, suitable for all skin types. Note that as this is a nut oil, it is not suitable for anyone with a nut allergy. Its mildness makes it soothing on the skin, and the rich vitamin content helps to alleviate dryness. 

Almond oil can be used by those with sensitive skin, thanks to its gentle nature. Use in our daily moisturising cream, a recipe that makes a non-greasy face cream perfect for use all year round. 

2. Benefits of Almond Oil for Ageing Skin

Vitamin A helps to promote the skin’s natural moisturising activity, so it is good for hydration and nourishment. Almond oil is very protective and smoothing on the skin, which can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This nourishing oil can help eliminate dark circles and is gentle enough for application around the eye area. 

Almond oil absorbs UV rays, so it has a natural sun protection factor, which makes it even more beneficial in skincare for the face. While this can also help reduce signs of ageing, almond oil should not be used on its own for this purpose, as the SPF is not high enough for full protection.

3. Almond Oil for Massage 

Almond oil is a low viscosity oil, making it ideal for massage oils. It is commonly used for massage, both on its own and as a carrier oil in other blends. 

One of the major benefits of almond oil is that it gives good lubrication and does not sink in too fast. This makes it ideal for body wraps and scrubs that need some slip and slide. Try our classic massage oil blend for a nourishing oil rich in Omega. 

Benefits of Almond Oil for Hair

Thanks to the protective properties of almond oil, it is also highly beneficial in haircare products. 

4. Almond Oil for Hair Repair

Almond oil promotes moisture retention, intensely hydrating the hair and locking in moisture. It can help repair dry and damaged hair with its vitamin-rich, nourishing properties. It smoothes hair to help it feel silky and can reduce flyaways. 

5. Benefits of Almond Oil in Shampoo and Conditioner

As with skincare, you can use almond oil for hair products intended for daily use. It stimulates the growth of thicker, longer and stronger strands, so it is ideal not just in shampoo and conditioner but also in hair treatments, like scalp scrubs and hair masks.

You can also try our Organic Sweet Almond Oil for the same benefits. For more ideas for your own skincare blends, check out our recipes.

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