This wonderful carrier oil blends beautifully with essential oils and offers an exceptional level of absorption to promote optimum therapeutic benefit. It supports the recovery process of dry, itchy skin, helps to ease body aches and is suitable for most skin types.
Its nourishing and moisturising properties offer an excellent medium for massage. It has a silky composition that is especially gentle for use on babies and children.
The almond tree is native to the warmer parts of western Asia and North Africa but has been distributed all over the warm temperate regions of the world. The history of the almond goes back to ancient times. There were many biblical references to the almond tree and it was described among the best fruits in the land. However almonds and almond oil were well known in Greece and Italy even before the Christian era.
Many wonderful virtues were attributed to the almond but it was chiefly valued in ancient times for its supposed ability to prevent intoxication. Sweet almond oil has since been discovered to be rich in vitamins A, B1, B6, B2 and E, as well as Omega-9 and Omega-6 fatty acids. Its use in massage is supported by the fatty acids that can act as mild topical pain relievers for sore muscles. It has a softening and cleansing action on the skin and has become well established in the skin care industry.
It has also been promoted to help ease the aches and pains associated with colic.