20 Uses for Almond Oil
Do you know that nearly half of the makeup of an almond is oil? Natural almond oil can be used for so many things so we’ve shared a nice roundup of uses for almond oil to make it easy! I love to use natural and thrifty products to replace more expensive and “chemical” ridden ones. The problem is, most people don’t realize that they could save so much money and have such healthier alternatives. That’s why I’m happy to share these tips with you!!
There are a couple of different types of almond oil. Bitter and then the sweet almond oil. All of the uses below focus mostly on the sweet kind of almond oil but bitter can easily be substituted if that’s what you already have on hand. This list below of awesome uses for almond oil is courtesy of Family Frugal Fun.
- Use a few drops on your skin before shaving to prevent cuts.
- Also, dip your razor blade in almond oil – this prevents it from rusting.
- A dime-sized amount in the palm of your hand rubbed through hair will tame flyaway curls.
- Massage almond oil on split ends.
- 2 Tablespoons a day administered orally act as a great natural laxative.
- A few drops on the skin gently massaged in the area under your eyes helps to soften and tone your face.
- Almond oil works well to nourish the skin without clogging pores.
- The high amount of Vitamin E protects skin from harmful UV rays.
- When taken orally in small amounts, almond oil also boosts your immune system.
- Add one teaspoon a day to your cooking; folic acid and potassium-rich almond oil helps regulate blood pressure.
- The folic acid and potassium content are also excellent for heart disease prevention.
- Sweet almond oil is considered “brain food” and is thought to aid in concentration.
- It makes a great substitute for olive oil, too – try it the next time you do stir fry at home for a wonderful flavor change that has lots of health benefits.
- Almond oil is also a good “base” for mixing with other oils. Add some peppermint oil and use it as an invigorating massage lubricant that also soothes achy muscles.
- It works well as a base with most any aromatherapy or essential oil for burning. Try lavender to relax, or peppermint or spearmint to get you moving.
- Mix almond oil and sea salt together for a terrific all-natural salt scrub. Who needs pricy spa treatments?
- Did you know almond oil is an excellent wood conditioner, and has been used for many years on musical instruments such as the oboe and clarinet?
- It’s a wonderful natural moisturizer for dry skin, thanks to the many anti-inflammatory vitamins in almond oil. You can use it topically or orally and achieve good results.
- If you make your own soap, add a 5% concentration of sweet almond oil and your skin will thank you for it!
- If you have dandruff or a very dry and flaky scalp, massage a few drops of sweet almond oil into your scalp for a few minutes, then let it sit for 45 minutes to overnight before rinsing with your regular shampoo.
So whether it is used topically, in food, or mixed with other things, almond oil can help your body in all sorts of ways. Do you have other uses for almond oil? If so, we’d love to hear about it. Leave us a comment below!!