Castor Oil, Cold Pressed

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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.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Great oil

Love it for lots of uses. I bought a larger bottle this time, to last me for a while. 😜

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Rated 5 out of 5
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I use castor oil in all of my handmade soaps

No problems with the castor oil

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Cold Pressed castor oil

As soon as I used it, it reduced the amount of hair falling out. What used to fall out in a day is the equivalent of what falls out a week now.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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castor oil

I love this product, use it in my soaps, recommend it

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Great product and packaging!

5L comes in a handy black reusable container which will help reduce rancidity of the oil. A beautiful oil to use for so many purposes!

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