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NOW solutions Sweet Almond Oil, Moisturizing Oil, 16 ounce
- Natural Moisturizing Oil
- Promotes Healthy Skin
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Size: 16oz | Package Type: Standard Packaging
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Okay, so I hesitated buying this because of some of the negative reviews I saw about it being thick, not smelling like almonds or even feeling like cooking oil. So being the paranoid and indecisive person (who also suffers from buyers remorse, so sue me) I am I decided to investigate, and this is what I learned; There are two DIFFERENT types of almond oil, sweet almond oil and bitter almond oil. Bitter almond oil is darker, smells more like almonds, and is considered an essential oil. Sweet almond oil is a fixed oil, which is why it feels well- oily! Sweet almond oil will not smell like almonds, even though it comes from the tree that produces the types of almonds that we eat so ravenously. Also, sweet almond oil is considered an ALL PURPOSE face moisturizer (kind of similar to coconut oil where you can cook with it but also put it in your hair, but it doesn't smell like coconuts-thank goodness). Where as bitter almond oil is not a fixed oil but rather an essential oil (repeating myself for clarity) and it isn't used in any way for skin care! It doesn't even have any aromatherapy benefits! It simply smells good, and therefore it goes into things like almond soaps, lotion bars, and lip balms. People just assume that the darker sweeter smelling almond oil therefore has the benefits that sweet almond oil has.
So- for those people questioning themselves buying this and thinking, "I don't want to rub veggie oil on my face! Plus it won't smell like anything!" please, calm down, take a deep breath and buy this. Seriously, do what I say and buy it right now. I use this in my body scrubs all the time, and when I say this I mean this specific brand! It's awesome! Put it on your face, your hair, your feet, your dog (not your dog), your hands, your chicken, everywhere.Read more ›
General Skin Care : As a skin aid, I use the Almond Oil on my dry skin, after my shower before toweling dry. This has worked very well to keep my dry skin softened in the hot summer desert climate.
Facial Skin Care : I have received the most REMARKABLE results of all as a facial skin remedy. I have used it daily on my face, after an application of face serum, and right before the moisturizer. Almond Oil is a moisturizer, but since I have dry skin, the oil acts as a sealant and used in combination with the moisturizer my face remains hydrated throughout the day. Another frequent use of mine is that I use just a few drops of this pure oil to lubricate my face before my derma roll sessions. In the process of derma rolling, my face stripped of my natural facial oils becomes dry and irritated. Therefore, a little pre-lubricant prevents the irritation, which enables me to extend my sessions without the pain. I also reapply almond oil after my nightly serum, and before my evening moisturizer. This is the area that I have received the most positive results. My facial fine lines are noticeably softer, less pronounced and appear diminished.
Deep Treatment Hair Care:
My Hair condition: Dry, coarse textured, thick, and color treated hair, (frizzy hair in both humid and dry climates) about an inch longer than shoulder length, with a small patch of itchy dry psoriasis in the back of my head.Read more ›
None of these anymore.
FOR SCALP & HAIR - Anyways, I recently started researching for recipe's for homemade hair masks to heal, lengthen and strengthen my hair. Majority of the recipe's had Castor oil in it and also as a kid my mother would apply castor oil to my eyebrows, to help thicken them. That got me to think and also to invest in this product along with NOW Sweet Almond oil. Just 2 weeks of using this product I felt my hair strands more thicker and noticeably less brittle. I apply a mixture of (NOW castor oil, NOW Almond Oil and Parachute Coconut Oil) twice a week and keep it overnight. I make the homemade mask with (Avocado, Eggs, Banana, Raw honey, NOW castor oil, NOW Almond Oil and Olive oil) every weekend and leave it on for 2 hours and shampoo and condition normal with COLD preferably or luke warm water. Hot water will cook the egg in your hair and I'd much prefer having scrambled eggs in my tummy than on my hair...lol! After every wash I re-apply (a drop of each-Castor, almond, coconut) just to my roots and ends when my hair is very wet, they work great as a leave-in conditioner and my hair doesn't feel greasy after they air dry. Instead they are nice bouncy and shiny
Its been a month since I have started the above routine and I am so glad to have found these 2 products that I am hooked for good. I prefer to mix castor oil with Almond because its consistency is quite thick and Almond helps to smooth the application as well as moisturize, whereas castor gets the circulation going.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I use this for moisturizing. Works great. Best deal i have found on almond oil.Published 3 hours ago by tech mom
I'm always searching for a great moisturizer because I live in a relatively dry climate, and my skin suffers. I can use this almond oil about every other shower. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Jordandy3
Very well packaged. No leaks or damage to the bottle. Also, the pump that came with my NOW Fractionated coconut oil fits this bottle, which is a nice plus!Published 1 day ago by Karla
wow..that is really a great product! My skin feels good after applying it just a couple times.. Can't wait to see the results in a couple of months.Published 2 days ago by Adriana Bastos