Castor Oil, Cold Pressed

Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 80 reviews
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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
Based on 80 reviews
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Reviewed by Kadija A.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Returned

I purchased the wrong product and I had no issue returning it, perfect communication thank you.

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Reviewed by Melissa
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Great for soap

Very thick oil. I use it at 5% in cold process soap. Really enjoy the outcome of the soap, good lather.

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Reviewed by Maria M.
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
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Versatile oil

I have mixed feeling about this oil, it's thick consistency. Works great on my hair, eyelashes.

Not so good on my face as it got a bit itchy.

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Reviewed by yvette w.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Does what it should.

Easy way to purchase for soaping needs

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Reviewed by Helen H.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Oozy goodnes

Great product.

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