The Secret Benefits of Apricot Oil


Apricot oil is one such natural essential oil which is widely used for its many therapeutic properties. It is known for having miraculous benefits for improving skin and hair texture. This oil is obtained through the natural extraction from the seeds of apricot tree. The cold pressed method is used for deriving this amazing oil naturally.
Apricot oil contains a number of different things including fatty acids, oleic, linoleic, and vitamins A and E. The vitamins that are within this oil help sooth skin conditions by providing moisture, thus reducing those age marks. It is also beneficial with providing flexibility and moisture into the skin if your skin has been dehydrated.

Apricot oil is easily accessible. Find it in natural or organic food stores, supermarkets, on-line and other locations. It stores well in most locations but not in extreme heat. Extreme heat will shorten its shelf life. The average shelf life is, approximately, one to three years.

Apricot kernel oil is extracted from the fruit of the apricot tree which is a member of the rose family. The fruit of the apricot tree is rich in vitamins and has a mild consistency great for massaging and rejuvenating the body.

The bark, leaves and the inner stony pit of the apricot all contain amygdalin which is a naturally occurring compound that degrades to release hydrogen cyanide or prussic acid in your stomach. Apricot oil, treated during processing to remove the cyanide, is marked FFPA to show that it is "free from prussic acid".


People who have dry skin should also consider the benefits of apricot oil. This oil has been shown to hydrate skin. A person who suffers from dry or itchy skin patches will find that applying massage oils containing apricot oil will help with this problem.

Apricot Kernel Oil is a great solution for babies with nappy rash or for people with skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. Its natural moisturizing properties give the softness and nourishing the skin needs, without irritating the skin like other products can.
The Secret Benefits of Apricot Oil The Secret Benefits of Apricot Oil Reviewed by Neha Gupta on August 15, 2014 Rating: 5

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