Lipstick & Roses Ingredient
Dry, mature and normal skins – avoid if severely oily and/or suffer from acne
2 – moderately low pore-clogging
Region of Origin, Cultivation & History:
Native to Western Asia but cultivated all over the world.
Health & Beauty Benefits:
- Moisturize the skin – Almond oil is an excellent emollient. It locks moisture inside the skin. So, apply it right after a shower for maximum benefits.
- Treats dry and dull skin – Is you skin extremely dry ? Then sweet almond oil is the best oil for skin massage. It slowly heals dry skin condition. Within a few weeks of regular application, one can see lesser cracks in skin and lesser flaking.
- Chapped lips no more – If you ever happen to suffer from chapped lips, use almond oil instead of the chap stick. You’ll love the results. The best thing about almond oil is that it tastes sweet, unlike the awful tasting olive oil and almost all other oils.
- Get smooth, silky and glowing skin – Almond oil application helps one achieve really smooth skin. The skin becomes more elastic and uniform in texture. There is a mild glow to the skin as well.
- Helps in psoriasis, eczema and other forms of dermatitis – Almond oil may not be able to treat these conditions, but it does help the skin heal faster and better.
- Removes makeup like a boss – Take a few drops of almond oil on a cotton ball and just wipe across your face. All the makeup adheres to the cotton ball. The skin feels really fresh. So, no more washing incessantly to remove makeup.
- Anti-Inflammatory – It reduces inflammation topically and also when ingested.
- Anti-oxidant – Almond oil possesses mild antioxidant capacity.
- Immune Booster – Topical as well as internal application of sweet almond oil boosts immunity and provides robust protection from various diseases.
- Anti-hepatotoxic – Almond oil is known to aid the liver in eliminating toxins. This is also performed by castor oil.
- Emollient – excellent moisturization property. It is used to eliminate excessively dry skin.
- Sclerosant – Used to treat vascular issues like spider veins, hemorrhoids and varicose veins.
- Laxative – promotes defecation and relieves constipation. This laxative action is mild as compared to stronger laxatives like castor oil.
- Analgesic – almond oil is mild pain reliever
- Muscle Relaxation – massage with almond oil soothes stressed and sore muscles.
- Cicatrizant – helps wounds heal faster.
- Anti-dandruff – it dissolves away dandruff from the scalp.
There is not enough scientific information available to know if sweet almond is safe to use as medicine.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking sweet almond if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Diabetes: Sweet almond might lower blood sugar in some people. Watch for signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and monitor your blood sugar carefully if you have diabetes and use sweet almond.
Surgery: Sweet almond might lower blood sugar in some people. In theory, sweet almond might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgical procedures. Stop using sweet almond at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
“Almond, Sweet” Potters Herbal Encyclopedia (Williamson) [CW Daniel Company Limited 2003] pgs. 14-15