Sweet Almond Oil Benefits and Uses for Natural Skincare

There are just so many sweet almond oil benefits for natural skincare! Due to its versatility it was actually the first of three carrier oils I bought myself after I finished my Aromatherapy and natural beauty certificate. I’ll explain why below. But, just so you know how much I value this carrier oil, I still have it in the house all-the-time. I also use it in almost every recipe I make for myself and probably always will. It’s definitely a staple!

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Benefits Of Sweet Almond Oil

Anyone who makes their own skincare products is aware of the many benefits associated with using sweet almond oil in natural beauty recipes. Following are the reasons that I love it so much and bet they’re the same reasons others love it too!

Benefit 1: Cost

You just can’t deny the value of a good oil that is also affordable. It may not be as sexy (or expensive) as some other oils (i.e. Argan Oil) but that doesn’t make it any less beneficial.

You can get 16oz for about $15. Compared to Argan Oil (which costs $20 for 2oz) it’s definitely a must if it works for your skin type.

Benefit 2: It won’t clog pores

One of the problems that a lot of DIY skincare-makers run into is running into the same old problems they had with commercial products – breakouts, blackheads, sensitive skin, etc.

A lot of why this happens is because they use oils that do that if you use them too frequently or if they make up too much of a blend. For example, olive oil, which is super popular for skincare should only be used in very small amounts. It should also be used only 2-3 times a week. And definitely not for long periods of time.

Well, you don’t have that problem with Sweet Almond Oil.

What I’m saying is this:

  • You can use it every day.
  • You don’t have to mix it with anything else.

There’s just one caveat to this – you need to have the right skin type (read below for more details).

Benefit 3: People with sensitive skin can use it

There are a lot of oils that aren’t great for people with sensitive skin. Either it’s too rich or has too much (or little) of one vitamin or another.

Lucky for you, this one of the important sweet almond oil benefits. It’s totally fine for people who have sensitive skin. Stock up!

Benefit 4: It can be used in a ton of different blends

One of the reasons I love this oil so much is because it can be used in pretty much any blend. I use it in my face cream, body scrub, and lip balm recipes.

The fact that I can use large amounts of it in my recipes also means it almost never goes rancid. Some of my other oils will go rancid because I can’t get them in a small enough jar but I never run into that problem with sweet almond oil!

Benefit 5: It’s extremely beneficial for people with dry skin

Combined with the cost, the versatility and quality of this oil it’s just a winner. The fact that it’s loaded with vitamins that dry (and sensitive skin) love make it even better!

It is the Vitamin E, A, B1, B2 and B6 that we can thank for this!

Benefit 6: It keeps longer than a lot of other carrier oils

Since there is vitamin E in Sweet Almond Oil it takes a little longer to go rancid as compared to other oils. If you keep it in the fridge, like I do, it’ll last months longer. I have had a bottle in the fridge for a year and it still seems fine.

It Is Amazing, But Not Everyone Can Reap The Benefits Of Sweet Almond Oil

Just because it’s a fabulous oil, doesn’t mean that everyone can benefit from it. Let me tell you who should (and should not) use it. You can also use it in about every recipe (depending on your skin type). Below read about who should/shouldn’t use along with some of the blends it just has to be used in.

If you have oily skin don’t use it.

Even though one of the benefits is that it doesn’t clog pores, that only works if you have dry skin. I’ll say it again just to make sure you don’t miss it > If you have oily skin, don’t use Sweet Almond Oil.

If however you have dry, sensitive, or normal skin sweet almond oil is a great option for you!

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About the author

Susanna, The Natural Skin Care Junkie

I'm Susanna, the Natural Skin Care Junkie! I became a certified Aromatherapist at the start of the Millennium and have been making my own skin care products ever since. During my time in the world of natural skin care, I have sold my own spa line (Oriana Naturals), a natural beauty box (Flynn & Sage) and a facial care line (Conscience Beauty Lab). I have taught live courses in DIY beauty and have been helping people make their own products with this site since 2013. Happy DIY'ing! Susanna


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