Latin Name: Prunus armeniaca
Plant Family: Rosaceae
Extraction: Cold Pressing of the kernels
Apricot Kernel carrier oil has properties similar to Almond oil but is less produced. A natural moisturiser, it helps to prevent dry, itchy skin. The oil is used in skincare for its softening action on the skin mainly in soaps and creams. Finely milled apricot shells are sometimes used in facial scrubs to cleanse away dead skin cells.
Native to China, and transported to the Middle East, the Romans established many apricot orchards n Southern Europe. By 1720 the apricot tree had reached the USA where it continues to flourish, grown commercially in the south of France.
Available in 100ml, 500ml, 1000ml and 5000ml
- Excellent in skin protection, being both emollient and nourishing.
- It is readily absorbed because of its texture.
- Beneficial for relieving the itching caused by eczema.
- Suitable for sensitive, dry and ageing skins.
(Len & Shirley Price: Carrier Oils for Aromatherapy & Massage 4th Edition)
No toxic effects
Apricot Kernel Oil Safety Data Sheet