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Natural Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Almond Nut Oil 250ml
HISTORY OF ALMOND OIL
The name “Almond” is believed to be a grouping of extractions from both the French word “almande” and the Greek word “amydala.” The amygdala – the part of the brain that controls the ability to make decisions, develop memories, and process emotions – is also believed to have the same etymology. Known as the “King of Nuts,” the Almond, as well as the oil it yields, are both believed to improve the role of this part of the brain. For this reason, it was served to dignitaries to boost their administrative abilities. Historical sources suggest that domesticated Almonds appeared as early as, or possibly earlier than 4000 B.C. They are said to have been native to the Middle East, being spread along the Mediterranean shores to North Africa and southern Europe. It also spread to central and southwest Asia as far as the Yamuna River of India as well as to California in the 1840s.
The Almond belongs to the same stone fruit family as plums, cherries, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. It has traditionally been used in confections such as candies, baked goods, and other desserts, in main dishes such as curries, and in remedies to address physical ailments. Almonds have been used to create lactose-free or vegan substitutes for milk products and to create gluten-free flour that ensures products are suitable for those with distinct dietary regulations. One of the most popular uses of the Almond has been for its oil, which continues to be used for both health benefits as well as cosmetic applications.
The uses of Sweet Almond Carrier Oil are abundant, ranging from medicinal to cosmetic. Its many forms include oils, gels, lotions, creams, soaps, shampoos, and candle making.
Used topically, Sweet Almond Carrier Oil can be warmed to body temperature for increased absorption before being applied directly to skin. Though its mild nutty scent is pleasant, a few drops of an essential oil of personal preference can be blended in to customize its aroma. Suggested essential oils include Myrrh, Lavender, and Rose essential oils. Sweet Almond Oil’s natural Vitamin E content acts as a potent antioxidant that contributes to smooth, healthy-looking, blemish-free skin. To nourish and cleanse skin, to maintain its suppleness, and to protect it against damage caused by UV radiation, blend 5 drops of Sweet Almond Carrier Oil with 1 drop of Jojoba Carrier Oil and 2 drops of Honey, then slowly massage it into skin in a slow, circular motion. Leave it on the skin for 10 minutes before rinsing it off with a mild natural skin cleanser. Applied to rashes and other skin ailments, this blend also cleanses and facilitates faster healing of chapped skin, acne breakouts, dirt and excess oil secretion on the skin, scars, and stretch marks.
To effectively lighten dark circles under the eyes, a few drops of warmed Almond Oil applied under the eyes will gradually brighten them while reducing puffiness. To reduce the appearance of an unwanted tan, a few drops of Almond Carrier Oil can be blended with a few drops of Lemon juice and 1 tsp. of Honey before being rubbed into the skin applying gentle pressure with the fingertips. After leaving it on the skin for 1 hour, it can be rinsed off with water. Applied all over the face, Almond Oil promotes the regeneration of new skin cells, thereby making skin appear to be rejuvenated and slowing the appearance of aging. To exfoliate rough skin, Sweet Almond Oil can be mixed with fine sugar to create a natural scrub that can be used on the face or the body to gently but deeply cleanse pores and prevent future acne breakouts. Simply mix the two ingredients together, apply it in a gentle, circular motion to the skin to remove dirt and dead skin cells, then rinse it off with water. This treatment can be applied every week to achieve skin that looks revitalized and radiant. To gently remove makeup, dip a cotton ball in Almond Carrier Oil and apply it all over the face, leaving it on for 2 minutes. Gently wipe it off with a fresh cotton ball.
In a massage, Sweet Almond Carrier Oil boosts circulation, strengthens bones, and soothes aching muscles. Hypoallergenic and mild, it is safe to use on baby skin as well as other types of sensitive skin; however, applying it directly to the skin may lead to the oil leaving an unwanted residue, hence it is commonly diluted with natural creams, lotions, or other carrier oils. To enhance the body’s overall systems, a blend of 90 ml (3 oz.) of Almond Oil and 5 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil can be used in a massage twice a week. Sweet Almond Carrier Oil boosts digestion, the improper functioning of which is often the cause of ailments such as eczema and psoriasis. Applied topically, this oil soothes the inflammation, itchiness, and redness associated with these two ailments as well as similar symptoms of other comparable skin conditions. Sweet Almond Oil builds and repairs skin’s collagen layer, which keeps skin looking firm yet soft, contributing to the appearance of youthfulness. Applying Almond Oil topically in skin care or in a massage can prevent skin from losing moisture and can relax tight, tired muscles. For a massage with optimal results, first heat the Sweet Almond Carrier Oil until it is almost too hot to touch and apply the hot oil to the affected areas. Cover the area with a hot, damp towel for half an hour to draw out toxins.
Used in hair, Sweet Almond Carrier Oil is known to enhance cognitive functions and to improve memory. Adding 2 drops of Almond Oil and 1 drop of Rosemary Essential Oil to a natural shampoo can uplift the mood and naturally reduce hair loss by addressing scalp conditions that contribute to hair fall, such as dandruff. To strengthen and repair damaged or brittle hair with the moisture and nutrients from Sweet Almond Carrier Oil, apply the oil to damp hair immediately after washing it with a mild natural shampoo and towel drying it. Rub the oil between the palms, then apply it to the scalp and hair, ensuring that each strand is evenly coated. Allow the hair to air dry, and the result will be manageable hair that retains shine and is free from knots. To replenish moisture in dry hair and to promote hair growth, blend 30 ml (1 oz.) of Almond Carrier Oil with 2 drops of Castor Carrier Oil and 5 drops of Sandalwood Essential Oil. Massage this blend into hair half an hour before washing it out or leave it on as a deeply penetrating and conditioning hair mask treatment the night before hair is to be washed. This can be applied once a month to restore luster to hair and to maintain hair health.
To strengthen and thicken nails that are thin and brittle, warm a small amount of Sweet Almond Carrier Oil and apply 1 drop to the nail, massaging it into the cuticle. Repeating this vitamin-rich treatment weekly will result in clearer, smoother, healthier nails.
Used medicinally, Sweet Almond Oil is recommended for reducing bodily pain, relieving stress, and for boosting cerebral functions when applied to the head such as on the temples, forehead, or scalp. It addresses skin conditions related to circulation, such as varicose veins and spider veins. For a massage blend that will relieve or reduce the appearance of these issues, blend 30 ml (1 oz.) of Almond oil with 2 drops of Garlic Essential Oil and heat the mixture. Gently massage the warm blend into the affected areas. For optimal results in pain relief, place a hot water bag over the area and leave it on for 10 minutes. To soothe rashes, chafing, and inflammation caused by friction, dip a few fingers into a small amount of Sweet Almond Carrier Oil and apply it directly to the affected areas, leaving it on until it is completely absorbed by the skin.
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