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Bitter Almond Essential Oil  


$ 42.00

Extraction Method - Steam Distillation

Certificate - ISO, GMP, Organic, IFRA, FSSAI, Halal

Source - Kernels


Botanical Name:  Prunus dulcis (Mill.) var. amara Common name:  Bitter almond Read More

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Botanical Name: 

Prunus dulcis (Mill.) var. amara

Common name: 

Bitter almond

Plant family: 





colorless or yellowish, clear, thin, and strongly refractive liquid, which have a characteristic, aromatic odor as well as a bitter taste.


Sweet, nutty, intense aroma of almonds reminiscent of marzipan and almond extract, with strong notes of cherry.

Blends With:

cassia, orange and apricot oils.




The bitter almond tree (Prunus dulcis, var. amara) also produces an almond, but broader and shorter in shape. From these is produced a lesser quality of the fixed oil along with an emulsion which yields glucose, cyanide, and the essential oil of bitter almonds, which is nearly pure benzaldehyde.

The health benefits of bitter almond essential oil can be attributed to its properties as a vermifuge, febrifuge, bactericidal, germicidal, fungicidal, sedative, anesthetic, aperient, diuretic, anti-intoxicating, anti-carcinogenic, and antispasmodic substance.

Almonds and almond oil date back to pre-biblical times and were mentions in the bible as well. The benefits of almond oil were well known in Greece and Italy prior to the Christian era. Almonds were mentioned in old Greek mythology, as well as in classical Shakespearean writings. Domestic almonds are said to have first appeared during the bronze age, between 3000 and 2000 B.C. and were one of the earliest domestic trees used for their seeds and oil.

Tree produce large, smooth almonds and offers 60-65% edible kernel per nut. The ‘tuono’ has thicker, hairier shells and offers only 32% of edible kernel per nut, but having a thick shell has advantages. The ‘Tuono’s shell protects the nut from threatening pests such as the naval orange worm. ARS researchers have managed to crossbreed the pest-resistant ‘Tuono’ tree with ‘Nonpareil’, resulting in hybridized cultivars of almond trees that are self-pollinated and maintain a high nut quality. the new, self-pollinating hybrids possess quality skin color, flavor, and oil content, and reduce almond growers’ dependency on insect pollination.


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As per NAHA guidelines, New Directions Aromatics (NDA) does not recommend the ingestion of essential oils. It is imperative to consult a medical practitioner before using Essential Oils for therapeutic purposes. Pregnant and nursing women and those taking prescription drugs are especially advised not to use this product without the medical advice of a physician. The oil should always be stored in an area that is inaccessible to children, especially those under the age of 7.

Bitter almond oil is known to have a variety of health benefits. It is helpful for muscle spasms, bacterial infections, fungal infections, pain, digestive issues and for coughs as well. It was popular in the Middle Ages for its effectiveness as a laxative and diuretic. Its fatty acid content helps in maintaining blood pressure cholesterol levels in the body. Its versatility comes from its potent properties as a vermifuge, febrifuge, bactericidal, germicidal, fungicidal, sedative, anesthetic, aperient, diuretic, anti-intoxicating, anti-carcinogenic, and antispasmodic substance. The oil has several pharmacological effects.

Bitter Almond oil was natural and traditional option to cure wrinkles of skin since it causes skin rejuvenation. It’s antibacterial and antimicrobial properties help kill acne causing bacteria and is useful to treat cuts, scrapes, and wounds.

Bitter almond essential oil in Pharma

The scent and feel are often considered broadly therapeutic. Bitter almond essential oil is blended with other oils like orange or apricot, particularly in aromatherapy uses. It is a best choice for blends in aroma therapies and massages.

It contains oleic acid, a type of mono saturated acid, plus omega-9 fatty acid giving it potent moisturizing properties. Since it is easily absorbed, it is able to deliver its high nutritional content deep within layers of the dermis to powerfully heal and nourish skin.

Essence of Bitter almond essential oil

Bitter almond oil is used externally as a fragrance ingredient.

It is key ingredient in moisturizers or lotions for the face as well as body. It can be included in makeup removers as well. Its ability to lighten and brighten skin can help fade dark spots, dark circles under eyes, hyperpigmentation, and brighten skin tone. It is used to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. It cleanses skin and help cure acne. The Bitter Almond oil contains vitamin E and can be used as a skin softener. It is rich in vitamins, B6, B5, B1, A, E, which all of them are useful for skin.

Almond oil contains nutrients for health of scalp and hair follicles that increase hair growth and also protect hair from UV rays.

The strong aroma and characteristic flavor of the oil is used in bakery products for inculcating the flavor and essence.


·        Inhibits fungal growth

·        Kills worms

·        Treats spasms

·        Sedative effects

·        Effective purgative

·        Promotes urination

·        Prevents cancer

Hydrogen cyanide is a deadly poison and so are glycoside amygdalin and benzaldehyde. So, extreme care should be taken in case of both internal and external applications. A small mistake or overdose can be fatal. It should never be given to babies, children, the elderly, or seriously ill people.      


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Benzaldehyde may be used as an adulterant of, or a complete substitute for bitter almond oil (Burfield 2003). Benzaldehyde is susceptible to autoxidation. 

Safety summary

·        Hazards: none known

·        Cautions: old or oxidized oils should be avoided.

·        Maximum adult daily oral dose: 357 mg

Safety Advice

Maximum oral dose is based on 98% benzaldehyde and a benzaldehyde limit of 5 mg/kg/day. Oxidation of bitter almond oil should be avoided by storage in a dark, airtight container in a refrigerator. The addition of an antioxidant to preparations containing it is recommended to preparations containing it is recommended.

Organ- specific effects

·        Adverse skin reactions: undiluted bitter almond oil FFPA produced hyperkeratosis and dry desquamation when applied to mice or pigs; tested at 4% on 25 volunteers, the oil was neither irritating nor sensitizing. It is non-phototoxic.

Systemic effects

·        Acute toxicity: bitter almond oil FFPA acute oral LD50 in rats 1.49 mL/kg; acute dermal LD50 in rabbits>3 g/kg.

·        Carcinogenic/ anticarcinogenic potential: Not Carcinogenic



·        Ecotoxicity: No data available

·        Bioaccumulation: No data available

·        Mobility in soil: No data available

·        Persistence and degradability: No data available

·        PBT and vPvB assessment: No data available

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