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Light, soothing, and protective with a soft, nutty aroma, Apricot Kernel oil has a rich oleic acid and vitamin E content, also boasting a high level of vitamin B-17. It is absorbent and lavishly moisturizing, making it the perfect candidate as an ingredient in a softening facial mask or as your massage base for a night of pampering. A lighter alternative to Sweet Almond oil, Apricot Kernel oil is non-greasy and an excellent choice for mature skin. [1, 2]
Our Bulk Carrier oils are 1 gallon. 4 oz carrier oils can be purchased here.
Method: Cold Pressed
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: 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.
Shelf Life: Apricot Kernel is slow to spoil and users can expect a shelf life of 1- 2 years with proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight). Refrigeration after opening is recommended
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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