Apricot kernel oil, also often simply referred to as apricot oil, is a natural oil that moisturizes dry and sensitive skin, and helps to fade fine lines and wrinkles.
The oil is made from the oil-rich kernels of apricots and contains a high content of unsaturated fatty acids. These make apricot oil a light oil, which is very quickly absorbed by the skin and will leave it feeling soft and shiny. The combination of Oleic, Linoleic, and Linolenic acids can help fight acne and psoriasis.
Because the oil is so light on the skin, it is suitable for all skin types. The oil is 100% pure and therefore contains no added chemicals. The oil has been deodorized and refined, so that it has only a very light smell.
You can use apricot kernel oil:
- As a moisturizer for the whole body: You can apply it directly to the skin. It is a very light, highly moisturizing oil that will be quickly absorbed by the skin and make it soft.
- As facial oil: apricot kernel oil is a perfect base as a carrier oil to make a facial oil for sensitive and mature skin.
- As hair conditioner and mask. It loosens hair tangles and will nourish the hair roots. Add a few drops of Ylang Ylang essential oil to apricot kernel oil and leave on damp hair for 20 minutes. Then wash your hair with a natural shampoo.
For those who are allergic to oils from nuts (such as sweet almond oil) apricot kernel oil is a perfect alternative. The binding properties of apricot kernel oil ensure that the scalp will have a better grip on the hair follicles, which can slow down the process of hair loss.