Size: 30 ml violet glass bottle OR 4 ounce BPA-free plastic bottle OR 8 oz BPA-free plastic bottle OR 16 oz BPA-free plastic bottle
Botanical name: Prunus dulcis, Prunus amygdala dulcis
Production method: Cold-pressed from raw non-certified organic nuts
About Sweet Almond Botanical Oil
- Regenerator–skin, cells
Internal— oral, suppository
External–topical application, massage, dry and damaged skin, cosmetic preparations, rashes and skin conditions
Observations and Anecdotal Information
Sweet almond oil helps address non-beneficial cholesterol, dry skin and cardiovascular disease. It has a preventive effect with cancer and diabetes.
Research proves that the “healthy” unsaturated fats in almonds, along with fiber and various minerals, cause them to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
It is also used in body weight reduction and glucose management. It is very high in vitamin E, and contains moderate amounts of vitamin K.
It reduces inflammation in the body, also limiting the incidence of heart disease. In a study done at Purdue University, sweet almond oil was proven to regulate blood sugar levels when eaten at breakfast.
Another trial conducted at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto suggested that almonds (including the oil), combined with carbohydrate foods with a high glycemic index, may actually decrease the glycemic level of an overall meal. This helps regulate blood sugar levels for those those with insulin resistance or at risk for diabetes.
This oil is commonly used for earache, for adults and children. Apply a few drops of warm sweet almond botanical oil into the ear canal and allow it to run down.
It is known for keeping skin smooth and supple, and preventing or reducing the effects of UV radiation and sun damage. It helps psoriasis, eczema, rashes, and it can treat dermatitis in dogs. It forms the basis for a wonderful skin serum! See recipes here.
Sweet almond has been used as an ingredient in all-natural, non-abrasive toothpaste. It can help remove plaque without damaging the tooth enamel.
- Generally recognized as safe at normal dosage
- Anyone with a nut allergy should avoid consuming sweet almond botanical oil.
- A study from Texas Tech University suggests a negative interaction between almond oil and alcohol. Do not use alcohol when consuming it.
- Do not use if you have pancreatitis, as it can make this condition worse.
- Sweet almond botanical oil has the potential to interact with certain pharmaceutical drugs, such as high cholesterol or diabetes meds. Do not use it if you are taking any of these, unless approved by a health care professional.
None of our products are recognized or approved by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. This information is anecdotal, and is provided for educational purposes only. It is not meant to be taken as medical advice. See a health care professional for medical advice.