Bitter Almond Oil

Product Code: SVA - 104
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Bitter Almond Oil

The bitter almond is actually an extract from the variety from the Rosaceae family. It is also called as Prunus Communis. The chief component of this oil is the prussic acid and this is also known as cyanide. This is the reason if one takes this oil even slightly more[ 7.5 ml or plus]; there are also chances of losing the life. The tree from which the oil is produced has the origin from the West Asian and North African countries but one can also see the cultivation of the tree in the countries like Egypt, Turkey, Spain and many more.

Uses of bitter almond oil

  • One can use this oil in very little percentage and it can act as a food flavoring extract. The fact remains that bitter almond oil is not present in the natural state in nuts.
  • One can use it only after removal of prussic acid from the kernels by the method called alkali washing.
  • But one must take care not to use this oil in any form of therapy.

Constituents of the oil

The chief constituents of this oil are hydrocyanic and benzaldehyde.

Blends with

One can blend this oil with sweet almond oil to reduce its bitterness. One can also blend it with coconut oil to create a scent with beachy aroma.

Technical Information
Product Code SVA - 104
Botanical Name Prunus Armeniaca.
Solubility Soluble in alcohol and oils. Insoluble in water
Methods of Extraction Steam distillation process
CAS# 8013-76-1
F.E.M.A. # 2046
Color & Odor Yellowish
Flash Point 150°F TCC (65.55°C)
Country of Origin Western Asia and North Africa
Refractive Index 1.543 – 1.558 @ 25°C
Specific Gravity 1.063 – 1.073 @ 25°C

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