Almond oil is a pure and natural substance with no chemicals that softens, nourishes, and strengthens hair and skin.

south asian woman with curly hairThe almond is a drupe–not an actual ‘nut’ by definition–which calls the Middle East and South Asia home. This beauty miracle started making its way along the Mediterranean through Africa, Europe, and eventually the United States. Now almond oil is in many of our hair and beauty products. It is a pure and natural substance with no chemicals that softens, nourishes, and strengthens hair and skin.

Adds sheen

Almond oil contains a high concentration of proteins and vitamins A, B and E, all of which help add shine to dull, dry hair. Additionally, fatty acids omega 9, 6, and 3 help to reflect damaging UV rays. It also forms a thin, oily layer on the hair which protects it from sun damage.

Fights breakage

Vitamins A, B, and E and fatty acids omega 9, omega 6 and omega 3 keep hair strong and healthy, preventing against breakage and split ends. Almond oil is a great sealant on wet hair over stylers and can also be used on day 2 hair and beyond, concentrating on the ends, to help hold in moisture in and further protect the fragile length.

Nourishes dryness

Almond oil is extremely nourishing to not only the lengths of the hair but the roots as well. Because almond oil is lighter, it’s also an excellent option for finer hair that gets weighed down easily. Also because of its weight, it is the perfect base for using essential oils that further moisturize the scalp and fight off dandruff.

Stimulates hair growth

Massage almond oil directly on the scalp before clarifying or co-washing to stimulate hair growth. It contains strengthening magnesium at the root of hair, which increases blood circulation to the scalp to promote hair growth. Massage almond oil onto the scalp nights before you are ready to wash your hair the following day. Sleep with a satin bonnet so your pillow does not become oily. Do this consistently every time you wash for the best results.

Almond oil contains essential vitamins for skin health and beauty including vitamins A, E, and D. Its healthy fat content is important for keeping the skin supple and hydrated.


Almond oil is an excellent carrier for salt and sugar. The salt or sugar will remove dirt and dead skin cells. The almond oil will immediately replenish your scrubbed skin. Apply this treatment to your face or lips once or twice a week for best results. 

Almond oil facial cleanser removes dirt as effectively as the facial scrub. As a cleanser, it will open pores, forcing dead skin cells and dirt to come up to the surface. It also makes a gentle eye makeup remover as well.

Apply a generous amount of almond oil on dry skin, massage it in and then splash some water. Rinse your face with cool water and pat dry gently.

Evens out skin texture 

The best time to use almond oil for facial massage is right before bedtime. It ensures that the oil will stay long enough so that it can perform its functions well. Almond oil massage helps to reduce dark circles under eyes, remove dead skin cells, and improves the texture of your facial skin. Applying almond oil before bed is that the solution is also therapeutic.

The most common benefit of almond oil for face is that it can be used as daily moisturizer. It not only softens up rough or dry skin, but almond oil also creates protective layer on the face.

Reduces fine lines

There are many products out there that claim to help with under eye dark circles. If you are looking for a more natural solution, almond oil is always a good choice. You can simply apply the oil in the dark areas before bed, so you can let it work while you are asleep. For optimum results, you need to perform this treatment everyday for several weeks. This treatment will not only help the under eye dark circles fade, but it also can help to reduce dark eyelids and crow’s feet.

How to: Wet your hands with warm water, and then massage the oil to all areas of your face. This will help the oil to penetrate more easily into the skin. You can even apply makeup after the oil is fully absorbed.

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