Almond oil, specifically sweet almond oil, possesses so many benefits for your skin and your hair!
Sweet almond oil is packed full of vitamins and minerals like vitamins A and E, fatty acids, protein, potassium and zinc. Vitamin A fights free radicals (which keeps your skin looking young!) and can help clear blemishes by cleaning out your pores. Vitamin E keeps skin cells healthy and helps to protect them from UV radiation damage. It also is known to help your skin look smooth and soft! Fatty acids help retain moisture, which is good news if you have irritated or dry skin. Zinc is excellent at helping repair brittle nails.
The good news is that almond oil is not known to clog your pores, so some people put this oil directly on their faces! This oil is popular for a wide variety of skin types: oily, dry, and even sensitive skin. Almond oil has been used for hundreds of years to soothe itchy skin conditions, like eczema and psoriasis. Did you know that some people even use almond oil to remove their makeup?!
Sweet almond oil is fantastic at repairing skin, from the dark circles under your eyes, to rashes and other skin issues. Some have even found it helped to reduce the appearance of stretch marks! It may even help your skin repair sunburn.
This oil is also great for your hair. It softens, strengthens, and repairs hair; it can even be used on a dry or flaky scalp. Many hair products from big box stores strip hair of its natural oils; using sweet almond oil can actually help restore those protective oils for healthy, soft hair.
Stay tuned later in the year when we will re-release three other From Scratch Soaps that feature almond oil: Coconut Milk, Coconut Milk & Cookies, and Millionaire’s!