Origin: The Far East in the Himalayas and Northern China. It is also found in Central and East Asia.
Botanical Name: Prunus armeniaca
Extraction method: Refined and Cold Pressed [The cold pressed extraction method yields a higher quality oil (more vitamins, minerals etc) compared to extraction methods that use chemicals or heat.]
Color: Slight Yellow
Aroma: Not noticeable scent
Benefits: It consists of a texture that is great for all skin types but is especially good for mature skin, sensitive skin and skin that is irritated, inflamed, has acne or is dry.
Viscosity: Light to medium.
Common Uses: Apricot Kernel oil is a very popular carrier oil and is suitable for manufacturers, aromatherapists and massage therapists. Apricot kernel oil makes a wonderful massage oil for babies and adults and is used in creams, lotions, balms, and soaps.
Absorption: Semi-oily. Absorbs into skin quickly, leaves very little to no oily residue.
Shelf Life: 12 months
Cautions: For external use only, may cause surfaces to become quite slippery.
Vitamins / Minerals / Lipids contained: Contains the fatty acids oleic and linoleic acid and is also high in vitamins A and E. Low in saturated fats.
Plant / Oil History: Believed to have originated in the Far East in the Himalayas and Northern China. They were brought to the Middle East before the Old Testament was written and was brought into England from Italy during the Middle Ages.
Plant / Oil Description: Apricots gown on small to medium sized trees. These trees are hardy in most temperate regions. Its flowers are multi-petaled and white. They have a slight reddish tinge near the base of the flowers. They appear in early spring before the leaves appear. The leaves are heart shaped. By late July or in early August the apricot fruit ripens. There are over 20 varieties of apricots. Apricots are a close relative of the peach but are smaller.
Plant Habitat: A native to a continental climate with cold winters the apricot is more cold hardy than the peach. Spring frost, however, can kill the early blooming flowers. It does very well in Mediterranean climates because spring frosts aren?t severe and there is also cool winter weather to give the plant a proper dormant period. The dryness of the climate in these areas is also preferred by this plant and is good for fruit production. They must also have a well drained soil with a pH of 6.0 to 7.0.
Storage: Store in a dry, cool area in tightly sealed containers. Keep away from heat and light.
Where to Buy: You can buy wholesale Apricot Kernel oil by the gallon at SoapGoods.com, your favorite supplier for bulk Apricot Kernel oil.
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