What is sweet almond oil?

When used in the right way, sweet almond oil can be essential for the self-care of our bodies. It’s known to be rich in healthy fats, fibres, vitamins, and minerals: just like the real almonds they take he oil from. Almond oil makes up around half the weight of a typical dried almond, so it’s a vital part of the make-up of your almonds.

Almonds are rich in various various vitamins, minerals and nutrients that are full of important qualities for the body. From a high intake of magnesium and copper to a rich level of omega-3 fatty acids, sweet almond oil contains many benefits for the body. What about your hair, though? What can taking sweet almond oil do for your hair if you want to improve your hair overall?

Sweet Almond Oil For Hair: Benefits

Sweet almond oil differs from its cousin, bitter almond oil, in quite a few ways. Let’s take a look at what the major benefits of taking in some sweet almond oil could be for your body and, more importantly, your hair:

  • Sweet almond oil is rich in vitamin B7, or Biotin, and this is great for keeping hair strong.
  • It also comes with a natural sun protection, with a natural SPF 5 included for protection.
  • Our scalps can benefit big time from using sweet almond oil, too, as it’s a fungicidal item.
  • This can help to kill off and balance out the yeast that leads to the development of dandruff.
  • Do you have frizzy hair? Then you can use almond oil to help smooth it out a touch.

Sweet Almond Oil Side Effects

Do you wish to use sweet almond oil? Then you should be aware that, like all natural oils out there, it can have some kind of impact on you. If you intend to use this item, then you should look out for the following side-effects in time:

  • There are some links to sweet almond oil lowering blood sugar. Though it’s yet to be proven in full, consider this if you are someone with low blood sugar.
  • Sweet almond oil could, like drinking sweet almond milk, make you likely to have issues with your bladder – increasing the risk of having kidney stones.


Written by Jordan Prichard. Medically reviewed by Dr. Shane Jackson, MBBS. Last modified on 20/05/2020. 


Dr. Shane Jackson a UK based doctor, working within the NHS for 9 years. With experience in both Medicine and Surgery, his time is now spent mainly in Elderly care and Rehabilitation. Outside of his clinical work he has a strong educational presence, teaching undergraduates and foreign doctors wishing to work in the UK. He is passionate about the dissemination of healthcare for all, providing consultancy for health, well-being and biotech startups worldwide. Dr. Jackson is the founder of Acrosophy, which helps school leavers applying to medical, dental and associated courses at the top universities in the country. 

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