INCI: Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil
CAS No: 72869-69-3
EINECS no.: 272-046-1
It is 100% pure, natural and unadulterated. It is free of GMOs, parabens, preservatives, and formaldehyde.
Not tested on animals. Not treated with ionizing radiation. Without SVHC substances. Without CRM substances. Free of BST/TSE substances. No nanomaterials. No pesticides.
OBTAINING METHOD: First cold pressing
NATURE OF THE PRODUCT: 100% Pure and Natural Vegetable Oil.
PLANT PART: Seed
Appearance: Clear, bright yellow-ochre liquid.
Acidity: mg KOH/g <1
Sap index mg KOH/g: 185-200
Refractive Index (20 ºC): 1.468-1.476
Iodine index g I2/100 g: 90-115
Density g/cm3 (20 ºC):0.910-0.923
The world of natural cosmetics never ceases to surprise us with unexpected treasures. One of them is Apricot Kernel Oil, an elixir that will do wonders for your skin and hair. But what is special about this oil? What is Apricot Oil used for in cosmetics? Read on and find out why this liquid gold is causing a sensation.
What is Apricot Oil?
Apricot Oil, whose scientific name is Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil, is a vegetable oil obtained from the seed (also known as bone or nut) of the apricot, a fruit native to Asia, but widespread in Mediterranean countries such as Spain. This oil is a great ally in natural cosmetics due to its innumerable properties.
Obtaining Apricot Oil
The Apricot Oil that we offer in "La despensa del soap" is obtained by first cold pressing. This method guarantees that all its properties remain intact, since no heat or chemicals are used that could alter its composition.
It is a 100% pure and natural Oil, free of GMOs, parabens, preservatives and formaldehyde. It has not been tested on animals or treated with ionizing radiation. In addition, it is devoid of SVHC, CRM, BST/TSE substances, nanomaterials and pesticides. All of this makes Apricot Kernel Oil safe and beneficial for cosmetic use.
Benefits of Apricot Kernel Oil for the Skin
Apricot Oil is a true treasure for the skin thanks to its multiple properties. But, what is Apricot Oil used for on the skin?
1. Hydration: This oil is a powerful moisturizer that helps keep the skin soft and smooth. Therefore, it is highly recommended for dry skin.
2. Antioxidant: Contains Vitamin A and E, which are natural antioxidants that help fight free radicals and prevent premature aging of the skin.
3. Cell regeneration: It is rich in essential fatty acids that promote cell regeneration, ideal for mature skin.
4. Soothing: It has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties that soothe irritated or sensitive skin.
5. Firming effect: Helps maintain the firmness and elasticity of the skin, ideal for preventing and treating flaccidity.
Benefits of Apricot Kernel Oil for Hair
But the properties of Apricot Oil do not stay on the skin. This oil is also very beneficial for hair. How does Apricot Oil benefit hair?
1. Hydration: As in the skin, Apricot Oil provides great hydration to dry hair, restoring its shine and softness.
2. Strengthening: Rich in vitamin E and fatty acids, it helps to strengthen weak or brittle hair, promoting its growth.
3. Protector: This oil forms a protective film that cares for the hair against external damage, such as pollution or heat from irons and dryers.
4. Hair loss: Thanks to its vitamin A content, it promotes hair growth and helps prevent hair loss.
5. Anti-dandruff: Being a powerful moisturizer, it helps combat dry scalp, one of the main causes of dandruff.
Who can benefit from using Apricot Kernel Oil?
Virtually everyone can benefit from the properties of Apricot Kernel Oil, since it is a soft and light oil, well tolerated by most skins and hair types. But what specific benefits does it bring to each type of skin and hair?
Benefits of Apricot Oil according to skin type
1. Dry skin: Provides intense hydration and nutrition, fighting dryness and flaking.
2. Sensitive skin: Due to its calming effect, it helps reduce irritation and redness, favoring skin regeneration.
3. Mature skin: Stimulates cell regeneration and combats the signs of aging thanks to its content of vitamins A and E.
4. Combination/oily skin: Although it may surprise you, this oil can also benefit these skins, as it helps regulate sebum production and does not clog pores.
Benefits of Apricot Oil according to the type of hair
1. Dry hair: Provides deep hydration, restoring lost softness and shine.
2. Damaged hair: Repairs and protects hair damaged by chemical treatments, heat or environmental factors.
3. Weak hair: Strengthens hair and stimulates its growth, preventing hair loss.
4. Hair with dandruff: By moisturizing the scalp, it helps combat dryness and, therefore, dandruff.
How to use Apricot Oil in homemade cosmetics?
Apricot Oil is a very versatile ingredient in natural cosmetics. You can use it alone, applying it directly to the skin or hair, or you can incorporate it into your homemade cosmetic recipes.
Here are some ideas and recommended doses:
1. Facial moisturizer: Add between 5 and 10% of Apricot Oil in your facial creams or lotions to take advantage of its moisturizing and anti-aging effect.
2. Lip balm: In your lip balms you can incorporate up to 20% Apricot Oil to guarantee intense hydration and effective protection against external aggressions.
3. Hair mask: For a hair mask, you can use up to 50% Apricot Oil. Apply, leave to act for a few minutes and then rinse. You will notice your hair much softer and shinier.
4. Handmade soap: In the making of soaps, you can incorporate between 5 and 20% of this oil. It will provide moisturizing and soothing properties to your soap.
5. Body oil: You can use it neat or mix it with other vegetable oils to obtain a nourishing and repairing body oil. Its use is recommended in a percentage of 80-100% in body oils.
Always remember to do a test on a small area of skin before using it extensively, to make sure you don't have any allergic reaction.
Vegetable oils that combine with Apricot Oil
Apricot Kernel Oil blends well with several other vegetable oils. I propose three oils with which you could mix it to further enhance its benefits:
1. Rosehip Oil: This oil is famous for its ability to regenerate the skin and fight wrinkles. When combined with Apricot Oil, you will obtain a powerful anti-aging elixir.
2. Jojoba Oil: Jojoba Oil is ideal for regulating sebum production, so it can be a great ally if you have oily skin. In addition, it provides additional hydration that adds to that of Apricot Oil.
3. Coconut Oil: This oil is a classic in moisturizing skin and hair. Mixed with Apricot Oil, it will provide you with extra hydration and nutrition, especially beneficial for dry skin and hair.
Apricot Oil: price and where to buy
If you are wondering where to buy Apricot Oil, you have come to the right place. At "La Despensa del Jabón", we offer Apricot Oil of the best quality, 100% pure and natural, and at a very competitive price.
Apricot Kernel Oil is one of those ingredients that, once you start using it, you will wonder how you ever lived without it. Its innumerable benefits for the skin and hair, together with its soft character and rapid absorption, make this oil a must in any beauty routine.
So what are you waiting for? Try it and let yourself be seduced by the incredible power of Apricot Oil. Your skin and hair will thank you. And remember, any questions you have, we are here to help you. Enjoy natural cosmetics with "La Despensa del Jabón"!