I’ve never been one of those people who knew a lot about Essential Oils. I’d always see people on social media with essential oils for sickness, for skincare, for anxiety – even for baking! And I just was a little clueless. So last year when I attended a beauty talk at Ways of Wellness in Cape Town, I got some first hand exposure to essential oils for the first time. I met a lady there called Stacy who started her own business called African Secret which specializes in color, fragrance and soap free products. Many of Stacy’s products contain essential oils, and she introduced me to Sweet Almond Oil. And I’ll bet there are some uses for Sweet Almond Oil that you haven’t heard before!
Lately many people are turning to natural oils to benefit the skin, rather than skin creams and lotions that may contain ingredients harsh on the skin. (Obviously this is not all skin creams and lotions :)) But those especially with sensitive skin have found great benefits from essential oils.
So, sweet almond oil can be used for a variety of skin conditions, ranging from dry to oily. It can also assist with healing acne and decreasing the appearance of scars.
Sweet Almond Oil is especially good for normal, dry and sensitive skin and as well mature skin. While it has a wide variety of uses for your health, it also has many uses for hair and skincare!
So, here’s some uses for Sweet Almond Oil
For smooth skin
So, one of the uses for Sweet Almond oil is that it is really great for softening your skin. It is a mild, hypoallergenic oil – even suitable for babies skin! When you rub it on your skin, it gets fully absorbed so easily so if you’ve got any dry patches it works really well. It’s really good for dry elbows and knees and doesn’t leave a greasy, sticky feel.
Use as a substitute For hand and foot cream
Almond oil is a light oil, so it is less greasy when compared to other oils. This makes it a great, inexpensive substitute for hand or foot cream. It smooths the skin and gets easily absorbed in the skin due to its lightness. It also contains zinc which soothes rough skin and heals cracked heels.
Dark under eye circles
A well known remedy to get rid of dark circles under your eyes is to massage almond under your eyes before you go to bed at night. The vitamin E in the almond oil will rejuvenate the skin and will lighten the skin with regular use.
Cures Psoriasis And Eczema
Almond oil soothes and relaxes the skin so it’s long been used to treat skin problems like psoriasis and eczema.
To keep hair healthy and shiny
You can gently massage some Sweet Almond Oil into your hair after you’ve washed it. It will condition your hair and keep it soft, hydrated and shiny. in a few drops of this miracle oil.
To improve the appearance of stretchmarks
Another one of the uses of Sweet Almond oil is to assist with the appearance of stretchmarks. It has amazing emollient qualities that have a nourishing and strengthening effect on the skin. Massaging with almond oil promotes blood circulation, which effectively assists stretch marks.
For healthier nails
Because this oil is rich in zinc, and a deficiency in zinc is what causes nails to be brittle and have white spots. In addition to zinc, almond oil contains B-Complex vitamins and iron which improve nail health. Just rub a drop on each cuticle!
So ladies, there’s a bit of a roundup of some other uses for Sweet Almond Oil. If you’re looking to buy some Sweet Almond Oil or other products free from fragrances, soaps etc you should totally check out Africa Secrets on Instagram.