Prickly Pear Seed Oil

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Opuntia ficus indica, wildcrafted, cold pressed seeds, virgin and unrefined, from Morocco.
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Botanical Name: Opuntia ficus indica
Origin: Morocco
Cultivation: Organic
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed, Virgin, Unrefined
Plant Part: Seeds
Extraction Date: April 2018
Suggested Shelf Life: 3-4 Years

From Morocco, organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil.  After several years of stocking this oil we have changed producers and now offer this organic Moroccan produced oil.  Aromatically it has a slight citrus note that is different to our previous offerings.  However, the absorption and feel of this new batch is far superior.  One of the most effective skin nourishing oils. Packed with Vit E and essential fatty acids, Prickly Pear oil is a potent antioxidant and free radical scavenger.   

The arduous task to produce premium quality Prickly Pear oil first begins in a women's collective with gathering the fruit and then separating the tiny seeds by hand from the fruit.  Seeds are then dried and cold pressed, virgin, unrefined.  Prickly Pear seeds contain little oil, only about 5%, so to make this precious oil about ½ ton is necessary to produce just 16 ounces!  By popular demand we've added a 1 oz amber glass bottle with glass bulb dropper top to our size options.

Prickly Pear oil has an aromatically pleasant subtle sweet citrus smell similar to the fresh ripe fruit. Prickly Pear seed oil is rapidly absorbed, highly moisturizing, leaves skin feeling velvety soft, improves skin elasticity and is an valuable addition to anti-aging formulations. Prickly Pear seed oil is also excellent for dry and damaged hair.

Prickly Pear is known as Indian fig opuntia, Barbary Fig, Cactus Pear, and Spineless Cactus.  Growth flourishes in arid and semiarid climates.  India, Morocco, and Tunisia produce the largest amount of premium Prickly Pear Seed oil of all worldwide growing locations.  Some use the fruit for making delicious jams and jellies in addition to the nourishing skin oil.  If you should spot Prickly Pear fruit in your grocery produce section give it a try, it's a sweet delicious fruit that tastes similar to watermelon. 

In herbal and folklore medicine the fruit is used for wounds and eaten to treat inflammation of the digestive and urinary tracts.  The fruit is also known to have been eaten to stave off scurvy on sailing ships.

Uses and Benefits of Prickly Pear Seed Oil:
  • Refines skin and tightens pores
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-wrinkle
  • Lightens dark spots/age spots 
  • Brightens under-eye shadows
  • Protects skin against free radicals
  • Quickly absorbed by the skin
  • Penetrates deep into skin layers
  • Restores Elasticity – Excellent for mature skin
  • Brightens skin tone
  • Highly nourishing and moisturizing
  • Hair Care
  • Nail Care

Fatty Acid Content:

  • C16:0 Palmitic: 12.1%
  • C18.0 Stearic: 3.5%
  • C18:1 Oleic: 21.9%
  • C18:2 Linoleic: 60.1%
  • C18:3 Linolenic: 0.2%

We hand pour carrier oil into amber glass bottles up to 16oz. Amber glass provides a high degree of light blocking protection to enhance a longer shelf life to oils.

To purchase quantities greater than 1 Gallon please Contact Us.

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