Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis)

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 Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis)

 

INCI Nomenclature:  Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil.

Description:

Sweet Almond Oil is a clear to pale yellow fixed oil with a characteristic odour and a nutty taste.

Uses:

Sweet Almond oil is an excellent emollient. This and its readiness to saponify ensure that this oil is used extensively in cosmetics. Also commonly used in culinary preparations and by aromatherapists as a carrier oil.

Extraction:

Cold pressed from the kernel of the plant.

Source:

Major producers include Greece, Iran, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Syria, Turkey, and the United States.

Key properties:

Excellent emollient.

Saponifies readily

Rich in essential fatty acids (see below)

Good source of vitamins (A, B1, B2, B6 and E).

Shelf life approx 1 year

Typical fatty acid profile:

 
14:0 Myristic 0.10%
16:0 Palmitic 6.60%
16:1 Palmitoleic 0.50%
17:0 Margaric 0.10%
18:0 Stearic 1.40%
18:1 Oleic 63.60%
18:2 Linoleic 25.40%
18:3 Linolenic 0.20%
20:0 Arachidic 0.10%
20:1

Gadoleic

0.10%


   
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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