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Clouds Sweet Almond Carrier Oil 50ml


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Product Code: ARO-CAR-SWE

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Stock Status: In Stock
Product Brand: Clouds
Product Weight: 0.12kg

Clouds Sweet Almond Carrier Oil 50ml
Latin name: prunus amygdalus dulcis

Sweet Almond is a very delicate, moisturising oil ideally suited for the face. It is obtained from the dried almond kernels, it is cold pressed, contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and E, and is a rich source of protein. It can be mixed with 10% Wheatgerm oil to prolong its shelf-life.

Properties and uses:
It is helpful with all skin types, being non-greasy and spreads easily
It is especially good for eczema, relieving itching, soreness, dryness and inflammation
It is a very good lubricant, but not penetrating, which makes it excellent as a massage oil and protectant.
It protects, soothes and softens the skin, while conditioning and promoting a youthful, clear complexion
It helps the skin balance loss of moisture
It can help to relieve muscle-related aches and pains
CAUTION: It is not safe for people with nut allergies.


The advantages of carrier oils are:

they act as a lubricant for massage
they facilitate the absorption of the essential oil into the skin
they are light and non-viscous, offering no impediment to absorption
they are virtually odourless
they do not evaporate
they have specific properties that are beneficial in their own right

We generally pay great respect to the value of essential oils, but we often forget the therapeutic benefits of the carrier oils themselves. Their vitamin content and their essential fatty acids are an invaluable aid in softening and enriching the skin. Some carrier oils help with skin irritations (e.g. eczema and psoriasis). They can also be used to reduce scar tissue and wrinkles.

When buying carrier oils for aromatherapy, it is important to choose quality oils from a reliable supplier. The best nut or seed based oils are cold pressed, and where there is a choice between refined or unrefined, it is always better to choose the latter, as this will ensure the highest concentrations the oil’s particular vitamins and fatty acids. Of course, not all oils can be cold pressed or unrefined –Grapeseed is pressed but involves the use of higher temperatures, thus losing some of its potency, Calendula and St John’s Wort are infused, and Coconut is fractionated.

Of course, the carrier has to complement the essential oil. So for use on the face, for instance, Sweet Almond and Peach Kernel are light, gentle and odourless. Oils with a stronger odour, such as Avocado, are more suitable for use overnight. You can, however, blend a lighter with a heavier oil to avoid problems such as odour or even cost. The possibilities are endless and exciting.

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