Apricot oil is even lighter than Almond oil, though it is similar in composition and texture. Its light, non-greasy consistency makes it ideal suited for facial blends and all sensitive parts of the skin, e.g. around the eyes and lips. It makes an excellent base for lip balm.
Far away on the edge of the world lies the paradisiacal garden, where the 'golden apples' grew, tended and guarded by the Hesperides. The golden apples, which are believed to actually have been peaches or apricots, represent the promise of eternal youth.
Vegetable oils and butters are derived from seeds and nuts or very oily vegetables like olives or avocadoes. Just as such nuts and vegetables are healthy and nutritious for the body when included in the diet they also nourish and help to maintain healthy skin, nails and hair when used in cosmetic preparations. Each type of oil has its own specific characteristics, feel and consistency. Some are quite drying, while others are rich and thick. Some have a chemical structure that is very similar to the skin's sebum and are thus particularly healing. Some oils are particularly rich in unsaturated essential fatty acids (also known as EFAs, such as oleic or linoleic fatty acids) and vitamin E and other fat soluble vitamins, which are essential to our health and well-being. Such oils are considered vitalizing and rejuvenating and are thus particularly suitable for tired and worn skin.