Mountain Rose Herbs

Apricot Kernel Oil

  • Prunus armeniaca
  • Origin: South Africa
Apricot Kernel Oil


Botanical Name

Prunus armeniaca

Method of extraction

Expeller Pressed and Unrefined

Suggested use

Cosmetic use only

Kosher Certified


A wonderful oil similar to sweet almond, but more suitable for sensitive and prematurely aged skin. Our apricot kernel oil is a deep gold color, and can be used liberally in most body care recipes. Stores well under any condition but extreme heat will lessen the shelf life. Because of the expeller pressed and unrefined variety that we offer, this apricot kernel oil is considerably darker in color and richer in scent when compared to what is currently being offered on the market.

Typical Analysis

Color- Golden
Odor- Nutty and deep
Free Fatty Acids- 0.015%
Peroxide Value- less than 0.1
Saponification Value- 191.4
Iodine Value- 107
Specific Gravity- 1.7
pH- 4.03

Fatty Acids
Oleic- 64.2%
Palmitic- 5.0%
Linoleic- 28.3%
Linolenic- 0.2%
Stearic- 1.0%

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