Sweet almond oil (Prunus amygdalis)
Contains many vitamins, minerals and fatty acids and is useful for all skin types. It is particularly good for dry, sensitive, inflamed or prematurely aged skin. It can be used on its own as a base oil.
Sweet almond oil is popular and is often used as the highest proportion of a massage blend.
It is a pale yellow, low-odour oil much favoured by the beauty industry – it was used by Napoleon’s wife Josephine!