Apricot kernel oil
My new best friend?
I can put pretty much any oil on my skin -
Then I came across apricot kernel oil. This oil is truly
something else. When I first discovered it, it was the only
oil I would use for quite some time.
It ticked so many boxes.
It's a light oil.
It absorbs quickly.
It has a very mild (and pleasant) smell.
It's great for sensitive skin.
It's affordable (the price of 2 bottles of olive oil, not 7 like jojoba or tamanu).
It has even been reported as an effective anti-
Plus, the traditional uses such as dry skin, eczema, wrinkles and blemishes.
I began experimenting with different blends. Coconut oil has always been a firm favourite due to its healing qualities, but I decided to give coconut oil a back seat in favour of apricot kernel oil.
Apricot kernel oil is the clear winner. Combined with cocoa butter and shea butter, and still of course coconut oil (although now in a much smaller percentage) the new blend is miles apart from the former.
It's a lighter, creamier mousse-
In a lip balm, it is equally effective in healing my stress-
There are still quite a few specialty oils I haven't tried, like rosehip and pomegranate -