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Apricot Kernel Carrier Oil

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Apricot Kernel oil is a nourishing and versatile product. It is a lightweight oil rich in essential fatty acids such as oleic acid, and vitamins B and E, it is a soothing and protective oil with a soft, nutty aroma. This absorbent and lavishly moisturizing oil is perfect for use in a softening facial mask or as a base for a pampering massage. It's a lighter alternative to Sweet Almond oil, non-greasy, and an excellent choice for mature skin.

Edens Garden Apricot Kernel oil has been a game-changer for many skincare routines due to its light, non-greasy texture and nourishing properties that can make a difference for mature skin. Renowned for its versatility and gentle nature, Apricot Kernel Seed oil offers a multitude of benefits for the skin, making it a popular choice in skincare formulations.

For any skin type and those with irritated skin conditions or dry patches, try it as a skin-softening and moisturizing facial mask. It makes an incredibly nourishing massage oil and can be enhanced aromatically with skin-loving essential oils such as Carrot Seed and Rose-Geranium. If you like crafting DIY products try making a moisturizer with 1 oz of Apricot Kernel oil, 3 tablespoons shea butter and a few drops of vitamin E.

Carrier oils are 4 oz and come with a pump.

Botanical Name: Prunus armeniaca

Method: Cold Pressed

Process: Refined

Aroma: Apricot Kernel has a very mild nutty aroma

Consistency: Typical and characteristic of carrier oils

Color: Pale yellow to golden yellow

Absorption: Medium - Slow

Citations:1) Parker, S. (2015). Power of the Seed. Los Angeles: Process.

2) Price, L. and Price, S. (2008). Carrier oils for aromatherapy and massage. Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire: Riverhead.

Safety & Shelf life

Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.

OK For Kids: 2+

Shelf Life: 1-2 Years
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Apricot Kernel oil good for face?
  • Due to natural essential fatty acids and naturally occurring Vitamin E and Vitamin A found in apricot kernel oil such as oleic acid, and linoleic acid it has nourishing benefits for all skin types when used topically. It matches our natural skin sebum and can promote healthy skin by moisturizing, reducing sensitivity, clearing blemishes and ironing out fine lines and wrinkles in mature skin. It is also beneficial for dry hair. To keep the fatty acids viable and extend its shelf life, Apricot Kernel oil should be kept in a cold, dark location such as in a refrigerator.
Does Apricot Kernel oil clog pores?
  • A comedogenic ingredient is a substance that has a high likelihood of clogging pores which can lead to acne, blemishes and blackheads. The comedogenic rating of Apricot Kernel oil is 2 out of 5 (5 being the most severe clogging). Conclusively, this means that Apricot Kernel oil most likely won't clog most people's pores but for those whose skin is easily irritated due to sensitive skin or oily skin, it is recommended to perform a skin patch test of Apricot Kernel oil on the inner arm for 24 hours before using over a larger portion of the body. If redness, itchiness or irritation occurs, discontinue use.
Does Apricot Kernel oil contain cyanide?
  • Apricot kernels contain a natural compound called amygdalin that is non-toxic but when ingested converts to cyanide. Because of this, we do not recommend that anyone ingest Apricot Kernel oil. When used topically, Apricot Kernel oil has benefits for the skin that help to promote a healthy radiance and glow.
How long does Apricot Kernel oil last?
  • Apricot Kernel oil has a shelf life after manufacture of one year. If Apricot Kernel oil is kept in a cold, dark environment, such as the refrigerator, its life will be extended and the fatty acid benefit is prolonged. You can understand if an oil has gone rancid when it has a sour smell.
How to make Apricot Kernel oil?
  • Apricot Kernel oil can be extracted using various methods such as manual grinding and cold pressing, expeller pressing and solvent extraction. It would be possible to make your own Apricot Kernel oil with the manual grinding/cold pressed method but it is a difficult and timely practice. There is a machine called the Power Ghani that can be employed to extract oil from any stone fruit kernels.
How to Use

Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. Alternatively, use Carrier Oils alone as a natural moisturizer. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.

DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.

Lavender & Honey Clay Mask

2 1⁄2 tsp Tunisian Green Clay Powder

1 1⁄2 tsp distilled water

1 tsp Apricot Kernel Oil

1⁄2 tsp raw, unfiltered honey

1 drop of French Lavender Essential Oil

Add the 1 drop of French Lavender to 1 tsp of Apricot Kernal Oil. Stir and set aside. In a separate container, mix the Tunisian Green Clay and water until completely incorporated. Add the Apricot Kernel oil and French Lavender dilution to the clay and mix thoroughly. Add the unfiltered honey and mix again. Once everything is thoroughly incorporated, apply evenly to the face and allow to sit for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off with warm water. Dispose of any mask you do not use.

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