Discover Apricot Kernel Carrier Oil

Posted by Danielle Sade on

Apricot Kernel Oil

Latin Name: Prunus armeniaca
Botanical Family: Rosaceae
    Absolute Aromas sources a cold-pressed apricot kernel from Italy, the is a pale yellow, lightly textured oil obtained from the dry kernels of the apricot fruit through hydraulic cold pressing.  

    The kernel is a good source of essential fatty acids ranging from 62-70% Oleic Acid, 25-35% Linoleic acid and abundant in Vitamin E. (72/100)/100g[i].  Providing this oil with a light textured oil with a composition that is suitable for sensitive and combination skin types.    

    It is used in the cosmetic industry as a conditioning agent and for its quick absorption rate into the skin.

    An interesting fact is that the Apricot tree comes from the same family as Rose and Rosehip species.  Which gives an intriguing inspiration to formulate the botanical of them together.



    Formulation Corner

    Rosacea Fine line skin care serum

    • 25 mLs of Apricot Kernel
    • 5 mLs of Rosehip
    • 1 drop of Rose

    Blend in a beaker, pour into a 30mL dropper bottle.  Apply 2-4 drops on to the facial skin after cleansing.

     After Sun Body Oil

    • 40 mLs of Apricot Kernel
    • 10 mLs of Hemp
    • 3 drops of Lavender (High Altitude)
    • 1 drop of German Chamomile

    Blend in a beaker and pour into 50 mL bottle.  Use after showering or bathing.



    Anil Gupta, PC Sharma, BMKS Tilkaratin, Anal K. Verm. Studies on physicochemical characteristics and fatty acids composition of the wild apricot kernel. Department of food and science. Received 01, January 2010.
    Halldor Thormar. Lipids and Essential Oils as Antimicrobial Agents. Chapter: Lipids as an Active ingredient in pharmaceuticals, Cosmetic and Health Foods. pg. 169. Published: 2011 John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Sade, Danielle. n.d. The Aromatherapy Beauty Guide. 1st ed. Toronto: Robert Rose.
    Photography:  Istock photos and Absolute Aromas Graphic Emily Anne Froud. 

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