Apricot Kernel Carrier Oil
Ingredients Apricot Kernel Oil
Botanical Name Prunus Armeniaca
Qualities Cold-Pressed, Refined
Apricot kernel oil is obtained from the dried kernel of the apricot. It is considered to be a good lightweight base oil which is known to be rich in vitamins A and E as well as Oleic (C18:1) and Linoleic (C18:2) essential fatty acids.
It is a basic, mild, light oil that's easily absorbed. Suitable for mature, sensitive and oily complexions. Can be slightly drying; best mixed with more emollient oils to treat dry, itchy skin.
Can be used as an effective emollient as it is easily absorbed into the skin and helps promote skin softness and elasticity. It can also be used to formulate a variety of bath and body products to condition and provide stable lather to soap formulas.