Castor Oil, Cold Pressed

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 Pressed
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 Dana G.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Very happy

I am really happy with this and comes in great bottle for storage purposes.

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Reviewed by Ailsa C.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Very high quality and value

Great value for a helpful oil useful in many products. Is a thicker clear oil with a mild scent.

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Reviewed by HINA S.
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
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Original

Good oil - great country to source the product from when looking at authenticity of the product.

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Reviewed by Hayley G.
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
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No big issues, works well.

What it says on the label, works well in CP soap. Bottle is a bit leaky.

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Reviewed by Jocelyn O.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Great, consistent quality

Loved this. My soaps turn out beautifully

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