Almond oil is an emollient that contains soothing properties, making it a popular compound to add to products like lotions, creams, and bath oils. The triglyceride oil comes from almonds and has a similar composition to olive oil. It’s made up primarily of olein with a small amount of linoleic acid glyceride. Other almond oil benefits include the fact that it a good source of Vitamin E and can be beneficial in soothing the skin.
The oil is obtained from sweet almonds that undergo a thorough cleaning and crushing process that leaves them in powdered form. The remaining powder gets cold-pressed and set aside to rest for up to two weeks. The almond oil is then filtered and often undergoes a bleaching process.
Almond oil can also be used as a food flavoring agent. It has a density of 0.91 g/mL at 20 °C. It should be stored at temperatures between 2-8 °C. The oil has a melting point of 0 °C and a molecular weight of 254.285 g/mol. The monoisotopic and exact mass is 254.094 g/mol with a heavy atom count of 19.