Part one: Sweet Almond Essential Oil Benefits
PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE WARNINGS ABOUT USING NUTS IF YOU HAVE A NUT ALLERGY
There are many types but the two main types are Bitter Almond oil and Sweet Almond Oil
The difference is that Bitter Almonds will kill you and Sweet Almonds won’t. I don’t believe you need to know any more than that as I don’t want to bore you with chemical process’ etc etc. Needless to say we will be talking about using Sweet Almond Essential Oil benefits.
Sweet Almond Oil is carrier oil for mixing other oils so that you get the enhanced benefit of the carrier oil as well as the other oils you mix in it to produce some amazing results for you body internally and externally.
So what about its self what can it do without other oils? What are its properties?
Sweet Almond Oil Skin Benefits
Almond oil (we will refer to it as this now) is known as one of the best oils for skin and hair. Its nutrients make it a great standalone oil and as a cosmetic ingredient that you may have come across in various guises in the beauty industry. In Unani system of medicine it has a massive reputation as medicinal oil without side effects
One of the best benefits is being a hypoallergenic oil its safe for all skin types including babies. To obtain the best from this oil it needs to be warmed first as absorption through the skin is really good so after a shower take advantage of body temperature and capturing moisture for your skin. If you rub it in your hands and apply to your skin this does the same thing remembering a little goes a long way.
If you have acne or spots as many teenagers do then warm up four tablespoons of Almond oil put one tablespoon sugar in this stir well in and you create a natural facial scrub. Use a cotton ball to gently rub in using a circular motion and let soak into the skin. Wash off any debris on the face after about a minute. It works because of its Vitamin A content it is safe to use on sensitive skin as well.
It is safe to use over a long period as long as your lifetime in act because of its antoxidative properties it protects against UV radiation and can prevent this damage and slow down effects after this has happened.
Do you have dark circles under your eyes? Use this and the puffiness is history and the darkness goes after a few weeks of treatment. Take note gentlemen. You may even notice that your eyes feel better because of the rejuvenate benefits of this oil. Do not worry if you have more waste from your eyes as this is natural. Use two drops on a cotton ball and wipe carefully under the eyes.
If you are not too vain as a man and almost certainly for women who are never vain about their skin condition you can use this as a facial scrub as described wash off after two minutes and then apply the oil to your face via warming up and work into your skin. This can delay any signs of aging and of course you can use this all over your body too. It also works as makeup remover is gentler and much better to use so no more washing off makeup and making a mess or using makeup remover that damages the skin.
If you suffer from psoriasis/eczema this is excellent oil for treating the skin and relieves inflammation redness and itchiness also to treat spider veins and varicose veins. This oil is also good for stretch marks and scars. Almond oil can speed up the healing process by encouraging the collagen to come to the surface of the camber of the scar thus filling it out and leaving less unsightly
Sweet Almond Oil Hair Benefits
Out in the sun? Run this oil through your hair as a conditioner substitute and protect your scalp as well and if you suffer from the dreaded dandruff it becomes history too when using this oil. Hot oil treatment using Almond oil by warming the oil and massage this into your scalp. Cover with a shower cap or swimming cap leaving for two to three hours and then wash as normal using cool water. This will provide deep conditioning to your hair and scalp and has been known to induce hair growth. You can do this once a week if you wish so if you are having a soak in the bath reading your favorite book….
Sweet Almond Oil Health Benefits
If indigested it reduces inflammation in the gut. Most research I have done concludes that most aliments are from inflammation and this starts in the gut. It is a mild laxative not as harsh as chemical ones or tablets and certainly better than castor oil.
It is known as am immune booster too so it affects you through the skin and internally so it is good to take for internal use like many other essential oils. It is also an aid to the liver eliminating toxins and helps with hemorrhoids. It is a mild pain reliever helps wounds heal faster cuts and grazes and minor injuries. If you twist your ankle it is good to reduce the inflammation of the tendon. If you are in training it soothes stressed and sore muscles. If you have had injury it will help with inflammation aiding faster recovery. It is wise to use this on your muscles before exercise too as if you over stress it will start to help recovery straight away. This is great for athlete’s runners and cyclists in training too.
Known for its relief of ear pain it’s used to help soften earwax and relieve blockages within the ventilation tubes of the ear. Unlike many other earwax softeners it is safe for the ear even if there are microscopic cuts inside it will not infect them. To do this warm a tablespoon in hot water place two to three drops of oil in the spoon and drop it into the affected ear allowing the warm oil to pass down the ear canal.
It is great for a massage or ten drops in a steam bath or sauna water as you drop it over the hot rocks or even in a hot tub.
Sweet Almonds as Food Benefits
Almonds themselves to eat contain both good and bad fat. It inhibits the receptors to say you are full so you may put on weight if you eat too much. The typical person believes they are hungry so this is the check I do and maybe you can do too. Are you hungry? Is your stomach telling you this or as I believe its your mouth that is hungry? This is like packing up smoking. You may not want a cigarette but you want a nicotine boost and this is what you want to stop nicotine addiction. This is the same with eating. Your mouth wants you to eat not your stomach. That’s why we get bloated with food. It is better to drink water than to eat. Your mouth soon gets fed up with this along with your brain so you don’t feel the urge to eat anymore. Strange fact every time you pee there’s 4% fat in it so pee more!!
Mix Almond Oil into a protein drink or smoothie vegetable or fruit. Drizzle it on salads or vegetables. You can cook with the oil as it smokes at 430 degrees Fahrenheit so it’s safe to use in stir fries French fries or to cook in general. Try dribbling it over your breakfast cereal or cooking your bacon with just a few drops added. Mix it with honey and put it in your tea or coffee.
REMEMBER! People with NUT ALLERGIES this will not be appropriate for you to use unless you do a test patch and you are satisfied it will not affect you.
As a standalone oil Sweet Almond Essential Oil has many benefits to your health overall. If you cannot use any other oil because of sensitivity then this is the oil you can use for most everything. Try to imagine where this will take you when you mix this with other oils and the amazing benefits your body will get from its use. It benefits you Internally it benefits your skin you can use it on food to cook food. Hell you can just take it every day to make your body good
PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE WARNINGS ABOUT USING NUTS IF YOU HAVE A NUT ALLERGY
Uani – a system of medicine practiced in parts of India thought to derive via historical Muslim physicians who learned this from Byzantine Greece. It is also sometimes contrasted with the Ayurvedic system