4 Uses of Almond Oil You’ve Probably Never Thought Of…
Almond oil has been used for ages, though not many people knew of its amazing uses until recent years. Not only does it provide amazing benefits for skin, hair, and nails, but it is also used in cooking and for its medicinal properties. Containing zinc, vitamin E, proteins, and so many more minerals and vitamins, this oil great for almost everything. Here is a list of some of the great uses of almond oil, so that you too can begin to enjoy its amazing beauty and health benefits.
Just for your safety, you should be aware that two different types of almond oil exist – bitter and sweet – and there is a big difference. Sweet almond oil can be ingested and used in cooking, unlike the bitter almond oil. The bitter almond oil comes from bitter almonds and contains amygdalin which turns into a toxic hydrocyanic acid once it has been processed. I will make it known below if the uses are for both oils or just strictly bitter almond oil/sweet almond oil.
Almond oil is great for treating and preventing the aging of the skin. It raises the amount of moisture that your skin carries which will help keep your skin stay fresh for a longer time and keep it from becoming dry; unlike other moisturizers out there that are sometimes known to cause your skin to dry out (making you have to use more of the product). It also is known to help tighten the skin and lessen a number of wrinkles or lines. Use it just like a lotion on your face or everywhere, whatever you’d prefer. You can use both sweet and bitter almond oil for this.
Dark Circles and Puffiness
Due to the properties it has for anti-aging, almond oil is also great for getting rid of dark under-eye circles and puffiness. Before you go to bed, take about two drops of the oil, put it under your eyes in the dark circles or puffy areas. Gently massage the oil into the area using the tips of your fingers. Leave it all night and wash off with cold water in the morning. Do this regularly for the best results, as it will also help prevent crow’s feet from forming. Both almond oils can be used for this, but be sure not to get any of either in your eyes!
Dead skin cells can make your skin appear dull, using a mixture of 1 tablespoon almond oil and 1 tablespoon sugar (preferably organic) you can make yourself a scrub. Rub it on your face or body before taking a shower or bath to brighten your skin. The almond oil will moisturize your skin making it brighter and softer while the sugar will exfoliate, scrubbing off the dead skin cells. You can double or even triple the recipe to make more if you need more. This can be used with both almond oils, but it’s been said that the results are better if it is made with bitter almond oil.
This use is only for sweet almond oil, as explained above bitter almond oil is toxic and should not be ingested. Taking a drop or two of sweet almond oil, mixing it in with a glass of water or a green juice and drinking it at least once a week can help prevent things such as cancer, heart diseases, etc. Sweet almond oil is very rich in vitamin E which is a potent antioxidant and will help protect your body from unstable molecules that damage healthy cells while also boosting your immune system.
This oil is just now beginning to become very popular and with a very good reason. It holds so many benefits for us and can be used in so many different ways. These are just a few of the abundant amount of uses of almond oil out there that will help keep you and your skin healthy.
**You can buy Almond Oil at any health food store or at Amazon.com**