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Prickly Pear Oil – 1oz (30ml)

$29.99

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Prickly Pear Seed Oil

 Prickly pear oil is made up of many beneficial ingredients for damaged hair and skin. The oil is unusual in that it is extracted from a cacti plant which is a time-consuming process. It takes roughly 36 hours and 470kg of prickly pears to yield just 32oz of prickly pear oil! Because of this, prickly pear oil is highly valued

 

 

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Description

Common English Name: Prickly pear (seed); barbary fig.

Botanical Name: Opuntia ficus-indica.

Plant Family: Cactaceae.

Method of Extraction: Cold pressing of the seeds.

Origin: Possibly Mexico, although the plant has been domesticated in many countries of the world.

Plant Description: A cacti with flat, rounded cladodes (in place of leaves), long, sharp spikes, flowers in the spring, and small, round fruits. The flowers are white, yellow or red and the red-purple fruits contain the seeds.

Main Chemical Components: Linoleic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, vitamin E.

Blends Well With: Essential oils, other carrier oils.

Uses: Dry skin, undernourished skin, damaged skin, mature skin, dry and damaged hair.

Fun Fact: The seeds are separated from the pulp by hand and then dried before they are cold pressed to produce the oil.

Cautions for Use: None noted for use of the oil.

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