Apricot Shells are finely grounded from the seeds of the Apricot. It can be used as an all natural body scrub to deep-clean, remove dead skin, and renew the skin. Apricot shells are a gentle yet effective way to smooth and refresh dry calloused skin and are ideal for making face, body and foot scrubs, and soaps.
Mesh Size: 70 - 80 mesh size
Shelf Life: If stored in a cool, dry place away from moisture, Apricot Shells can last indefinitely.
NOTE: This product is 100% natural and untreated. Customers are advised to conduct their own microbial testing, prior to any large scale manufacturing or production.
Rejuvenating Body Scrub Recipe:
In a bowl, combine 1/2 cup apricot shells, 1/2 cup olive oil and 10 drops of lavender essential oil. Gently apply to the body and feet, and rinse thoroughly afterward.
IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.
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Rating: The perfect product for a scrub. I have been testing exfoliants for quite some time. I was not convinced of any sugar or anything else so I had that project on hold. Finally, I'm ready to go with my whipped scrub soap! These shells are the best and I'm so happy to find them. I was concerned about the price, as it double any sugar cost but to my surprise, I used 75% less than sugar. It suspended great in my mix and it is just the perfect product for my scrubs. Highly recommend it. Thanks, NDA!
By:Rosa Lilian, Greer, South Carolina
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 31-Mar-2021
Rating: Adds color, sparkle and grit to products. A little goes a long way. More appropriate for body. A little rugged for the face. Nice price and packaged well.
By:Juanita, East Burke, Vermont Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 08-Sep-2008
Rating: good for body scrub with little smell and medium intensity exfoliation
By:Mary, Boulder, Colorado Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 10-Nov-2012
Rating: I use this with the whipped cream soap and it's the most amazing body scrub!!! Love it!!!! Thank you ND!!!
By:Jennifer, Billings, Montana Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 05-Jan-2012
Rating: I use these in soaps, and just a pinch will make a gently exfoliating bar! Just a pinch! Love the shells!
By:Jacqueline, Jackson, New Jersey
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 11-May-2011
Rating: I added this to my facial wash. Just the right amount of scrubbing power.
By:Suzanne, Quakertown, Pennsylvania Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 10-Feb-2011
Rating: Used in an gel exfoliating body wash combined with lava particulates..results, Awesome! Love the size. All product from ND are the best to be found.. anywhere..PERIOD
By:James, Seattle, Washington Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 22-Jun-2009
Rating: Great color and worth every penny! Very luxurious! A definate staple product! Very versatile!
By:Megan, Chesterfield, Missouri Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 28-Nov-2011
Rating: I can't wait to use these shells. They feel exactly like sand I think they will make a beautiful body scrub.
By:Stacey, Calgary, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I cant believe how nice a product this is (well it is nda). I had been getting mine elsewhere and thought i had it good, But the fine ground shells exfoliate instead if feeling like its scratching you. adds a nice speckle to cp soap.
By:Derek, Portsmouth, New Hampshire Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 01-Jul-2011
Rating: Excellent, versatile, grind size. Great product.
By:Stella, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Love it! I made a facial scrub with these shells and it worked wondefully to remove dead skin cells on my face the grittiness works great for me so I will be recommending this site and this products to friends.
By:Purity, Reynoldsburg, Ohio Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 26-Feb-2011
Rating: I must say that this was the happiest mistake that I ever had. I originally ordered the sandalwood powder and to my dismay I found out that it was out of stock. New Directions promptly called me to see if I would like a credit or to exchange it for something else and I chose the apricot shells. They are some of the best exfoliating products that I have ever tried. Not only are they great as a facial exfoliater, they are the best that I have ever used for the body as well. My family is big on sugar and salt scrubs, but the Apricot shells from New Directions might be the new King of the Mountain
By:Gabrielle, Kansas City, Kansas
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 16-Sep-2010
Rating: I have added the recently purchased apricot shells exfoliant to my homemade face wash. It does an amazing job at removing dead skin and clearing up pores. A little goes a long way. Both my daughter and I love it! 1kg bag will last a long time.
By:Alla, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I would never use this on the face, far too rough, but PERFECT for the body. Gives an aggressive, and thorough, yet gentle body scrub!
By:Az, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I had purchased this product from another company in the past. Found it to be an excellent exfoliant in face products. But the price here is so much better. I know that I will not be purchansing this from anywhere else. And the packaging is just as everyone else says: "Wonderful"
By:Marie, Bronx, New York Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 26-Jun-2009
Rating: LOVE IT!!! i use it in my face scrubs n body scrubs.. its perfect, does the body good!
Rating: You can't beat the price of this stuff, and a little goes a LONG way. Perfect texture for both face and body!
By:Lindsey, Petawawa, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This stuff is great, it is fine enough to use on the entire body.
By:Mark, Sydney, Nova Scotia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This is fantastic for a facial scrub. I had tried the Walnut Husks before, but they were way too harsh.
By:Pam, Redbridge, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I got these because I found the facial scrub to be needing more of the "scrub" part. They fit the bill perfectly and I have also added them to the smoothing body polish. I love the way my skin feels after using them.
By:Gretchen, Phoenix, Arizona Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 05-Jul-2008
Rating: Very nice small peice of apricot shells. They are small enough to be confortable and large enough to add texture and look to your product. Perfect when combined with another exfoliant!
By:Jacinthe, Montréal, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: We love this one. As beginner 'soapers' it took some time to learn the right amount to use but now it is working wonderfully. Great exfoliant!
By:Debra, Menominee, Michigan Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 05-Apr-2008
Rating: What a great value! HUGE container filled with the perfect sized apricot shells! Works great in scrubs and soaps!
By:Amanda, Mississauga, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I ordered these for the first time and they are wonderful! The ease of use and the way that they react with the bases is absolutely fantastic. They leave the skin feeling so refreshed after us and I cannot wait to introduce these new products to my customers. What a bargain! 1 kg of these go such a long way when making scrubs, definitely something I will continue to order in the future!
By:Heather, Hastings, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
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Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).