How To Use Almond Oil For Beautiful Skin

How To Use Almond Oil For Beautiful Skin

Almond Oil Beautiful Skin

Almond oil (also known as Sweet Almond Oil) is a light yellow, highly-lubricant oil used as a carrier oil in aromatherapy and massage, as well as being added to cosmetic products such as soaps, moisturizers, hair conditioners, and wrinkle creams.  An excellent lubricant, it is a favorite base oil for massage, used alone or in blends with other carrier oils and/or essential oils.

WARNING: If you’re allergic to almonds or other tree nuts, you should not use almond oil, since it can cause severe reactions in sensitive individuals.

Do not confuse almond oil with bitter almond essential oil. Bitter almonds are the source of the poison cyanide, and according to The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by Julia Lawless, bitter almond essential oil “should not be used in therapy, either internally or externally.”

Almond Oil For The Skin

Almond oil is good for all skin types, since it moisturizes well but is light enough not to make oily or combination skin feel greasy. It relieves itching, irritation, and inflammation; softens, soothes, and helps to restore moisture to dry skin; and helps repair dry, flaky, or cracked skin on knees, elbows, or heels. Pure almond oil goes rancid quickly, so it should be used as soon as possible, or used in blends with an antioxidant oil such as vitamin E to help preserve it.

Wrinkles – used at night after cleansing the face, a light coating of almond oil will reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, as well as helping to tighten the skin

Under-eye circles – a few drops of almond oil mixed with a few drops of raw honey and gently applied to dark under-eye circles at night will reduce puffiness and lighten them. The skin under your eyes stretches easily, so be VERY gentle when applying this.

Psoriasis and Eczema – because of its ability to relieve itching, inflammation, and irritation; almond oil is an excellent base for psoriasis and eczema aromatherapy treatments. Two tablespoons of almond oil mixed with 2 drops of vitamin E oil, 5 drops of German Chamomile essential oil, and 5 drops of true Lavender essential oil; applied several times a day; will ease the symptoms and help heal the ugly, cracked skin that comes with these annoying skin problems.

Exfoliating the skin – almond oil is one of the best base oils for sugar scrubs for the face and body. For a simple, easy to make sugar scrub, mix 1/2 cup of fine sugar with 1 to 2 tablespoons of almond oil. Apply to your skin (preferably while in the tub or shower, since this is a messy process,) and rub until the skin feels smooth. (If using this on the face, be careful not to stretch the skin while rubbing, and stay away from the delicate skin around your eyes.) Follow with a bath or shower to remove all remaining traces of the sugar. Most of us know about the benefits of almond oil for hair, but this incredible oil also has a fantastic ability to help repair, revitalize and rejuvenate dry and damaged skin to help you look and feel gorgeous all the time. Try it for yourself and let us know how it works for you.

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Daisy Raybould has a passion for sharing her homemade beauty treatments for skin and hair on her blog. Pop in, check out some of her posts and share your feedback by leaving a comment.

Comments

  1. Mina Slater says:

    I have heard of the benefits of using almond oil for hair but not for the face! I’m definitely going to try the tip for under eye circles. I just got over the flu and have such dark circles and puffiness under my eyes. My birthday is Thursday & I’m supposed to have a celebration dinner Saturday so I NEED my eyes to look gorgeous for photos! Lol. Thanks for the tips!

  2. I could use this for the psoriasis on my elbows. I hate using just petroleum jelly on them. Thanks for this very helpful information.

  3. Shopping Tips and Tricks says:

    Great information! I think I will give it a try. I have dry skin and am always on the lookout for something that would help.

  4. melissa says:

    I had no idea that almond oil would do this. I will have to try this. Thanks so much for the tip!

  5. Opal Stevens says:

    Wow, I’ll definitely try it out for exfoliation and undereye circles. I’ve tried olive oil on my skin but I have oily skin so it was a bit heavy and greasy. Thanks for the information!

  6. Danielle says:

    Thank you for sharing. I had no idea! Both of my kids have eczema (as well as my husband) and I’ve been in need of a more organic solution.

  7. Grace Hodgin says:

    I loved reading about the almond oil and I’m going to try this. I didn’t know it actually firmed skin.

  8. monika garg says:


    i had tried evrything to remove my dark circles under my eyes like alove vera,cucumber..etc..but no results..
    after applying almond oil it realy works…thanks for d tip..:)
    could anyone suggest me how to apply almond oil for removing skin tanning???

  9. angel says:

    i m using it from last one month and its really effective especially for dark circle it really work very wel

  10. Alannah says:

    Hi there,
    I live in Canada and just recently went to a local grocery store and bought almond oil, thinking I could use this to moisturize my skin. I did some research (your page and others) about almond oils. I am now afraid to use the almond oil that I purchased because it has a smell to it (definitely not sweet, but bitter) and could possibly be bitter almond oil. Is there anyway you can help me confirm if it is bitter almond oil. All it says on the package is 100% almond oil. The brand is “Suraj” and it was in the cooking oil section.

  11. shruthitedla says:

    Hi everybody….i m so depressed lookin at my faxe these dayz…sumhow acne started cumin in crops since a month which i never had before….i am lookin for natural methods to cure them rather than by drugs though i m a doctor..so can u plz suggest me if i can use almond oil bcz i have a oily skin…if so how frequently…sumone help me

    • Alannah says:

      Hi shruthitedla!
      Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic, and if diluted (will sting if not) can be applied directed to the problem spots (it does have a strong smell, I personally like the smell)
      Also, I really like to use sea salt in a face scrub a few times a week (sea salt, cinnamon and natural honey), makes my skin so soft, but remember to be gentle.
      Drink lots of water and eat healthy :)
      hope this helps a bit

  12. Elisha says:

    I have been using Almond Oil. I can say the uses I have found, are countless. I cannot live without it.

  13. Dima says:

    When using the almond oil for Under-eye circles, should we keep it on till morning, or wash it away?

  14. candice says:

    My skin is so dry this winter maybe this is the thing that will do the trick!

  15. Janelle says:

    I have bought an almond oil from the pharmacy but it says almond oil b.p and it really has no scent to me but is pale yellow in colour is that the right one

  16. fashetire bola says:

    if you think almond oil will not work for sunburn,what exactly can i use to clear it.Thanks

  17. How do you prevent and cure continuous dry skin on your
    body and face?

  18. Lilian says:

    Thanks for the tips! But I’ve tried aloe vera for my sunburn! And I saw a dermatologist recently and he said it is not sunburn that its reaction from toning cream! I’ve been trying to treat it since april last year, it goes and come! I need to know if almond oil can work for it! Its this black stuff by the side of my face, both sides! I thought it was sunburn but the dermatologist said its reaction from toning cream! Will almond oil be able to help get rid of it?

  19. anna says:

    Almond oil is wonderful. I’ve been using it for my fragile nails that split and flake constantly, and after a few weeks, I can see a big improvement. I try to keep my hands out of water as much as possible, and every time I wash my hands during the day, I rub a few drops of almond oil into my nails and hands. It’s much cheaper too than lots of expensive so-called nail strnghteners that just coat the nail in a kind of tough varnish but doesn’t treat the underlying problem.

  20. sasi says:

    actually i was confused that it can be used for oily skin or not by this info i got the answer for my doubt thank you very much!

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