Almonds can do wonders for your skin, hair and general health.

This nut is antioxidant-rich, high in vitamin E, fat and protein, and contains many essential nutrients. The daily use of this wonderful home ingredient can treat many ailments and solve various beauty and hair issues.

Amazing Benefits And Uses Of Almond Oil For Skin, Hair And Health:

Almond oil comes in two variants – sweet and bitter, with the sweet oil being more popular. This variety is loaded with many skin, hair and health benefits, making it a popular ingredient in several beauty products.

Almond Oil For Skin:

Almond oil is a popular essential oil commonly used in aromatherapy. It is suitable for most skin types. It is also commonly used as an ingredient in many baby skin care range of products. Below are some of the benefits of almond oil for skin:

1. Makes Skin Healthier

Almond oil is rich in vitamin A, B and E, which are great for skin health. In fact, most skin care products are loaded with these vitamins. The oil helps to maintain moisture levels of the skin and gets absorbed in a jiffy – without blocking the pores. Overall, almond oil – when used for skin care – helps to:

  • Improve the complexion and retain the glow
  • Moisturize deeper and better
  • Soothe skin irritation and skin inflammation
  • Relieve dry and irritated skin
  • Nourish skin, making it softer and smoother
  • Cure chapped lips and body rashes.

[ Read: Almond Oil For Skin ]

2. Reduces Dark Circles

If you are looking for a natural solution to get rid of dark under eye circles, almond oil is most suitable. Simply apply the oil before going to bed and allow it to work while you sleep. For optimum results, follow this beauty regimen regularly for at least a couple of weeks. This treatment will help you get rid of dark circles as well as reduce dark eyelids and crow’s feet.

3. Delays Signs Of Ageing

Almond oil is excellent in reversing and preventing signs of ageing by renewing skin cells and invigorating the skin. You can get younger, fresher and more radiant skin by applying almond oil regularly.

4. Removes Impurities And Dead Skin Cells

The skin tends to look dull due to accumulation of dead skin cells. These skin cells originate due to external factors like pollution, dirt, sweat, etc. In order to get rid of these dead skin cells and brighten up the skin, make a pack by crushing 4-5 almonds, a teaspoon of milk, a few drops of lemon juice and gram flour. Combine the ingredients and apply the mixture on your face. Keep it on for at least 30 minutes before washing it off with water. Alternatively, a scrub can be made using a tablespoon of almond oil and a teaspoon of sugar. Massage this scrub on the face in small circular motions to get rid of dead skin cells and blackheads.

5. Good Solution For Psoriasis And Eczema

Almond oil helps in reducing inflammation, itching and redness of the skin. Make a mixture by adding 2 tablespoons of almond oil, 5 drops of German Chamomile oil, 5 drops of lavender oil and 3 drops of vitamin E oil. Apply the mixture on your skin several times a day to ease the symptoms and get rid of cracked skin and other skin problems.

6. Reduces Tan

Due to sun exposure, many parts the face and body tend to get dark and tanned. To remove the layer of tan, make a paste of almond oil, honey, lime juice and milk powder. Apply the paste on the affected area and leave it on for 20 minutes. Wash it off with water. This will help get rid of the tan and also restore the lost moisture of your skin.

7. Substitute For Hand And Foot Cream

Almond oil is light and is a less greasy substitute for hand and foot creams. Due to its lightness, it is absorbed by the skin very quickly. Moreover, it leaves a sweet fragrance behind. Its high zinc content helps to get rid of dry and cracked skin and heals the skin.

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8. Ideal Makeup Remover

Almond oil acts as an ideal makeup remover as it is lighter than and not as greasy as the other available options. Almond oil effectively opens up the pores and ensures that all traces of makeup are properly removed. Moreover, it averts the occurrence of acne and pimples and can be used for all skin types.

9. Treats Chapped Lips

For getting soft and pink lips, you can simply use almond oil. Make your own natural lip balm by mixing almond oil and honey. Use this mixture on your lips whenever they feel dry and chapped.

Here is a simple almond oil recipe for enhancing skin health and glow:


  • 1 tablespoon almond oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 avocado 


  • Mash the avocado, add the almond oil and honey, and blend to form a puree.
  • Apply the mixture on the skin.
  • Leave it on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing with warm water. Pat dry.

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  • Nayana

    I’m gonna try almond oil this time. But do you recommend Almond oil for oily skin too?? coz i have oily skin… pretty sure anything oily can make my skin break out and more oily. And can u plz tell me where can i get pure almond oil? what brand do you recommend?
    Thanks for sharing your knowledge about almond oil!

  • Harini

    Can we use it for oliy skin

  • Lavanya

    Very informative and educative post. Thanks for sharing. Almond oil sure works wonders on skin and helps in lightening skin complexion.

  • Juan Yuenn

    Yeah Aprajita,
    through the use of almonds oil we can also take the advantages like
    (1)Cleanse and Eliminate Toxins in Your Body
    (2)Reduces Wrinkles and Fine Lines in Your Face,Help Cure Acne,Pimples,Zits and whiteheads.

  • neetika

    how can i remove dark circles my dark circles iss to much dark black eyes please send me simlple way of method

  • peace

    Wao! I love this almond seed wonderful post!!! I love eating them raw. How how do I get the almond oil?

  • aditi

    use a mixture of 100%pure almond oil,100% pure coconut oil and vitamin E gel…apply as many as a times you can in day and night.

    • Richa

      Absolutely Aditi, we can use it as many times as we can. Almond is highly rich in nutrients such as Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6 and extremely rich in vitamin E. Daily dose of this wonderful home Ingredient can help us in treating various hair and skin related issues. Thus giving amazing benefits.

  • Ishan

    plz i need beck my old lips..i has habit for Smoke but so i has stopped smoke .
    But now my Lips darkened . actually i need get natural color for my lips.
    please do you know ?
    Is Almond oil Good for Darkened lips? tell me how this using ? is this correct?
    plz text me

    • Richa

      Hey Inshan!

      There can be many reasons behind dark lips, such as hectic lifestyle, ignorance towards health, change in weather, smoking and so on. Almond oil is one of the best home remedy to get rid of dark lips or these days there are lip balms available in market that contain almond oil.

      1. Just make sure you protect your lips from extreme weather conditions and high sun exposure.
      2. Whenever you leave home, make sure to apply almond oil balm.

      Hope it helps!

  • Lori

    Very informative article. I just started using almond oil and love it!

  • StyleCraze

    Hi tanya…almond oil helps maintaining moisture levels of the skin and it does not lead to hair growth on the face. You always go for threading to get rid of your facial hair.

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Ash, almond oil is suitable for all skin types and it also averts the odds of acne and pimple occurrence. Hence you can apply almond oil on your face to achieve a clear and a glowing skin.

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Shailee, for lips it is advisable to use sweet almond oil instead of almond hair oil. Sweet almond oil can be bought from any pharmaceutical store or cosmetic store.

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Sheethal, for hair care you can apply a normal almond oil, whereas for skin and for health benefits such as cooking use sweet almond oil.

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Sunil, sweet almond oil is more beneficial and this can be purchased from various drug stores or supermarkets. You can also order it online from, or

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Inder, consuming almond oil is beneficial. It should be taken in small amounts (typically 1/2 – 1 tsp. orally). The high potassium content in almond oil helps to keep the blood pressure at a healthy level. And having good blood pressure helps maintain the cholesterol levels in your blood.

  • muditha

    I just want to know if I can go outside with almond oil on my face when it’s sunny ?

    • StyleCraze

      Hi Muditha, the best time to use almond oil for face is before bed. It ensures that the oil will stay long enough so that it can perform its functions well. Almond oil massage helps to reduce dark circles under eye, remove dead skin cells, improves the texture of your facial skin. Almond oil if applied during the day and then stepping out is not a good idea because the oil on the face can attract lot of dust and dirt and make the face greasy.

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Sonal, the market is flooded with various brands of almond oil. Sweet almond oil is suggested for skin and health and few of the brands are Khadi Sweet Almond Oil, Well’s Almond Oil, and Hamdard”s Badam Oil etc. For hair, different brands of almond oil that you can try are Dabur almond oil, Bajaj almond oil, and Khadi honey and almond oil etc.

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Aarpitha, the almond oil mentioned by you is especially made for hair, so just continue to use it for hair only. If you like to apply almond oil for face then look for sweet almond oil that is suitable for facial skin. Almond oil for skin can be bought from any drug store or beauty shop.

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Latha, sweet almond oil can be used for hair. Almond oil has several important nutrients including polyunsaturated and mono fatty acids as well as vitamins E, D, B1, B2, B6 and A. These are all helpful nutrients that allow you to grow strong, healthy hair strands. To reduce your under eye puffiness, put a slice a raw potato or cucumber (after refrigerating for a couple of minutes) into two and circle the closed eyes gently with those halves. Place it on your eyes so that it also covers the puffed ares under your eyes and leave it like that for 15-20 minutes. You’ll notice a tremendous change in those bags as they’ll be diminished in size.

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Swetha, raw potato juice and almond oil…both are beneficial to combat dark circles. When it comes to using almond oil for dark circles, simply apply the oil around the eye region before going to bed and allow it remain overnight. Wash of your face next morning with normal water. For optimum results do so regularly for a couple of weeks. Another remedy is to use potato juice. Grate some raw potato and soak a cotton ball in the potato juice. Close your eyes and place these cotton balls on your eyes. Make sure they cover the dark circles under your eyes as well as the eyelids. Leave it on for 10 minutes and wash off with cold water.

  • StyleCraze

    Thanks Charley, for sharing your experience with us !!

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Rajashri, moisturizing the skin and eating healthy is key to maintain the skin and prevent it from drying. Use a good sunscreen daily before you step outside and reapply the cream whenever required to protect the skin from tanning and to prevent dryness. Application of tomato juice or aloe vera gel on a regular basis will help to remove the tan and also nourish the skin. Apply these ingredients for 15-20 mins and then rinse the skin with cool water. Hope this tips help you and for more info, you can check the article given below:

  • StyleCraze

    Thanks for sharing your experience with us Mubashara :-)