Almond Oil Profile

Almond Oil Profile
The almond is a small deciduous tree, growing to between 4 and 10 meters in height, with a trunk of up to 30 centimeters in diameter. The young twigs are green at first, becoming purplish where exposed to sunlight, then grey in their second year. The leaves are 35 inches long,[1] with a serrated margin and a 2.5 cm (1 in) petiole. The flowers are white or pale pink, 35 cm diameter with five petals, produced singly or in pairs before the leaves in early spring.[2][3]
 
Almonds begin bearing an economic crop in the third year after planting. Trees reach full bearing after five to six years after planting. The fruit is mature in the autumn, 78 months after flowering.[
 
Almonds contain approximately 49% oils, of which 62% is monounsaturated oleic acid (an omega-9 fatty acid), 24% is linoleic acid (a polyunsaturated omega-6 essential fatty acid), and 6% is palmitic acid (a saturated fatty acid).[25]
 
The oil is good for application to the skin as an emollient, and has been traditionally used by massage therapists to lubricate the skin during a massage session. It is a mild, lightweight oil that can be used as a substitute for olive oil.
 
Almond oil is also used as a wood conditioner of certain woodwind instruments, such as the oboe and clarinet.
 
The tree grows in Lebanon, Syria and Israel,[37] and is mentioned numerous times in the Bible.
 
In the Old Testament, the almond was a symbol of watchfulness and promise due to its early flowering, symbolizing God’s sudden and rapid punishment of His people; in Jeremiah 1:11-12, for instance. In the Bible the almond is mentioned ten times, beginning with Book of Genesis 43:11, where it is described as “among the best of fruits”. In Numbers 17 Levi is chosen from the other tribes of Israel by Aaron’s rod, which brought forth almond flowers. According to tradition, the rod of Aaron bore sweet almonds on one side and bitter on the other; if the Israelites followed the Lord, the sweet almonds would be ripe and edible, but if they were to forsake the path of the Lord, the bitter almonds would predominate. The almond blossom supplied a model for the menorah which stood in the Holy Temple, “Tree cups, shaped like almond blossoms, were on one branch, with a knob and a flower; and three cups, shaped like almond blossoms, were on the other…on the candlestick itself were four cups, shaped like almond blossoms, with its knobs and flowers” (Exodus 25:33-34; 37:19-20). Similarly, Christian symbolism often uses almond branches as a symbol of the Virgin Birth of Jesus; paintings often include almonds encircling the baby Jesus and as a symbol of Mary. The word “Luz”, which appears in Genesis 30:37, is sometimes translated as “hazel”, may actually be derived from the Aramaic name for almond (Luz), and is translated as such in some Bible versions such as the NIV. Source: Wikipedia.com
 
Botanical Name: Olea europaea
 
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
 
Description: Olive is an extremely versatile oil. It is a favorite on both dry and irritated skin.
 
Color: Gold to green liquid.
 
Biblical References: Genesis 8:11, Exodus 27:20, Exodus 30:24, Leviticus 24:12, Deuteronomy 6:11, Deuteronomy 8:8, Deuteronomy 24:20, Deuteronomy 28:40, Judges 9:8, Judges 9:9, 1 Kings 6:23, 1 Kings 6:31, 1 Kings 6:32, 1 Kings 6:33, 2 Kings 18:32, 1 Chronicles 27:28, Nehemiah 8:15, Job 15:33, Psalms 52:8, Psalms 128:3, Isaiah 17:6, Isaiah 24:13, Jeremiah 11:16, Hosea 14:6, Amos 4:9, Habakkuk 2:19, Zechariah 4:3, Zechariah 4:11, Zechariah 4:12, Romans 11:17, Romans 11:24, James 3:12, Revelation 11:4, Judges 15:5, Micah 6:15, Zechariah 14:4, Matthew 21:1, Matthew 24:3, Matthew 26:30, Mark 11:1, Mark 13:3, Mark 14:26, Luke 19:29, Luke 19:37, Luke 21:37, Luke 22:39, John 8:1
 
Hebrew Word: 2132 tyIz: zayith {zay’-yith} 
Meaning: n m 1) olive, olive tree 1a) olive tree 1b) olives n pr loc 2) mountain facing Jerusalem on the east side 
Origin: probably from an unused root [akin to 02099]; TWOT – 548
Usage: AV – olive 17, olive tree 14, oliveyard 6, olivet 1; 38
 
Greek Word: 1636 evlai,a elaia {el-ah’-yah} 
Meaning: 1) an olive tree 2) an olive, the fruit of an olive tree 
Origin: from a presumed derivative from an obsolete primary;; n f
Usage: AV – olives 11, olive tree 3, olive berries 1; 15
 
Blends well with: Can be used as a carrier oil with any essential oil.
 
CAUTION: Non-Toxic, Non-Irritant and can be used by most anyone.
Plant Origin: Israel
 
Aromatic Description: Olive Carrier Oil has an appealing odor, it can influence essential oils if in a blend.
 
Common Uses: Olive Carrier Oil can be used for many manufacturing applications, though it may not be a preferred choice in any particular category.
 
Consistency: Typical and Characteristic of Carrier Oils.
 
Absorption: Absorbs into skin at average speed, slight oil feeling left on skin.
 
Shelf Life: Users can expect a shelf life of 6 months to 1 year with proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight). Refrigeration after opening is recommended.
 
Caution: None Known 
Spiritual Significance
Olive oil is used as a carrier oil and the Bible clearly states that the only grade of olive oil suitable for holy anointing purposes is the first oil. The Bible discusses this in Leviticus 24:2: Command the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamps to burn continually.
 
Today, first oil is called virgin oil. Virgin olive oil has a wonderful fragrance and flavor. First oil is not pressed from the fruit but drained from the crushed fruit. 
 
The first oil or virgin oil serves as a spiritual picture of the Bride of Messiah. She is the first to come out of Babylon on her own and is drawn by the Ruach. The Bride has a fragrance the world recognizes as different.  
 
The second oil, or pressed oil, is inferior and its fruit is crushed, stamped, and squeezed to get the very last drop of oil. This oil was not acceptable as an offering to the Temple as it has no flavor or fragrance.
 
Believers who are sluggish and foolish have to be beaten and endure fiery trials like the second oil to come out.  
 
The choice still remains theirs. Will a believer be a fragrant offering to Him or be hard-pressed and remain tasteless to the world? 2 Corinthians 2:14-15 says, Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place. For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ.