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Apricot Kernel Carrier Oil

Apricot Kernel Carrier Oil (Prunus Armeniaca)

$23.00 USD100 ml


Apricot Kernel Oil is perfect to mix in with your essential oil that you use as a massage oil such as peppermint essential oil because it will both soften the skin and the peppermint will relieve your muscle aches and joint pain that you may feel after you get out of the gym. And if you are ever cooking, it has a nutty flavor that is similar to Almond oil and used in many dessert recipes.


Carrier Oil Characteristics

The Apricot Kernel carrier oil has a golden to pale yellow liquid complexion with an odorless to slightly nutty aroma. The Apricot Kernel carrier oil is medium in viscosity. The carrier oil has a 12 month shelf life. Refrigeration is recommended for longer shelf life.

For storage: Keep out of direct sunlight; not above room temperature and in tightly sealed containers.

Properties’ Typical

Free Fatty Acids – 0.3%
Saponification Value – 192
Iodine Value – 105-110
Peroxide Value – 3.90
Specific Gravity – 1.92
pH – 4.16

Fatty Acid Composition

Oleic – 68.9%
Linoleic – 22.4%
Stearic – 1.2%
Palmitic – 4.9%

Scent Profile

The Apricot Kernel carrier oil has a slightly nutty to odorless aroma.

Botanical Name

Botanical Name: Prunus armeniaca

Country of Origin

Apricot Kernel carrier oil is native to Asia but is now cultivated throughout the world. The fruit is widely cultivated in Central Asia and the Mediterranean.

History of Carrier Oil

It is quite possible that the Apricot Kernel seed has been used to extract oil since ancient times. In traditional Chinese medicine, Apricot kernel carrier oil has been employed in treating ulcers and tumors. This usage of Apricot Kernel carrier oil has extensively spread throughout the ages and was used in England since the 17th century.

Safety Data

Apricot Kernel carrier oil is considered as very safe but can cause reactions to sensitive individuals. We recommend checking with your doctor before use.


The Apricot Kernel carrier oil is cultivated, harvested and extracted from Spain.

The carrier oil is 100% pure & natural. Meaning, the carrier oil comes from plants that are free from any kind of dilutions, chemicals or pesticides usage.

The extraction and harvesting methods focus on sustainability of the natural ecosystem, ensuring that the balance between human needs and nature’s bounty can coexist in harmony. We ensure that every carrier oil sent to our customers are in its purest and natural form.

Method of Extraction

The Apricot Kernel carrier oil is extracted via the Expeller Pressed – Unrefined method. The Expeller pressed extraction method consist of mechanically pressing the botanical material (Prunus Armeniaca) at high pressure to acquire the purest and maximum yield from the botanical material.

Expeller pressed oils maintain a high pressure during extraction which can cause the temperature to rise above 120 degrees. Once the temperature rises above 120 degrees, the extraction method is regarded as Expeller Pressed. However, if the temperature is monitored and kept under 120 degrees, it is considered to be cold pressed. The carrier oil is Unrefined, therefore it has not been bleached or deodorized after extraction.

 Cemistry Testing

Using industry best practices, the Apricot Kernel carrier oil is tested with a Gas Chromotographic Spectrometer to ensure that correct beneficial compounds are at the essential levels required for a true therapeutic effect. The carrier oils must go through a meticulous quality assurance test to ensure that the carrier oil has the right aroma, color and viscosity.

We only sell carrier oils when they have met the required purity levels for therapeutic use.


100% Pure and Natural: The plants are grown and processed to ensure they achieve industry leading purity levels and are 100% natural.

100% Pesticide-Free: Grown and harvested without use of harmful pesticides.

100% Pure: The therapeutic grade Apricot Kernel carrier oil contains no chemicals or dilutions.

View Certificate of Analysis for Apricot Kernel

Aromatherapy Home Use:

Apricot Kernel carrier oil is commonly employed in lush massage oils and cosmetics. Upon application, it quickly absorbs and moisturizes the skin. The carrier oil is known to refresh dry or itchy skin without an oily residue and contains a high level of natural antioxidants that cleanse and purifies the body.


All information contained within this site is for reference purposes only and are not intended to substitute the advice given by a pharmacist, physician, or any other licensed health-care professional. Apollen products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health condition or disease.

While some of Apollen’s essential oils are medical food grade, we do not advise the use of essential oils for internal use unless they are prescribed by your health care provider and certified aromatherapist. Only your health care provider and certified aromatherapist can prescribe the proper dosage and usage. Please check with your health care professional and certified aromatherapist before ingesting any essential oils.

Additional Information

Weight 0.359 kg
Dimensions 16 x 12 x 6 cm

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