Certified Organics: This Certified Organic Oil is QAI Certified. QAI also accredits the certifying agents (foreign and domestic) who inspect organic production and handling operations to certify that they meet USDA standards.
Botanical Name: Opuntia ficus indica
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Processing Type: Unrefined
Obtained From: Seeds
Description: Extracted from the seeds of Optunia Ficus Indica cactus, the Organic Prickly Pear Oil is also known as Barbary Fig Oil and has been the beauty secret of Berber women for many centuries. It is highly moisturizing and has many properties that are beneficial to the skin. High in Omega-6 Fatty Acids and naturally occurring Carotenoids, Vitamins C and E, and Flavonoids, this skin-toning oil contains powerful antioxidants. This nutrient-rich, fast absorbing oil is high in Linoleic Acid, which helps to maintain skin's supple look and brightens the complexion. Prickly Pear Carrier Oil penetrates deeply into the skin to provide intense hydration without clogging the pores.
Color: Pale yellow to yellow with greenish hue
Aromatic Description: Slight nutty scent
Common Uses: Prickly Pear Organic Carrier Oil contains Vitamin E and amino acids which help to nourishes, moisturizes, and softens the skin, preventing the look of mature skin and appearance of fine lines. This oil promotes elasticity and provides the skin a smoother, refined skin texture. When used as a night serum, it reduces the appearance of dark spots and dark circles, so the skin appears visibly younger. Its nutrient rich content promotes shiny, moisturized, rejuvenated hair, skin, and nails.
Consistency: Slightly viscous
Absorption: When this light oil is absorbed by skin, it leaves little to no oily residue.
Shelf Life: Users can expect a shelf life of up to 2 years with proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight). Refrigeration after opening is recommended. Please refer to the Certificate of Analysis for current Best Before Date.
Cautions: None known.
Storage: It is recommended that cold-pressed carrier oils be kept in a cool dark place to maintain freshness and achieve maximum shelf life. If refrigerated, bring to room temperature before using.
Customers may purchase products from New Directions Aromatics Inc. only with the clear understanding that all products must be used at their own discretion, and only after referring to the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and all other relevant technical information specific to the product. New Directions Aromatics Inc. shall not be held responsible for any damages to property or for any adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).
New Directions Aromatics Inc. shall not be responsible for any damages resulting from use of or reliance upon this information. The user of the product is solely responsible for compliance with all laws and regulations applying to the use of the products, including the intellectual property rights of third parties.
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Further, New Directions Aromatics is not responsible for the comments made in the customer reviews, nor when products are used in ways not suitable to their purpose (for example, fragrance oils in toothpaste; bath salts in metal containers; additives used in larger amounts than recommended).
As with any manufacturing process, New Directions Aromatics strongly recommends small lab scale testing for evaluation purposes prior to full commercial manufacturing. As the ordinary or otherwise use(s) of this product is outside the control of New Directions Aromatics Inc., no representation or warranty, expressed or implied is made as to the effect(s) of such use(s) (including damage or injury), or the results obtained.
The liability of New Directions Aromatics Inc. is limited to the value of the goods and does not include any consequential loss. New Directions Aromatics Inc. shall not be liable for any errors or delays regarding an order, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon. Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).
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