Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus Dulcis) is the most widely used carrier oil, suitable for all skin types. It is rich in minerals, vitamins, proteins and essential fatty acids, helping to soften, nourish and revitalise the skin.

The daily use of this wonderful home ingredient can treat many ailments and solve various beauty and hair issues. Almonds can do wonders for your skin, hair and general health. Sweet Almond Oil is especially suited to dry, sensitive and irritated skin and it is used extensively in cosmetics and therapeutic skincare. It is also one of the best multi-purpose base oils to use for massage, as it is almost odourless and is an excellent lubricant.

Almond Oil For Skin:

Almond oil also known as ‘Badam Tel’ in Hindi, is a popular essential oil commonly used in aromatherapy. It is suitable for most skin types. It is also commonly used as an ingredient in many baby skin care range of products. Below are some of the benefits of almond oil for skin:

1. Makes Skin Healthier

Almond oil is rich in vitamin A, B and E, which are great for skin health. In fact, most skin care products are loaded with these vitamins. The oil helps to maintain moisture levels of the skin and gets absorbed in a jiffy – without blocking the pores. Overall, almond oil – when used for skin care – helps to:

Improve the complexion and retain the glow

Moisturize deeper and better

Soothe skin irritation and skin inflammation

Relieve dry and irritated skin

Nourish skin, making it softer and smoother

Cure chapped lips and body rashes.


Delays Signs Of Ageing

Almond oil is excellent in reversing and preventing signs of ageing by renewing skin cells and invigorating the skin. You can get younger, fresher and more radiant skin by applying almond oil regularly.

Removes Impurities And Dead Skin Cells

The skin tends to look dull due to accumulation of dead skin cells. These skin cells originate due to external factors like pollution, dirt, sweat, etc. In order to get rid of these dead skin cells and brighten up the skin, make a pack by crushing 4-5 almonds, a teaspoon of milk, a few drops of lemon juice and gram flour. Combine the ingredients and apply the mixture on your face. Keep it on for at least 30 minutes before washing it off with water. Alternatively, a scrub can be made using a tablespoon of almond oil and a teaspoon of sugar. Massage this scrub on the face in small circular motions to get rid of dead skin cells and blackheads.

Ideal Makeup Remover

Almond oil acts as an ideal makeup remover as it is lighter than and not as greasy as the other available options. Almond oil effectively opens up the pores and ensures that all traces of makeup are properly removed. Moreover, it averts the occurrence of acne and pimples and can be used for all skin types.

Treats Chapped Lips

For getting soft and pink lips, you can simply use almond oil. Make your own natural lip balm by mixing almond oil and honey. Use this mixture on your lips whenever they feel dry and chapped.

Here is a simple almond oil recipe for enhancing skin health and glow:


  • 1 tablespoon almond oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 avocado 


  • Mash the avocado, add the almond oil and honey, and blend to form a puree.
  • Apply the mixture on the skin.
  • Leave it on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing with warm water. Pat dry.