Argan Opuntia Macera Oil
Argan Opuntia Macera Oil is a maceration of cacti flowers in argan oil. A macerated oil is an infusion of plant parts in a selected oil. In this instance, the cacti flowers are chopped up into small parts and added to the argan oil. It is all mixed together and left to macerate in sunlight for as long as needed. The resulting oil is filtered to remove the plant material.
Argan Opuntia Macera oil is made up of:
Common English Name: Argan.
Botanical Name: Argania spinosa.
Plant Family: Sapotaceae.
Method of Extraction: Cold pressing of the argan nuts.
Plant Description: A small tree that can live to be 100 years old. It has a gnarled trunk, small, yellow flowers, and a fruit (which contains the nuts).
Main Chemical Components: Oleic acid, linoleic acid, gamma tocopherol.
Blends Well With: Essential oils, other carrier oils.
Uses: Mature skin, damaged skin, dry skin, dehydrated skin.
Fun Fact: The process to extracting argan oil from the nuts is still carried out by hand, using traditional methods.
Cautions for Use: None noted for this oil.