Apricot kernel oil has been used for decades for its anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, antibacterial, antiseptic, antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic properties. There is so much natural goodness in this oil, and as such we’ve included the finest organic apricot kernel oil into the base of our organic beeswax balms.
Apricot kernel oil is loaded with rejuvenating and protectant qualities for the skin, and that’s why we also use this beautiful oil in our luxurious Salt & Oil Bath Soaks.
Its benefits and properties include it being:
NON GREASY: Apricot kernel oil deeply absorbs into the skin without clogging pores, leaving a smooth, silky feel.
AN EXCELLENT NATURAL EMOLLIENT: The emollient properties of apricot kernel oil can help to exfoliate and moisturise the skin. The oil is particularly beneficial for dry and inflamed skin conditions such as eczema which crave deep moisture.
LOADED WITH VITAMINS: Apricot kernel oil is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B17 and E. Vitamin E’s antioxidant properties protect against free radicals (which cause damage and age the skin) and promote skin cell regeneration. The B vitamins boost the immune system and create new cells, whilst Vitamin A increases the creation of collagen and skin elasticity. We particularly love that out of all products found in the plant kingdom, Apricot kernel oil has the highest concentration of vitamin B17, which has been attributed with anti-carcinogenic properties.