Carrier Oil: Apricot Kernel
- Botanical Name: Prunus armeniaca
- Family: Rosaceae
- Extraction Method: Cold-pressing
- Plant Part: Seeds
- Origin: Native to Central Asia
Appearance and Aroma:
- Color: Pale yellow to golden
- Consistency: Lightweight and smooth
- Aroma: Mild, slightly nutty, and sweet
Properties and Characteristics:
- Texture: Apricot Kernel oil has a light and non-greasy texture that absorbs well into the skin.
- Nutritional Profile: It contains essential fatty acids, vitamins A and E, and other beneficial nutrients.
- Shelf Life: Apricot Kernel oil has a relatively long shelf life of about 1 to 2 years when stored properly in a cool, dark place.
Uses and Benefits:
- Skin Care: Apricot Kernel oil is moisturizing and nourishing for the skin. It helps soften and hydrate dry, sensitive, and mature skin. It can also soothe inflammation and irritation.
- Hair Care: Apricot Kernel oil is beneficial for hair health. It helps condition and moisturize the hair, reducing frizz and promoting shine. It can also soothe the scalp and reduce itchiness.
- Massage and Aromatherapy: Apricot Kernel oil is commonly used as a carrier oil for diluting essential oils for massage and aromatherapy purposes.
- Additional Uses: Apricot Kernel oil can be used as a base oil in lotions, creams, soaps, and other skincare products.
- Apricot Kernel oil is generally safe for topical use. However, it's advisable to perform a patch test before applying it to larger areas of the skin.
- If you have any known allergies to tree nuts, consult a healthcare professional before using Apricot Kernel oil.
- For internal use, consult a healthcare professional or certified aromatherapist for guidance.
Note: This information is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Consult a healthcare professional or certified aromatherapist for personalized advice and guidance.