Sweet Almond Oil Uses and Benefits - Carrier Oil Spotlight

Sweet Almond Oil Uses and Benefits - Carrier Oil Spotlight

While they may be a simple and nutritious snack… when made into an oil, almonds are an absolutely divine “snack” for your skin. In this carrier oil spotlight learn how to use sweet almond oil to improve your skin and give it a healthy glow.

When used topically, sweet almond oil is nourishing and will leave your skin feeling OH so fine. Get ready to feast on the benefits and uses of Sweet Almond Oil.

Sweet Almond Oil Uses & Benefits - Top Essential Oil Carrier Oil by Loving Essential Oils

What is Sweet Almond Oil?

Made from the small, yet powerful, almond. Sweet almond oil is made by pressing the kernels (nuts) of the sweet almond plant. It is rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids. This oil can help to hydrate dry, itchy skin. It can also be used as a carrier oil with essential oils for aromatherapy and DIY recipes.

It is an oil that is popularly used for skin and hair care. It was voted as #3 in our Fan Favorite Carrier Oils for Essential Oils.

 Botanical Name Prunus dulcis
Skin Type Best for sensitive skin types
Comedogenic Rating 2
Shelf Life 1 to 2 years
Consistency & Absorption
Slightly viscous consistency. Readily absorbs into the skin.


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Benefits of Sweet Almond Oil

Sweet almond oil is wonderful for regenerating damaged skin cells by penetrating into your skin with its emollient properties.

Use this oil on dry, acne-prone skin as well as sensitive skin and receive the following benefits:

1. FULL of Vitamin E

  • Vitamin E is an extremely powerful antioxidant that keeps your skin cells healthy.
  • Protects your skin from UV radiation damage while keeping skin soft.
  • It helps stave off oxidative stress and fight free radicals, which is a major cause of the deterioration of your skin’s collagen layer.
  • Keeps your skin supple and wrinkle-free.

2. Rich Source of other Vitamins & Nutrients

  • Sweet almond oil contains vitamin A, monounsaturated fatty acids, potassium, zinc, and protein!
  • Vitamin A helps reduce acne and enhance the skin's tone and texture.
  • Fatty acids help your skin retain moisture and soothes irritated and chapped skin.

3. Promotes Clean & Clear Skin

  • Sweet almond oil easily penetrates the skin and cleans out the oil and dirt that accumulates in your pores.
  • Its antimicrobial properties help fight against bacteria.
  • Prevents blackheads and acne from developing.
  • Because it is full of nutrients and vitamins it is a natural skincare rockstar!
  • Sweet almond oil is non-comedogenic and highly unlikely to clog your pores.

Sweet Almond Oil Uses & Benefits - Top Essential Oil Carrier Oil by Loving Essential Oils

Uses of Sweet Almond Oil

Soothe dry and irritated skin with this softening and hydrating oil by. You can also use sweet almond oil to:

    Lighten dark under-eye circles and soften fine lines by gently applying almond oil under eyes with fingertip, avoid getting into eye.

    Add this nut oil to your beauty routine as a moisturizer to give skin a healthy glow, or use as facial cleanser to help deal with acne.

    Use sweet almond oil on cotton pads to gently remove makeup and nourish skin.

    Naturally moisturize and restore the protective barrier of your hair to keep it strong and silky.

    Moisturize and condition brittle nails and cuticles by soaking fingers in a small bowl of warmed carrier oil with 1 drop of lemon essential oil.

    Apply to the skin after sun exposure to relieve sunburn, eczema, and other skin rashes. Add in lavender or peppermint essential oil for additional relief.

    Use sweet almond oil in a roller bottle with lavender to enjoy many wellness benefits.

    Use sweet almond oil in a DIY beard oil blend to help maintain a healthy beard and protect beard hair.

    DIY Sweet Almond Oil Recipes

    There is so much to adore about sweet almond oil. Try using in these homemade essential oil recipes.

     Sweet Almond Facial Serum Recipe

    • 1 oz Sweet Almond Oil
    • 3 drops of Essential Oils
    • 1 oz Glass Dropper Bottle

    Directions: Pick a facial essential oil like lavender, tea tree, geranium, or frankincense. Add the drops of essential oil to the dropper bottle, fill the rest of the bottle with sweet almond oil. Shake to mix together. To use, apply a few drops to clean skin before bedtime.


     Geranium Hair Moisturizer Blend

    • 3 tablespoons Sweet Almond Oil
    • 1 tablespoon Rosehip Oil
    • 10 drops Geranium essential oil
    • 2 oz Glass Pump Bottle

    Directions: Apply oils to pump bottle and shake to blend together. To use, squirt one pump into hand, rub hands together and apply to hair starting at the bottom.


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    Jennifer Lane - Certified Aromatherapist

    BIO: Owner and founder of Loving Essential Oils. I am a Registered Nurse and Certified Aromatherapist that loves to look toward essential oils and aromatherapy for all natural physical, emotional and spiritual support. I love creating and sharing DIY Essential Oil Recipes & Blends. Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your essential oil journey!

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