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“Royal nutlet“ - its Majesty Almonds

Sweet almonds and its oil - one of the best cosmetics checked by time. In medicine and perfumery they are known 8000 years.

Almonds are a fruit of an almond tree (Amygdalus communis) which in a wild look grows in Central Asia, Iran, Turkey and on the Balkans. The homeland of almonds is unknown, but, allegedly, Central Asia and China was it.

All people which grew up almonds composed in honor of it legends and legends. In Ancient Sogdiana which was located in the territory of modern Uzbekistan and Tajikistan the blossoming branches of almonds sacrificed to gods, them protected sick children from evil spirits, with them on hands said prayers. Jews long since call shkeked almonds that means - “wake up and be on guard“. It symbolizes attention, sweet, a charm and keenness. Iranians considered this plant as the Tree of Heaven. Phrygians treated almonds as to the father of all things, a symbol of spring. It is connected with the birth of god Attis in the course of which at the bisexual goddess Kibela almonds grew. In Ancient Egypt almond oil - a wakefulness symbol. It was used in pure form in the special magic rituals aiming at welfare increase and also added to aromatic substances for smoking during such rituals. In Celestial Empire empires it is a plant symbolizes female beauty, firmness in grief. For Indians almonds are a symbol of fertility and matrimonial happiness. At Phoenicians almonds were considered as a divine tree, the myth about easily reddening goddess - the beauty Amigdala is connected with it.

Almonds on the content of vegetable proteins occupy with

2 - e the place after a peanut, are rich with fats, mineral salts, valuable essential oils. There are two main kinds of almonds: sweet and bitter. Sweet almonds differ from bitter in lack of an amigdalin which is the carrier of typical almond taste. Amigdalin easily decays on sugar, benzole aldehyde and poisonous cyanic hydrogen. Therefore it is not recommended to use bitter almonds without its preliminary processing. The most part of bitter almonds goes for production of almond oil, rather expensive culinary and cosmetic product. Sweet, besides all listed valuable qualities, E, B 2 , In is vitamin-rich 3 , is natural antioxidant, contains phosphorus, zinc, copper, iron, calcium, magnesium. Sweet almonds are long since used by the Asian people as the softening and nutritious means. He remarkably clears skin, removes irritation.

Almond masks

Nutritious almond mask

½ a glass of the peeled sweet almonds to fill in with a glass of boiled water and in 3 - 5 min. having merged water, kernels to pound with warm milk before receiving homogeneous mass of a consistence of sour cream. To apply the received paste on face skin and necks for 15 - 20 minutes. To wash away cool water. The mask nourishes and moistens skin.

the Almond mask for disposal of freckles

½ a glass of the peeled almonds to fill in with a glass of boiled water and in 3 - 5 min., having merged water, to pass almonds via the meat grinder. To add juice of a half of a lemon and 1 tablespoon of boiled water to the received gruel, to pound everything. To put a mask for 30 minutes, then to wash away cool water. To do masks 2 times a week within 4 - 5 months.


- a honey mask for skin with freckles

to Lower 30 kernels of sweet almonds in the boiling water, in 10 minutes to take out, clear of a thin skin, to pass via the meat grinder. To add on drops, stirring, 1 teaspoon of cold water and 15 g of liquid honey. To put paste on a face, to hold 15 minutes, and then to wash away water of room temperature.

the Softening almond mask

½ a glass of almond grains to fill in with a glass of boiled water, in 5 min. to merge water, and to pass kernels via the meat grinder. To mix the received gruel from 15 ml of lemon juice and 15 ml of water, to pound and put on a face for 20 minutes, then to wash away warm water and to apply the cream corresponding to skin type.

Lotion for washing

Cake of almond seeds - almond bran - uses in cosmetics for rubdowns, lotions and washings as the means softening and clearing the coarsened face skin. For preparation of lotion take 2 tablespoons of almond bran and fill in with 3 glasses of boiled water. To insist 2 hours, to filter. To wash lotion in the morning and in the evening.

Almond srubs

For preparation of the gentle sparing almond srub take

2 tablespoons of almonds and process them in the meat grinder or the coffee grinder. In the enameled or ceramic ware mix nut meat with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of cream and 1 tablespoon of peach or olive oil. Use this srub before a shower: apply it on all body, and then wash away warm water.

the Almond srub can be prepared for

and in a different way. Take 3 tablespoons of oatmeal, mix with a tablespoon of oat bran and the same amount of ground almonds. Add a tablespoon of soy flour or powdered milk and place a srub in a linen sack. Wet it warm water and softly massage a body within 15 - 20 minutes.

Almond oil

Oil of sweet almonds was the most beloved means for maintenance of beauty and youth of the queen Cleopatra whose recipes are still used in cosmetology. This oil is received from almonds kernels by cold pressing therefore it is free from synthetic impurity and environmentally friendly. Oil of sweet almonds is nontoxical, does not cause irritation and is applicable for skin of any type. It pleasantly softens and nourishes skin, is well absorbed and cleans pores.

- it is better for p to store the Small bottle with oil of sweet almonds in the cool place of hermetically corked.
- That oil was better absorbed and did not cause effect of “goose-pimples“, before the use it can be warmed up.
- Oil of sweet almonds is ideal as oil - a basis as it improves penetration of molecules of essential oils into skin, without preventing it to breathe freely.

of Application with use of almond oil

On sites of wrinkled skin (corners of eyes, lips etc.) 1 - 2 times a day for 15 - 30 minutes independently or in combination with essential oils (2 - 3 drops of essential oil) to impose the napkins impregnated with oil on 10 g of almond oil.

the Toning masks for any type of skin

the Basis - 2 - 3 tablespoons of oatmeal to part

with hot water before obtaining smetanoobrazny weight, to add 5 - 10 ml of almond oil and on 2 - 3 drops of essential oils of a lemon and rosemary.

the Oil mask for flabby and dry skin

to add To 1 tablespoon of almond oil on 1 drop of essential oils of a lavender, patchoulis and a pink tree.

Means for elimination of wrinkles around eyes


Fine means for a century, eliminates “circles“ and wrinkles. To apply pure (without essential oils) almond oil on skin a century on massage lines with the easy tapping movements of small pillows of fingers.

Structure for the coarsened skin

to add

To 1 tablespoon of almond oil on 1 drop of essential oils of a lavender, rosemary, a lemon or grapefruit.

Almond hair oil

At an oily hair almond oil is used by

in pure form: before washing of the head to rub on several drops, beginning from roots by the ends of hair. For stronger effect to add essential oils: on 15 ml on 2 drops of essential oils of a cedar, or a bergamot and a lemon. At dry hair pure oil is rubbed after washing of the head in moist warm hair in the same way. With addition of essential oils - on 2 drops of essential oils ilang - an ilanga, lavenders or patchoulis on 15 g of almond oil. These compositions can be used for drawing on a hairbrush and combings of hair 2 - 3 times a day.

Almond nail oil

Mix almond and essential oils of a lemon, ilang - the ilanga (on 1 drop on 5 ml) is applied on nails and an okolonogtevy thin skin. Reduces fragility, restores good appearance and fortress of nails. At the daily use good results are achieved quickly enough.