Sweet almond oil is the essential oil of sweet almonds that is extracted through an oil distillation process but can also be extracted with an almond kernel press. When this concentrated oil is isolated, it is packed with saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fats, the latter two in notably higher levels than the former. This oil is particularly high in vitamin E, supplying over 200% of your daily requirement in 100 grams of this oil. Due to the rich nutrient density of sweet almond oil, it is used as a home remedy for dozens of different conditions, with very few side effects.
Sweet almond oil can be used topically and internally, but this isn’t the only variant of this oil. Bitter almond oil comes from bitter almonds, and also contains other chemicals that can be toxic when consumed in large concentrations.