Prickly Pear Oil - Opuntia basilaris P. - 100% Pure Cold Pressed

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Carrier Oil: Prickly Pear

General Information:

  • Botanical Name: Opuntia ficus-indica
  • Family: Cactaceae
  • Extraction Method: Cold-pressing from the seeds
  • Plant Part: Seeds
  • Origin: Native to arid regions of the Americas

Appearance and Aroma:

  • Color: Pale yellow to golden
  • Consistency: Lightweight and smooth
  • Aroma: Light, sweet, and slightly earthy

Properties and Characteristics:

  • Texture: Prickly pear oil has a light, non-greasy texture that absorbs well into the skin.
  • Nutritional Profile: It is rich in antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and vitamins E and K.
  • Shelf Life: Prickly pear oil has a relatively long shelf life of about 1 to 2 years when stored properly in a cool, dark place.

Uses and Benefits:

  • Skin Care: Prickly pear oil is known for its moisturizing, rejuvenating, and soothing properties. It helps hydrate the skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and promote a youthful complexion. It can be used in facial oils, serums, and moisturizers.
  • Hair Care: Prickly pear oil can help condition the hair, add shine, and protect against environmental damage. It can be used in hair oils, serums, and leave-in treatments.
  • Antioxidant Protection: Prickly pear oil contains powerful antioxidants that help protect the skin from free radical damage and premature aging.

Safety Precautions:

  • Prickly pear oil is generally safe for topical use. However, individuals with cactus or fruit allergies should exercise caution and perform a patch test before using prickly pear oil.

Note: This information is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Consult a healthcare professional or certified aromatherapist for personalized advice and guidance.