Apricot Kernel Oil, Organic
Premium Apricot Kernel Oil, Organically grown
Botanical name : Prunus armeniaca
Extraction method / Source : Cold pressed / kernel (inner flesh of the pit)
Key constituents: Oleic FA > 70%, Linoleic FA > 20%, Palmitic FA > 4%, High in Vitamin A, plus many trace nutrients
Plant description : Botanical family : Rosaceae Apricot is a deciduous tree which grows in temperate climates and can reach up to 40 feet in height. Its delicate white or pinkish flowers bloom in early spring before the leaves appear. The flowers develop into small, velvety, edible fruits. These fruits are yellow or orange with a red tinge, and are considered drupes. A drupe is a fruit which has a soft flesh and a single seed, or "kernel" enclosed in a hard shell. Cold pressing the kernel produces a fine, highly nutritious oil.
Regions of Production : Kenya
Growing Practices : Organically farmed. Fruits are tested after harvest for purity.
Characteristics : lubricant, rejuvenative
Uses : Extremely nourishing and moisturizing, especially for mature, delicate, dehydrated, itchy or inflamed skin. Excellent as a massage oil. Helps reduce fine wrinkles of aging. Especially beneficial around the eyes and neck.
Storage : Store in a cool, dry place away from direct light. Refrigeration prolongs the freshness of all natural oils.
History / Fun Facts :
Battaglia, Salvatore, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition, 2003. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Brisbane, Australia
Cooksley, Valeri Gennari, Aromatherapy: Soothing Remedies to Restore, Rejuvenate and Heal, 2002. Prentice Hall Press, New York, NY.
Cooksley, Valeri Gennari, Aromatherapy: A Holistic Guide to Natural Healing with Essential Oils, 2015. Floramed Publishing, The Woodlands, TX.
Worwood, Valerie Ann, The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy, 1991. New World Library, Novato, California
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