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Sweet Almond Oil


Sweet Almond Oil is considered to be an affordable all-purpose carrier oil to keep on hand.

Carrier Oils for Aromatherapy & Massage by Len Price mentions that Sweet Almond Oil contains approximately 8% saturated fat, 65% oleic acid (an omega-9 fatty acid) and 27% linoleic acid (an omega-6 essential fatty acid). [Len Price with Ian Smith and Shirley Price, Carrier Oils for Aromatherapy & Massage (United Kingdom: Riverhead, 1999), 33.]

Botanical Name: Prunus amygdalus var. dulcus

Shelled Almond
Shelled Almond

Aroma: Light. Sweet and Nutty.

Viscosity: Medium.

Absorption/Feel: Leaves a Slight Hint of Oil on the Skin. Absorbs Semi-quickly.

Color: Virtually Clear With a Yellow Tinge.

Shelf Life: 12 Months.


Important Note: The information provided on AromaWeb is for educational purposes only. This data is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.

General Safety Information: Use caution when trying any new ingredient, including carrier oils on the skin or in the hair. Those with nut allergies should consult their medical practitioner before coming into contact with nut oils, butters or other nut products. Do not take any oils internally without consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Safety information can be found by visiting the Safety Information page. For very in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand. 

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