A clear yellow to green oil with a bland, characteristic odour. It is expressed from the seeds of the organic Prickly Pear fruit and is also known as Barbary Fig Oil.
The seeds are taken off the organic fruit and then dried in the sun. After drying, the oil is extracted but as seeds contain less than 5% oil, it takes at least 10,000 seeds to produce just 1kg of oil. As this is an expensive process, fake oil is also produced by macerating the flowers in a cheap vegetable oil. We do not stock this - our Prickly Pear Seed Oil is the genuine thing!
- Oil soluble so cannot be used in water only products. It can be used in small amounts in water based gels that will hold it in suspension.
- Heat stable so can be used in Stage 1 (fat stage) when making creams and lotions.
Combine Prickly Pear Seed Oil with Shea Butter Oil, Castor Oil and Avocado Oil for a super effective massage oil blend. Adding a little EcoSilk, Chia Seed Oil and Vitamin E will make it a premium, luxury massage blend.