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
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:
*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.