Organic Apricot Kernel Oil
Organic Apricot Kernel Oil is anti-ageing, antioxidant, and antibacterial, but not everyone can, and should, use this oil for facial use.
It is also anti-inflammatory.
Wild As The Wind recommend Organic Apricot Kernel Oil for bodily use rather than facial, especially for improving the appearance of tanned legs.
Organic Apricot Kernel Oil For Skincare
Organic Apricot Kernel Oil is very high in omega-9, or oleic acid. The oleic acid content of Organic Apricot Kernel Oil is approximately 70%. Omega-9 makes Organic Apricot Kernel Oil very hydrating and anti-inflammatory. However, even though Organic Apricot Kernel Oil only has a comedogenic value of 2 this oil is not as easily absorbed as other oils, such as oils like Organic Sweet Almond Oil.
The comedogenic value of an oil indicates the ease at which the skin absorbs an oil and how likely it is to clog pores. The lower the value, the more easily an oil will be absorbed.
Organic Apricot Kernel Oil Uses
Organic Apricot Kernel Oil, despite it’s reasonably low comedogenic value, can still clog pores quite easily on facial skin and should definitely be avoided for facial use by those with acne-prone skin + combination skin + sensitive skin.
Organic Apricot Kernel Oil is also high in linoleic acid at around 23%
Organic Apricot Kernel Oil tends to leave a high sheen on skin after application, and it’s my go-to oil for shimmering legs in summer.
If you have sensitive skin, or if you do a lot of sun bathing, there’s a very remote chance you may have a slight reaction to this Wild As The Wind oil.
It is always advisable to perform a patch test on the soft skin on the inside of your forearm before using carrier oils on your face.
Perform A Patch Test
Place a drop or two of Wild As The Wind oil on your inner forearm, making sure to massage it well into your skin.
A severe reaction will occur within ten minutes, but it may take 24 hours for milder intolerances to emerge.
Look for signs of Urticaria, (aka Hives), discolouration, redness, dryness, or feelings of irritation / itchiness.
If you experience none of these, you will be safe to use your Wild As The Wind oil elsewhere on your body, including your face.
Nevertheless, always avoid sensitive areas and inside your ears unless otherwise instructed by your health professional. This is especially important if you use your Wild As The Wind oil as a carrier oil for a number of Organic Essential Oils.
Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils
Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils are premium quality, therapeutic grade carrier oils which are perfect for aromatherapy.
All of the Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils are cold pressed to retain an optimal nutrient density of each carrier oil.
Professional therapists use Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils and Organic Essential Oils, including Osteopaths and Massage Therapists.
Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils are also used domestically, for the creation of bath and body oils, as well as bases for home remedies.
*Body oils are also known as massage oils.
Certain Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils are used for hair and beard oils.
Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils Are Suitable For:
- Making body & bath oils (1% dilution of Organic Essential Oils)
- Using in your household first aid kit (average 2% dilution of Organic Essential Oils)
- Used to make face oils (2% dilution of Organic Essential Oils)
- Certain Organic Carrier Oils can be used on their own for wound healing and scar healing
- Many Organic Carrier Oils have a natural SPF value
Please refer to How To Use Essential Oils for the correct dilutions of essential oils and carrier oils.
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Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oil Availability
Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils are available in the UK.
Wild As The Wind Customer Guarantees
Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils are cruelty-free & vegan friendly. They are also some of the purest, most bio-active Organic Carrier Oils in the world.
Wild As The Wind carries a Wildcrafted Organic Rosehip Seed Oil also.
Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils Packaging
Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils are bottled in an amber glass bottle with an aluminium lid.
Wild As The Wind is a member of Bristol Green Partnership & is committed to reducing the use of plastics in skincare & cosmetics.
Wild As The Wind Ethics
Wild As The Wind products are suitable for everyone, including Vegetarians & Vegans.
Wild As The Wind products do not contain any animal products & have not been tested on animals. Only premium quality ingredients are used, with a preference for Organic Essential Oils & Organic Carrier Oils wherever possible.
Jenny – Kent (verified owner) –
I love this light silky oil which has a beautiful and delicate scent of its own, but that doesn’t interfere with the scent of essential oils that I mix with it. Will be purchasing a bigger bottle next time.
Rachel Wild –
Hi Jenny, I’m so glad you are enjoying using this lovely Organic Apricot Kernel Oil x x