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
Constituents of the oil
The chief constituents of this oil are hydrocyanic and benzaldehyde.
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.
|Product Code||SVA - 104|
|Botanical Name||Prunus Armeniaca.|
|Solubility||Soluble in alcohol and oils. Insoluble in water|
|Methods of Extraction||Steam distillation process|
|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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