Apricot kernel oil is a marvelous ingredient at the core of our Sacred Serum face oil. Sourced from the kernels nestled within the succulent apricots, this oil cascades into our serum, imparting its deep-hydrating and rejuvenating essence to our unique blend, leaving your skin glowing with health and vitality.

In this piece, we delve into the essence of apricot kernel oil, unravel its numerous benefits, and underscore the importance of selecting quality ingredients. 

At the heart of Sacred Rituel is a mission - to nourish, heal, and safeguard skin through the power of cold-pressed seed oils and restorative herbs, crafting skincare that's active, effective, and environmentally conscious. 

Type: Apricot kernel oil is derived from the kernels of apricot (Prunus armeniaca) fruit. Prunus armeniaca is a deciduous species in the Prunus genus, which also includes peaches, cherries, plums and almonds.

History: Apricot kernel oil carries a rich and ancient history that can be traced back to the flourishing civilization of ancient Persia. Revered for its nourishing properties, Persians embraced this oil to enhance the health of their skin and hair, attributing it with medicinal qualities. Traditional Chinese medicine also recognized the therapeutic potential of Apricot kernel oil, utilizing it to address digestive ailments, skin disorders, and respiratory conditions.

Benefits: Boosts immunity, antioxidant rich, supports wound healing, hydrating and nourishing

A Sacred Secret? Apricot kernel oil is not only beneficial for skin care but also can be used in culinary use. It is commonly used in gourmet cooking, particularly in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines, where its delicate nutty flavor enhances dishes ranging from salads to desserts.

Background: Apricot Kernel Oil

Apricot kernel oil is cold-pressed extracted from the kernel of the apricot. This lightweight, light yellow to golden orange oil, is a treasure trove of vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids, including Oleic (C18:1) and Linoleic (C18:2). Its nutty aroma can range from bland to powerful, depending on the time of harvest and pressing. Often likened to almond oil due to its similar benefits, apricot kernel oil has carved a niche for itself in the skincare and haircare realms due to its profound emollient properties and higher concentration of essential fatty acids.

This gentle oil provides sustained hydration, rejuvenates the skin, and imparts a radiant glow. It is easily absorbed, promoting skin softness and elasticity, making it a sought-after ingredient in the cosmetic and personal-care industries. Traditionally used in massage therapy, apricot kernel oil now finds its way into a variety of bath and body products to condition the skin and provide a stable lather to soap formulas.

What is Apricot Kernel Oil?

Benefits include: 

  • Boosts Immunity: Apricot Kernel oil contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and vitamin E, which help reduce inflammation, protect cells from damage, and boost the skin's natural defenses.
  • Antioxidant Rich: Apricot Kernel oil is rich in antioxidants, including vitamin A and E, which protect the skin from free radicals, reduce inflammation, and help combat signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Supports Wound Healing: Apricot Kernel oil's vitamins and antioxidants aid in wound healing by promoting quick closure, reducing inflammation, and minimizing the appearance of scars.
  • Hydrating and Nourishing: The emollient properties of Apricot Kernel oil soothe, soften, and hydrate the skin, improving its texture, reducing wrinkles, and protecting it from environmental damage.

Sacred Serum & Organic Apricot Kernel Oil

Sacred Serum face oil adapts to your skin type due to a balanced formula of botanical super-food flowers, plant and seed oils. Working synergistically with the 26 other organic ingredients in Sacred Serum, Apricot kernel oil goes deep into the skin to feed, protect and beautify.

Our organic nutrients and antioxidants penetrate to provide a healthy glow while balancing your skin tone. 

Sacred Serum Benefits:

  • Promotes radiant, hydrated skin.
  • Enhances skin elasticity and reduces wrinkles.
  • Protects against environmental damage.
  • Soothes and calms inflammation.
  • Enriched with skin-healthy fatty acids.
  • Stimulates skin regeneration and healing.
  • Balances oil production for all skin types.
  • Supports skin's natural microbiome.
  • Encourages a calming wellness ritual.
  • Features organic, sustainably sourced ingredients.

Embrace the Daily Ritual AM+PM to maximize your glow: 

Begin your day with this rejuvenating routine, unlocking a radiant glow that simplifies your skincare needs, and wrap up your nighttime regimen with the power-packed Sacred Set, a sublime substitute for your conventional night cream.

Step 1: Rose Mist Toner

Begin with a clean face and generously spritz our Sacred Rose Mist onto your face and neck. Our pure organic Rose water mist instantly delivers a deep soothing dose of hydration, ready to be sealed in by our nourishing Sacred Serum face oil.

Step 2: Sacred Serum

Using the vial, apply the Sacred Serum face oil directly to your skin or open palm. Pat and spread the serum evenly on your face and neck to ensure maximum absorption.

Why Choose Organic, Cold-Pressed Apricot Kernel Oil? 

Indulging in organic ingredients is to embrace a richness of nutrients, untainted by harsh chemicals and pesticides. The secret to skin that sings with radiance lies in the lavishness of vitamins and nutrients, inspiring our selection of only the finest organic ingredients.

  • Organic (Biodynamic) Label: Refers to how ingredients are grown and harvested. 
  • Cold-Pressed Label: Refers to how ingredients are processed from a plant or seed to an oil. When oils are cold-pressed, they are extracted from their source using mechanical methods rather than heat or solvents. 

With cold-pressed oils, there is very little processing, which allows it to retain important nutrients responsible for healing. Ultimately, cold pressing delivers a potent product that's highly effective AND safe because there aren't any additives. It’s a win/win for your skin!

All Sacred Rituel ingredients are made without:

  • Artificial Colors & Dyes
  • Preservatives, Parabens, Phthalates
  • Preservatives: May be used in cosmetics to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria and mold. Parabens and formaldehyde-releasing preservatives are commonly used preservatives in cosmetic and personal care products.

    Parabens: Are preservatives used in a wide variety of personal care products and foods to prevent the growth of microbes. These endocrine-disrupting chemicals can be absorbed through skin, blood and the digestive system.[1]

    Phthalates: Pronounced THAL-ates, these chemicals, which are linked to endocrine disruption, developmental and reproductive toxicity, and cancer, have been banned from cosmetics in the European Union, but still remain prevalent in U.S. products.

    Methylisothiazolinone (MIT) & Methylchloroisothiazolinone (CMIT): They may be hard to pronounce, but they can be even harder on the body. These common preservatives are found in many liquid personal care products and have been linked to lung toxicity,[1] allergic reactions, and possible neurotoxicity.

  • Synthetic Fragrance
  • Fillers, Stabilizers, & Binders
  • Nanomaterial & Nanoparticles
  • Retinol & Retinol Compounds

  • Sacred Secrets: All Things Apricot Kernel Oil

    How is Apricot kernel oil produced?

    Apricot kernel oil is produced through a cold-press extraction process, preserving its natural nutrients and antioxidants. It’s important to see the sourcing behind your to ensure the highest efficacy and potency. 

    At Sacred Rituel, we are committed to providing environmentally and socially responsible products, crafted from organic, raw ingredients only. Our mission is to restore balance and beauty in our bodies and Mother Earth through the art of ethical farming practices and ancient alchemy.

    What nutrients are found in Apricot kernels? 

    Apricot kernels contain essential nutrients that are beneficial for the skin and overall health. These include:

    • Oleic acids keep the skin hydrated and nourished.
    • Linoleic acids reduce inflammation and promote skin health.
    • Carbohydrates provide energy and maintain blood sugar levels.
    • Proteins aid in cell development and regeneration.
    • Vitamins (A, E) and minerals (zinc) support a healthy complexion.
    • Fatty acids maintain a balanced skin moisture level.

    Are there any potential side effects of apricot kernel oil?

    When used topically, Apricot kernel oil is generally safe, but it may cause skin irritation or allergic reactions in some individuals. A patch test is recommended before using products containing Apricot kernel oil. 

    How can apricot kernel oil be used?

    Apricot kernel oil can be utilized in various ways to nourish the skin:

    • Facial oil: Moisturizes and nourishes the skin.
    • Massage oil: Softens the skin and provides a silky texture for massages.
    • Bath oil: Nourishes and soothes the skin when added to bathwater.
    • Hair oil: Nourishes and moisturizes the hair, adding a pleasant scent. It can be used as a pre-shampoo treatment or applied to the ends of the hair after washing.

    Does Apricot kernel oil lighten the skin? 

    Apricot kernel oil is known to have skin lightening properties due to its high vitamin A content. Vitamin A helps to reduce the production of melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color. However, it is important to note that Apricot kernel oil will not drastically lighten the skin.

    Which oil is best for oily skin? 

    Oily skin can benefit from Apricot kernel oil due to its lightweight, non-greasy texture. It is highly absorbent, so it won't leave your skin feeling heavy or greasy. Additionally, Apricot kernel oil is packed with essential vitamins and fatty acids that help to balance oil production and keep skin looking healthy and radiant.

    Is Apricot kernel oil safe to use?

    Yes, Apricot kernel oil is generally safe to use. It is non-irritating and non-allergenic, so it is suitable for even the most sensitive skin types. However, it is important to patch test first and discontinue use if any irritation occurs.

    What oil is best to make scars look better?

    Apricot kernel oil is known to help reduce the appearance of scars due to its high moisturizing and antioxidant properties. It helps to keep skin hydrated and promotes collagen production, which can help to reduce the appearance of scars.

    What country is Apricot kernel oil from?

    Apricot kernel oil is derived from the Apricot Kernels of the Prunus armeniaca tree, which is native to India, Kenya, and Turkey. Our Apricot kernel oil, found in our Sacred Serum face oil, is derived from India.