Expeller Pressed Apricot Kernel Oil

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Apricot kernel oil is produced from the crushed pit of the apricot, which is comprised of up to 45% oil. Yellow in color and odorless, this oil is high in oleic and linoleic acids. It is very light and readily absorbs into the skin without leaving a residue. It is known to provide moisturizing and emollient properties to body and hair care products and works especially well on sensitive and mature skin.

Apricto Kernel OilBotanical Name

Prunus armeniaca

Country of Origin


Extraction Method

Expeller Pressed

Refinement Process

Refined, Bleached & Deodorized

Food Grade


Suggested Uses

As an ingredient in body and hair care recipes, apricot kernel oil has a wide variety of applications, including use in lotions, creams, soaps, lip balm, massage oils and conditioners. It is also widely used as a carrier oil for aromatherapy purposes.

Shelf Life & Storage

Product shelf life is dependent on storage conditions and is highly variable. Product should be stored in unopened containers under cool, dry conditions and away from direct sunlight. Industry standard for product, when stored under optimum conditions, is 24 months.  

Saponification Value

180 to 200 mg KOH per gram of fat
Conversion Value for NaOH (Sodium Hydroxide) = 0.135 oz
Conversion Value for KOH (Potassium Hydroxide) = 0.19 oz


Please note that this information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is for educational purposes only. 

This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.