Apricot Kernel Oil
Apricot Kernel Oil is one of my "secret ingredients" to my very own MAGIC GOLD. NOW's Apricot Kernel Oil is Very Good by itself for all skin applications - - - face moisturizing, general body moisturizing, as an after shower / bath / shaving restorative, - - - and it goes up to Excellent when mixed half-and-half with Sesame Oil.
I came up with this deluxe duo over 40 years ago through much experimenting and trials with all the natural oils. I call this blend SESACOT.
Then I kicked this SESACOT blended oil up to GREAT by adding Vitamin E Oil. The E Oil is thick and sticky and gooey by itself. Even though it is of great therapeutic value for practically every topical application, it isn't user-friendly. So I sought to find a way to make it nice and easy to use while not diluting it to the point of losing its desired effectiveness. Thus was born my MAGIC GOLD, which I've been using happily and successfully ever since, as have members of my family and some very fortunate friends.
There you have it. . . . Apricot Kernel Oil is a "secret ingredient" of my SESACOT OIL, and ultimately my MAGIC GOLD.
This Apricot Kernel Oil from NOW is a very nice product, and Swanson's price makes investing in this gold very easy.
You can read my more extensive review about my SESACOT OIL right here on Swanson's website under reviews for Sesame Oil. It's all good right here on Swanson's outstanding website.
Oh, by the way, you can buy your top quality, pure, straight Vitamin E Oil in a one ounce dropper bottle under the NOW label right here at a discounted price from Swanson Health Products.
October 27, 2013
Lovely oil at an excellent price. Leaves skin well nourished. Will be re-ordering.
October 3, 2013
Great Carrier Oil
This is a great oil. It is very light and very mositurizing.
September 18, 2013
One oil to rule them all!
Apricot Kernel Oil is similar to almond oil & peach oil. Lightly colored, faint fragrance, absorbs well no greasy residue, soothes irritated skin. Feels lovely on the skin after a bath/shower. Beautifully rejuvenating facial oil - doesn't clog pores. Moisturizing hot oil treatment for scalp, makes hair soft & shiny. Wonderful for nails, makes great cuticle oil. Excellent for high-temp frying, salad dressings - rich in fatty acids, vitamins A, C and E - highly nutritious.
Save a load of cash this works for your hair, face, skin, nails, and tummy - It's great oil inside and out! One oil to rule them all!
August 28, 2013
The neat thing about this product is that it's food grade, so I have been eating it. It's tasty and good for you!
July 31, 2013
I bought this oil to put in salad. It suppose to be very healthy. However, I'm using it now as body oil, after shower. I'm not sure if I can eat it.
March 31, 2013
Great for the kids
I use this oil on my kids, and myself. Its great because its all natural. When I used other lotions on my sons skin he would say "sting sting", but now he really likes to get oil on after a bath. This oil also works great for the long winter months!
March 25, 2013
My 2nd favorite oil
My #1 choice is Avocado oil and this one is lighter. It's great for after shower all over the body use.
March 16, 2013
Since I mix this with other carrier oils, it's difficult to know how it stands alone, but so far, so good
March 1, 2013
soothes my winter skin
My skin gets so dry and even good lotion doesn't last 24 hours but using this over the lotion makes a wonderful difference. I use it on my face also and it's really nice more moisturizing.
December 22, 2012
Oil is light weight, doesn't absorb into the skin very well unfortunately. I plan to use it in my next batch of lotions I make so it won't go to waste. The dispensing cap is not really meant for oil. The oil ends up everywhere and puts out more that I want at a time. A different cap would be better.
August 24, 2012
Great For Face, Skin and Hot Oil Treatment.
I decided to try natural oils about 18 months ago and have tried many. I really like the Now Brand. This is one of my favorites for body, face and hair along with almond oil, & grapeseed oil. ( I LOVE rose hip seed oil and Swanson's squalane oil for face) This doesn't have much of a scent. I put it on after a shower on wet skin, you just need a little. It is very moisturizing but it is a little greasy and takes a minute to sink in. I also put a couple teaspoons in my body wash and that works great. It is the best hot oil treatment. I have fine hair and this shampoos out cleanly. You only need a couple teaspoons on dry hair and put on plastic cap. Then shampoo and condition. I also have put in a small amount on dry hair, combed it through and slept with it in and washed/cond. my hair in the morning. It makes my hair super shiny. I didn't like coconut, avocado oil for my skin or face, it left my hair limp even after shampooing twice. (I do love it for cooking.)
The 16 ounce bottle is very long lasting and an excellent value from Swansons.
May 11, 2012
I used another VERY EXPENSIVE similar product for years and this is so much better.....a real value!!
March 26, 2012
I really like this oil as a facial moisturizer am and pm. I use it over my aloe application.
March 17, 2012
great skin care
This Apriol Kernel Oil has helped my dry skin more than any other product I have ever tried. My skin is sooth and soft not dry and rough.
December 6, 2011
I liked this oil. It is very moisturizing and soaks in good. I put in on my face in morning and night. Rub it into my hands, actually all over where skin gets dry. A little greasy at first, but just keep rubbing. Does seem to diminishe the wrinkles a bit on the face. Good to know that there is nothing harmful in it. And the price is right.
December 24, 2010
Good for skin
Swansons has a huge product line to surf and find that overwhelming. I am just 15 mos into really trying supplementation for health. One of a few good finds I've made is that the Apricot Kernel Oil sure is good for skin, just as the product description says. I do not have dry skin, so I do not tend to need moisture after a shower, even in winter. But I use it on my face and wrinkles diminish. Plus, I feel good about it being nutrition that soaks into my skin and not a skin cream with a list of ingredients too hard to pronounce. I've heard it said, "If you can't eat it, don't put it on your skin." This is the direction I am trying to go and this oil helps me.
June 2, 2010
Good oil product
I am using this product as oil for salad dressing. I like it a lot.
July 31, 2009
I put this oil in a glass spray bottle with 1/4 part water, shake it up and spray on after a shower. It sinks into the skin fairly quickly if you don't over do it. Apricot Kernel Oil is a great moisturizer and wrinkle fighter, just be careful, mosquitoes will think you smell good!
July 16, 2009