Apricot kernel oil possesses many therapeutic properties which make it suitable for its various uses.
1. Emollient – Apricot seed oil is a brilliant emollient ( moisturizer ).
2. Anti – Inflammatory – It reduces inflammation when applied topically or when ingested.
3. Anti-Aging – It provides nutrition and support to the skin so that aging is reduced.
4. Anti – Bacterial – This effect is made use of to treat clothes and other products to keep bacteria away. 
5. Anti Septic – reduces risk of infection in open wounds and cuts.
6. Antioxidant – prevents the skin from damage by free radicals