What Kind of Oil I love using the most at my massage practise: Apricot Kernel Seed Oil
I chose this massage oil because it is non allergic, there is no nuts, chemicals or scents in it. Its not too oily yet gentle to the skin and slides smoothly. Better than any other oil I have used or tired before. I have massage lotions and blends, but this simply brilliant oils always wins for me and my clients love it!
There are many nutritional benefits of eating apricots. This is a rich source of minerals that cures anemia, asthma, tuberculosis and bronchitis.
But there are also a lot of benefits from apricot seeds can be consumed raw or ground into a powder for adding to soups, vegetables, curries, fruit juice or cereal. They can also be roasted in the oil that is used in salad dressings, cooking, fuel and facial lotions.
Organic apricot kernel oil is rich in gamma linoleic acid, or GLA, which comes from essential fatty acid omega-6. The GLA content in apricot kernel oil helps skin to maintain moisture balance. GLA also plays a role in firming and toning your skin, according to Close. Additionally, organic apricot kernel oil contains vitamin A and E, which soothe the skin and slow signs of aging. The nourishing properties of apricot kernel seed oil have an anti-inflammatory effect and may soothe minor skin conditions such as eczema.
A lot of massage clients do not like to have their skin greasy after the massage (me included!). Apricot kernel massage oil is light enough that it does not leave a greasy coat on your skin after use. Though apricot kernel oil is most useful for oily complexions, it is gentle enough to use on any skin type. Apricot kernel massage oil will also help rehydrate dry skin.
-Jolita Brilliant, Licensed Massage Therapist in Burlington, Vermont