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Fair Trade Apricot Kernel Oil from Pakistan

Since 2000, the Pakistan Mountain Fruit Company has been trading apricots and kernel oil. The Hunza Valley is known for its particularly healthy population and its many centenarians. According to some studies, this population´s advanced age may be due in part to the inclusion of apricots in the local diet. Apricot kernel oil is especially rich in linoleic acid and produces a smooth complexion.

Female managers for the Hunza Valley

The Hunza Valley lies in the middle of the rugged mountain landscape of the north Pakistani Karakorum Mountains. Apricots have been harvested here for centuries, and the Mountain Fruits Company has been active here since 2000. Fair trade has not only made textbooks, playgrounds and generators possible in recent years – equal rights have also been boosted. Women are now also employed in management positions at the Mountain Fruits Company.

Fine oil from the valley of the centenarians

The Hunza valley is also known as the valley of centenarians – some even assume that this high age can be traced back to the consumption of the apricots growing there. In any case, the apricot is firmly rooted in the Hunzukuc culture. Every year from the end of May the harvest of the golden-sweet fruits begins. After drying for several days, the kernels can be removed and broken open – the apricot kernel oil is obtained from the germ contained in them by gentle cold pressing

With apricot kernel oil to beautiful skin

Whether the consumption of apricots is actually responsible for the high age of Hunzukuc, we do not know – the oil from the kernels definitely has caring properties. These can be traced back to the linoleic acid it contains: Linoleic acid is an important component of the skin’s own lipid layer and helps to regenerate the cell membranes. This preserves the skin’s natural protective layer, which protects against UV radiation and moisture loss. With a sufficient supply of linoleic acid, the skin remains smooth and elastic.

With finest Apricot Kernel Oil

These i+m products contain organic apricot oil from the Hunza Valley:

  • Foot Cream

    Protects exhausted feet. Hands and More Foot Cream nourishes and revitalises the heavily stressed and dry skin of your feet, leaving it smooth and soft.

  • Cream ultra rich

    Smooth and radiant. Cream ultra rich provides demanding and mature skin with super rich care, stimulating cell renewal.

  • Face Oil

    Smooth and beautiful. Age Plus Face Oil gives demanding and mature skin a soft smoothness without leaving the skin feeling oily.