The finest quality almond oil is warm-pressed from the kernels of the sweet almond tree. It is also possible to obtain both a fixed oil and an essential oil from bitter almonds (Prunus dulcis var. amara). However, the essential oil (not the fixed oil) is potentially toxic. During the extraction process prussic acid (better known as cyanide) is formed. Therefore, commercial bitter almond essence, which can be used as a flavouring agent, must be rectified to remove the prussic acid.
Sweet almond oil is pale yellow with a delicate nutty odour and slightly sticky texture. Although not rich in nutrients, it does contain trace minerals, linoleic acid and appreciable quantities of vitamins D and E. The oil is a good product for itchy skin complaints; it is also a natural sunscreen, filtering out, on average, up to 25 per cent of the sun's rays. However, sweet almond oil, like others which share this property, should not be used as a sunscreen on its own.
Percentage in Blends: Can be used as a base oil, 100 per cent.
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nick - July 19, 2012, 11:52
The almond oil really works it has lightened my stretch marks and their almost gone. Anyone who has stretch marks should really use this.
Bianca Rosa® natural carrier oils provide the perfect medium in which to dilute potent essential oils and "carry" them onto the skin and into the body. These deep-nourishing oils provide even distribution and absorption with light and non-sticky lubrication. Depending on the potency of the essential oil being diluted, generally, adding 1-3 drops of essential oil to every 5 mL (1 tsp.) of carrier oil is sufficient for most massage or skin care needs. Massage gently into the skin with a circular motion. Apply as needed or as directed.
FOR TOPICAL USE ONLY. NOT TO BE TAKEN INTERNALLY.
Should skin sensitivity occur discontinue use. Store in a cool dry place. Keep out of reach of children.
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