I find almond oil to be very moisturizing on my body, which is great. It also leaves a nice, sexy sheen during the first couple of hours when you apply it. However, I'm scared to use this on my face, because it might be too greasy. I do put it on the ends of my hair, though, and it makes it all soft. Almond oil (at least the one I have) has no scent, which I don't really really mind, although I tend to like scented products since I'm not allergic to fragrance and they usually smell nice. I would buy it again, although I'm going to try one of Weleda's body oils next, to see if it works any better.
A nice light oil for moisturizing skin and hair. Gentle on face for sensitive skin. Not a miracle oil or anything. Has good vitamin e content. My main reason for low score is I can't stand the smell, but I hate almond scents. The plain, straight oil is strongly scented of almonds. Makes me icky. If you don't mind/ or like an almond scent though this is for you.
Though I haven't used this for hair treatments, i did use it for my navel piercing following the advice of a lovely little old man at the local health food store after I told him i'd been getting all sorts of nasty redness and infections. Within a week and a half, all drying, redness, and infections had gone away, and my piercing was well on its way to being healed. And this is coming from a girl who probably has the worse history known to mankind when comes to piercings of ANY sort (2 year earlobe infection anyone?), so yeah, this stuff is pretty darn good.
i like almond oil for moisturizing, since my sensitive rosacea-afflicted skin can't tolerate much without getting irritation or stinging. it has that nice light scent, it's natural, and a bottle lasts forever. i do throw it out when i get black swirlies in the bottom, whatever that means. i guess i keep it too long. anyhow, one thing i don't like about it is how greasy it tends to make my face. i have to dab it well before i put sunscreen and foundation over it. it's also hard to travel with, unless, say, your family has an extra bottle in their fridge. it also doesn't serve as a good primer under makeup, if you need extra smoothing in of rough places. it's very basic but works well for me. may be slightly comedogenic, but i hardly notice since the tradeoff is worth it to have something i can actually use for now.
i love almond oil for many different purposes and usually purchase mine from soap suppliers on ebay. it can run from dirt cheap to more pricier depending on quanities and individual sellers. like somebody else said you can get it at the healthfood store as well,tho i never have i'm sure its just as good quality.
i've also never found a sweet almond oil that smells like almonds which totally disappoints me, but anyways...there are multiple uses for this product..from moisturizers to scrub. i'm going to have to try this as a hot oil treatment. cool stuff.
Smells divine if you like almond scents and I use this sometimes on the suggestion of another MUA-er to add moiture to my hair as a 30 minute hair treatment. Not sure how sell it works but my hair smells great afterwards.
If you want a different type of hot oil treatment for your hair, consider using Almond Oil from a health food store.
Place two tablespoons of oil into a shotglass and heat the shotglass in a bowl of boiled water for a minute or two. DO NOT MICROWAVE OR YOU MIGHT BURN YOURSELF. Pour almond oil into a small plastic squeeze bottle and apply to damp hair.
Work and comb the oil through your hair and leave it one for a minute or two. Wash it off with a nickel-sized amount of moisturizing shampoo.
You will love the smell of almond oil and the experience will delight you.
Hint: do not use hot oil conditioner of any type if you have recently coloured your hair or it will lift the colour out.