Almond Oil

(rINN)

💊 Chemical information

Aceite de Almendra; Almendras dulces, aceite de; Amande, huile d’; Amygdalae oleum; Badem Yağı; Bitter Almond Oil; Expressed Almond Oil; Huile d’Amande; Mandelöl; Mandelolja; Mandlový olej; Mandulaolaj; Manteliöljy; Migdolu aliejus; Ol. Amygdal.; Olej migdałowy; Oleo de Amêndoas; Olio di Mandorla; Sweet Almond Oil.
CAS — 8007-69-0.

Pharmacopoeias.

In USNF. Eur includes the virgin oil and a refined oil. Fr. also specifies Huile de Noyaux, an oil obtained from various species of Prunus.

Ph. Eur. 6.2 (Almond Oil, Virgin; Amygdalae Oleum Virginale). A yellow, clear, liquid. It is the fatty oil obtained by cold expression from the ripe seeds of Prunus dulcis var. amara or P. dulcis var. dulcis or a mixture of both varieties. Slightly soluble in alcohol; miscible with petroleum spirit. Store in well-filled containers. Protect from light.

Ph. Eur. 6.2 (Almond Oil, Refined; Amygdalae Oleum Raffinatum). The fatty oil obtained by refining and deodorisation of Almond Oil. It may contain a suitable antoxidant. A pale yellow, clear, transparent liquid. Slightly soluble in alcohol; miscible with petroleum spirit. Store in well-filled containers. Protect from light.

USNF 26

(Almond Oil). The refined fixed oil expressed from the kernels of varieties of Prunus dulcis [Prunus amygdalus] (Rosaceae). It may contain suitable antoxidants. A clear, colourless or pale straw-coloured, oily liquid with a bland taste. Slightly soluble in alcohol; miscible with chloroform, with ether, with petroleum spirit, and with benzene. Store in well-filled, airtight containers. Protect from light.

💊 Profile

Almond oil, which consists mainly of glycerides of oleic acid with smaller amounts of linoleic and palmitic acid, has nutritive and demulcent properties. It is used as an emollient and to soften ear wax. It is also used as a vehicle in some injections.

💊 Preparations

BP 2008: Almond Oil Ear Drops; USP 31: Rose Water Ointment.

Proprietary Preparations

Braz.: Laderm; Mex.: Dermoskin†. Multi-ingredient: Arg.: Caien; Austral.: Curash Babycare; Snor-Away†; Chile: Akerat; Cz.: Balmandol; Ger.: Excipial; Ital.: Baby Zanzara; Babysteril; Otosan Natural Ear Drops†; Proctonet†; Stilomagic†; Mex.: Caliderm; Liniderm; NZ: Am-O-Lin; Snorenz; Port.: Cuidaderma; Olidermil; Spain: Pasta Lassar Imba; Switz.: Antidry; Balmandol; Premandol; Viola; Woloderma†; Turk.: Balmandol; Metamorfoz; UK: Calendula Nappy Change Cream; Earex; Imuderm; Infaderm; Snor-Away.
Published November 28, 2018.