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Apricot Kernel Oil Carrier Oil

Apricot Kernel Oil Carrier Oil

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Apricot kernel oil is obtained from the seed of a deciduous tree in the rose family that naturally occurs throughout western Asia. While the wood of the tree is used to make musical instruments and wood carvings, the oil is widely used in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and fragrance industries.

Apricot Kernel Carrier Oil ~ from Monterey Bay Spice Co

a.
quick look

information at a glance
botanical namePrunus armeniaca
extraction methodcold pressed
edibleNot recommended for internal use. This product is for external use only
flash point> 572°F/300°C
safetyThere are no known safety concerns regarding the topical use of this oil. Internal use, however, is not recommended due to trace amounts of hydrogen cyanide in the kernels.
consistencyThis oil has a light to medium viscosity.
absorbtionAbsorbs into skin quickly.
colorPale yellow.

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
why buy apricot kernel carrier oil?Excellent oil to use for massage and making personal care products.
storage tipsKeep out of direct sunlight and away from heat. Refrigeration after opening is recommended.
appearance & aromaLight yellow in color, with a pleasant aroma.
good vs badApricot kernel oil is slow to go rancid, with a shelf life of up to 12 months with proper storage.

c.
uses

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aromatherapyBlend with essential oil and place 1-2 drops on a pad or cotton ball to be worn inside an aromatherapy locket.
cosmetics / personal careUse in lip balms, body butters, scrubs, lotions and creams. The oil is also used in soap making in concentrations of 5% to 10%.
massage / bath / spaUse in massage oil and bath oil blends.
perfumeryBecause this oil has a neutral aroma and a high absorption rate, it is particularly suitable for use in perfumery.
[ apricot kernel oil ] ~ from Montery Bay Spice Company

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[ tip: Combine apricot kernel oil with lavender essential oil and use as a base for custom perfumes. ~ from Monterey Bay Spice Company ]

Combine apricot kernel oil with lavender essential oil and use as a base for custom perfumes.

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[ ginger
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[ tip: Blend apricot kernel oil with ginger essential oil for use as a massage oil for strained muscles and painful joints. ~ from Monterey Bay Spice Company ]

Blend apricot kernel oil with ginger essential oil for use as a massage oil for strained muscles and painful joints.

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d.
aromatic profile &
blending companions

apricot kernel
carrier oil

Apricot kernel oil has a mildly nutty but neutral aroma that doesn’t overpower formulations. Blends well with peppermint, rosemary and tea tree essential oils in massage oil blends, as well as floral essential oils used in perfumery.

[ apricot kernel oil ] ~ from Montery Bay Spice Company

e.
formulas & recipes

apricot kernel
carrier oil
Herbal Spa
DIY apricot, orange, and basil bath oil
Peppermint Foot Scrub
[ apricot kernel oil ] ~ from Montery Bay Spice Company

f.
what else you should know

apricot kernel
carrier oil

It is uncertain where the apricot tree originated. Its scientific name translates to “Armenian plum,” a reference to the assumption that the tree is native to Armenia because of its long history of use there. However, some experts contend that apricots were cultivated in India as early as 3000 BC. In any case, the oil, as well as the meat of the kernels, have been used in traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda for thousands of years.

Apricot kernel oil is especially popular with massage therapists because it is light and easy absorbed by the skin. A rich source of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and oleic, linoleic, stearic and palmitic fatty acids, the oil is also nourishing and moisturizing.


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