CTFA Name: Sweet Almond Oil, non-GMO
INCI Name : Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
Method of Extraction: Cold Process
Plant Part Used: Ripe Seeds
Ingredient Composition: 100% Almond Oil
Gluten Free: Yes
Food Grade: Yes
Saponification Value- 190-200
Our sweet almond oil is a 100% pure sweet almond, not a cosmetic blend, and it is grown and processed in California. We diligently search for US grown and processed ingredients as we believe supporting US companies is beneficial to us all. This particular sweet almond oil is also non-GMO.
Almond oil is a very common oil used in personal care products. There have been recent controversies over the use of almond as it is in the nut allergy family. Sweet almond oil is used in personal care products because it has a high level of natural vitamin e, a natural anti-oxidant, and it is highly moisturizing.
Vitamin e is an integral vitamin to healthy skin. Vitamin e works to protect the skin from sun damage and to slow the signs of aging. Sweet almond oil has such a high level of vitamin e that it covers 26% of the daily RDI for vitamin e. Studies have been done showing the preventative benefits of vitamin e when out in the sun. Applying oils and butters with high levels of vitamin e in them before going out into the sun can help prevent sun burns and sun damage. Sweet almond oil is one of those oils. Try blending sweet almond oil, organic jojoba oil, and Oregon hazelnut oil with a blend of essential oils as a sun protection oil.
Sweet almond oil also makes a great ingredient for a stretch mark cream or oil. The high amounts of vitamin e help to improve overall health and elasticity of the skin, so the topical application of products containing sweet almond oil can help to prevent stretch marks. Try blending into a belly butter using our organic cocoa butter, organic shea butter, a little beeswax and some amazing essential oils.
Sweet Almond Oil is sold in 4-ounce, 8-ounce, 16-ounce, half-gallon, 1- gallon, 5-gallon and 55-gallon sizes. Please email us directly for 55-gallon+ orders.
Short Term Storage: Air tight container. Dark location. Cool room temperature.
Long Term Storage: Removing air from storage container will delay oxidation and rancidity (may need to place in a smaller container). Refrigeration can extend shelf life.
Best Used By: One year from date of purchase.
Shelf Life Once Used in Manufacturing: One year from manufacturing date.