Apricot Kernel Oil: (Armeniaca vulgaris, Prunis armeniaca) Apricot Kernel is a light but rich oil which is especially good for sensitive skin, as well as for and skin that is inflamed or dry. It can be used alone or in massage and is used quite often in lip balms and creams. It is particularly helpful for dehydrated, delicate, mature or sensitive skin.
This oil has a high vitamin A content. For soapmaking, one should use one or two ounces for every pound of fat. It is normally used at 15%-50% strength, although it may be used full strength. SAP value: 190.0. INCI: Prunis armeniaca (Apricot) kernel oil. Shelf life: 9 months to 1 year when stored tightly sealed in a cool place away from heat and direct light.
This oil is food grade, cold pressed and refined; however, Camden-Grey sells its products only for external use. It is the customer’s responsibility to understand the information contained in a product’s MSDS and to become familiar and well versed in how each product should be used, including a product’s precautions, if any. MSDS’s are posted on our site, look for the MSDS link at the top, right, of all our pages.
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 (11 Reviews)
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Reviewer: rachel merry (lorain, OH) 3.29.2017
Exactly how it should be...
I used to buy apricot kernel oil at a local store before launching my product line, but came here for it when I needed a larger volume. Boy was I surprised! Apparently, the oil I was purchasing previously from the other guy WAS RANCID. When I was lucky enough to stumble upon this oil here, I bought some and quickly learned that this oil has little to no scent, glides on well and works wonders in lotion applications. The other guys' oil was sticky when applied AND it used to give me problems; batches of lotion would get thrown out! Turns out, it's more affordable here, ounce for ounce, and the quality is consistent. Thanks!
Reviewer: Jamie McIntosh (Ankeny, IA) 9.14.2016
Removes makeup almost too well
I use this oil in some of my face oil recipes that are for sensitive skin. Mostly for oily skin types. I have found that although a great moisturizer for most skin types, when I use it as a base before make up, my eye makeup doesn't stay put. I would use it more as an evening, before bed moisturizer.
Reviewer: Khaled Almowallad (Sarasota, FL) 4.16.2016
It is really nice as body oil. Loved it
Reviewer: Martha Ricci (Bronx, NY) 5.6.2015
From using, this oil absorbs easily. It works to soften, soothe and relief dryness and scales from the skin and best of all it is light and non-greasy. It even moisturizes, heals and protects mature and/or sensitive skin. Interesting fact I found out: historically, apricot oils and kernels have been used in traditional medicine to treat tumors.
Reviewer: aqueelah rand (columbus, OH) 1.31.2014
So light on the skin
I absolutely love this oil, I have very sensitive but oily skin, this oil was very light and absorbed very quick leaving my skin so soft and smooth. Please keep this oil..
OUT OF STOCK ISSUES: If a customer orders a large quantity of a product and all of the product is not in stock when the order is entered into our system, once the new stock arrives we will ship separately whatever quantity we may owe the customer. Most of our restocking orders arrive at our warehouse 5-7 business days after we place a restocking order, sometimes sooner. Should the distiller or vendor inform us restocking will take longer than 7 business days, we’ll promptly notify the customer.
Please note that we do not allow order cancellations for any reason and we don’t allow removal/cancellations of products which become partially or completely out of stock after the customer places an order.
Raw materials/ingredients are dispensed by weight. Many customers ask how many ounces in a pound, there are 16 ounces in one pound. These are not fluid ounces, they are ounces by weight.
EO = essential oil
FO = fragrance oil
Our containers are filled with products to where our commercial digital scales indicate the container should be filled. Some containers will be filled to the top, some will not.
HOW OILS ARE DISPENSED: All our products are dispensed by weight. EO's in 8 oz. through 2 lbs. - amber plastic pharmaceutical-grade bottle. EO's in 5 and 10 lbs. - heavy duty plastic container w/pouring spout, the oil may remain inside the container at least 2 months. EO's in sizes of 25+ lbs. - industry-standard metal or plastic can with a pouring spout, the oil may remain inside the metal can indefinitely and up to 2 months in the plastic pail. It's our decision in which type of pail we dispense the product, metal cans are not readily available. CARRIER OILS - plastic bottles/pails depending on the size ordered, do not need to be transferred to glass unless you wish to do so. FO's - in plastic containers, contents do not need to be transferred to glass unless you wish to do so.
Essential oils in sizes from ½ oz. to 4 oz. are dispensed in amber glass bottles without orifice reducers or glass droppers. If we ever run out of amber glass bottles, we reserve the right to use any other glass bottle available at that time. The only sizes of EO's dispensed with orifice reducers are 1/32, 1/16, 1/8 and 1/4 oz. sizes. If you require bottles/vials with orifice reducers or Eurodroppers, we sell those separately.
HOW TO STORE: Upon receipt, EO's dispensed in plastic bottles MUST be transferred into amber glass bottles. EO's, FO's and BUTTERS should be stored in tightly-sealed containers away from direct light and heat. Many oils could be highly flammable, keep away from open flames. Refrigerating butters could adversely affect the consistency of the butter, please join our Forum if you need to learn how to handle and store products.
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