Prickly Pear Organic Carrier Oil

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Prickly Pear Organic Carrier Oil

Botanical Name: Opuntia Ficus-Indica 
Plant Part: Seeds

Description: The Opuntia Ficus Indica plant is a member of the cactus family and is commonly known as Prickly Pear (Also known as India Fig Opuntia or Barbary Fig). Native to Mexico. It is also known as the miracle plant as it can survive drought conditions.

The oil is extracted from the black seeds contained within the fruit - yield is around 5-15% of the dry seeds meaning that you can need around 50Kg of the fruit to yield just under 100oz of oil! 

The oil contains a high concentration of vitamin E & Omega 6 Fatty Acid (Linoleic Acid)

It is non greasy and can be used up to 10% in a formula. Suitable for all skin types.
Important Note: The information provided is for educational purposes only.

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