GAMEHA Apricot Oil + Win!

6/17/2014



How much do you know about apricots and apricot oil? The apricot tree belongs to the rose family, originating from East and Central Asia. This fruit contains high amounts of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, famous Vitamin B17, dietary fiber and potassium. We're mostly interested in the magical apricot kernel oil. Apricot kernels contain an oil content of 40% to 50%. The oil that is derived from the dried seeds of this fruit is known as apricot kernel oil and it is quite similar to almond oil or peach oil. This oil is mainly composed of linoleic acid and oleic acid, both of which are unsaturated fats. This natural oil is light-colored and fragrant, imparting a somewhat nutty aroma. I've previously sniffed an apricot kernel oil from a different manufacturer and it smelled like an apricot syrup. I actually went nuts for it (nuts, get it?) but after researching a bit, I've realized that it was chemically altered as it didn't have the true, natural aroma which is nothing like apricot syrup and it was quite pale in color. This apricot oil I have is 100% natural and true and it smells quite nutty and delicious (a bit earthy) and it has a rich, golden coloring. It's the real deal.

Koliko znate o kajsijama? Ako budete pazljivo citale clanak i uz pomoc malo znanja - mogle bi osvojiti bocicu jednog krasnog i potpuno prirodnog ulja! Pocnimo od samog voca i njegovog porijekla. Drvo kajsije pripada porodici ruza i porijeklom je iz Istocne i Centralne Azije. Ova vocka posjeduje visoke kolicine vitamina A, C E, poznatog B17, vlakna i potasijuma. Najvise smo trenutno zainteresovani za magicno ulje kospice kajsije. Te kospice sacinjava 40%-50% ulja koje se dobija hladnim presanjem susenih kospica kajsija te je dosta slicno bademovom ulju i ulju breskve. Ovo ulje je visokog udjela linolenske i oleinske kiseline (nezasicene masne kiseline). Ulje kajsije je blago obojeno te je mirisno u smislu da ima orasast miris i aromu. Prethodno sam imala priliku da pomirisem ulje kajsije od drugog proizvodjaca i mirisalo je na sirup od kajsije. Ja sam bila jako privucena tim ekstremno slatkim mirisom ali nakon dosta istrazivanja sam naucila da ulje kajsije ne bi trebalo da ima takav miris. To ulje je vjerovatno bilo dosta preradjeno no ovaj put imam 100% prirodno, hladno presano ulje kajsije iz dragog mi Badem Butika u Sarajevu (100ml=13KM) koje mirise kako i treba - orasasto (ne na slatki sirup) i bogate je zlatne boje. 




Apricot kernel oil has a gentle and mild affect on the skin. This is why most baby care products use this oil. Thus, apricot kernel oil can be safely used for almost all skin types. The oil also provides all the essential vitamins, making the skin soft, elastic and glowing. Regular application of this oil is believed to aid with premature aging and skin irritation. Apricot kernel oil is extensively used in creams, lotions and soaps because of its excellent moisturizing properties. The properties of apricot oil are similar to those of almond oil. However, for those with sensitive skin apricot kernel oil is the best. This oil also prevents the skin from being dehydrated, which makes it extremely good for dry skin. This can be used like a moisturizer for dry areas such as elbows, knees, feet and hands. Apricot oil is one of the oils that has a lipid content similar to that of your skin. When the skin's lipid content becomes too low, dry and irritated skin results. Topical application of apricot oil helps soothe and heal this rough, damaged skin. The oil's fine texture allows more rapid skin penetration, which promotes more prompt healing and nourishment of sore or chapped skin without residue. 

Ulje kajsije je njezno spram koze i zato dosta proizvoda za njegu koze bebica u sebi sadrzi ovo ulje. Generalno se smatra da je pogodno za sve tipove koze. Bogato je spomenutim vitaminima koji cine kozu elasticnom, mekom i podare joj zdravi sjaj. Redovita primjena ulja kajsije je nesto za sto se vjeruje da pomaze kod preuranjenog starenja koze i kod iritacija koze. Ulje kajsije je ukljuceno u sastav mnogih krema, losiona i sapuna zbog hidratantnih svojstava. Uopsteno, svojstva ovog ulja su slicna onim koje posjeduje ulje badema no ipak za osjetljivu kozu - smatra se da je ulje kajsije najbolji odabir. Magicno ulje kajsije sprijecava gubitak vlaznosti i pogodno je kako za dehidriranu, tako i za suhu kozu. Moze posluziti umjesto njegujuce kreme za suha podrucja poput laktova, koljena, stopala i ruku. Ulje kajsije spada u kategoriju ulja ciji je lipidni sastav slican onom koji ima nasa koza. Kada nivoi lipida u kozi opadnu, nastaju problemi sa suhocom i iritacijama. Profinjena tekstura ovog ulja omogucava brze upijanje a samim tim i brze zacjeljivanje koze te nahranjenost suhih, perutavih dijelova koze - sve to bez masnog traga.




You can either add a few drops of this oil to your face serum, or prepare a mixture of apricot and olive oil for your face. I prefer to add it to my face creams because my skin is combination and I use it mainly as a night oil on my face. The high Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA) content present in apricot oil enables skin to maintain its moisture balance. Vitamin A and Vitamin E present in apricot oil slow down the signs of ageing. Since this oil contains anti-inflammatory properties, it can be used to soothe skin conditions like eczema. In addition, it's proven to reduce bumps and red marks on the skin and can be used to treat sunburn, razor burn and psoriasis. I've personally used it to soothe razor burn - peeps, it works like a charm! It also helps skin affected by psoriasis feel more comfortable. It helped with a blotch on my belly. Apricot kernel oil is also commonly used in aromatherapy since it is a great "carrier oil" (helps blend other oils together). I've mixed with lavender oil and next time I'm aiming for sandalwood! Beauty benefits of apricot kernel oil are not limited only to the skin as it is equally good for the hair. This oil moisturizes, nourishes and strengthens hair from the root (ideal pre-wash treatment). Leave the oil on your scalp overnight and wash it off with a mild shampoo the next morning - that gives best results. 

Ulje kajsije mozete dodati i pomijesati sa serumom ili kremom koju inace koristite ali i pripremiti (50:50) mjesavinu ulja kajsije sa maslinovim uljem. Licno preferiram dodati par kapi ulja u svoju kremicu ili serum posto mi je koza mjesovita do masna i takodjer ulje na takav nacin koristim iskljucivo u sklopu nocne njege lica. Visok udio gama linolenske kiseline u ulju kajsije odrzava kozu vlaznom i balansiranom. Vitamini A i E usporavaju znakove starenja. Posto ovo ulje ima i protuupalno djelovanje, moze se koristiti u tretiranju stanja koze poput ekcema. Takodjer je korisno za tretiranje kvrzica i crvenih tackica na kozi nakon brijanja, opekotina od sunca ali i psorijaze. Licno sam se uvjerila da pomaze kod iritacija nakon brijanja - to mi je jedno od drazih otkrica! Takodjer mi je pomoglo kod saniranja fleke psorijaze koju sam imala na stomacicu. Ulje kajsije je cesto koristeno u okviru aromaterapije jer je izvrsno 'nosece' ulje (pomaze ostalim uljima u mijesanju). Sa njim sam pomijesala ulje lavande i super mi je a planiram isprobati i ulje sandalovine, ako ga pronadjem. Beauty koristi ulja kajsije nisu ogranicene samo na kozu vec se moze koristiti i na kosi. Ojacava i hrani kosu te je idealan tretman prije pranja kose. Najbolji rezultati su bili vidljivi kada bih preko noci ostavila krajeve nahranjene uljem kajsije (umotane u pundjicu). Ujutro bih kosu oprala temeljito i kosa bi mi ostala mekana do kraja sedmice poslije tog tretmana. 





Vrijeme za darivanje! Kako bih osigurala da ce ova krasna bocica (100ml) ulja kajsije doci u ruke istinskoj pratiteljici/citateljici bloga, odlucila sam da uvjeti za ucestvovanje budu nesto drugaciji. 

1. Navedite geografsko porijeklo drveta vocke kajsije?
2. Spomenula sam da je ulje kajsije bogato poznatim B17 vitaminom. Po cemu je poznat?
3. Navedite svoj tip koze.
4. Ime, prezime, e-mail adresa

Darivanje traje 17.06.2014.- 24.06.2014.
Licno cu odabrati ucesnicki komentar od onih koji su u potpunosti ispravni i kompletni
Jedna osoba ce biti nagradjena 1x bocicom ulja kajsije iz Badem Butika (100ml).
Darivanje je otvoreno samo za citateljice sa prebivalistem u Bosni i Hercegovini.
Sretno!

*Veliko hvala Badem Butiku


Some of these products may have been sent to me for review. For more information, see my disclaimer.*

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