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Sweet Almond (Prunus dulcis) Cold Pressed Oil

Sweet Almond (Prunus dulcis) Cold Pressed Oil

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Plant description

Latin Name : Prunus amygdalus, Prunus dulcis
English Name : Sweet almond
French Name : Amande douce
Family : Rosaceae
Origin : Italy, Spain, USA, China

History and Origin

Originally from Asia, where it has been cultivated since immemorial times, it is today present all around the Mediterranean Sea.

Aromatherapy Data Sheet

Used Part : Nuts
Extraction :

Cold pressing of food grade almonds, neutralization at 95° C, bleaching by earths (0.25 to 2.0% of bleaching clay is added to the oil and mixed for from 20 to 30 minutes at 85 to 95 ° C under vacuum. The "spent" clay is filtered from the oil), deodorization by steam (The process of blowing hot oil with steam under a high vacuum to remove traces of volatile materials causing odor or flavor), winterization (Chilling of edible oils to remove the more saturated glycerides so that the oil remains clear at low temperatures.).

Main Components : Oleic Acid 68 %, Linoleic Acid 22 %, Palmitic Acid 6 %, Stearic Acid 2,5 %, Vitamins A, D and E.
Oil Characteristics : Transparent liquid with a pale yellow color.
Saponification index : 189-196 
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In cosmetics, it is used for massage, external itching, chapped skin and pruritus. Softening, emollient and fortifying, it activates the healing of dermatosis, first-degree burns and inflammations. It also helps against dandruff and to prevent stretch marks, but only if applied in the morning and at night on a regular basis. Sweet almond oil is also recommended for baby care as well as for sensitive or very dry skins, as a tonic.

Documentation and References

CLERGEAUD, Chantal et Lionel, LES HUILES VÉGÉTALES: HUILES DE SANTÉ ET DE BEAUTÉ, Éditions atlantica douce alternative