Why is it in George’s Dog Balm?

Organic Sweet Almond Oil contains fatty acids as well as vitamins A and E and penetrates easily into the skin. It is an effective emollient for moisturizing the skin and hair. Rich in proteins and Vitamin D, almond oil is considered extremely nourishing – particularly when used regularly.

Sweet almond oil is beneficial for dry and sensitive skin, which means it is a great dry nose, paw and skin remedy providing soothing elements for irritations.

Sweet Almond oil is a fantastic carrier oil and is easily absorbed, enabling quick healing. It is a time-tested remedy for all kinds of skin troubles including dermatitis and eczema. It is a hypoallergenic oil which softens the skin without irritating it further and restores the skins normal PH levels.

What is it (thanks Wikipedia)?

Almonds are a rich source of oil, with values ranging between 36 and 60% of kernel dry mass (table). One analysis indicates almonds contain 44% oils, of which 62% is monounsaturated oleic acid (an omega-9 fatty acid), 29% is linoleic acid (apolyunsaturated omega-6 essential fatty acid), and 9% is saturated fatty acid. These results are similar to those presented in the table, showing 49% fat content in whole almonds, the majority of which is the monounsaturated fat, oleic acid. Almond oil is a rich source of vitamin E.

The Almond is native to the Mediterranean climate region of the Middle East, eastward as far as the Yamuna River in India. Australia is the largest almond production region in the Southern Hemisphere, and second largest producing country. In 2013, Australia produced 9% of the world almond supply. Most of the almond orchards are located along the Murray River corridor in New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia.