Sweet Almond Oil- Prunus amygdalus
This almond oil is from the USA and is made through cold expression.
Almond Oil is produced from the nuts or kernels of the sweet almond tree. Almond Oil is said to be a rich source of Omega-6 and 9 and vitamin E.
Almond Oil is used as an emollient application to the skin and is used to lubricate skin in massage therapy. Sweet Almond Oil is an excellent carrier oil for essential oils at safely diluted levels of 2-2.5% for most oils. Be sure and read the safe recommendation for maximum dermal concentration for the specific oil you plan to use.
This is a rather slow absorbing oil into the skin. You should be aware that it may leave your skin feeling a little oily for a short time post-massage. It will also stain sheets when used alone. Many massage therapists prefer to mix this oil with a faster absorbing oil such as grapeseed oil to achieve the correct amount of glide while helping the oils to absorb faster.