Almond Oil: What is, how to use and are there any risks

People can use almond oil to moisturize the skin and help treat conditions such as eczema.

What is almond oil?

Almond Oil: What is, How to use and risks about it

There are two main types of almond oil, bitter and sweet,  and manufacturers make them from different varieties of the Prunus dulcis tree. This tree is common in Mediterranean countries, and almonds are its seeds.

Manufacturers extract almond oil by pressing or grinding almonds. They may use heat or chemical solvents to refine the oil.

How to use it:

Manufacturers extract almond oil by pressing or grinding almonds

A person can massage the oil directly into the skin. It may help to first rub it between the palms or fingertips to warm it up.

Other uses include:


There are few known risks associated with using almond oil on the skin.

First, it is a good idea to perform a patch test on a small area to check for an adverse reaction. People with sensitive skin should perform the test over several days to give the body more time to respond.

Anyone with a nut allergy should not use almond oil. Also, having eczema can increase the likelihood of having allergies, so people with eczema may want to be extra careful when trying almond oil.


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