Sweet almond oil is pressed from almond kernels. The almond tree is cultivated in Southern Europe, the Mediterranean countries and California. Sweet Almond oil is high in mono and polyunsaturated fatty acids and Vitamins A, B1,B2,B6 and Vitamin E. It consists mainly of oleic acid (69%), essential unsaturated fatty acids (25%), sterolins (.5 to 1%) and vitamin E (about 10 IU per ounce.) A light nearly odorless oil. Sweet almond oil is said to have great nutritional value for all skin types. Has a similar make up to baby’s sebum, the oil naturally produced by the skin to protect it and is easily absorbed. Contain glucosides, minerals, and vitamins and is rich in protein. It was highly valued by the Egyptians for cosmetic purposes. It acts as an emollient, and will soften, soothe and re-condition dried out winter skin or over-sunned summer skin. It will also relieve the itching that comes with dried skin.