Merely a miracle beauty oil. A Miracle oil that has made its place in the Moroccan beauty rituals and traditions. It is in fact known as one of the best and most powerful natural beauty products that exists, used not only for its beauty powers, but also for its healing properties. Also called barbary fig oil, it is native to Mexico and is now found in different parts of the world. But the oil produced in Morocco has an unmatched premium quality due to the touch of the ancestral knowledge. The fruit has also been used by many generations of Berber women to fight the effects of the dry desert conditions.
How is it Made ?
Using almost the same methods as the ones used to produced argan oil, Moroccan Berber women were able to produce a premium unmatched prickly pear oil. After drying the Prickly pear seeds oil are dried in the open air, they are cold-pressed using traditional methods in order to preserve not only all the nutrients but also to the ancestral heritage behind this traditional method.
It is a very expansive oil because it takes about 1 million seeds to make only 1 liter of oil. Knowing that the fruit contains about 50 seeds, it takes about 470kg of fruits and 36 hours of labor to make that same liter of oil.
Because it is so expensive, some people prefer a more profitable method to extract the oil from the seeds which a chemical method using solvents like Hexane, which is actually harmful. This method involves extreme heat to evaporates the Hexane, also removing many valuable ingredients like antioxidants and vitamins. Unfortunately, this method is omnipresent in the marketplace and if you’re interested in buying barbary fig oil, you need to make sure that it is extracted traditionally and that it is all natural. Laraqui Heritage Prickly pear seeds oil is certified 100% organic and natural, free from any additives, and made traditionally with only one ingredient, the miracle oil. We will talk on how to recognize a pure prickly pear seed oil when you see on another blog.
Prickly pear seed oil contains more than 150% vitamin E compared to argan oil, it also composed of more than 88% of unsaturated fatty acids including C16:0, C18:0, C18:1, and C18:2, the level of linoleic acid is exceptional at 70%. which is useful for many different metabolic processes of the human body.
Barbary fig oil contains Tocopherols, which is considered a very effective antioxidant and effectively fights free radicals. In other words, this prevents premature wrinkles.
Laraqui Heritage is proud not only to produce the highest quality natural beauty products, certified 100% organic, but also to share an ancestral knowledge and help Moroccan women get their independency through fair trade.
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What are the benefits of prickly pear oil ?
1. Helps restore elasticity of the skin
2. Tightens your pores
3. Reduces the appearance of circles under the eyes
4. Prevents premature wrinkles
5. Moisturizes and softens the skin
6. Neutralize free radicals that cause signs of aging
7. Minimize spider veins
8. Balance oily and combination skin