Almond Sweet Oil
Almond oil, scientifically known as Prunus dulcis oil, is a carrier oil derived from the seeds of the almond tree (Prunus dulcis). It is extracted through a cold-pressing or solvent extraction method. Almond oil is composed primarily of triglycerides, with oleic acid and linoleic acid being the predominant fatty acids.
In terms of its chemical composition, almond oil is rich in unsaturated fatty acids, such as monounsaturated oleic acid (approximately 62-86%) and polyunsaturated linoleic acid (approximately 20-30%). It also contains saturated fatty acids, including palmitic acid and stearic acid. Additionally, almond oil contains natural antioxidants like vitamin E, phytosterols, and various phenolic compounds.
Almond oil is widely used in the cosmetic and personal care industry due to its nourishing, moisturizing, and emollient properties. It is often incorporated into skincare products, hair care formulations, massage oils, and aromatherapy blends. Almond oil is known for its ability to soothe dry and irritated skin, promote skin elasticity, and assist in maintaining a healthy complexion. It is also believed to have a mild hypoallergenic nature, making it suitable for sensitive skin.
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CAS #: 8007-69-0
EINECS #: 291-063-5
Botanical Name: Prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil
Description: Pale yellow to yellow mobile liquid with characteristic odor.
Origin: Fatty oil from the ripe seeds of Prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) by cold expression. It is then refined.
Appearance: Pale yellow to yellow
Physical Status: Liquid
Flash Point (Closed cup) °C: 137°C
Refractive Index: 1.461 – 1.481 @20°C