What makes Sweet Almond Oil an all-purpose fixer?
Almonds, widely known as the 'king of nuts' are one of the superfoods that nature has gifted us. They are nutrient-rich high flyers with an amazing nutty aroma. Being one of the most nutritious nuts, they can be an excellent add-on to a healthy diet.
This cold-pressed almond oil is extracted naturally without the heating process to keep all the nutrients intact. It is yellow in colour and has a very light, non-sticky texture. Being the most versatile carrier oil for beauty-regime in all weather conditions, it can be combined with other essential oils like rosemary, eucalyptus, castor, etc.
In winters, when the cold air dries out skin, lips and hair making them appear rough and lifeless, keep this sweet oil handy. Using sweet almond oil is the best way to show your body some love as it is a super multitasker and fixer for skin and hair.
Almond oil has an overflow of Vitamin E, monounsaturated fatty acids- Omega-3 fatty acids, revitalising vitamin A, potassium, proteins, magnesium, copper, folic acids, reinforcing zinc, and other minerals - all perfect for admirable hair and skin.
Why is Sweet almond oil an ‘all-purpose oil’?
Sweet almond oil is magnificent for skin and hair-care routines because of its hydrating, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and nourishing properties. Following are some of the reasons that make Sweet Almond Oil an all-purpose oil for skin and hair
Sweet almond oil is an excellent moisturiser as it naturally locks the moisture in whether you apply it to skin, hair, scalp, nails, or even cracked heels. What gives sweet almond oil its moisturising properties are fatty acids like oleic acid, which are important for skin hydration. Nourishment from almond oil makes the skin appear smoother, brighter and youthful.
Defeat the signs of ageing
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant that is used in many skincare and cosmetic products to guard the damaged skin caused by the sun’s UV rays and free radicals. Sweet almond oil prevents premature signs of ageing like fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes, pigmentation and dark spots.
Treating Chapped Lips
Sweet almond oil acts as good as a lip balm for treating flaky, chapped, and rough lips. Apply a bit of this hydrating oil overnight and see the moisturised lips in the morning. It does not matter if you lick your lips because almond oil is absolutely safe.
Strengthen nails and cuticles
The nails are prone to get brittle, lose their shine and break easily. Add shine and strength to weak nails and cuticles by massaging almond oil every night.
Antidote for skin problems
Cold-pressed almond oil works wonders on the entire body, be it hands, elbows, or feet. It is a natural antidote for skin problems and is a useful remedy in treating skin ailments such as eczema and psoriasis.
Prevent acne and blackheads
Skip your regular cleansers that are full of harmful and toxic chemicals that clog the pores leading to acne and blackhead. Instead, use almond oil as a natural cleanser that deeply penetrates into the skin for removing the debris of dirt, dust, sweat, oil, and other pollutants. Whereas the presence of retinol reduces acne and prevent their re-occurrence
Brightens skin tone
The emollient properties of this oil have proved to improve complexion, brighten skin tone and prevent skin darkening or blemishes with regular application on the face and body.
Reduces scars and stretch marks
Almond oil tends to reduce scars and stretch marks that is why it is used in various Ayurvedic medicines. Because Vitamin E contributes to smoothen out and improve the texture of the skin.
A warm oil massage with almond oil nourishes the scalp with all the essential nutrients and omega-3 fatty acids. A regular massage not only enhances blood circulation to boost hair growth but also de-stresses the mind.
Safe for Massaging Babies
Yes, sweet almond oil is safe for babies owing to the presence of Vitamin E. It is clinically proven that it has no side effects on the sensitive skin of babies. You can apply it directly or mix it with olive oil, coconut oil, etc to strengthen the skin, hair and scalp of babies. Almond oil also claims to treat baby’s rashes that is a common problem due to wearing diapers
Here are some easy and simple DIY with sweet almond oil that you can try at home:
- Mix it with virgin coconut oil for an anti-ageing serum for your night-time beauty regime.
- Combine with cocoa butter and rose essential oil for an anti-ageing hydrating body lotion.
- It reduces dark circles and puffiness beneath the eyes when applied on a regular basis.
- Make a combo of Shea butter, coconut oil and almond oil for moisturised, soft lips.
- A few drops of lavender essential oil along with sweet almond oil gives a relaxing body massage.
- A combination of ginger essential oil and sweet almond oil reduce aches and pains.
- Make your own face and body scrub with almond oil, powdered coffee and crushed sugar to get rid of dead-skin
- Skin lightening face pack can be prepared in minutes with beaten egg, honey and sweet almond oil. Works for all skin types.
- Need a hair mask? Mix it with egg white and apply for 30 minutes and wash off with shampoo
- Thereafter, apply a few drops of almond oil on damp hair for an anti-frizz treatment. It does not make the hair appear oily or sticky.
- Works as a natural chemical-free substitute to aftershave lotion
Mystic Living’s Sweet Almond Oil is 100% pure cold-pressed oil extracted from the best hand-picked almonds of India. Mystic Living's almond oil is packed in its natural unprocessed state, retaining the highest nutrients possible. How do you use all-purpose sweet almond oil? Let us know once you get your own Sweet Almond Oil.