Sweet Almond Oil - Prunus amygdalus dulcis Sweet Almond oil is the most popular carrier oil used for facial and body massage, and its excellent emollient properties help the skin to balance the absorption and loss of moisture. It is a great emollient for softening and conditioning the skin and hair. It is well suited for eczema, psoriasis and itchy, dry and inflamed skin. It is rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and E.
Use it in creams, lotions, lotion bars, balms, scrubs, massage oils and soap.
It saponifies easily and yields a mild soap with good lather. Almond oil is often used for superfatting soaps. It is a great moisturizer that produces a stable lather and helps condition the skin.