Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil
Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil, also known as Organic Barberry Fig Seed Oil, is an exceptionally healing oil with many skincare applications. Lauded for its ability to prevent dermal moisture loss, it is a powerful emollient and one of Nature’s super foods!
Due to it’s price, Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil is usually reserved for facial application.
Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil is derived from a variety of fruiting Mexican Cacti known as Prickly Pear. It is one of the more aromatic carrier oils, with a rich nutty scent.
The oil is procured from the seeds of the fruits of the Prickly Pear Cacti. The seeds are separated from the flesh of the organic fruit and then sun dried until the water content is evaporated away. Once dried, the organic seeds are cold pressed to express the oil content of the seeds.
Because the seeds contain less than 5% oil, it takes in excess of 10,000 seeds to produce 1L of Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil.
Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil For Skincare
Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil contains many compounds known to have hydrating, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, all of which make it profoundly protective against skin damage and conditions like Acne.
Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil is non-comedogenic, making it ideal for those with problem skin and small pores. Comedogenic values determine how absorbent an oil is, and how likely it is to clog pores. Because Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil is non-comedogenic, this means that it’s suitable for all skin types. And, it is also the reason why the skincare industry love this oil, and why it is found in a good number of really high-end skincare treatments and serums.
It is rich in tocopherols, aka vitamin E, and vitamin C, which promote the production of collagen, the connective tissue within the skin which maintains skin integrity. Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil also contains a good number of Omega fatty acids, which account for it moisturising capabilities. The Amino Acids, which are the building blocks of the body, as well as the many antioxidants in Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil help to improve the elasticity and appearance of our skin, especially for those with dry, damaged and problem skin.
It is an ideal choice for those with mature and sun damaged skin, and for those who use computers for several hours each day. Both the sun and the artificial light from computer screens speed up the ageing process.
The high levels of vitamin K and Zinc in Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil help to heal discoloured, blemished skin and scars.
Prickly pear seed oil is one of the most expensive beauty oils in the world due to its method of extraction and the massive number of seeds it takes to make even one ounce of the oil.
Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil contains the following EFA’s:
Essential Fatty Acids, or EFA’s, are what makes Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil exceptionally moisturising.
- Linoleic Acid (Omega-6)
- Oleic Acid (Omega-9)
- Stearic Acid (Saturated fat as found in Tallow)
- Palmitic Acid (Omega-6)
- Palmitoleic Acid (Omega-7)
- Linolenic Acid (Omega-3)
- Arachidic Acid (Omega-6)
- Eicosenoic Acid (either Omega-7, 9 or 11)
- Behenic Acid
This essential fatty acid profile makes it comparable with highly revered Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil.
Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil is suitable for all skin types, and is especially helpful for mature and problem skin.
Like Organic Borage Seed Oil, Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil is thought of as a ‘dry oil’ since it absorbs very quickly and easily, leaving skin feeling deeply hydrated and feeling firm and youthfully plump.
Directions For Use
External use only.
Apply between two and six drops daily to your face, gently massaging the oil into your facial skin in slow circular motions.
If you wish to apply to problem skin elsewhere on your body, repeat this process, increasing the amount of oil in accordance with the size of the area the oil needs to cover.
Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil is sustainably and ethically sourced.
It is chemically stable, non-hazardous and non-toxic. It is also:
- Cruelty-free and vegan friendly.
- Certified Organic by The Soil Association.
- INCI: Opuntia Ficus-Indica Seed Oil
- Comedogenic Rating :: 0
If you have sensitive skin, or if you do a lot of sun bathing, there’s a very remote chance you may have a slight reaction to this Wild As The Wind oil.
It is always advisable to perform a patch test on the soft skin on the inside of your forearm before using carrier oils on your face.
Perform A Patch Test
Place a drop or two of Wild As The Wind oil on your inner forearm, making sure to massage it well into your skin.
A severe reaction will occur within ten minutes, but it may take 24 hours for milder intolerances to emerge.
Look for signs of Urticaria, (aka Hives), discolouration, redness, dryness, or feelings of irritation / itchiness.
If you experience none of these, you will be safe to use your Wild As The Wind oil elsewhere on your body, including your face.
Nevertheless, always avoid sensitive areas and inside your ears unless otherwise instructed by your health professional. This is especially important if you use your Wild As The Wind oil as a carrier oil for a number of Organic Essential Oils.
Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils
Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils are premium quality, therapeutic grade carrier oils which are perfect for aromatherapy.
All of the Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils are cold pressed to retain an optimal nutrient density of each carrier oil.
Professional therapists use Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils and Organic Essential Oils, including Osteopaths and Massage Therapists.
Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils are also used domestically, for the creation of bath and body oils, as well as bases for home remedies.
*Body oils are also known as massage oils.
Certain Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils are used for hair and beard oils.
Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils Are Suitable For:
- Making body & bath oils (1% dilution of Organic Essential Oils)
- Using in your household first aid kit (average 2% dilution of Organic Essential Oils)
- Used to make face oils (2% dilution of Organic Essential Oils)
- Certain Organic Carrier Oils can be used on their own for wound healing and scar healing
- Many Organic Carrier Oils have a natural SPF value
Please refer to How To Use Essential Oils for the correct dilutions of essential oils and carrier oils.
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Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oil Availability
Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils are available in the UK.
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Wild As The Wind carries a Wildcrafted Organic Rosehip Seed Oil also.
Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils Packaging
Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils are bottled in an amber glass bottle with an aluminium lid.
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Wild As The Wind products are suitable for everyone, including Vegetarians & Vegans.
Wild As The Wind products do not contain any animal products & have not been tested on animals. Only premium quality ingredients are used, with a preference for Organic Essential Oils & Organic Carrier Oils wherever possible.