Apricot Oil

Apricot Oil, Apricot Seed Oil

cold pressed, virgin



Apricot oil in other languages:

Aprikosenöl, apricot oil, huile d'abricot, olio di albicocca, aceite de albaricoque, aprikoosiöljyä, aprikosolja, óleo de damasco, абрикосовое масло

Ingredients (INCI):

CAS: 68650-44-2 / 72869-69-3
EINECS: 272-046-1

The apricot:

The origin of the apricot tree is probably in Manchuria in China. From there, the plant conquered the entire western and southern world. The apricot tree is 3 to 4 m tall and bald, plump and has shiny greenish-red stems and branches. The leaves have a 2 to 3 cm long stalk with glandular swellings on it and are about 10 cm long, about 7 cm wide, oval, pointed, heart-shaped at the stalk, with jagged edges on both sides and with a shiny bald top. The apricot is round, sometimes with a flat top and bottom, is 4 to 8 inches tall, light yellow to orange, provided with a longitudinal furrow and velvety. The apricot kernel is rock hard, smooth, oval can be up to 3 inches long and can easily be separated from the pulp, which distinguishes it from the peach pit kernel. The seeds are sweet, sometimes bitter and marzipan-like.

How apricot oil is produced:

For the oil extraction typically the seeds of ripe fruits are used, which contain about 13% of oil. First, the pulp is removed, and then the kernels are washed and split. Then the seeds are separated from the hard core shell and dried. The oil extraction is done by cold pressing of the seeds and subsequent filtration.

Relative composition of apricot oil:

Aprikosensamenoel EN

Apricot oil and its applications:

In pharmacy and medicine:
The applications of apricot oil (apricot seed oil) in pharmacy and medicine are diverse. Apricot seed oil is generally used in formulations due to its relatively high content of pangamic acid.


In cosmetics:
Oleic and linoleic acids are the main components of the fatty acid spectrum of apricot oil. Because of this and be-cause of its mild skin caregivers, little moisturizing properties, its excellent distribution qualities and its special property to quickly collect in the skin, it is a very good basis for creams, lotions and ointments. It can be found in anti-cellulite preparations, in foot creams, anti-dandruff shampoos, anti-wrinkle preparations, sun care products, baby care products and massage oils.


In the kitchen:
Apricot oil is used in the baking industry, due to its marzipan-like taste and the absence of toxic amygdaline, more and more. Moreover, it does not change the consistency, nor the colour of baked goods, what is the benefit for the working processes, because the recipes have to be changed only slightly. It is also used as food and seasoning oil but the rapid perish ability of the oil makes its sale quite difficult.

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