The almond is widely known as the "King of Nuts", but did you know the mighty almond actually belongs in the same category as peaches and cherries? That’s right, the mighty morsel you know and love is the seed of the almond fruit. But that doesn’t change its nutritional value or the many, mesmerizing benefits of applying its oil to the skin!
Sweet almond oil contains all sorts of natural goodness: vitamin E, vitamin A, essential fatty acids, proteins, potassium, and zinc. It’s positively packed with vitamins and nutrients, making it perfect to include in your daily skincare regime. And, as you’re about to find out, this oil can do just about anything!
Check out our list of almond oil benefits below and start adding it to your routine asap!
Have you heard of washing your face with oil? If you haven’t, that’s alright. Does it sound a little crazy though? Don’t worry! Believe it or not, sweet almond oil is excellent at purging the skin of toxins, opening up pores, and retaining moisture that blocks the entry of dirty microbes. Seriously, all three? Yes! We weren’t kidding when we said you’d be using almond oil for all your skincare needs.
One of the most magical sweet almond oil benefits is that it deeply cleans the pores without clogging them. And this is huge! You don’t want a product that is going to clean your pores but leave you unprotected afterward! Almond oil will get your pores clear and help balance your skin out, so you can function at your best. Your pores will stay open and retain moisture! It absorbs quickly so you don’t have to deal with an oily residue like some other oils.
Plus, it’s anti-inflammatory and boosts immunity! You’re going to be using sweet almond oil as your regular cleanser from now on, right? (That was rhetorical, we know the answer is yes!)
You might be surprised to find that it safely removes makeup too. Even those pesky raccoon circles from your mascara that a lot of cleansers leave traces of behind. There’s nothing this oil can’t do!
It doesn’t matter whether you’re cleaning makeup off your face, or washing up before you put it on: sweet almond oil absorbs into your skin super fast, so you don't have to wait for that greasy feeling to dissipate before putting on your morning makeup.
2) Soothes Puffy Eyes
If you're using sweet almond oil as a face moisturizer, pat some oil around your eyes before you go to bed at night.
Coffee is great at helping you feel awake, but almond oil will help you look awake! Since its anti-inflammatory, it may help ease swelling of the skin. This soothes those puffy spots and helps even the appearance of your skin. Almond oil isn’t just a treat, it’s your new best friend!
Thanks to harsh environmental elements, stress, and the loss of collagen over time, wrinkles and age spots can give away our age sometimes. Luckily, the “King of Nuts” has come to save the day!
Almonds are loaded with vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant that assists in maintaining beautiful skin as we age. Keep your skin smoothed out with the sweetest oil available. That’s what we mean when we say sweet almond oil benefits!
Collagen, the protein responsible for keeping our skin youthful, forms an even layer of padding under the skin. As we age, fine wrinkles begin to appear due to the thinning of the skin and unevenness in the collagen padding underneath. The vitamin E in sweet almond oil can provide the amino acids required for that lovely collagen to thrive. So your skin stays even and healthy over time.
To moisturize with sweet almond oil and enjoy its sweet benefits, wash and dry your skin as usual. Then pat a small amount of the oil onto your face and allow it to absorb. Next thing you know, you’ll be smoothed out and shining with that top layer of collagen thriving! No need to clean it off later or follow up with another product. Just use a small amount and let the magic happen.
4) Lightens Appearance of Some Scarring
One of almond oil's most popular characteristics is how quickly it absorbs, unlike many other oils that tend to sit on top of the skin for far too long.
The oil’s emollient properties do numerous tremendous things for your skin. It keeps the skin’s moisture levels balanced, rejuvenates the scar tissue, and possibly evens out the color and texture left behind in the healing process. One of the keys here is that other moisturizing products can slow your body’s natural processing of toxins and environmental particles. But because almond oil balances the moisture levels in your skin, you won’t be dependent on it or anything else. It will help your body’s natural processes function at the highest levels!
The emollient properties also help soothe and smooth lasting scar tissue, stretch marks, and more. Applying sweet almond oil to your adorable baby bump will help moisturize as it grows, alleviating lasting marks left behind! One of the most rewarding uses of this amazing oil for you might be that it will help rejuvenate the skin while you and your baby grow together.
5) Oily Skin
Our bodies naturally produce an oily substance called sebum, which is important for skin protection to some degree. However, if your skin produces too much sebum, it can easily trap dirt and clog pores, possibly causing issues with pimples and acne.
Sweet almond oil benefits your pores by cleaning them of impurities, dirt, and unnecessary oils. It will open those clogged pores and keep you clean. You’ll not only see the positive results, but your body’s natural processes will be unimpeded. Embrace that open, confident feeling of knowing that your skin not only looks and feels fresh but is clean and open too!
Absorption is as simple as rubbing the oil between your hands to warm it up before applying it to your skin. That's it! Since it’s highly emollient, it quickly balances the absorption of moisture and the loss of water. It really is that easy! You can move to the next thing on your busy schedule feeling fresh and knowing your skin is taken care of! No need to wipe it off half an hour later, no need to moisturize two hours later. Almond oil gets the job done, so you can too!
Another great detoxifier is our charcoal soap that helps extract toxins, leaving you with that deep clean feeling.
6) Dry Skin
If you find yourself constantly scratching and itching at your flaky skin, almond oil can help with dryness too! The fatty acids found in sweet almond oil benefit the skin by helping retain moisture and keep it hydrated while the vitamin E soothes irritation. This is one of the most easily recognized sweet almond oil benefits!
7) Rough Hands and Feet
The zinc content can help smooth rough, calloused skin. And because almond oil is light, you won't be leaving greasy handprints all over your home. But keep it handy and use almond oil on all the toughest spots to even things out! The zinc content also contributes to healing scars and stretch marks.
8) Brittle Nails
If your skin isn't as moisturized as you'd like, chances are your nails aren't either. The proteins found in sweet almond oil can possibly strengthen soft, brittle nails.
9) Moisturizes Chapped Lips
Simply apply a little sweet almond oil onto dry, cracked lips and the nourishing properties of the oil will lock in moisture for soft, plump lips! There’s nothing better than all-natural on your lips.
10) Healthy Scalp
The skin on your scalp is just as important as the rest of your body, even though we don't always see it. As dead skin cells accumulate on top of your head, they can lead to dandruff issues or even inhibit healthy hair growth.
By deeply moisturizing your scalp and hair with sweet almond oil, you can potentially soothe flaking and itching.
Fun fact: The almond tree is native to the Middle East and Western Asia. When it was first domesticated in the Middle East and the Mediterranean, it was quickly discovered that the oil extracted from the almond is extremely beneficial for maintaining healthy skin. As a matter of fact, almost half the weight of a dried almond is oil!
As a very mild, hypoallergenic oil, almond oil is safe for almost all skin types: sensitive, dry, oily, and everything in between. You won’t receive a package just to find out the product inside doesn’t suit you. This oil works on all skin. So you know your time and resources are well spent!
Now that you're aware of the wonderful sweet almond oil benefits, you should know we love using it in our products!
Many of our bath treats here at Nectar include sweet almond oil to give your skin that extra nourishment it craves!
With the all-natural exfoliants and sweet almond oil in our Sugar Body Scrubs, your skin will feel as soft and supple as a smooth peach after rinsing off our 5 star rated body scrubs. Seriously, these scrubs are the best way to soothe your skin. Indulge yourself with the best ingredients! You’ll see the results right away, and you won’t regret it!
Our Mix and Match Bath Bomb Set is another wonderful way to maximize sweet almond oil’s benefits. Sit back, relax, and melt your stress away! Choose your fragrances from our best sellers to build your favorite bathing experience!
If almonds are the “King of Nuts,” then sweet almond oil is the Queen of Oils! But don’t just take our word for it: find almond oil across a wide array of bath treats available across our website!