Almond oil - an aromatic food for hair and body
Almond oil is one of the most popular cosmetic ingredients. It is a preferred oil in aromatherapy and also a healthy food product.
Almond oil is extracted from the nuts of the almond (Prunus amygdalus) and has a pale yellow color. There are two variations - bitter (derived from the bitter almond) and sweet (from the seeds of the sweet almond). As the continued use of the first one is harmful, only the sweet almond oil is used for mass application.
A rich source of the vitamins A, E, D, B1, B2 and B6, and the minerals magnesium and calcium, it is rapidly absorbed by the skin and has extremely nourishing effect.
Almond oil contains large amounts of monounsaturated acids, omega - 3 and other fatty acids, which makes it an ideal, much healthier substitute for the vegetable cooking oil.
Used in face and body cosmetics the almond oil:
- Nourishes, smoothes and softens the skin
- Hydrates deeply and restores the tone
- Evens the complexion, corrects pigmentation and restores shine
- Removes dark circles under the eyes
- Slows aging
- Soothes irritations, inflammation, even burns
- Enhances the cell regeneration, especially in damaged or dry areas
- Protects from the sun
Used in hair cosmetics the almond oil:
- Stimulates hair growth
- Nourishes and gives shine
- Strengthens and seals the hair
- Protects against frizz
- Strengthens the follicles and smoothes the hair cuticles
Almond oil is known mainly as an ingredient in cosmetic products for face, body and hair, but it can be used as a nutritional supplement and medicine too.
Applied directly to the skin, it relieves muscle pain, calms the nervous system and detoxifies. Taken orally it reduces the cholesterol, improves the brain function, strengthens the intellectual ability and concentration. 2 tablespoons twice dayly for a week, regulate digestion and strengthen the immune system.
For maximum efficiency in the cosmetic formulations is present mostly pure almond oil. It gives tenderness and softness to the texture, penetrates deeply and does wonders for the whole body - a real aromatic food for hair and body.