8 Almond Oil Benefits

There is no question natural oils are one of the latest beauty trends, but are they really worth the hype?! About a year ago, I did some research on expensive natural oils to moisturize your face and found that a much cheaper alternative exists. Drumroll please… it is almond oil! This was such a great find that I have to share with you all the almond oil benefits I have uncovered.

First, let’s take a quick look at the expensive natural oils I just mentioned. A mere 1.7 ounces of Josie Maran’s argan oil will set you back $48 and Tarte’s maracuja oil is even more expensive at $75 for 1.7 ounces. These brands claim their argan and maracuja oils do an amazing job moisturizing skin and conditioning hair. But in comparison, my research made it clear that almond oil has many more benefits and uses.

You can get 16 ounces of almond oil for $12. Now, let’s do the math and compare. If you got 16 ounces of Josie Maran’s argan oil, you’d pay $451. Eeek! So, almond oil is clearly a  cheaper alternative to “top shelf” oils that you can get at Sephora or Ulta. Of course, I figured, “why not give this a try?”

Almond Oil Benefits

I have been using almond oil off and on for the past year, and it really does wonders. Here are my top eight favorite things about almond oil.

  1. Moisturization! From moisturizing your face to your feet, this stuff does wonders. I find it especially helpful in the winter. It doesn’t feel as thick as lotion and really helps when my cheeks are chapped from a cold winter’s windburn.
  2. Diminishes body bumps. I had pesky little bumps (keratosis pilaris) on my upper arms that would never go away, but since using almond oil as a moisturizer they have disappeared completely!
  3. Diminishes fine lines. I know there are so many anti-aging products out there, but I swear this helps!
  4. Makes your skin glow. This oil noticeably evened out my skin tone and reduced redness, making me feel much more confident when I forgo makeup.
  5. No break outs! Seriously.. need I say more?
  6. Diminishes dark eye circles. I noticed this after just a few applications.
  7. It’s a makeup remover, safe on eyes/eyelashes. This is an added plus when you travel!
  8. The price — It shouldn’t cost women an arm and a leg to pamper ourselves and keep our bodies looking and feeling healthy. Am I right?!

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If you are thinking about trying almond oil, just keep in mind that I’m talking about sweet almond oil, not to be confused with bitter almond oil, which can be toxic (eek!).

Also, everyone’s skin is different. Some people find their skin reacts more positively to one natural oil compared to the others. Almond oil also has benefits for hair and nails. I’ve heard it can help with thinning hair and eyelash growth.

Just beware — if you give almond oil a try, it could be your new favorite thing!

Now I’d like to hear from you. Have you ever used almond oil on your skin? Do any of the almond oil benefits I shared surprise you? Share with me your thoughts in the comment section.


Sarah Camille

P.S. Here are my tips on how to keep skin moisturized during the winter.


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20 thoughts on “8 Almond Oil Benefits

  1. Diana says:

    Wow what a fabulous beauty tip!!! I definitely need to try this! Especially for diminishing the fine lines on my face 😊

  2. Eliza says:

    Great advice! I didn’t know almond oil had so many benefits! I’ve always been a fan of coconut oil but I see that almond oil could also be comething to add to my beauty regime! I would love to know exactly how you use it….like do you put it on as a mask on your face or use it at night for eye cream? Thanks again!

    • SC says:

      Thanks Eliza! I use almond oil all over my face and neck when my skin feels really dry. It’s great on my legs after I shave them as well. I also put some on cotton swabs to remove my eye makeup and will put a little bit on a q-tip to combat fine lines. There’s a lot of different ways you can use it, so it’s worth experimenting to see what you like best. A little tends to go a long way too! 🙂

  3. Shell says:

    Wow what a fabulous beauty tip!!! I have Almond oil on hand because I mix it with my essential oils so I will definitely try it for my face now!

    • SC says:

      I think I have seen it at grocery stores with other oils, but I’m not 100% sure because I’ve always bought it on Amazon. It’s definitely worth trying out! 😊

  4. Laynie Chinners says:

    I knew almond oil was one of the healthy oils for cooking but had no idea of all it’s other great uses. Anxious to give it a try.

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