Apricot kernel oil

A natural elixir for healthy, glowing skin

When it comes to skincare, natural ingredients can work wonders, and one such ingredient that deserves attention is apricot kernel oil. Derived from the repurposed seeds of apricots, this oil is packed with nourishing properties that can help rejuvenate and transform your skin. Let’s explore the benefits of apricot kernel oil and why we use a healthy dose in our whipped body butter.

Botany and history of the apricot

Apricot kernel oil is a lightweight, pale yellow oil extracted from the kernels of the apricot tree, Prunus armeniaca. It is a member of the Rosaceae family, which also includes other popular fruits such as apples, pears, peaches, and plums. The apricot tree is native to Central Asia, but has been cultivated for centuries throughout the Mediterranean region, the Middle East, and North America.

The botanical history of apricot kernel oil can be traced back to ancient times. The Persians were among the first to use apricot kernel oil for its medicinal and cosmetic properties. They used it to treat skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis, as well as to promote hair growth and natural glow.

Apricot kernel oil is extracted from the kernels using a cold press method. This method preserves the nutrients and antioxidants in the oil.

Apricot kernel oil became more widely known in the Western world in the 19th century. It was used in Victorian England to make soaps, perfumes, and other cosmetics. 


3 biggest skin benefits of apricot kernel oil

Deep Moisturization

Apricot kernel oil is lightweight and easily absorbed by the skin, making it an ideal moisturizer for all skin types. It penetrates deep into the epidermis, delivering hydration and nourishment to dry or dehydrated skin. Regular use of apricot kernel oil can leave your skin feeling soft, supple, and moisturized, keeping dryness and flakiness at bay.

Nurture your Complexion

Apricot kernel oil contains vitamins A and E, which are essential for a healthy complexion. Vitamin A promotes skin cell turnover, helping to fade scars, minimize the appearance of fine lines, and improve skin tone. Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant that protects the skin from damage caused by free radicals and environmental stressors, leaving your skin looking radiant and youthful.

Soothe Irritated Skin

If you have sensitive or irritated skin, apricot kernel oil can be incredibly soothing and calming. Its gentle properties make it suitable for individuals dealing with conditions like eczema or psoriasis. The oil’s anti-inflammatory properties help reduce redness, itchiness, and inflammation, promoting a more comfortable, balanced complexion.


In conclusion, apricot kernel oil is a natural elixir that can do wonders for your skin. Its hydrating, nourishing, and soothing properties make it a fantastic ingredient for our body butter. Whether you have dry skin, sensitive skin, or simply want to enhance your complexion’s natural glow give out whipped body butter a try.

Note: This article is for informational purposes only and should not replace professional medical advice or treatment.

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