Apricot Kernel Carrier Oil, Light and easily absorbed, ideal for facial massage and facial products.
Apricot Kernel Oil
Extracted from the soft fleshy center of the Apricot stone, this oil is an excellent moisturiser and carrier base. The high content of Oleic acid gives Apricot greater affinity with the skin compared to some other oils which means that it is more easily absorbed.
The refined grade of this oil is light in colour and odour making it ideal for incorporation into skin care products, it is particularly rich in both linoleic acid and Oleic acid.
A wonderful alternative to Sweet Almond & Grapeseed for massage and has some very beneficial skin benefits.
A wonderful oil for making your own Salt Scrubs and Massage Oils.
Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil
Expeller Pressed / Unrefined
Country of Origin
Average Shelf Life
12 – 14 months
Colour – Golden
Odour – Nutty and deep
Free Fatty Acids – 0.015%
Peroxide Value – <0.1
Saponification Value – 191.4
Iodine Value- 106.79
Specific Gravity- 1.7pH- 4.02
Oleic – 64.2%
Palmitic – 5.0%
Linoleic – 28.3%
Linolenic – 0.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B6, B17 (richest plant in the world), Vitamin E
Apricot, being a lighter oil than Almond lends itself to the blending of facial creams and the use in facial applications, such as facial massage.
Apricot Kernel Carrier Oil
None recorded and as with all carrier oils (except St Johns Wort), safe to use during pregnancy. As with all nut based carrier oils, always use with caution on people with nut allergies.
- Weight: 0.15 kg
- Contraindications: N/A
- Country of Origin: USA
- Latin Name: Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil
- Part of Plant Used: Seed
- Purity: 100% Pure
- Scent: Light fatty acid scent
- Skin Properties: Apricot is an excellent moisturiser and carrier base. The high content of Oleic acid gives Apricot greater affinity with the skin compared to other oils meaning it is more easily absorbed.
- Key Benefits: Facial Massage
- HS Code: 15159099
- HS Description: Apricot Kernel Oil
- HS Country: GB