Ingredients Index: Sweet Almond Oil

Let’s take a moment to appreciate the all-round amazing nature’s gift – Sweet Almond Oil!

This wonder-oil can be used for almost anything – from smoothing the skin, deep cleansing, removing dark circles, treating eczema and rashes, anti-aging skincare, hair loss and giving your hair shine, nail care and so much more! So what makes Sweet Almond oil so special? Let’s find out!

The almond is a species of a tree native to the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and North Africa. This nourishing oil has been prescribed in Ayurvedic medication for treating numerous ailments, both when eaten and used topically. Sweet almond oil comes exclusively from edible almonds and is rich in Vitamin E, monounsaturated fatty acids, proteins, potassium and zinc, alongside a number of other minerals and vitamins – which is why it is so great for your heart, skin and hair! Vitamin E will help rejuvenate the skin, reducing the appearance of dark circles and reverse the signs of ageing. The healthy fats found in almonds will also improve circulation and also help keep skin hydrated. It is also a natural remedy for eczema due to its anti-inflammatory properties as well as reducing the appearance of stretch marks – plus much more.

Sweet Almond Oil (and almonds themselves) is fantastic for your Inner Beauty as well, jam-packed full of health benefits! When eaten, is known to regulate cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease, along with promoting healthy weight loss. Almonds are loaded with anti-oxidants and fatty acids, and the Vitamin E protects your cell membranes from damage.

We’ve been really enjoying this particular one from Miaroma – it can be used on its own for the face, body and hair. It’s super silky and light, it also smells delicious. This oil sinks into the skin without blocking pores so won’t leave you feeling greasy at all. This can also be used as an oil base, so you can add your own essential oils to it and create your own aromatherapy blend. We can’t get enough of it!

Miaroma Massage and Skincare Oil from Holland and Barrett (£4.49)

Jessica xx

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