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Apricot Kernel Oil

Apricot Kernel Oil

Apricot Kernel Oil is a primarily monounsaturated carrier oil. It is a great all-purpose carrier that resembles Sweet Almond Oil in its properties and consistency. However, it is lighter in texture and viscosity.

The texture of Apricot Kernel Oil also makes it a good choice for use in massage and massage oil blends.

Apricot With Kernel

Carrier Oils for Aromatherapy & Massage by Len Price mentions that Apricot Kernel Oil is low in saturated fats, contains approximately 65% oleic acid (an omega-9 fatty acid), 28% linoleic acid (an omega-6 essential fatty acid), and less than 1% alpha linolenic acid (an omega-3 essential fatty acid). [Len Price with Ian Smith and Shirley Price, Carrier Oils for Aromatherapy & Massage (United Kingdom: Riverhead, 1999), 37.]

Botanical Name

Prunus armeniaca

Typical Method of Production

Cold Pressed

Aroma

Faint, Mild.

Viscosity

Light - Medium

Absorption/Feel

Relatively fast absorption.

Color

Virtually Clear With a Yellow Tinge

Shelf Life

1-2 Years

Important Information

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General Safety Information

Use caution when trying any new ingredient, including carrier oils on the skin or in the hair. Those with nut allergies should consult their medical practitioner before coming into contact with nut oils, butters or other nut products. Do not take any oils internally without consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Safety information can be found by visiting the Safety Information page. For very in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand.

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