Apricot oil is not derived from the apricot fruit, but from the core or stone in which a lot of linoleic and oleic acid are included. Both ingredients are among the unsaturated fatty acids are not manufactured by the body itself. That’s why they are so important to us. Unsaturated fatty acids have as a krebsvermindernde effect because they help against so-called “free radicals”. These free radicals destroy skin cells, among other things, which leads to aging skin, wrinkles appear, dry skin or scaly skin, age spots or senile warts may arise.
Elixir of youth for the skin
In apricot oil particularly rich in vitamin is A and E, both of which are powerful antioxidants. These antioxidants act against the free radicals, thus preventing the oxidation of the cell membranes of the cell walls, which would be destroyed. These two vitamins capture free radicals, thus helping the skin stay young and fresh.
Apricot oil actually seems something of an “elixir of youth” for our skin to be, it is definitely one of the most powerful antioxidants that we can find in natural form.
By the way: Free radicals are increasingly also in the area of tobacco smoke, industrial emissions or car exhausts – it goes without saying that these factors it is better to go out of the way.
Incidentally, it is also very useful when using such antioxidants not only externally, of course you should use inside them too. So eat regularly enough of the antioxidant vitamins A, C and E.
But on to the apricot oil:
The apricot oil can also be used as a carrier oil in aromatherapy, since it can be easily absorbed by our skin. It is easy to mix with other oils, but keep discreetly in the background and displays its skin-care effect.
But apricot oil can also be eaten, using it finds, for example, as a salad oil. You should then make sure that it is really pure apricot oil and that it is really suitable for consumption.
Some people swear by apricot oil as a hair conditioner or a moisturizing conditioner that makes hair shine beautiful – if that is so, I can not say – but will harm’s certainly not!