Aprikosenkernöl prunus armeniaca kernel oil - MutterKindWohl

Harvested in midsummer, the fragrant, fresh apricots, fuelled with the sun’s radiant energy, are first dried. Immediately after half of the drying period has passed, the half-dry fruits are pitted, which naturally requires a great deal of manual work.

A subsequent drying phase allows for the stones to be split open to get to the valuable kernel. In appearance, the seeds resemble small almonds, except they are rounder and more pointed. The precious oil can now be obtained by cold-pressing the pits of the apricots.

Above all, the natural ingredients are somewhat similar to those of almond oil.

Apricot kernel oil contains up to 66% of oleic acids, which are unsaturated omega 9 fatty acids responsible for healthy blood vessels, among other things, and which humans cannot produce themselves.

Containing another 25% linoleic acid, a polyunsaturated omega 6 fatty acid, the oil supports cell protection and ensures healthy and rejuvenated skin.

Similar to almond oil, apricot kernel oil contains 32 mg of vitamin E in the form of tocopherol per 100ml of oil, which is known for its antioxidative properties and protective effect against free radicals damaging the cell structure. Vitamin A, vitamin B3 (niacin), and vitamin B17 (amygdalin) are further found in this wonderfully rich oil.