Apricot Kernel Oil
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Apricot Kernel Oil is rich in essential fatty acids, particularly Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) and Oleic Acid (Omega 9). It is easily absorbed by the skin so is a great oil for all skin types even those with mature skin. This golden oil contains naturally occurring Vitamin E, which is known as a powerful antioxidant, which fights damage causing free radicals in the skin.
Apricot Kernel is an excellent emollient, it is easy to apply and since it is a light oil, it seals in moisture but doesn't leave your skin feeling greasy. The oil's moisturising and softening properties make it a great choice for an all over skin moisturiser. It is a delicate textured oil and is absorbed by the skin at a medium rate.
Apricot Kernel Oil is beneficial to your hair too. Adding shine and condition, it coats the hair helping to protect for environmental elements whilst softening the hair and helping to calm frizz and flyaway's.
All vegetable oils and fats are 100% fat and are generally high in calories (on average about 120 calories per tablespoon).
Vegetable oils are often used in food preparation for salad dressings, cooking, frying, baking, sauces and marinades. As a general guide, virgin and unrefined oils have more of the oil’s natural flavour and lend themselves well for use in cold dishes. Refined oils generally have longer shelf lives and may have a higher smoke point and therefore be better for high heat cooking, but this varies depending on the type of oil.
Each oil has its own distinct flavour and nutrient and Fatty Acid composition, so each oil may be used for different purposes depending on your need.
Apricot Kernel Oil is extremely popular for use as a facial massage oil. Can be used as a gentle and effective cleanser and make up remover, leaving skin clean, soft and supple.
Apricot Kernel is a great carrier oil for massage. It glides easily across the skin, helping to leave the skin soft and moisturised. It is a great alternative to Sweet Almond and Grapeseed for massage.
Try using Apricot Kernel Oil in a hot oil treatment. Gently warm a small amount of oil, taking care not to make it too hot. Massage into your hair and scalp, cover with a towel and leave for at least half an hour. Wash as normal. Top tip – add shampoo to dry/damp hair and begin to lather before adding more water. This will help to emulsify the oil, ensuring it rinses out thoroughly.
This oil is ideal for using on your homemade cosmetics, creams, balms and lotions and is also ideal for use in making your own scrubs and massage oil blends.
As with any new product always conduct a patch test before first use.
100% Apricot Kernel Oil
Country of Origin
Clear, pale yellow liquid.
The oil is obtained by expeller pressing the seed of the ripe fruit. The oil is then refined and deodorised.