Scientific Name: Opuntia ficus-indica
Origin: The prickly pear is native to Mexico and N. America. It is now also highly produced in Morocco, Tunisia and South Africa. The oil comes from the Prickly Pear cactus also known as the Barbary Fig. It’s been for many years used by people to heal and moisturise their skin.
Prickly pear oil has anti-ageing properties that may help prevent fine lines and reduce wrinkles. With its healing properties may also help reduce the dark circles around the eyes. May be used as a moisturiser on its own or mixed with anti-acne essential oils such as lavender or tea tree.
Colour and Odour: Its colour can range from clear to yellow or light green. It has a light nutty scent.
Texture: Prickly pear oil is a light oil with a thin texture.
Shelf Life: 1 – 2 years
Our Prickly Pear Cactus Seed Oil base oil is studiously selected, bought more often not from primary sources, tested for purity and subjected to rigorous quality control standards.
Our Prickly Pear Cactus Seed Oil is sourced from Morocco and made by cold pressed extraction method.