INGREDIENTS: 100% Organic Prickly Pear Oil
INCI: Opuntia ficus-indica, Barbary fig seed/cactus pear
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Mexico or Morocco
COLOUR: Golden to pale yellow
EXTRACTION METHOD: Cold pressed from the Prickly Pear seeds to maintain all the wonderous nutrients of this beautiful oil.
The cactus has been used for many things throughout the centuries, and the plant is revered in many drought prone areas due to its ability to flourish with such a small water supply. It is extremely useful for humans and has been used medicinally for many ailments, as animal feed, as an ingredient in food and drink and to maintain nutrients in the soil and help prevent desertification.
Naissance Prickly Pear Oil is jam packed full of skin loving nutrients. Vitamin E is a powerful, natural antioxidant which protects against damage causing free radicals in the skin. The oil also contains flavonoids, sterols and carotene which are all excellent for the skin. If you want gloriously soft and nourished skin, look no further.
Our Prickly Pear Oil is rich in essential fatty acids, particularly Linoleic Acid (Omega 6), which can nourish and hydrate your skin leaving it glowing. Linoleic Acid is considered to have the closest resemblance to the natural fatty acids in our skin. An excellent choice for a facial moisturiser particularly useful for those with mature skin.
Skincare: Can be used as an all over face and body moisturiser. After cleansing your skin at the end of the day, massage a couple of drops into your face and neck. Can be used as an effective yet gentle skin cleanser and make up remover.
Night Serum: Blend Organic Prickly Pear with Organic Geranium Rose (#116) for a super simple, two ingredients balancing and hydrating night serum. Dilute at a ratio of 0.5ml/10 drops of essential oil to 50ml of carrier oil.
Hand and nails: Massage a couple of drops in to your hands and nails for a nourishing alternative to hands cream.
Beauty Hack: Prickly Pear Oil is perfect for make your own cosmetics and homemade remedies.
As with any new product always conduct a patch test before first use.
All vegetable oils and fats are 100% fat and are generally high in calories (on average about 120 calories per tablespoon).
Vegetable oils are often used in food preparation for salad dressings, cooking, frying, baking, sauces and marinades. As a general guide, virgin and unrefined oils have more of the oil’s natural flavour and lend themselves well for use in cold dishes. Refined oils generally have longer shelf lives and may have a higher smoke point and therefore be better for high heat cooking, but this varies depending on the type of oil.
Each oil has its own distinct flavour and nutrient and Fatty Acid composition, so each oil may be used for different purposes depending on your need.
Organic Prickly Pear Oil is just one product within our extensive ‘Made by You’ range. All our ‘Made by You’ products have an individual number that’s unique to them. We developed this numbering system to help you navigate your way around making your own a little easier … need an essential oil? These all start with a 1, need a butter or a wax? These start with a 3. Beauty by numbers has never been easier and by making your own it’s not only fun but you can be confident in the products you are using knowing exactly what you are putting on your skin. Bath bombs, body butters, face scrubs, the sky is the limit and we’ve got you covered.
Store in a cool dry place away from sunlight
Registered with the Vegan Society: The Vegan Society are one of the most widely recognised vegan organisations in Europe. They register vegan products throughout the UK, ensuring they meet their strict vegan standards. Registered vegan products do not contain animal ingredients, and the ingredients have never been tested on animals. The processing aids used in the manufacturing process are also vegan. The sunflower is depicted next to all our vegan friendly products, which makes them easy to spot and proves that these products are registered with the vegan society. You can see the sunflower logo depicted on various vegan products throughout the UK and Europe, including most of the products you see on our website.
Soil Association Certified: This product is certified organic by the Soil Association. The Soil Association is the most respected organisation in the UK for the certification of organic products. It is equivalent to the Ecocert, USDA Organic and comparable certification outside of the UK.
We describe and promote our products in good faith. The information provided about the beneficial properties of all of our products are derived from the use and characteristics commonly attributed to it. The views expressed in the descriptions are not based on facts and benefits of our products may vary from person to person. It is always advisable to seek the opinion of a professional in the field.
As our products are natural, the colour and odour may vary from batch to batch. We are continually improving our products and so on occasion the product you receive may differ slightly in appearance from images displayed on our website.
This natural product cannot be guaranteed free from traces of nuts or other allergens. Seek medical advice before use if suffering from any medical conditions or allergies. Always conduct a patch test before using any new product.
|Brand and Ranges||Naissance Brand|
|Certification||Soil Association Certified Organic, Registered with the Vegan Society|
|Extraction Method||Cold Pressed|
|Use and Benefits||Aromatherapy|