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