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Apricot kernel oil (Prunus armeniaca) is one of my favourite oils to work with and is my preferred base oil for body oil combinations. It belongs to the Rosaceae botanical family, the same family as the rose. The oil comes from cold pressing the nut (kernel) of the fruit.

Rich in vitamins A and E, it absorbs nicely into the skin. It is great for moisturizing dry skin. It works wonders on mature or prematurely aged skin and I use it on occasion for the massage part of my facials. It can help calm inflamed skin and is useful to use in a blend when treating eczema and psoriasis. It can even help soothe razor burn. A wonderfully light oil that is beneficial to the body and economical for the wallet. Try it out today!

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