Sweet almonds and oil - one of the best cosmetics, time-tested. In medicine and perfume, they have been known for 8000 years.
- Is the fruit of the almond tree (Amygdalus communis), which is in the form of ddikom growing in Central Asia, Iran, Turkey and the Balkans. Homeland almond is unknown, but presumably it was Central Asia and China.
All peoples who grew almonds, composed in honor of his legends. In ancient Sogdiana, which was located on the territory of modern Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, flowering almond branches sacrificed to the gods, they protect affected children from evil spirits with them in the hands of recited prayers. Jews have long called almonds "shkeked", which means - "Wake up and look sharp." It symbolizes the attention and has a value of sweetness, charm and sensitivity. The Iranians believed this plant the tree of heaven.
Phrygians treated almonds as the father of all things, a symbol of spring. It is associated with the birth of the god Attis, in which a bisexual goddess Cybele had grown almonds. In ancient Egypt, almond oil - a symbol of wakefulness. It is used in pure form in the special magic rituals, in order to enhance well-being, as well as add to the fragrances smoking during such rituals. The Celestial Empire is a plant symbolizes feminine beauty, resistance in grief. For Indians almond is the symbol of fertility and marital happiness. Phoenicians almond tree was considered divine, it is associated with the myth of easy blushing goddess beauty amygdala.
Almonds on the content of vegetable protein takes 2 nd place after peanuts, rich in fats, minerals, valuable essential oils
. There are two main varieties of almonds: sweet and bitter
. Sweet almonds are different from the bitter lack of amygdalin, which serves as a carrier of the typical almond flavor
. Amygdalin is easily decomposed sugar, benzaldehyde and highly toxic hydrogen cyanide
. Therefore it is not recommended to use bitter almonds without pretreatment
. Most of bitter almonds are used to make almond oil, quite expensive culinary and cosmetic products
. Sweet, in addition to all these valuable qualities, rich in vitamins E, B2, B3, is a natural antioxidant containing phosphorus, zinc, copper, iron, calcium, magnesium,
. Sweet almond Asian nations have long been used as a means of softening and nourishing
. It is great to cleanse the skin, relieves irritation
Nourishing almond mask
½ cup of sweet almonds, pour a glass of boiling water, and after 3-5 minutes, drain the water, the kernels rub with warm milk until smooth, creamy consistency. The resulting paste is applied to the face and neck for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with cool water. Mask nourishes and moisturizes the skin.
Almond mask to get rid of freckles
1/2 cup blanched almonds, pour a glass of boiling water and after 3-5 min., Drain the water, almonds skip through the meat grinder. The resulting mush add the juice of half a lemon and 1 tablespoon of boiling water, all rub. Apply mask 30 minutes, then rinse with cool water. Masks do 2 times a week for 4-5 months.
Almond and honey mask for skin with freckles
Lower 30 nucleoli sweet almonds in boiling water and remove after 10 minutes, peel, mince. Add dropwise, with stirring, 1 teaspoon of cold water and 15 g of liquid honey. The paste is applied to the face, hold 15 minutes, and then wash with water at room temperature.
Soothing almond mask
½ almond seeds pour a glass of boiling water, after 5 minutes, drain the water, and the core mince. The resulting slurry was mixed with 15 ml of lemon juice and 15 ml of water, rub and apply on face for 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water and apply a cream according to skin type.
Lotion for washing
Almond seed oil cake - almond bran used in cosmetics for wipes, lotions and washings as a means of cleaning and softening rough skin.
To prepare the lotion, take 2 tablespoons of almond bran and pour 3 cups boiling water. Insist 2 hours, strain. Wash lotion morning and evening.
For the preparation of tender gentle almond scrub, take 2 tablespoons of almonds and grinding them in a meat grinder or coffee grinder. In an enamel or ceramic dish, mix the mass of walnut with 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 2 tablespoons cream and 1 tablespoon of peach or olive oil. This shower scrub to use: apply it to the whole body, and then rinse with warm water.
Almond Scrub can be prepared in a different way. Take 3 tablespoons of oatmeal mixed with a tablespoon of oat bran and the same amount of ground almonds. Add a tablespoon of soy flour or milk powder and put scrub in linen bag. Wet it with warm water and gently massage your body for 15-20 minutes.
Sweet almond oil has been a favorite tool for maintaining youth and beauty Cleopatra, recipes which are still used in cosmetics. This oil is obtained from almond kernels by cold pressing, so it is free of synthetic impurities and clean. Sweet almond oil is non-toxic, non-irritating, and is applicable for all skin types. It is a pleasure softens and nourishes the skin, is easily absorbed and cleans pores.
- Bottle of sweet almond oil is best stored in a cool place tightly sealed.
- To oil is better absorbed and does not cause the effect of "goose skin" before drinking it can be heated.
- Sweet almond oil is ideal as the base oil, because it improves the penetration of the molecules of essential oils to the skin without disturbing it to breathe freely.
Applications using almond oil
In areas of wrinkled skin (corners of the eyes, lips, etc.), 1-2 times a day for 15-30 minutes, alone or in combination with essential oils (10 g of almond oil 2-3 drops of essential oils) impose wipes impregnated oil.
Tonic mask for all skin types
Base - 2-3 tablespoons of oatmeal diluted with hot water to obtain a creamy mass, add 5-10 ml of almond oil and 2-3 drops of essential oils of lemon and rosemary
Oil mask for dry skin and flabby
To 1 tablespoon of almond oil add 1 drop of essential oil of lavender, patchouli and rosewood.
Means to eliminate wrinkles around the eyes
The perfect remedy for age, eliminates circles and wrinkles. Apply clean (without essential oils), almond oil on the eyelid skin along the massage lines with light tapping motions fingertips.
Ingredients for rough skin
To 1 tablespoon of almond oil add 1 drop of essential oil of lavender, rosemary, lemon or grapefruit.
Almond oil for hair
For oily hair - almond oil in its pure form before washing the head to rub a few drops, from the roots to the ends of the hair. For a stronger effect, add essential oil: 15 ml 2 drops of essential oils of cedar, or bergamot and lemon.
For dry hair clean oil after shampooing rub in wet warm hair the same way. With the addition of essential oils - 2 drops of essential oils of ylang-ylang, lavender, patchouli, or 15 g of almond oil.
These compositions can be used for application to the comb and combing the hair 2-3 times a day.
Almond oil for nails
A mixture of almond and essential oils of lemon, ylang-ylang (1 drop per 5 ml) is applied to the nail and periungual skin. It reduces brittleness and restores good appearance and strength of nails. With daily use of good results are achieved quickly.