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Apricot Kernel Oil organic

  • Prunus armeniaca
  • Origin: Kenya
Apricot Kernel Oil organic

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Common Name

Apricot

Botanical Name

Prunus armeniaca

Synonyms

Armeniaca vulgaris

Parts Used

Kernel

Extraction Method

Cold pressed

Refinement Techniques

Unrefined

Suggested Use

Cosmetic use only

Overview

Our organic Apricot Kernel oil is cold pressed and unrefined. At the core of the apricot pit is the kernel, and this is what is used to produce this exquisite oil. It is very similar to sweet almond oil, but it is more suitable for sensitive and prematurely aged skin.

Organic Apricot Kernel oil is well suited for skin care products because it is a mild, moisturizing oil, and is readily absorbed into the skin without leaving a residue behind. Apricot Kernel oil makes a wonderful massage oil for babies and adults and is used extensively in aromatherapy. It is recommended for mature skin, sensitive skin and skin that is inflamed, irritated or dry. As an emollient oil, it is great for use in face and body creams, lotions, balms, lip care, hair care and soaps. Stores well under any condition but extreme heat will lessen the shelf life.

Typical Analysis

Color- Golden
Odor- Nutty and deep
Peroxide Value- less than 10
Acid Value- less than 4
Refractive Index- 1.466 - 1.4760
Saponification Value- 180 - 200
Iodine Value- 90 - 110

Fatty Acids
Palmitic Acid- 4 - 7.5
Oleic Acid- 62 - 76
Linoleic Acid- 19 - 33

Precautions

This product contains tree nuts.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.