Sweet almond oil (Prunus Dulcis)
Sweet Almond carrier oil is a Luxurious, smooth oil giving the therapist good control for general massage and deep tissue techniques.
Sweet Almond is rich in protein and useful for dry, itchy skin and for cooling overheated skin. It has a light, sweet scent and contains glucosides, vitamins and minerals.
This is one of the most useful, practical, and comonly used oils. It is great for all skin types as an acting emollient and is best known for its ability to soften, soothe, and re-condition the skin. It is truly marvelous as a carrier oil and is equally superb for addition to body care products. Natural expeller pressed oil from raw almond kernels and exceptionally rich in fatty acids.
Rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and E. An ideal basic carrier oil, nourishing and protecting to the skin. Calms skin irritation. Can be used on its own or with other carrier oils. Good keeping qualities as it contains vitamin E. This is the most widely used carrier oil.
It is further a great moisturizer suitable for all skin types, helps relieve irritation, inflammation and itching, and is greatly lubricating and because it is not an overly fast penetrating oil, it is a good massage medium to use to help spread the oil and essential oil mixture, while still allowing you time to do a good massage before it is absorbed by the skin.
All oils regardless of brand, can be combustible. Use caution when laundering linens that have been exposed to oils. Oils are potentially combustible when exposed to heat in a dryer. Consult dryer manufacturer’s guidelines for drying linens that have been exposed to oils and gels.