Apricot Kernel Oil

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  • SKU: 660111229938

Apricot Kernel Oil, extracted from the kernels or seeds of apricots (Prunus armeniaca), stands out for its light, gently nourishing touch on the skin. This oil is obtained through cold pressing, ensuring that the delicate balance of its nutrients, particularly vitamins A and E, remains intact. The result is a light, yet rich oil that is revered for its ability to moisturize and rejuvenate the skin without leaving a greasy residue. Its mild and subtly sweet aroma, reminiscent of the fresh fruit, makes it a favored carrier oil in aromatherapy and cosmetic formulations.

Aromatherapists often reach for Apricot Kernel Oil when creating massage blends, not only for its skin-softening properties but also for its versatility and compatibility with essential oils. It is particularly effective in treatments aimed at soothing sensitive or prematurely aged skin, as it helps to restore a natural, youthful glow.

The composition of Apricot Kernel Oil is rich in oleic acid and linoleic acid, both of which are known for their moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties. This makes the oil a powerful ally in combating dry, irritated skin conditions and in maintaining the skin's elasticity and suppleness.

Common Uses: Beyond its use in skincare, Apricot Kernel Oil is celebrated for its role in hair care, where it helps to condition, strengthen, and impart a healthy shine to the hair. It's also used in a variety of cosmetic products, from lip balms to body butters, for its hydrating benefits and lightweight feel.

Blends well with: Most floral and citrus essential oils, such as Lavender, Rose, Geranium, and Bergamot, enhancing their natural properties while providing a smooth, easily absorbed base.

Aromatic Scent: Apricot Kernel Oil has a very mild, sweet scent that does not overpower, making it an excellent carrier oil for more fragrant essential oils.

Botanical Name: Prunus armeniaca

Plant Part: Kernel