Apricot Kernel Carrier Oil

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Botanical Name: Prunus armeniaca

Extraction Method: Cold Pressed

Processing Type: Refined

Obtained From: Kernel

Origin: Spain

Description: Apricot Kernel Carrier Oil is good for all skin types. It is very rich in Vitamin A and nourishes the skin by keeping it hydrated.

Color: Pale yellow to golden yellow liquid.

Aromatic Description: Apricot Kernel Carrier Oil has very little scent characteristic of most carrier oils.

Common Uses: Apricot Kernel Carrier Oil is a very popular oil and is suitable for manufacturers, aromatherapists and massage therapists.  It is well suited for skin care products as it is mild and readily absorbed into the skin.

Consistency: Typical and Characteristic of Carrier Oils.

Absorption: Absorbs easily into the skin.

Shelf Life: Users can expect a shelf life of up to 2 years with proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight). Please refer to the Certificate of Analysis for current Best Before Date.

Cautions: None Known.

Storage: It is recommended that cold-pressed carrier oils be kept in a cool dark place to maintain freshness and achieve maximum shelf life. If refrigerated, bring to room temperature before using.

IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.

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Rating: Star
I prefer this to Almond oil as it has a slightly less greasy feel to it after 5 minutes of application. The skins responds well to application. Can be used when blending oils, butters and essential oils. Does have a slight scent of it's own.

By: S. Mic, Waterloo, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 25-Aug-2016


Rating: Star
Used it in my creams and lotions, prefer this than almond oil. It's very light and as a carrier oil, not "greasy" at all. Will definitely buy again!

By: Terri, Montreal, Quebec
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Loyal Customer Since: 27-Oct-2016


Rating: Star
Absolutely love this for my new lotion! Absorbs quickly, and doesn't feel greasy at all. Love the price point, too.

By: A., Dawson Creek, British Columbia
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Loyal Customer Since: 20-Jul-2013


Rating: Star
Really moisturizing and incredibly benificial. There's no scent, but if you use it as a carrier for aroma therapy, it provides a pleasant fruity undertone to anything you use. I love to use it as a post treatment for any intense EOs that may leave me dry or irritated.

By: Ian, Edmonton, Alberta
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Loyal Customer Since: 07-Feb-2015


Rating: Star
I have no complaints. It seems great and is a staple in quite a few of my concoctions.

By: Nasstassia, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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Loyal Customer Since: 24-Feb-2014


Rating: Star
This oil is frequently described as an acceptable substitute for sweet almond oil. I have used both and to me apricot kernel oil is not just an acceptable substitute, it is clearly superior to sweet almond oil! I have healthy, normal to dry skin, that is very highly sensitive, thus gets irritated easily. I have to take care with what products I use on my face. Sweet almond oil has on occasion caused my skin to redden somewhat. I have never had a reaction to apricot kernel oil. While slightly heavier in texture than sweet almond oil, apricot kernel oil absorbs into skin a lot faster. Also apricot kernel oil has less of a characteristic smell to it than sweet almond oil. My skin feels a lot softer after using apricot kernel oil, than it does using sweet almond oil. I used to use sweet almond oil in my carrier oil blends, but have switched over to apricot kernel oil completely. I highly recommend this product.

By: Farhana, Toronto, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 05-Nov-2013


Rating: Star
I am slowly becoming addicted to this lovely apricot kernel oil! It is a wonderful carrier oil base for several of my oil blends, very gentle on the skin and a great consistency for massage or oil rubs. It can also be used straight from the bottle with no essential oils added or any other fragrance as it has virtually no odour- It is wonderfully nourishing and I use it on my hands, face and body as an alternate from almond oil when I feel my skin needs a little bit extra moisturizing. It leaves the skin very soft and supple without feeling oily or greasy.

By: Elizabeth, Holland Landing, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 27-Jan-2006


Rating: Star
This oil has a great feel and absorbs really well in the skin. I am very happy with the way that it works in lotions and creams.

By: Effie, Pickering, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 16-Sep-2013


Rating: Star
Lovely pale yellow colour and no scent, great to mix in lotions and massage oils, very nice feel and absorbs nicely into your skin, leaving it soft.

By: Elvira, Oakville, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 03-Feb-2012


Rating: Star
I just used the apricot kernel oil in a batch of lotion and I absolutely love the way it turned out. I was worried at first because of the deep yellow color but it didn't effect the final result at all. Beautiful! I will definitely be ordering again.

By: Jill, Springfield, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 19-Oct-2011


Rating: Star
I love this oil for OCM mixtures, and massage oils, especially when combined with jojoba oil. It also makes lovely lotions.

By: Marie, Calgary, Alberta
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Loyal Customer Since: 30-May-2011


Rating: Star
Wow, this carrier oil is amazing! It's now my new favourite. We got this in a couple weeks ago and had the opportunity to use it on a hot stone massage client last week. It allows you to continue with a nice glide without having to reapply oil often. And NDA offers it at a great price point! As always, fantastic customer service and fast shipping. Thanks New Directions!

By: Tiffany, London, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 18-May-2009


Rating: Star
A heavier oil then grape seed, or sweet almond oil, good to use for a foot cream.

By: Marilyn, Newmarket, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 11-Jan-2010


Rating: Star
Excellent product! I've used it as a massage oil for years with no negative client reaction or comments. In fact, a number of client have asked if they can purchase it for home use on dry skin and problematic spots because their skin felt so good after their treatment.

By: Cara, Brampton, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 13-Sep-2006


Rating: Star
This oil is great for my baby products. Great price as well.

By: Shirleen, Penetanguishene, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 24-Jul-2006


Rating: Star
I use this Apricot Seed Oil in an oil blend I formulate as a carrier oil with awesome results at 25%. It is rich in Vitamins and a delight to use.

By: Jefa, Calgary, Alberta
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Loyal Customer Since: 20-Jun-2006


Rating: Star
Perfect oil for gentle soaps. As always, great price as well.

By: Cathy, Sicamous, British Columbia
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Loyal Customer Since: 02-Apr-2008


Rating: Star
Great price! It smell nutty and sweet and the oil is light brown. The scent is stronger than what I'm used to get, and usually my Apricot Kernel oil is golden. Great in soaps and lip balms!

By: Kristelle, Granby, Quebec
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Loyal Customer Since: 12-Feb-2007


Rating: Star
Very light almost no sent and absorb very quickly!

By: Laurie, Stoneham, Quebec
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Loyal Customer Since: 17-May-2008


Rating: Star
Very light and absorbent- this oil is wonderful as a massage oil! I love how nicely it blends with my essential oils. Once again, another product I love!

By: Clories, Petawawa, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 18-Dec-2007


Rating: Star
With no scent, this is great to mix with essential oils. Being that this is a little thick and has a darker color, it can wreak havoc on massage sheets. I combine it with the lighter Holly oil and have experienced great results.

By: Marissa, Edmonton, Alberta
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Loyal Customer Since: 07-Nov-2006


Rating: Star
Another GREAT product at a GREAT price. It does wonders when added to my hand soap, bath soap, conditioner, and face cream. Best thing about it is that it's all natural!!! 2 thumbs up!!

By: Maggie, North York, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 06-Mar-2007


Rating: Star
Apricot Kernel oil is a great addition to both soaps and skin care cream. It is light and has great moisturizing abilities. In soaps it doesn't seem to take alot of add some benefit.

By: Trudy, Warkworth, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 15-Jun-2006


Rating: Star
Very light - almost no scent. Great for kids, nut free which is a bonus for all of us who suffer from allergies.

By: Erin, St. George, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 19-Nov-2005


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