Almond Oil, Sweet, Organic
Pure, Organically grown Sweet Almond Oil
Botanical name : Prunus amygdalus
Extraction method / Source : Cold-pressed / seed, commonly referred to as "nut"
Key constituents : Rich in Vitamin E, Oleic FA : 65%, Linoleic FA : 24%, Palmitic FA : 6%, good source of Magnesium, Copper, PhosphorusPlant description : Botanical Family : Rosaceae
Almond is a deciduous tree native to the Middle East and South Asia, now grown in many areas worldwide with moderate climate, notably California. The tree grows to a height of 15 - 35 feet, and produces dark green leaves and white to pale pink flowers which develop into fruits. The almond fruit typically contains a single seed, which is harvested for food and pressed for its fine oil.
Regions of Production : USA
Growing Practices : Organically farmed. Plants are tested after harvest for purity.
History / Fun Facts : The fruit of the almond tree is a "drupe", consisting of a seed (not a true nut) surrounded by a hard shell and softer outer hull. Peach, plum, cherry and apricot trees are in the same genus as almond, and also produce fruits classified as drupes.
Properties : Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, immune stimulant
Characteristics : Very light, almost odorless, penetrates well, yet lubricating.
Uses : Good for all skin and hair types. Works well as a massage oil, soothes dry or itchy skin, helps relieve inflamed and irritated skin, will not clog pores, moisturizes dry scalp and hair. Helps relieve flaky scalp that occurs with seborrhea and psoriasis. Makes a fine carrier oil for aromatherapy, and can be used full strength. Sweet almond oil is also a great choice for treating woodwork and furniture (see instructions below).
Storage : Store in a cool, dry place away from direct light. Refrigeration prolongs the freshness of all natural oils.
Sweet Almond Oil as a Wood Conditioner : Pure Sweet Almond oil is an exceptional all natural wood conditioner for use on wood paneling, trim and furniture. As a furniture polish, it creates a light, protective layer against spills. With no harsh chemicals, Pure Sweet Almond Oil can be applied without the use of gloves, and will moisturize your hands as you work! Sweet Almond Oil is the ideal natural alternative to harsh chemical wood treatments.
Instructions for use on wood furniture : Test the oil on a small, inconspicuous area of the wood furniture before you begin. Some wood treatments will not allow oil to penetrate into the wood. Oiling may darken the wood. Make sure you are happy with the possible color change in the wood before applying Sweet Almond Oil to a large area. On a soft cloth, apply a nickel-sized amount of Sweet Almond Oil. Taking care to avoid any upholstery, rub the oiled cloth onto the wood using small circular motions until the wood is nicely buffed. Reapply more Sweet Almond Oil to the cloth as needed. Wipe away excess oil with a clean, soft cloth.
Instructions for use on wood paneling : Test the oil on a small inconspicuous are of the wall or trim or on a small scrap of the wood before you begin. Some wood treatments will not allow oil to penetrate to the wood. Oiling may darken the wood. Make sure you are happy with the possible color change in the wood before applying to a large area. On a soft cloth, apply about a teaspoon of Sweet Almond Oil. Start at the top of the wall paneling and work your way down. Depending on the type of paneling you have, either apply the oil in a small circular motion, or apply with the grain of the wood. Reapply more Sweet Almond Oil to the cloth as needed. Wipe away excess oil with a clean, soft absorbent cloth.
Safety : GRAS ( Generally Recognized as Safe), avoid if you are allergic to almonds.
Notice : This information is for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease and should not take the place of evaluation by a qualified health professional. Although we strive to provide information which is accurate and up to date, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information.
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