Almond is misunderstood as a nut. In fact, it is the seed of a fruit that grows on the Almond tree. No, I’m not crazy, it is indeed part of the peach family!
The almond is another amazing ingredient that has travelled throughout history.
It is said that King Tut had several almonds in his grave in order to consume during his journey to the afterlife. During the Roman empire, newlyweds were showered with almond – a fertility charm.
In India, eating almonds is associated with helping the brain, whilst in China, it represents female beauty.
Now almonds are not only a super seed, but they also make a very rich oil with many health and skin benefits.
When ingested it can help regulate cholesterol, reduces the risk of heart diseases, or may even help protect against diabetes.
But that’s not all, it also does wonder to our hair and skin.
It is labelled as one of the safest oil as it is hypoallergenic, so you can use it on babies skins too.
Rich in vitamin A, it can prevent acne breakouts. Its texture is lovely and light and easily absorbed into the skin without blocking the pores.
Because of its high level of fatty acids, it is a great natural emollient for the skin, meaning that it can help the skin lock in moisture but also act as a shield to protect it.
This is why if you suffer from skin irritation, eczema or psoriasis, it is a great way of soothing the skin and reducing itchiness and discomfort.
Or simply do like me and get them all!