Apricot Kernel Oil

Pure and natural refined apricot kernel oil. Moisturising and emollient whilst being lighter and more easily absorbed than sweet almond.

Suitable for use in aromatherapy, soap making, massage, skincare & cosmetics. See below for a detailed description and to download the SDS, Allergens Declaration and COA

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Apricot Kernel Oil

Description – Pressed from the kernels of the fruit, apricot is very similar to sweet almond but is a little lighter on the skin and more easily absorbed.

Common Name Apricot Kernel
Botanical Name Prunus Armeniaca
Botanical Family Rosaceae
Extraction Method Expeller Pressed, Refined
Aroma Faint
Country of Origin Spain
Appearance Pale yellow, Medium viscosity
Skin Feel Semi-Oily texture. Slowly absorbed with no greasy residue
Skin Type Sensitive, Dry, Mature
Properties Rich, Nourishing, Moisturising
Heat Stability Suitable for hot and cold processes
Saponification Value 185 – 195
Storage 18-24 months
Typical Fatty Acid Profile 6.5% Saturated, 65.5% Monounsaturated, 28% Polyunsaturated
Main Constituents (Typical Values) Oleic Acid (65%), Linoleic Acid (28%), Palmitic (5%), Stearic Acid (1%)
Natural Vitamin Content Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B17 (Exceptionally high), Vitamin E

Common Uses

  • Emollient – good general purpose, especially suited to drier skin types
  • Moisturiser – especially in facial products leaving skin feeling soft & smooth
  • Anti-Aging – enhance skin elasticity and improve appearance of lines & wrinkles. Blend with rosehip for a drier feel
  • Massage – especially for the face
  • Salt Scrubs

PackagingSupplied in clear PET bottles with flip top lid for easy dispensing. Fully labelled with common name, botanical name, BBE date and batch code. SDS and Certificate of analysis available for download

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Recommended Reading: Carrier Oils for Aromatherapy & Massage (4th Edition, 2008) Len Price with Shirley Price

Additional information

Bottle Size

50ml, 100ml, 500ml, 1 Litre, 5 Litres, Sample