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Sweet Almond Oil originates from the Almond tree ‘Prunus Amygdalus dulcis’ native to the Middle East. Almonds were one of the earliest domesticated fruit trees which appear to have been cultivated as early as the Early Bronze Age (3000–2000 BC). An archaeological example of almond consumption is the fruit found in Tutankhamun’s tomb in Egypt. Ancient Chinese and Ayurvedic practices have also used almond oil for centuries to help treat skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
The Almond fruit is known as a drupe, similar to that of a peach or plum. The drupe has a leathery hull that surrounds it, giving it the look of a green peach.
HOW IT’S MADE?
United States is the largest sweet almond oil producer in the world. The production of sweet almond oil begins when the fruit is harvested from the tree once ripe. It is allowed to be dried before they are cleaned of impurities and loosed from their shells. The pre-cleaned seed are then gently warmed to the press temperature and then fed into a screw press. The sweet almond oil then undergo immediate further processing. The oil is generally turned into pure oil, after undergoing several stages of purification.
WHY DO WE USE IT?
Almonds are naturally rich in vitamin E a fat-soluble vitamin that acts as an antioxidant both within your body and on your skin. It’s highly emollient, which means it helps to balance the absorption of moisture and water loss.