Overall Health Benefits of Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet almond oil contains high concentrations of monounsaturated fatty acids, or MUFAs. These unsaturated fats are linked to cardiovascular disease prevention. An article published in “The Journal of Nutrition” in April 2002 noted that studies done on MUFAs show that both whole almonds and almond oil effectively reduce harmful low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, LDL, and increase protective high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, or HDL, which may reduce cardiovascular risk.
Increased Vitamin E
Vitamin E helps your body make red blood cells and properly use vitamin K. It’s also a potent antioxidant. Antioxidants are powerful substances that help protect your body from free radicals, which are unstable molecules that can damage healthy cells. Antioxidants are linked to a reduction in chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease. Almond oil is rich in vitamin E. A 3.5-ounce portion of sweet almond oil provides approximately 43 international units of vitamin E, which is more than 100 percent of the daily value set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration based on a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet.
Supplies Vitamin K
Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin, which your body stores in fat tissues and your liver. It helps regulate proper blood flow and is crucial to effective blood clotting. Vitamin K also plays an important role in bone health. A 3.5-ounce portion of sweet almond oil provides 7 micrograms of vitamin K, which is just under 10 percent of the DV set by the FDA.
Almonds are a good source of micro nutrients such as calcium which is an essential nutrient needed to strengthen bones in our body. Almond oil also supplies other nutrients in our body which helps in improving bone mineral density which in turn helps in strengthening the skeletal system.
Massaging with almond oil to babies is known to help in strengthening of muscles, enhancement of circulation of blood and strengthening of bones for better and early development.
Almond oil is also used in Aromatherapy which helps in relieving stress and relaxation of tensed muscles. It also helps in relieving depression and fatigue.
Strengthens Memory Power:
According to ayurvedic beliefs almonds soaked in water and eating it first thing in morning increases memory power. According to scientists almonds include riboflavin and L-carnitine, nutrients which helps in better function of brain and strengthening the memory power. Almonds also include phenylalanine which is a chemical that helps in strengthening the nervous system. Almonds have the ability to raise HDL which has the capacity to transport lipids which the brain needs to maintain healthy neurons.
Helps Reduce Diabetes:
According to researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Almond oil has the potential and ability to affect certain microorganisms living in our bellies.
According to the studies done by researchers almond oil has the capability to reduce growth of blood sugar which frequently occurs after meals. The almond oil has the potential to affect the insulin and sugar which ultimately helps in regulating blood sugar levels which in turn helps in reducing diabetes.
Help in Reduce Cancer:
Researchers have found that consuming almonds can help in reducing cancers such as Colon cancer by strengthening the cleansing mechanism in the digestive system. Researchers have found that Almonds are a good source of melatonin which protects from breast cancer in various ways.
It is also known that almond oil is a good source used in massage and other purposes by ill patients undergoing treatment of chemotherapy.
Maintains Cholesterol levels:
Almond oil has a high potassium content and low sodium content which helps in regulating blood pressure and maintains cholesterol levels. This prevents in development of cardiovascular diseases. Almond oil is also rich in folic acids and protein which are proved to be beneficial for cardiac health. It is known that intake of almonds as part of our regular diet can also lower and regulate the high cholesterol levels.
Almond oil has many other benefits like it treats stretch marks, it is rich in anti-oxidants that helps in growth of nails, it acts as a natural lip balm, it helps in getting rid of split ends from hair, helps in growth of eye lashes, controls frizzy hair and many more.
Benefits for Skin
Sweet almond oil, when topically applied, may help protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays. The effect of these rays — known as ultraviolet, or UV, radiation — is linked to increased skin aging and various types of skin cancer. A study on the effects of almond oil on skin’s exposure to UV radiation, published in the “Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology” in March 2007, concluded that topical almond oil can slow the aging process and prevent structural damage caused by UV rays.
Almond oil works as a natural make up remover. Almond oil quite effectively opens up the skin pores and helps in removing make up from the skin. It also helps as skin benefiting properties of removing acne and pimples from the skin. It also works as an excellent eye wrinkle serum. It also acts as a great natural moisturizer which easily helps in smoothing the skin and helps in making the skin softer. Almond oil quickly absorbs into the skin without clogging the pores and having any greasy affect on the skin. It heals the dryness properties of the skin due to its containment of zinc properties. It acts as a natural hand and foot moisturizer.
It blocks harmful UV rays preventing skin damage using from sun exposure. Sweet almond oil can reduce signs of aging and alleviate dark circles and puffy eyes.
The comedogenic value of sweet almond oil is 2.
Benefits for Hair
Almond oil has essential and medicinal qualities to treat, nourish and moisturize the scalp which helps in removing dandruff from the scalp. It helps the scalp by removing dead cells and ensures shinier and healthier hair by soothing the scalp. Almond oil also helps in reducing scalp inflammation which is caused due to dust, heat, pollution or chemical styling products which in turn damages the hair.
Almond oil contains high amount of magnesium which helps in preventing hair loss and promotes hair growth and strengthening of hair.
According to cosmeticians almond contains hair friendly nutrients like polyunsaturated and mono fatty acids as well as vitamin A, D, B1, B2 and B6 which are essential in making the hair healthy and beautiful. Also the combination of fatty acids and fats in almond softens, strengthens and nourishes the hair which helps in promoting hair growth and reducing hair fall.
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Botanical Name: Prunus dulcis Extraction Method: Cold Pressed Obtained From: Nuts
Description: Sweet Almond Carrier Oil is an excellent emollient and is known for its ability to soften and re-condition the skin. It is rich in proteins, Olein Glyceride Linoleic Acid and Vitamin D, and is considered extremely nourishing – particularly when used regularly. It can be expected to sooth dry skin and irritated areas. Massage therapists should note that it can stain sheets.
Color: Pale yellow to golden yellow liquid.
Aromatic Description: Sweet Almond Carrier Oil has very little scent characteristic of most carrier oils.
Common Uses: Almond Sweet Carrier Oil is used in natural skin-care products, and by massage therapists.
Absorption: Absorbs into skin at average speed, slight oil feeling left on skin.
Shelf Life: Users can expect a shelf life of 2 years with proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight). Refrigeration after opening is recommended.
Cautions: None Known.
Storage: It is recommended that cold-pressed carrier oils be kept in a cool dark place to maintain freshness and achieve maximum shelf life. If refrigerated, bring to room temperature before using.