Sweet Almond oil is something I use as a carrier oil for essential oils, and have heard of its use in massage and skin care – but I had not considered taking it internally. However, this article from Dr. Axe indicates there are a lot of benefits to taking sweet almond oil, such as reducing cholesterol and diabetes!!
Note that it is important to use SWEET almond oil, as opposed to the bitter oil.
Your skin needs it. Your heart needs it. Even your colon needs it! Almond oil takes the mighty, nutrition-rich almonds and transforms it into a powerful oil with incredible benefits.
Though there are two main kinds of almonds that create almond oil, the one used for most homeopathic and cosmetic purposes is sweet almond oil. Don’t let the name fool you, though: Sweet almond oil is a dynamic substance that’s anything but sweet. In fact, it helps address bad cholesterol, dry skin and cardiovascular disease — which is, of course, really great news!
Almond oil presents not only a variety of benefits, but also some fascinating history and unconventional uses. For example, did you know that it has been presented as an alternative, renewable biofuel source? (1) Or that your pets can benefit from almond oil, too? It’s even been shown to prevent diabetes and cancer, in addition to its skin care support!
You’ll have to keep reading to find out how … but let’s just say for now that sweet almond oil is no wimp when it comes to health, beauty and life in general.