Sweet Almond Oil is something that I have only recently started using, and I am so happy that I did. I have been slowly starting to incorporate and replace products that I use with more natural ones. I recently started using Tooth Soap instead of regular Tooth Paste, stopped using Anti-Perspiration in exchange for a deodorant made up of non harmful ingredients, I use Apple Cider Vinegar and Witch Hazel for a toner, and now I use Sweet Almond Oil to remove my makeup and quite soon after started using it with or without a moisturizer I use before bed and in the mornings.
I have quite sensitive combination skin and have battled with Acne since I was a teenager. The medication I’m on is quite drying to my skin and even strong moisturizers don’t always cut it. I have been very happy with how Sweet Almond Oil moisturizes my skin. It makes it feel amazing, especially when used after I exfoliate. Even though it’s an oil, it will not cause you to break out. Just make sure you use a little than a lot, as a little goes a long way.
Makeup Remover: When I use it as a makeup remover, I normally use a cloth and apply a few drops to it and gently rub it over my face. You could also use some natural unscented recyclable wipes if you don’t want to constantly be washing a washcloth after every use.
Moisturizer: If you want to try using it with a moisturizer, just apply the moisturizer to your hand and add a small amount of the Almond Oil and mix and then apply to your face. I find it helps to wet my face with some water first, or even better is to apply it when you have just come out of the shower. That way your pores are open and the moisture can get into your skin. I used to always quickly soak up all the water off of me when I had gotten out of the shower. Now, I let the moisture sink into my skin for a couple of minutes. I’ve definitely noticed that my skin is softer because of it and not as dry during the cold Canadian winter months. That being said, it is great for all skin types, so it’s not just beneficial for people who suffer from dry skin.
Scent: There is no unpleasant strong scent as there can be with some moisturizers, and it goes on smoothly to your skin. Start out with a very small amount and as more as you see fit.
Storing: The Sweet Almond Oil I purchased came in a medium-sized glass bottle with quite a large opening. I found that I ended up pouring way too much out and I wasn’t able to keep it on the shelf on my bathroom mirror since it was too big. I transferred a bit of it into a small travel-sized lotion bottle. It has a snap lip on top so that only a few drops come out at a time. This prevents wasting any of the oil and I am able to keep it on hand and store the large bottle under the sink.
Other Uses of Sweet Almond Oil: Ar0matheraphy/Body Massage: Sweet Almond Oil is commonly used in body massages. It easily works into the skin and helps to maintain and restore body moisture, as well as aiding muscle pains. I’ve heard that it even promotes hair growth and aids and helps to prevent hair loss because of the vitamins it contains.
Sweet Almond Oil can be applied underneath the eyes to help reduce dark under eye circles and to help give more radiance to the skin. Moisturized skins is more youthful because it doesn’t accentuate wrinkles.
All Natural Sweet Almond Oil can also be consumed internally. It has a mild sweet nutty flavor and can be added to salads and in grains. It helps to aid digestion
Who can use Sweet Almond Oil: Everyone can use Sweet Almond Oil, except for those who have nut allergies.
I bought my medium-sized bottle of Sweet Almond Oil for around $8-$9. Even if you think this is on the pricier side, it should last you a long time and if you’re using it as a moisturizer, makeup remover, hair treatment…etc, you’ll save on buying multiple other products. Plus, you should feel good using something that is so beneficial to your body!
My initial plan way to just comment on this as a Makeup Remover, but it’s so amazing that I kept wanting to go on and on about some of its other benefits. Hope this has been useful in one way or another! 🙂
Enjoy taking care of your skin/body!