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Certified Vegetable

Organic Apricot Kernel Oil

Prunus armeniaca L.

Apricot, locally known as Chuli, is a medium sized deciduous tree about 12 meters high. Its botanical name is Prunus armeniaca L. Belonging to the Rosaceae family. It flowers during March to April, fruits in May to August and propagates by seed. It grows is open areas and terraces in North-west Nepal at an altitude between 2400 to 3500 meters. The Apricot kernel is enclosed in a hard and stony shell and Apricot oil is extracted from the kernel.

Availability of the raw material:

BTL sources its organic Apricot kernel oil from the remote and pristine North-west Himalaya of Nepal. Apricot grows naturally in barren lands and also farmers have planted in their fields as well as marginal lands in North-west Nepal. On average 30-35% of Apricot oil can be expelled from the matured dried kernel. Based on the current resource availability of Apricot in Nepal, it is estimated about 10 tons of Apricot oil can be obtained per year.

Potential uses in cosmetics:

Used in the preparation of cosmetic formulations such as moisturizing creams, baby oil, massage oil, face scrub, lip balms and hair care products.

Additional information

Essential oil containers available:
10ml, 1kg, 25kg or custom size

For further details and questions,

please contact HBTL.
Email: hbtlp@himalayanbiotrade.com

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