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 Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil is a highly stable oil that possesses an astonishingly high percentage (over 80%) of unsaturated fatty acids.
Our Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil is carefully sourced and packaged to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties of this remarkably nutritive, premium quality oil.
As with all of our premium quality organic ingredients, our Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil is non-GMO. It is certified organic by CCOF, a USDA-accredited organic certifying agency, and it fully meets USDA organic regulations.
Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil is a light, quick absorbing, stable and highly versatile oil. It is especially well suited for inclusion in formulations intended to support 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 support the health of nails and cuticles.
Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:
Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil Properties:
Clear to Yellow/Green in Color
High Percentage of Unsaturated Fatty Acids (80%)
See Spec Sheet for Fatty Acid Composition
Recommended Usage Rate:
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
We recommend pairing this ingredient with the following colors: