Almond oil


This favorite cosmetic product of recognized beauties — Queen Cleopatra and Josephine — has a lot of advantages: almond oil not only prolongs youth and beauty, but is also useful for atherosclerosis, ulcers and bronchitis


Almond oil is called oil, which is produced by cold pressing from the kernel of the almond stone fruit. For the manufacture of this product, seeds of two types of almonds are used — sweet and bitter. This shrub of the Pink family grows mainly in Central Asia and the Mediterranean regions. Considerable plantations of almonds are also found in the USA, China and the Caucasus.

Almond oil was used as a therapeutic and cosmetic agent 8 thousand years ago. It was used to soothe the skin and strengthen the hair during ancient Egypt and the Roman Empire. Queen Cleopatra called almond oil «skin»: she associated the delightful beauty of her own body with the life-giving effect of its drops. No less an admirer of almond oil was Napoleon’s wife Josephine. But at all times, not only women used this product: with its help, they also looked after the most delicate skin of children, including babies.

Almond oil is a clear, slightly yellowish liquid with little or no sweet smell and a pleasant nutty flavor. It is universal, therefore, as a cosmetic product, it is suitable for any type of skin. Due to its fine texture, almond oil is excellently absorbed. But if other components are added to it, then the resulting mixture must be heated to body temperature before use.

Chemical composition

The basis of this tool is monounsaturated oleic acid (from 65 to 83%) and polyunsaturated linoleic acid (from 16 to 25%). Almond oil is rich in carotenes, bioflavonoids, proteins, sugars and minerals (zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and sodium). This product also contains vitamins E, F and A.


This product is the best known base oil. In pharmaceutics and official medicine, it is used as a basis for various cosmetic and medicinal ointments and emulsions, as well as a solvent for the manufacture of injection solutions for drugs.

Almond oil is also used in food, mainly confectionery, industry and perfumery.

Medicinal properties of almond oilAlmond oil

Many nutritionists call almonds an excellent way to combat «bad» cholesterol in the blood. It has been proven that almond oil is more effective than olive oil in cholesterol metabolism disorders, so it is recommended for atherosclerosis.

Due to the ability of almond oil to reduce the level of acidity of gastric juice, it is advised to take it orally to anyone who is concerned about a stomach or duodenal ulcer and chronic gastritis associated with high acidity. This product is also a good remedy for flatulence and a mild laxative, so it is recommended for children. In addition, gums are lubricated with almond oil for children with stomatitis, they are treated with diaper rash and any other irritations of sensitive and allergy-prone skin.

Since this remedy has a strong anti-inflammatory and analgesic property, it is recommended for chronic bronchitis, cough, pneumonia and bronchial asthma. Almond oil lubricates burns, bedsores, herpes rash, affected areas and bruises in sports injuries.

Almond oil has a powerful rejuvenating and nourishing effect, so there is no better way to fight wrinkles and care for tired, sluggish and dry skin. It easily eliminates any inflammatory processes, perfectly regulates the lipid and water balance of the skin and slows down cell aging. This product is rightfully considered one of the best natural remedies for strengthening and stimulating hair growth. Almond oil perfectly nourishes them, and also increases their elasticity and shine. This tool is also used for massages, especially anti-cellulite.


This product should not be used in case of individual intolerance.

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