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Apricot Kernel Oil

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Apricot Kernel Oil is quite similar to Sweet Almond oil in its properties however it has a fairly light consistency in comparison. It's a good choice as a carrier oil in Aromatherapy and is used frequently during facial massages. It contains a variety of nutrients including Vitamin A and E which are beneficial to the skin in general.

Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA) can also be found in Apricot Kernel Oil and this is useful as a moisturizing agent and to tone the skin. Any dry or chapped skin conditions can greatly benefit from the application of Apricot Kernel Oil and after massage it leaves the skin feeling soft and silky.

 

Botanical Name

Prunus armeniaca

Extraction Method

Cold pressed from kernels

Color

Almost clear with a slight yellow tinge

Aroma

Faint

Viscosity

Medium

How well does it absorb?

Leaves a slight oily feeling on skin

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