almond is the fruit of the almond tree, Prunus dulcis. This small
deciduous tree is native to the middle eastern world however know grows
many places. It grows to about 4-10 meters tall with a trunk as wide as
30 cm in diameter. Almonds are known for their many uses in food and
are said to have oils good for heart health including reducing your risk
for heart disease.
Common Uses: The almond oil is known for use in
massage therapy for being a light carrier oil with a pleasant feel. Many
massage therapists prefer almond oil to other carrier oils because it
doesn't feel as thick or as heavy. Almond oil is also said to promote
good hair health.
Safety Information: Almond oil for the most part is
very safe and non-irritating, but people with certain nut allergies
should consult with an allergist professional before using almond oil.
Disclaimer: Please note, the International
Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils,
Carrier Oils, or Hydrosols be taken internally unless under the
supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical