Almond oil

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Almond Oil

Name Variations

  • expressed almond oil
  • huile d'amande
  • sweet almond oil

About Almond oil

Wikipedia Article About Almond oil on Wikipedia

"Oleum Amygdalae", the fixed oil, is prepared from either variety of almond and is a glyceryl oleate, with slight odour and a nutty taste. It is almost insoluble in alcohol but readily soluble in chloroform or ether. It may be used as a substitute for olive oil.

The sweet almond oil is obtained from the dried kernel of the plant. This oil has been traditionally used by massage therapists to lubricate the skin during a massage session, being considered by many to be an effective emollient.