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5 Ways To Use Almond Oil For A Healthier You

Almond-oil

Almond oil is of two types.The bitter almond oil comes from pressing bitter almonds that contain amygdalin that turns into toxic hydrocyanic acid once it is processed.This cannot be ingested but can be used for external application only.  Sweet almond oil is made from edible almonds and is used extensively for skin and hair besides having culinary uses too.Owing to generous amounts of mono-saturated fatty acids, Vitamin E, Potassium, Magnesium, Protein, Zinc that the seed and oil contain, almond oil works wonders for skin, hair and overall health.

Here are some amazing ways to use almond oil for a healthier you:

1 . To Strengthen Bones

Almonds are a good source of micronutrients like calcium which is an integral part of bone health. Massaging infants with almond oil helps strengthen their delicate muscles and improves blood circulation. Pain and stiffness in the joints can also be alleviated by the use of almond oil.

Ways To Use

-Add a few drops of sweet almond oil to a glass of warm milk to relax tired muscles and to help relieve stress. Consume before bed.

-Heat 1 ounce of almond oil with 2 drops of garlic oil and gently massage the painful parts with this mix, follow with a hot compress for relief and relaxation.

2 . To Fight Hair Fall

The reason for hair fall is deficiency of magnesium in the body and almond oil contains high levels of magnesium which promote hair growth and strengthen the roots.

Ways To Use

-Mix 5 ml of almond oil and 5 ml of castor oil and massage the hair lightly. Leave it overnight and shampoo it the next morning.  A weekly application for 5 weeks stops hair fall completely.

3 . To Relieve Skin Ailments

Eczema, Psoriasis and other such bacterial/fungal infections can be triggered by a variety of factors and are chronic in many cases. Almond oil has anti-inflammatory properties, which relieve skin infections to a large extent:

Ways To Use

Mix 10 ml of almond oil with 2.5 ml of Jojoba oil and apply to the affected area twice a day.  Being a mild hypoallergenic oil, almond oil soothes irritated skin and prevents the entry of allergens and microbes.

4 . To Boost Sexual Health

Almond Oil helps in increasing blood flow to the erectile tissues causing cellular expansion and improving function of the nervous system. It helps to keep the nerves and muscles strong and healthy.

Ways To Use

-Massage the lower abdomen, thighs and back with 1 ounce of almond oil blended with 2 drops of Ashwagandha oil and 1 drop of Ylang Ylang oil just before taking a bath at night. This rejuvenates the entire system.

Also Read: Ashwagandha Benefits

-Blend 3 ounces of almond oil with 5 drops of Brahmi and 5 drops of Rosemary oil for a complete and tranquil massage once in 2 days. Provides vigour and stamina.

5 . To Reduce Skin Blemishes And Dark Circles

Sun exposure can inflame the skin and can cause redness leading to a tanned skin. Vitamin present in Almond oil, help clear the skin of blemishes and restore a smooth complexion. Almond oil also has anti-ageing properties, and reduces the occurrence of acne.

Ways To Use

-Mix 1 tsp. of honey with few drops each of almond oil and lemon juice. Rub it on with your fingers and leave it on for an hour.  Wash it off with plain water.

-For dark circles and bags under your eyes, apply almond oil lightly with your ring finger on the dark circles and massage very gently. Leave it on at night.  A noticeable difference can be seen within 2 weeks.

So add a little bit of almond oil to your life and enjoy the countless health benefits that it has offer. Stay Healthy, Stay Happy!

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