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What's a Cactus?

A cactus is a member of the plant family Cactaceae, a family comprising about 127 genera with some 1750 known species of the order Caryophyllales. The word “cactus” derives, through Latin, from the Ancient Greek κάκτος, kaktos, a name originally used by Theophrastus for a spiny plant whose identity is not certain.

  • Family: Cactaceae; Juss.
  • Scientific name: Cactaceae
  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Higher classification: Caryophyllales

Various Cactaceae

1-Nopalea coccinellifera 2-Cephalocereus senilis 3-Cereus giganteus 4-Mammillaria longimamma 5-Rhipsalis paradoxa 6-Echinocactus longihamatus 7-Echinopsis oxygona 8-Cereus grandiflorus 9-Echinocereus pectinatus 10-Leuchtenbergia principis 11-Phyllocactus ackermanni 12-Melocactus communis

Why using cactus oil for hair

One important beneficial substance produced by cactus oil for hair is omega fatty acids. These particular components help ensure that each hair follicle cycles and recycles through the three stages of hair growth. 

Following the final telogen stage when a hair falls from its follicle, the follicle should automatically begin again at the anagen stage, producing a new hair strand. Fatty acids aid in keeping this process active, as a ceasing of functioning between stages three and one most often causes permanent hair loss.

Related to the cactus’s strong water storage capacities, Cactus oil coats hair follicles with needed layers of protection, adding volume and shielding the hair from damage. 


Cactus oil From Queen Lynn Brands generally possesses none of the harsh chemicals like alcohol that infuse many hair care products. Harsh substances can strip away protective layers, causing the hair to become dry and brittle. Further, they may attack the hair shaft itself, breaking down its basic structure and destroying the roots. 

Why We Recommend Putting Cactus All Over Your Face?

Cactus seed oil contains large amounts of linoleic acid (a fatty acid that is essential in stimulating healthy cell production and turnover), as well as vitamin E (which provides protection and helps skin retain moisture), and flavonoids, which are anti-inflammatory.

❝ Cactus oil reduces inflammation that damages collagen, explaining why it’s used to prevent skin aging, confirms Dr. Joshua Zeichner, dermatologist at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City.

Why we recommend Cactus Oil by Queen Lynn Brands ?

Our Moroccan Prickly Pear Essential Oil is cultivated and produced by Women’s Co-Operatives in Morocco ‘Tanjer’.

The small black seeds of the fruit are the source of the beauty oil.It has been used by many generations of Moroccan women to combat the aging effects of the dry desert conditions.

Our Moroccan Cactus Essential Oil By Queen lynn Brands :

  • Protects the skin against premature aging
  • Tightens the skin of the face and neck and prevents wrinkle formation
  • Promotes a beautiful glowing and healthy complexion
  • Reduces the under-eye shadows and dark circles
  • Reduces puffiness and bags under the eyes
  • Lightens aging and brown spots on the face

❝ Remember that essential oils are not oily like vegetable or fixed oils. They are called “oils” because they are lipophilic or fat-loving and dissolve readily in fatty liquids, but they are not made of lipids. This means that when using essential oils for hair care, they cannot moisturize your hair, nor will they make your hair oily. As a matter of fact, if your essential oils are pure, they may actually be quite drying and will evaporate more quickly than when applied by themselves. This is one of the big reasons why we dilute essential oils in fatty oils and butters before applying them to our skin.

How to use Cactus oil on Skin ?

Apply 4-6 drops of the oil on the face and neck and allow it to absorb. Watch your skin transform!

How to use Cactus oil on Hair ?

Apply 4-6 drops to hair and scalp before shampooing. Leave on 15-20 minutes before shampooing as usual. May also use 4-6 drops as a leave-in conditioner.

Add 4-6 drop of Cactus Essential Oil to your dollop of shampoo or conditioner as you use it.

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