Cold pressed apricot kernel oil is made from pressing apricot kernels in a cold press machine. The pressure exerted by the machine extracts the oil from apricot kernels.
Apricot oil is a rich source of essential fatty acids, linoleic acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin B and copper.The oil extracted is 100% pure, natural and is a popular carrier oil.
No bleach or chemicals have been added to this product. The oil has a shelf life of 12 months as long as you keep it in a cool, dry and dark place.
Quick Facts About Cold Pressed Apricot Kernel Oil
Moisturizes the skin- Apricot oil is rich in vitamin E and fatty acids that help soothe and moisturize the skin.
Boosts Hair growth- It is rich in vitamin E and omega 6 fatty acids that promotes hair growth and repairs damaged roots and strands.
Improves Quality of Hair- Cold Pressed Apricot oil is rich in vitamins that soften, nourish and improve texture of your hair.
Anti-Aging- Applying the oil regularly can help reduce fine lines, wrinkles and blemishes.
Soothes Eczema- Vitamins and fatty acids in apricot kernel oil nourishes dry, flaky and eczema prone skin.
Conditions Dark Circles- It is rich in vitamins that reduces bagginess and lightens dark circles under your eye lids.
Helps treats acne causing bacteria- The oil can kill bacteria that leads to acne on dry and dull skin.
Nutritional Value of the Oil
- Linoleic acid– 23%
- Linolenic acid– 0.22%
- Oleic acid– 70%
- Comedogenic Rating– 2
Apricot Kernel Oil has a comedogenic rating of 2, which means that the oil will not clog pores for MOST people, but some will begin to notice clogged pores or a “purge” in some cases.
CAUTION: Apricot oil is best for topical use only. Do not ingest apricot oil as it contains amygdalin that can be processed into a poison by the body and may prove to be harmful and fatal.
How To Use Cold Pressed Apricot Kernel Oil
For skin and hair: Apply a generous amount of apricot kernel oil to hydrate and moisturize dry flaky skin in upward circular motions. You can also massage 1-2 tbsp of oil on hair and scalp; leave it in for 20 minutes before washing it out.