Organic almond Oil: 7 Health Benefits and Uses for your Body Care 🇬🇧
Hello everybody, today I am very excited to present this guest blog post by Attitude Organic, a sustainable lifestyle platform. Thanks to this post, I will share with you some of their advice in terms of natural beauty, in particular about a healthful essential oil.
If you are interested to discover the properties and the benefits of some essential oils, Attitude Organic has already discussed them in a previous post called Must Have Essential Oils. However, this article is focuses on the seven almond essential oil benefits for your health. The almond oil is emollient, moisturizing, soothing and elasticizing and it can be used as a multipurpose, non-toxic beauty treatment. Organic Almond Oil
Almonds are the edible seeds of the Prunus dulcis tree, more commonly known as the almond tree. They are very rich in fat, making them a perfect source of oil. There are two kind of almonds: sweet and bitter almonds. The first ones are the variety typically eaten and used to make foods, oils and cosmetics. The bitter almonds instead can have fatal consequences if ingested. Meanwhile, bitter almonds are believed to have
medicinal properties, they contain a glycoside called amygdalin which turns into toxic hydrocyanic acid during processing. Sweet Almond oil uses for hair and skin
The sweet almond oil comes exclusively from edible almonds that are selectively cultivated for their sweet taste. This oil is popularly used for skin and hair care. Several brands sell the organic Almond Oil. I personally use the one from Miaroma, but they are all very similar. The most important thing is that you buy a 100% pure one.
Let’s see the seven different ways of using almond oil to enhance our health and beauty. 7 Almond essential oil benefits
1. To moisturize your hands
The Organic almond oil is a good moisturizer for our hands. Hands are parts of our body that are exposed to bad weather conditions. Furthermore, the detergents that we usually use for the care of the house make them even more irritated and chapped. As a remedy, every night before going to sleep we should massage our hands with almond oil. It helps to prevent blemishes and skin aging.
2. To make a Homemade Scrub
Second, if you are looking for a good home-made and cheap scrub, almond oil is one of the ingredients you need to make it. In particular, you need to mix four tablespoons of organic almond oil with two tablespoons of brown sugar. This scrub is suitable for both face and body and you should use it on wet skin once or twice a week!
3. As make-up remover
In my opinion, oils are one of the best choices to remove make-up! massage it straight onto dry skin and it will lift away all make up. Gentle enough to remove eye makeup also, even waterproof mascara slides off easily with a gentle massage of organic almond oil. Furthermore, if you apply a very small amount of it to eyelashes (use a cotton tip) and eyebrows nightly, this will nourish, strengthen, and help them to grow. If you have oily or tend to have acne skin, I suggest you the use of oils every once in a while.
4. To protect your hair
In addition, almond oil is also excellent for hair care. In particular, during the summer it is recommended to use it on the lengths to protect your hair from the sun’s rays. Apply it to slightly damp hair, insisting on lengths and ends.
5. To make your skin soft
It is now clear to everyone that almond oil makes our skin very soft. But which one is the right way to apply it on your whole body?
When you take a shower after rinsing, use a dime-sized portion of organic almond oil into your palm, then massage it well on your still wet skin. At this point, rinse it quickly and then dry gently your skin.
Following these short steps, you can use almond oil on your body, but without having that uncomfortable sticky effect.
6. To Relieve Eczema & Psoriasis
As already said, the organic almond oil is emollient. It has anti-inflammatory properties so it is good for helping calm eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and extremely dry skin conditions
7. To prevent and reduce stretch marks
Among the almond essential oil benefits, a study shows that it is one of the most effective natural remedy in controlling stretch marks. The results are very prominent in women who were regular in applying almond oil during pregnancy.
Have you ever used organic almond oil? How do you use it? Do you prefer moisturizing oils or creams?
This article is written by Sabrina from the team of Attitude Organic. It is a sustainable lifestyle platform which aims to help you to adopt a more sustainable Attitude and lifestyle in the easiest possible way. Marine, the founder of Attitude Organic, and her team give to their readers precious tips about healthy food, natural beauty, sustainable fashion and yoga. If you liked this article and you are interested to know more about Attitude Organic, visit their blog.
Thank you Attitude Organic for this super helpful article!
Eco Couple’s favourite Almond oil is by Naissance oil, organic and cold pressed. If you are interested in other oils for your face take a look at our Beauty post on ¨Conscious beauty brands¨
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