Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil
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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 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:

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

Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil Properties:

  • Medium Viscosity
  • Rapid Absorption
  • 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
Typical Shelf Life*: 2 Years
Saponification Value (mg KOH/g oil): 180 - 190
SAP Multiplier for NaOH: 0.132
SAP Multiplier for KOH: 0.185

*Typical Shelf Life begins on the date of manufacture and is defined as the typical shelf life of an ingredient when it is stored and handled properly. The Typical Shelf Life is offered as a general guideline. It should not be considered to be an expiration date. Many ingredients are usable beyond the stated date, especially when stored and handled very carefully.

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

Color Hot PinkHot Pink
Color Light GreenLight Green
Color GreenGreen
Color Dark GreenDark Green
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Documents: Safety Data Sheet   Specifications  

  1/4 fl oz, $16.72
  1/2 fl oz, $26.17
  1 fl oz, $44.72
  2 fl oz, $78.84
  4 fl oz, $137.32 *
  8 fl oz, $254.58 *
  16 fl oz, $469.14 * Temporarily Out of Stock
  32 fl oz, $859.05 * Temporarily Out of Stock
  3 kg (6.61 lbs), $2,697.64 * Temporarily Out of Stock

*This item does not qualify for any promotional discounts.

Customer Ratings and Reviews

Average Rating: 5 stars  

Rating: 5 stars 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Linda

Posted: Saturday, September 9, 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 stars 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Canoeying

Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014

Location: City Of Industry, CA

Comments: Good! So good! I like it!

Rating: 5 stars 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Nancy

Posted: Friday, April 4, 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 stars 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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