Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Apricot Oil

Apricot Oil is pressed from the kernels of the wild apricot and is very similar to Almond oil. The kernels have an oil content of between 40-50%.
Apricot oil is suitable for all skin types but especially useful for sensitive, inflamed, delicate or dry skin, the elderly and the very young. This is because it is readily absorbed, and naturally gentle and mild.
It is used as a carrier oil in aromatherapy and  in massage it assists in the absorbtion of other agents.
The oil is composed of the essential fatty acids....oleic acid and linoleic acid and the "skin vitamins" A & E. All of these substances help to soothe irritated skin whilst also nourishing. Regular use of apricot kernel oil or products containg it can help keep skin smooth and flexible. 
A few drops of warm oil massaged into the scalp and/ or added to your conditioner can help with dryness and leaves the hair feeling softer and less frizzy.

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