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Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil

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Originally native to Mexico and South America, the prickly pear is an edible and nutritious cactus that is now grown throughout the world, particularly in South Africa, Australia, southwestern United States and parts of southern Europe. The fruit and stems are eaten in many cultures as a nutritious, seasonal treat.

Our cold pressed NOP certified Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil is also known as Nopal Oil. It is a highly stable oil and is an excellent source of tocopherols. The oil possesses an astonishingly high percentage (over 80%) of unsaturated fatty acids with a linoleic acid content of 55-65%. It is carefully sourced and packaged to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties of this remarkably nutritive, cold pressed oil.

Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil Properties:

  • Medium Viscosity
  • Rapid Absorption
  • Clear to Yellow/Green in Color
  • Rich in Vitamin E and Alpha, Beta and Sigma Tocopherols
  • High Percentage of Unsaturated Fatty Acids (80%)
  • Significant Content of Essential and Other Fatty Acids:
    • C18:2 Linoleic: 55.0-65.0%
    • C18:1 Oleic: 20.0-30.0%
    • C16:0 Palmitic: 10.0-14.0%
    • C18:0 Stearic: 2.5-5.5%
    • C16:1 Palmitoleic: Maximum 1.0%
    • C18:3 Linolenic: Maximum 1.0%


Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil is a light, quick absorbing, stable and highly versatile oil. It contains a significant content of tocopherols and is especially well suited for inclusion in formulations intended for maturing skin. Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil is an effective moisturizer and leaves the skin feeling velvety soft. Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil can also be used to moisturize dry and damaged hair and to restore the health of nails and cuticles.

Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Lip Care
  • Hair Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Aromatherapy

Recommended Usage Rate: 1-100%

Origin: Tunisia
INCI: Opuntia Ficus Indica (Prickly Pear) Seed Oil
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Shelf Life: 2 Years
Saponification Value (mg KOH/g oil): 180 - 190
SAP Multiplier for NaOH: 0.132
SAP Multiplier for KOH: 0.185

Color Suggestions:
We recommend pairing this ingredient with the following colors:

Hot Pink
Light Green
Dark Green
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Wholesale Pricing: [wholesale pricing info]
  1/4 fl oz., $16.72 Temporarily Out of Stock
  1/2 fl oz., $26.17 Temporarily Out of Stock
  1 fl oz., $44.72 Temporarily Out of Stock
  2 fl oz., $78.84 Temporarily Out of Stock
  4 fl oz., $137.32 * Temporarily Out of Stock
  8 fl oz., $254.58 * Temporarily Out of Stock
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  32 fl oz., $859.05 * Temporarily Out of Stock

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Customer Ratings and Reviews

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Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Linda

Posted: Saturday, September 09, 2017

Location: New York, NY

Comments: First time trying Prickly Pear Seed Oil and FNWL, but very pleased with this oil. A tiny bit does wonderful things for my skin and hair. It has a nice, earthy smell and seems very pure. Quality makes it worth the expense. Love it!

Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Canoeying

Posted: Thursday, May 08, 2014

Location: City Of Industry, CA

Comments: Good! So good! I like it!

Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Nancy

Posted: Friday, April 04, 2014

Location: Plymouth, MA

Comments: This is a lovely sweet-smelling beauty oil that I've been using during the day. It has a light, non-greasy consistency and absorbs well. I'm experiencing less oily skin now that I'm using skin oils!

Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: RF

Posted: Saturday, September 21, 2013

Location: New York, NY

Comments: I enjoy using this oil as part of my skincare regimen. I apply it at night all over my face, carefully around eyes, and find it keeps my skin well hydrated and clear. I also mix a small amount of it with other moisturizers to enhance their effectiveness.

Total Number of Ratings: 5
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