Apricot Oil (Prunus armeniaca)
The apricot tree (Prunus armeniaca) is widely cultivated in the Northern Hemisphere. Thought to have originated In China and South East Asia, it then spread to Armenia and Europe.
The tree came to England during the reign of King Henry VIII.
The apricot tree’s fruit is delicious and full of nutrients.
It is difficult to obtain fresh apricots all year round, so it is prudent to use its dried form.
The kernels inside the stone yield a rich, nutritious oil.
The velvety oil is cold-pressed from the stones of apricots. They can yield 45% of their weight in this oil.
Apricot oil is rich in vitamin A and assorted minerals.
In our Lip Service lip balm, it softens, seals in moisture and is an effective emollient.