||Sweet almond oil, Prunus amygdalus oil
||Plant Parts Used
||Color & Odor
||Pale yellow clear liquid with sweet nutty aroma
reminiscent of almond kernels, cherry aroma.
A middle sized tree upto 8 metre in height, leaves simple, flowers white
tinged with red, fruits velvety drupes about 3-6 cm long, separating into
Constituents & Specifications :
Almond oil has various chemical compounds that include benzaldehyde,
leucine, valine, phenylalanine, lysine, arginine and hydrocyanic (prussic
Specific Gravity :
0.92500 - 0.94000 @ 25°C
Refractive Index :
1.40200 - 1.50550 @ 20°C
Laxative, diuretic, aphrodisiac, demulcent, nutritious, aphrodisiac,
lithontripic, emollient , nervine, regulator, sedative, stimulant and tonic.
Benefits & Uses :
- Sweet almond oil is used as a moisturizer and as a carrier oil in
aromatherapy, It provides minerals, vitamins and proteins that are
essential for beautiful skin.
- Commonly used to relieve itching, dryness or inflammation, this oil
is excellent for all skin types.
- Almond oil is used extensively in making candles, freshen potpourri,
in soap making, massage oils, bath oil and also as a perfume body oil.