08 November 2008

Apricot Kernel Oil has a fine texture making it especially suitable for facial massage, nourishing and make-up removal It is a very good source of minerals and vitamin A, (best with almond, grape seed or jojoba oils). It has good penetration and therapeutic properties. Can be used 100% strength but normally used at 10-50%.

Vitamins, esp. Vit. A.
Rich in GLA (only effective if oil is taken internally)
Rich in oleic acid and linoleic acid.

Apricot oil has very little scent characteristic of most carrier oils

Pale Yellow

Absorption and Feel
Quick absorbtion to skin

Extraction Method
Cold Pressed

Shelf Life
Apricot oil is slow to go rancid (6 Months to 1 Year) with proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight). Refrigeration after opening is recommended.

Uses and Health Benefits
  • For all skin, very rich and nourishing particularly in vitamin A.
  • Helpful for prematurely aged, sensitive, inflamed, delicate or dry skin
  • For make up removel and facial massage
  • For skin suffering exposure to sun and wind.
  • Excellent for restoring a glow to dehydrated complexions.
  • Can be used 100% strength but normally used at 10-50%.
Apricot Kernel Oil Chemical Analysis
Fatty acidsRangeTypical
PalmiticC16:03.0 - 6.0 %4.28 %
PalmitoleicC16:1trace - 1.4 %0.70 %
StearicC18:0trace - 2.0 %1.12 %
OleicC18:155.0 - 70.0%69.62%
LinoleicC18:220.0 - 35.0 %23.34 %
LinolenicC18:3trace - 1.0 %0.22 %
EicosenoicC20:1trace - 1.0 %0.18 %


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