Apricot Kernel Oil Cold Pressed Natural Massage Carrier Base Aromatherapy
BOTANICAL NAME: Prunus Armeniaca
Used by Therapists, Professionals, Artisans & Home Users
All Sizes from 10ml to 25 Litres supplied in Plastic Bottles, Jack or Plastic Drum
Approximate weight calculation is 1 Kilo per Litre
Botanical Name and Expiry Date on Label
Batch Code for full Traceability
Multiple Uses including Blends, Massage and Skin Care
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Apricot Kernel carrier oil
This oil is necessary for sensitive, dry, or mature skin that requires regular but not heavy moisturising. Apricot Oil is emollient, light and easily absorbed, working its magic on all skin types and leaving the skin free form oily reside. Even a small amount of oil massaged gently on the face will leave skin feeling pampered, soft, and supple. Often used as part of bedtime facial skin care regimes. The light consistency of Apricot Oil and its ability to be absorbed quickly oil makes it perfect for facial treatments and full body massage treatments.
Apricot Oil contains vitamins A and E, plus significant amounts of oleic and linoleic fatty acids that work to keep skin youthful looking. Very similar in texture and properties to peach kernel and is a good alternative to Almond or Grapeseed. It’s lighter in texture and more nourishing to the skin.
This outstanding oil is Spanish and comes from the kernel of the stone. It is fragrance fee and a delightful pale yellow in colour.
Most carriers are cold pressed oils (sometimes called Scaried oils). “Cold” refers to the item being kept at a low temperature during pressing and “pressed” refers to the method of extraction. This method indicates that little or no heat or chemical additives were used to extract the oil from the item (which can alter or destroy the flavours or aromas of the oil). It is a very natural way of producing the oil. The seed or nut is crushed, forcing out the oil. Seeds are dropped inside a cylinder that contains a rotating screw. This screw grinds and crushes the seeds until the oil is extracted. Small holes in the bottom of the cylinder allow the oil to escape into a container.
Some Oils require hot press, that is they require heat to advance the oil extraction process. Electric heaters are attached to the press cylinder and as the seeds inside the cylinder heat up, they become softer and easier to break down. This method tends to improve oil yield but the heat can reduce the flavour, aroma and nutritional content of the oil.
In a NutshellScent: Fragrance FreePlant Part: Kernel of StoneExtraction Method: Cold Pressed 100% Pure BP GradeCountry of Origin: SpainColour: Pale YellowTexture: Medium
Typical fatty acid profile:
C16:0 Palmitic acid 3.6 - 6.6%
C16:1 Palmitoleic acid 0.5 - 1.0%
C18.0 Stearic acid 0.5 - 1.5%
C18:1 Oleic acid 58 - 74%
C18:2 Linoleic acid 25 - 30%
C18:3 alpha Linolenic acid 0.3%
C20:1 Eicosenoic .18%
HOW TO USE
Baths - blend 5-8 drops in a teaspoon of carrier oil and add to bath
Massages - add 2-3 drops of essential oils to 1 tablespoonful of carrier oil
Blends - never add more than 2% essential oil and always patch test prior to use.
Technical Data - SDS Sheet available on request - Bottle Carries Batch Number and Expiry Date
Shelf Life - Our carrier/base oils all have a shelf life in excess of 24 months. However, as with any oil we recommend using it within 12 months of opening
Storage - Always keep in Original Bottles - Keep out of the reach of Children and Pets - Store out of Direct Sunlight at normal room temperature
Use - Not for Internal Use - If you have a medical condition particularly pregnancy, blood pressure problems or seizure conditions then please see medical advice before using.
Allergies & Sensitivities - Always do a patch test before using the oil on the skin - If irritation occurs discontinue use
Disclaimer - Any information provided by Mother Natures Goodies is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.The use of any information provided is for the sole responsibility of the user.We advise you to consult with your doctor or health care professional prior to using Essential Oils.
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A pleasant light oil that mixes well. I was disappointed that the 1 litre size was not available. A good oil to have in your collection.