Aromatherapy Essential Oils

Bitter Almond Essential Oil

Bitter Almond Essential Oil

Prunus amygdalus var. amara

It contains cyanide (prussic acid) which is a well known poison.

It originated in Western Asia and North Africa and is widely cultivated in Spain, Turkey, Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt.

Extraction Method:
It is extracted by maceration and distillation process.

Chemical composition:
benzaldehyde and hydrocyanic (prussic acid).

Therapeutic properties:

The ‘almond essence’ used as a food flavouring.


  • This oil should not be used in therapy.
  • This oil should be handled with care.

Blends well with: