Castor Oil, Cold Pressed - Organic

Rated 5.0 out of 5
47 Reviews
(Incl. GST)

Certified
Bulk discounts
Price (5 Litres) 4+: $60.00ea

  • Description
  • Reviews
  • Questions

Common name Castor oil
Botanical name   Ricinus communis
Description   Yellow to light brown viscous oil
Typical Fatty Acid Profile
Ricinoleic 85-95%
Oleic 2-6%
Linoleic 1-5%
Linolenic, Palmitic, Stearic 1.5-3%
Plant parts used Seeds
Extraction method    Cold pressing
Country of Origin India


DESCRIPTION

Castor oil has an unusual fatty acid profile containing modest amounts of both oleic and linoleic acids and 85 to 95% ricinoleic acid (named after Castor itself). It is very thick, pale oil which is one of the reasons it is used so much in cosmetics.

Castor oil is actually soluble in alcohol and creates a unique solubility with beeswax, which is why it is used so much in balms and deodorants. It has a low molecular weight and so penetrates the skin easily, and acts as a softening agent. It is a greasy feeling oil with a lot of shine, but can feel sticky which is why it is used in lipsticks –  the added gloss enhances the appearance of the finish and its stickiness helps to keep the oil on your lips without feathering into fine lines. It is low comedogenic (1 out of 5) and non-irritating. It has acanthotic activity, meaning it can help increase skin thickness.

Ricinoleic acid is soluble in alcohol (but not water) and oil. It acts as a humectant and helps make Castor a 'dry'oil as well as increasing its viscosity.

As this is a cold pressed oil, no solvents such as hexane were used in the extraction process.

SUGGESTED USE

Skin: Moisture balance

Lip Balm/Stick: Gloss, adhesion


This product is intended for external use only.

 

average rating 5.0 out of 5
Based on 47 reviews
  • 5 Stars
    45 Reviews
  • 4 Stars
    2 Reviews
  • 3 Stars
    0 Reviews
  • 2 Stars
    0 Reviews
  • 1 Star
    0 Reviews
100% of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend
47 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Highly recommend!

I use castor oil ALL the time.

Mainly as a body moisturizer (a little goes a long way!) and sometimes for my hair as a serum.

Loading...
Was this helpful?
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Great quality

Very happy with this oil

Loading...
Was this helpful?
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Great for aches and pains used as a castor oil pack or a massage oil and also mixed with 100% gum turpentine for parasites and candida

So cost effective, and works amazingling for all the things that you read about when you Google castor oil health benefits

Loading...
Was this helpful?
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Great oil

Good quality product

Loading...
Was this helpful?
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Castor Oil, Cold Pressed - Organic

Very satisfied with amount, price, quality and super fast delivery as usual.

Loading...
Was this helpful?

×