Almond Oil, along with sesame oil, is one of the most popular massage oils, primarily because it smells so good and is a really good, healthful oil. Almond oil is very high in monounsaturated fats – 61 to 65 percent of the fat in almond oil is from oleic acid, the same omega-9 monounsaturated fat that makes both olive and macadamia nut oils so healthy.

There are dozens of studies on the potential role of almonds in a healthy diet, and on the antioxidant properties of various phytochemicals found in the nut itself. Though no cooking oils are strong sources of vitamins and minerals, almond oil contains a small amount of vitamins E and K. Almond oil also possesses a high smoke point, so it can used for all kinds of cooking.