FDA Registered Sweet Almond Oil, All Natural cGMP Proven Quality
SWEET ALMOND OIL N.F.
GENERAL INFORMATION Almond Oil, Bitter An essential oil from the bitter almond tree. Typically used as a flavoring; it has a
somewhat cherry scent and is often used in soaps products.
Almond Oil, Sweet An oil expressed from the nuts of the sweet almond tree. It is used as an emollient in
skin creams and is also used to soften ear wax. The tree is native to SW Asia but is widely grown in warm
regions for its nuts. Almond trees grow to an average height of 7 m; they have attractive pink flowers and are
grown for ornament in cooler regions. The sweet almond oil, or Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis is pressed from
the ripe seeds (nut) of the almond tree. It is a versatile, carrier oil, good for all skin types. Ground almonds
make for excellent natural abrasives. Moist with Sweet Almond Oil, ground almonds help replenish the oils
lost from the skin during the cleansing process; being rather soft in texture, they produce a gentle
massaging effect in exfoliators. Almond Oil is very lubricating and can relieve itching and inflammation; a wonderful, natural moisturizer for 'dishpan' hands and chapped skin.
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS Almond Oil is the fixed oil obtained by expression from the kernels of varieties of Prunus
amygdalus Batsch(Fam. Rosaceae)
Specific gravity @ 25°C
95 - 105
190 - 200
Free fatty acids
< 5.0 mL of 0.10 N NaOH
Mineral oil and other
Foreign fatty oils
Foreign kernel oils
AOCS Td la-64
Pale yellow, bright & clear oily liquid
TYPICAL FATTY ACID COMPOSITION (%)
60 - 78
3 - 9
10 - 30
Because of natural variations in oilseed crops, chemical and physical constants cannot be guaranteed at all
times. However, oil sold as NF is guaranteed to meet the NF monograph.