Apricot Body Oil
Apricot oil comes from the kernels of the fruit from the apricot tree, with the botanical name Prunis armenica.
Apricot oil is light yellow in colour and rich in natural vitamins especially vitamins A and E, fatty acids like oleic and linoleic, minerals and other nutrients.
The apricot kernels from which this oil is derived have oil content of between 40% and 50%.
Apricot body oil is perfectly absorbed into the skin leaving no traces and it should not cause allergic reactions, even on the most sensitive skins.
What does apricot body oil smell like?
Apricot oil has a very faint scent. Carrier oils do not have a strong aroma like essential oils do, and their scents are much more subdued.
Which part of the plant provides the oil?
Where has apricot oil been sourced from?
This particular apricot oil originates from Spain.
How is apricot oil extracted?
The oil is extracted by cold pressing the kernels of the apricot fruit
What other oils blend well with apricot oil?
Apricot oil blends well with other carrier oils and may be used for diluting pure essential oils.
How can I benefit from apricot body oil?
Apricot carrier oil is a lovely light textured carrier oil for sensitive, mature and inflamed skin, assisting in revitalising, moisturising and refreshing the skin.
Apricot oil is an ideal oil for skin preparations and cosmetic use as it is nourishing to the skin.
Apricot body oil is rich in vitamins, essential fatty acids and minerals making it an excellent skin moisturiser, leaving the skin smooth and supple.
You can also use apricot oil to treat skin irritations or rashes by applying the oil directly to the affected area.
Apricot oil can also be used to relax the whole body by adding some drops to your bath water or use in a body massage.
When used for hair care, apricot oil leaves the hair soft and shiny by moisturising and nourishing the hair all the way to the root.
Regular application of the oil is also known to promote hair growth.
To apply apricot kernel oil to your hair, put a small quantity into the palm of your hand and use your fingertips to gently massage into your hair and scalp.
You can also add apricot oil to your conditioner, apply to your hair and later wash out with shampoo.
Some other apricot body oil benefits include relieving skin conditions such as eczema and maintaining elasticity of the skin.