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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Castor Oil, Cold Pressed - Organic

Very satisfied with amount, price, quality and super fast delivery as usual.

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Fast and effective

Have been using cacay for a face moisturiser now for months and would not go back to anything else! It is fast absorbing and long lasting can see the fine lines fading.

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Nice and thick

A thicker odourless oil - good when you want something more viscous.

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Cold pressed Castor Oil

Excellent product sorted out my scalp problems and darkened my hair

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Awesome Versatile Oil

I love this organic cold pressed castor oil. It is the best! I cannot use the kind you get from drug store as it is processed very differently and causes pain, a rash and swelling reaction on my skin. I use this cold pressed organic castor oil for a liver cleansing pack, add it to my face cream...fewer wrinkles with soft, moist, clear skin. Use it on colds sores which disappear very quickly. Use drops in eyes to prevent and dissolve cataracts. Use it to decrease the size and dissolve moles and warts. It is an amazing healer of burns by soaking gauze in castor oil and placing it over the burn, then covering it with plastic wrap. This is left on and changed every 24 hours until healed. Pain disappears, no blisters, no scars and heals in record time. I will always have it in my household!

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