INCI – Prunus armeniaca Kernal Oil
Organically sourced apricot kernel oil is a light soft oil, with a sweet nutty fragrance, similar to almond oil. It is a popular choice amongst massage oils, it absorbs slowly without leaving a greasy residue. It is also extensively used in the making of varied kinds of cosmetic products such as balms, butters, emulsions, hair, scrubs and soap. It is suitable for all types of skin including babies and especially mature skin due to its emollient, nourishing and revitalising properties. Suitable for use on sensitive skin and can be used when treating inflamed skin. Apricot kernel oil is known to contain higher levels of total phytosterols, tocopherols and b-carotene, as well as vitamin A and E. Due to the polyphenols content, it supports the protective barrier of the skin, improves skin elasticity and tones. This is also known to improve collagen retention. When used in cold process soap it creates a nice conditioning lather.
Saponified Soap INCI: Sodium Apricot Kernelate
Average Saponification Value: 185-195
SAP Value for NaOH: 0.139
SAP Value for KOH: 0.190
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed