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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Rated 5 out of 5
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Castor Oil

Couldn't make shampoo bars without it.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Exactly what I was looking for.

Exactly as described. Quick delivery. Great packaging.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Organic Castor oil

This was the best castor oil quality I have ever tried. Works beautifully to condition hair before a bath as well as grow eyelashes with a dab on every night.

Every once in a while massaging sparsely onto face skin, leaving for a while and washing off feels like a cleanse too without drying up the skin.

Other castor oils were irritating my eye, so I looked for a purer organic option and found the one Pure Nature supplies. Didn't disappoint! Loving it!

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Castor oil

Happy with what I purchased

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Fantastic Product

Very happy with the quality of this oil, the price and the fast delivery.

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