Carrier Oil Profile
Prickly Pear Seed Oil
Opunitia ficus indica
Countries of Origin
Mexico, Latin America, North Africa, the Mediterranean countries and the Middle East
Video showing the expression: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxqdJAY_z6o
About the Oil
Texture/Consistency- light oil that absorbs quickly
Oleic Acid 20.6%
Linoleic Acid 60.5%
Stearic Acid 3.2%
Palmitic Acid 13.9%
Tocopherol 895 mg/kg
About the Plant
This is an edible cactus plant that grows in the arid and semi-arid regions of the world. Other known names for the plant and its fruit are Indian fig opuntia, barbary fig, cactus pear, spineless cactus, and prickly pear. It has broad, flat leaves and sharp spines, the colorful flowers turn into edible bulb-shaped fruits.(1)
This carrier oil is thought to:
protects against free radicals, nourish, moisturize, and soften the skin, tighten pores for a smoother and refined skin texture, prevent premature aging and wrinkles formation, brighten dark spots and under-eye shadows, erase hyperpigmentation spots (2)
Expected Shelf Life
3 years if stored in a cool and dark place
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