Castor Oil, Cold Pressed - Organic

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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.

 

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Reviewed by Lucy
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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So versatile!

I use this product in moisturisers, lip balms, foundations, face washes, and even just plain as a makeup remover sometimes. I love this product and am never without a bottle ... and a spare bottle!

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Reviewed by Honor F.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Lovely product!

I ordered some castor oil in order to make a castor oil pack for my daughter's painful periods. This has been incredibly soothing and has relieved her pain greatly!

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Reviewed by Patricia
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
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The smell is different with this batch but it is still working :)

It used to have no smell but his batch does.

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Reviewed by Aleah L.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Balm Bliss

These were a great duo! So I made some balms with the castor oil and shea butter I got and they turned out awesome! I am beyond happy with the spread and the texture of the balms soo creamy/buttery and lightweight, just perfect! Thanks soo much, I will definately reccomend Pure Nature to anyone looking for a supplier of good quality products at reasonably affordable prices.

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Reviewed by Jan A.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Castor Oil, Cold Pressed Organic

I put it on my dogs who have terrible rashes on them and it helps them to settle the itching.

I also have put it on my dogs lumps by putting castor oil on cotton wool and rapping it around the lump and do it for several nights until the lump has gone. I saved $1500.00 by doing this as the Vet wanted to remove it, and it hasn't come back.

I use it for myself on my eyes, lumps, etc. By putting the castor oil on cotton wool then a bandage

around, and do this for several nights. lumps have gone, my eyes have improved.

It can be done on so many lumps, inside and outside of the body.

Wonderful product, highly recommend.

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