Apricot kernel oil is great for use as massage oil as it is very light and makes the skin soft. It promotes hair growth because of the nutrients in it, especially Vitamin E. It reduces dry scalp problems. It helps to achieve gorgeous shiny hair without any greasiness. Apricot oil is used as an ingredient in soaps. Apricot kernel oil is primarily composed of unsaturated fatty acids which include oleic acid (60%) and linoleic acid (30%).