Apricot Kernel Oil

Bottle of apricot oil with fresh fruit and kernels on wooden table
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Apricot kernel oil is ideal for sensitive skin and is also suitable for delicate baby and children’s skin. It has a slightly marzipan scented oil for massage oil and the soothing effect is especially good after having had a day in the sun.

Colour: yellow.

Uses: a valuable carrier oil which is ideal for bath products, makeup, perfumes, lotions, massage oils, body butters and lip products.

The oil contains high levels of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, dietary fiber and potassium. The oil content is 40 per cent to 50 per cent. The oil is similar to almond and coconut oil. Comparisons have been made with olive and sesame oil.

The oil composition is linoleic acid and oleic acid which are both unsaturated fatty acids. The fatty acids serve as non-greasy  emollients to nourish dry skin whilst the vitamins help rejuvenate the softness and elasticity.

 

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