Sweet Almond Oil

What is it? A versatile liquid carrier oil pressed from almonds.
Appearance Yellow liquid
Texture Smooth liquid oil
Scent Low scent, nothing remarkable.
Absorbency Speed Average
Solubility Oil
Why do we use it in formulations? It’s great in lip balms, facial serums, and lotions. It’s also rich in vitamin D.
Do you need it? I love it in lip balm, but you could use safflower oil, apricot kernel oil, or sunflower seed oil instead. You can get away with it.
Refined or unrefined? I’ve been using unrefined and I like it.
Strengths It’s a great, versatile carrier oil with an average absorption speed.
Weaknesses Obviously not a good choice if you’re concerned about nut allergies!
Alternatives & Substitutions Jojoba oil, argan oil (USA / Canada), olive oil (pomace) (USA / Canada), safflower oil.
How to Work with It I love it in lip balm, but I also like it in facial serums.
Storage & Shelf Life Stored somewhere cool, dark, and dry,
Tips, Tricks, and Quirks It can stain sheets if used as a massage oil.
Recommended starter amount 250mL (8fl oz)
Where to Buy it Buy it from an online DIY ingredient supplier or Amazon.

Some Formulations that Use Sweet Almond Oil



Posted on

August 28, 2016