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.]
Prunus amygdalus var. dulcus
Light. Sweet and Nutty.
Leaves a Slight Hint of Oil on the Skin. Absorbs Semi-quickly.
Virtually Clear With a Yellow Tinge
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General Safety Information
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Carrier Oils for Aromatherapy & Massage
Authors: Len Price with Ian Smith & Shirley Price