Almond Carrier Oil

£6.08 £21.39 inc VAT

A popular carrier is very oily.

Almond Oil is perfect for massage treatments both on the back and full body and is ideal to use on its own or as part of a blend.

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Description

Almond | Latin Name: Prunus amygdalus Dulcis | Family: Rutaceae | Extraction: Cold Pressing of Kernels | Plant Part: Kernels

A pale yellow carrier oil, slightly viscous and very oily. The unrefined oil has a delicate sweet smell with a hint of marzipan.

A small tree, reaching only 6 to 7 metres with white or pink blossoms in the Spring. The fruits have a light-green skin. Indigenous to the Middle East the Almond tree is now cultivated in Mediterranean countries and California. It is an ancient tree that has been cultivated for thousands of years. Almonds were prized by the Greeks, who introduced them to Southern Europe. The trees were grown in Italy for hundreds of years before they spread to France in the 8th century and then onto Britain some 800 years later.

Properties

An excellent emollient, alleviating and nourishing dry skin, helps soothe inflammation. It is beneficial in relieving the itching caused by eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and cases of dry scaly skin. Soothes sunburn, irritation to babies bottoms.

Almond oil contains vitamins A, B1, B2 and B6

Almond Oil is used extensively in aromatherapy massage. However, because it is quite thick and emollient, it is usually blended with sunflower oil (up to 75%) to give a smoother massage effect.  Almond has little colour or smell, making it ideal to mix with the aromatic essential oils, is beneficial for eczema, dry skin, dermatitis and mature skin.

Methods of Use

For every 10-15 ml of carrier oil or base product, add 3-4 drops of Essential Oils


Massage Blend: For Eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis


Almond Carrier Oil – 20ml
Borage Carrier Oil – 10ml
Jojoba Carrier Oil – 20ml


Bergamot Essential Oil – 4 Drops
Lavender French Essential Oil – 4 Drops
Chamomile Moroccan Essential Oil – 2 Drop
Thyme Wild Essential Oil – 2 Drop


Mix together your Carrier Oils to make a 50ml blend. Then add the Essential Oils in one by one and mix well. Massage in or apply to the afflicted area when needed.

Herbal Tradition & Folklaw

Almonds were very popular in Elizabethan England soon after they were introduced into the country and were mainly used in cookery. Sweet Almond oil has been used as a folk cancer remedy for bladder, breast, mouth and spleen.

Safety Data & MSDS

Non-irritating, non-sensitising

Please check for allergies before using this product.

Almond MSDS

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