I love almonds, you love almonds, we all love almonds. People aren’t quite screaming for them, like ice cream, but they’re making loud noises.
And you know what else people love these days? Healthy oils! Like coconut oil, you can use that stuff for just about anything.
But you know what you don’t hear much about? Almond oil. People love almonds, people love healthy oils, but for some reason almond oil gets no love.
Which is really too bad, because almond oil is great for your skin, hair, and health in general. Just like the nut, almond oil contains antioxidants, healthy fats, protein, essential nutrients, and is high in vitamin E. The sweet variety is the most popular and has a crazy number of uses. Take a peak.
12 Different Ways You Can Use Almond Oil
1. For Psoriasis and Eczema
If you mix 2 tablespoons of almond oil with 5 drops of chamomile oil, 5 drops of lavender oil, and 3 drops of vitamin E, you can make a great solution for relieving itching, redness, and inflammation. Simply apply the mixture to the affected areas a few times a day.
2. For Split Ends
To treat split ends you can mix almond oil with castor and extra virgin olive oil in equal parts and massage it into your hair. Once or twice a week should do the trick.
3. For Strong, Healthy Nails
You can apply a few drops of almond oil to your nails every night and the potassium and zinc will help to make them stronger and prevent from breaking.
4. For Dark Circles
To get rid of unwelcome dark circles, simply apply almond oil to them before going to bed. After a couple weeks you should see an improvement.
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5. For Your Hands and Feet
Almond oil is lighter and less greasy than other creams. It absorbs into your dry hands and feet quickly and smells delightful. The zinc it contains can help quickly get rid of cracks.
6. For Chapped Lips
You can make a quick and easy lip balm by adding a little raw, organic honey to some almond oil. You can store the mixture in a container and apply it to your lips whenever they’re feeling dry.
7. For Anti-Aging
Almond oil is great for fighting signs of aging because it helps rejuvenate your skin and exfoliate dead skin cells. It can also improve circulation and helps to tighten your skin.
8. For Long, Healthy Hair
The magnesium in almond oil is great for your hair and many people don’t get enough. Simply apply the oil to your scalp a couple times a week and massage gently. You can also wrap your hair in a warm, damp towel to make sure you absorb more of the oil.
9. For Pain Relief
Almond oil is great massage oil for relieving pain or sore muscles because of its analgesic properties. Simply warm up a few tablespoons and massage it on your sore muscles and joints.
10. For A Dry Scalp
Almond oil applied directly to your scalp can help moisturize the skin and improve blood circulation. You can also mix it with mashed gooseberry and leave it on your scalp for half an hour before washing your hair thoroughly.
11. For Healthy Skin
All the vitamins in almond oil are great for the health of your skin. It can help moisturize, improve your complexion, relieve dry skin, and sooth irritations. It is especially good when combined with a few other simple ingredients to make an awesome mask.
You’ll need 1 tablespoon of almond oil, 1 tablespoon of raw organic honey, and ½ an avocado. Simply mash the avocado up and mix everything together into a puree.
Apply the mixture to your face for 15-20 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water.
12. For Your Health In General
Almond oil isn’t just good for the outside of your body, it can also do wonders for the inside. By using it in your cooking it can improve your heart health, lower your blood pressure and bad cholesterol, help your digestion, and even boost your memory.
So if you love almonds and healthy oils, you need to give almond oil a try.
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