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Organic Virgin Prickly Pear Seed Oil

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Organic Virgin Prickly Pear Seed Oil is also known as Organic Virgin Nopal Oil.

Native to Mexico, Opuntia ficus indica, more commonly known as the Prickly Pear, is a nopal cactus with colorful, edible fruits that house highly nutritious seeds. In many cultures, the fruit, seeds and nopals (pads) are consumed for their medicinal benefits and as a nutritious, seasonal treat.

Our Organic Virgin Prickly Pear Seed Oil is a beautifully versatile, light and functional lipid that features an impressive composition of linolenic acid, a polyunsaturated omega-6 essential fatty acid.

It is carefully sourced and packaged to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties of this remarkably nutritive, cold pressed oil. As with all of our organic ingredients, it is certified organic by CCOF.

Ethical and Sustainable Sourcing:

The organic prickly pear cactus fruits that are used to produce our Organic Virgin Prickly Pear Seed Oil are harvested by specialized locals on privately owned land. Our manufacturing partner ensures that proper permission from the Mexican government has been obtained.


Organic Virgin Prickly Pear Seed Oil is an exquisitely light oil that absorbs rapidly and leaves the skin looking more youthful and feeling velvety soft. It is especially well suited for inclusion in formulations intended to support fragile, dry or maturing skin, and it is light enough for use in the finest facial applications. Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil beautifies, soothes and moisturizes dry, irritated and depleted skin. It can also be used to moisturize dry and damaged hair and to soften and support the health of nails and cuticles.

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

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

Organic Virgin Prickly Pear Seed Oil Properties:

  • 100% Pure
  • Excellent Source of Linoleic Acid (Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acid)
  • Medium Viscosity
  • Rapid Absorption
  • Clear to Yellow/Green in Color
  • Mild, Characteristic Aroma
  • See Spec Sheet for Fatty Acid Composition

Recommended Usage Rate:


Origin: Mexico
INCI: Opuntia Ficus Indica (Prickly Pear) Seed Oil
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Verified Maximum Extraction Temperature: 107.6° F / 42° C
Processing Method: Filtered
Typical Shelf Life*: 2 Years
Saponification Value (mg KOH/g oil): 169 - 174
SAP Multiplier for NaOH: 0.123
SAP Multiplier for KOH: 0.172

*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.

Documents: Safety Data Sheet   Specifications  

Wholesale Pricing: [wholesale pricing info]
  1/4 fl oz, $10.60
  1/2 fl oz, $16.28
  1 fl oz, $28.26
  2 fl oz, $47.53
  4 fl oz, $84.15 *
  8 fl oz, $146.19 *
  16 fl oz, $271.33 *
  32 fl oz, $499.54 *
  7.5 lbs, $1,620.23 *
  10 kg (22 lbs), $4,274.81 * ^

*This item does not qualify for any promotional discounts.

^This item will ship separately.

UPS Surcharge of $0.00 will be added to this item.

Customer Ratings and Reviews

Average Rating: 5 stars  

Rating: 5 stars 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Michele

Posted: Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Comments: Very nice oil.

Rating: 5 stars 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Sue

Posted: Monday, October 19, 2020

Location: Cary, NC

Comments: A beautiful, emollient oil. I will buy this again.

Total Number of Ratings: 2

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