Castor Oil, Cold Pressed - Organic

Rated 4.9 out of 5
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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 4.9 out of 5
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Reviewed by Julie A.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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amazing oil

this oil has so many benefits

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Reviewed by Chaya “Addy” T.
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I recommend this product
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castor oil

good and essential

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Reviewed by Jacinda L.
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Highly recommend

Great product. Great amount for the price.

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Reviewed by Tillie L.
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I recommend this product
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Caster Oil Love

This oil has done wonders for my hair. Once weekly I use this caster oil as a base for a hair mask, and over the last three weeks I have honestly seen really good results. My hair is less frizzy, it is growing long and healthy, it styles nicely, and is doing all the things I've always wanted my long, wavy hair to do. I've also received compliments from friends, family and coworkers on my hair's appearance, which like never happens to me, so I'd have to say the oil is doing its job! I definitely plan to buy this oil again when the time comes.

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Reviewed by Kerry James G.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Seems top quality and good value for $.

This castor oil appears as good as any I have ever bought, top quality. Was also amongst best value for dollar. Pleased it was in black bottle to protect it long term.

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