Bitter Apricot Kernels

Rated 4.43 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)


Natural Body Scrub Ingredient

  • 150g £6.49
  • 300g £9.99
  • 1kg £24.99


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We source our Bitter Apricot Kernels direct from the Pakistan region of the Himalayas where we believe the highest quality apricot kernels are produced.

Once sold as a food product suitable for human consumption, we are now selling our Bitter Apricot Kernels for cosmetic use only. This is because our apricot kernels contain 150mg/kg amygdalin and the FSA has set a maximum level of 20mg/kg for all apricot kernels sold for human consumption. This is part of EC regulation 2017/1237

This means, to remain compliant with the FSA and keep our customers health and wellbeing as the driving force behind Creative Nature, we can only sell our Bitter Apricot Kernels as a cosmetic product that is widely used in body scrubs, facial scrubs and as a beauty exfoliation ingredient.


Please remember, this is a cosmetic ingredient used in body scrubs, not sold as a food.

Ingredients: 100% Bitter Apricot Kernels, and that’s all!

Per 100g

Per 2g serving










Of which: saturates














Of which: sugars*




Dietary Fibre









 0.03g  0.6mg  0.01%

Laetrile **


*naturally occurring sugars

** The FSA recommend no more than 20 µg/kg of body weight and have set a maximum daily level of 20mg/kg

How to Enjoy

  • Not suitable for human consumption
  • Grind up in a pestle and mortar and use in body or facial scrubs to help exfoliate the skin.
  • Mix the ground kernels with raw honey to reduce inflammation and hydrate the skin
  • Mix the ground kernels with Pink Himalayan Crystal Salt (fine), lavender oil and your favourite massage oil for a rejuvenating scrub


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7 reviews for Bitter Apricot Kernels

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    I take these for the laetrile; Himalayan kernels are the most bitter; they contain more than others and are bitter because of the hydrogen cyanide that is safely locked away and will do us no harm. I have no concerns about this. Laetrile does contain the cyanide radical (CN). This same cyanide radical is contained in Vitamin B12, and in berries such as blackberries, blueberries and strawberries, and apple pips for example. You never hear of anyone getting cyanide poisoning from 12 or any of the above-mentioned berries, because they do not. If the Hunza peoples can eat them almost like we like peanuts, cashews and so on and live to a ripe old age, ergothe human system is unaffected.

    I would accept though that probably limiting intake is a sensible thing to do. One rule of thumb is to to have one per 10lbs of body weight, and not take any more than 6 per hour. Having said that, I grind mine up and have a teaspoon in juice twice a day – equivalent to 30 per day. I built up to it gradually, and have no detectable side effects and am happy with this as part of my staying healthy supplement and eating regime.

    I would suggest to anyone that they read around the topic; there is plenty of genuine information out there as well as the pseudo-science of fake news put out by the anti-supplement, anti-vitamin industry!

    Genesis 1:29
    Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that
    has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.”

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    Hello, I’ve heard many great benefits regarding apricot kernals and have just purchased your product. Great value for money! I ate some but then realised that they must be washed. What’s the purpose of washing them? And just to confirm – they’re not sun – dried or roasted?

    • Julianne Ponan

      Thank you for your comment, I hope you find our Apricot Kernels to be beneficial.

      We encourage customers to wash the kernels, because they are a natural product. Much in the same way that companies encourage their consumers to wash fruit and veg before eating.

      We don’t roast the kernels in any way, they are solar air dried.

      Kind regards, Julianne

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Richard (verified owner)

    I have been taking about 11 of these apricot kernels a day straight from the tub for quite a while now. I never cook them as that would just kill all the goodness and defeat the whole point in taking them.
    I actually really like the taste of them and I would never take notice of the medical profession who warn you not to take these and then continue to poison people with drugs. I prefer to make up my own mind about what is good for me and my health and as long as I can still get these apricot kernels I will keep on taking them.
    Thank you for supplying a great product.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Laurence Bradshaw

    Love the product!!! I soak over night with chia, flax, hemp, sesame, pumpkin and squash seeds in milk then I add cashews and normal almonds with manuka honey and frozen blackbebberries – I have a spring in my step all day….. Many Thanks Laurence

  5. Rated 4 out of 5


    I have just purchased this product today and noticed it is recommended that they are roasted/heated before use. This is not mentioned on the tub instructions for use so i am a little confused… do they need heating before consumption or are they safe to eat in their raw form straight from the tub after rinsing ?

    • Julianne Ponan

      Hi Catherine, thanks for getting in touch.

      On the website, we say to heat them only because that is what EFSA have recommended to everyone. Many people do eat them raw, but our hands are tied by what we must legally say to our customers by the FSA and EFSA. If you research how to eat Apricot Kernels on Google, I’m sure there will be recipes and tips for you.
      I hope that has cleared things up for you? If you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to contact

      Many thanks
      Matthew Ford
      Operations Manager

  6. Rated 2 out of 5


    hi,very unsatisfied with this product.I bought batch 56922,150 gr in local pharmacy and this box have at least 1/4,1/5 amount of spoiled seeds.
    Size of seeds are very different and if bigger one are good,white under skin and taste is nice-bitter,smaller one are yellow inside and have rotten taste.
    Look like it is mix of bad and good seeds.
    Please be careful with yours sourcing and check not only how they look outside but actually open them.

    • Julianne Ponan

      Hi Victoria

      Thank you for your comment. I am very sorry that you are unsatisfied with the Apricot Kernels, we pride ourselves on selling the best quality, most beneficial kernels in the UK. I can assure you that the brown kernels are not rotten or spoiled. With any truly natural product there will be some colour and size differences in every batch. Unlike some of our competitors, we do not bleach or treat the kernels, apart from having them organically cleaned, so we are never going to have batches of all white kernels. I hope that you continue to find our Apricot Kernels helpful in your every day diet and please do email us if you have any more concerns.

      Many thanks,
      Matthew Ford
      Operations Manager

  7. Rated 5 out of 5


    only starting dont know much about then yet

    • Julianne Ponan

      We would love to hear how you get on! Please keep us updated

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