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Apricot Research:

There are currently no studies available on the topical uses of apricot kernel oil. It is Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS) for use in food in the U.S.5  The whole fruit contains vitamin K, C, beta-carotene, thiamine, niacin and iron.1  
 Apricot is a folk medicine remedy for infertility and bleeding as well as eye inflammation and spasms. Apricot kernel oil is commonly found in cosmetic products such as creams and soaps.5  It is a light seed oil, high in vitamin A and B, which has been used traditionally to help with rejuvenating skin cells.6  It has been used for all skin types, including aging and sensitive skin.6  The kernel oil is also found in flavorings, confections and juices.1  
1  DerMarderosian A, Beutler A. eds. The Review of Natural Products. Facts and Comparisons: St. Louis, MO; 2002.
5  Barnes J, Anderson L, Phillipson J. Herbal Medicines. Pharmaceutical Press: London; 2002.
6  Cookley V. Aromatherapy: A Lifetime Guide to Healing With Essential Oils. Prentice Hall: Paramus, NJ; 1996.
Source: American Botanical Council

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