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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Best Castor Oil & Best Price

We always get the 1 liter bottle. It’s a thick oil but it’s liquid enough.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Great product

I use a lot of this in a variety of balms

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Rated 4 out of 5
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4 star rating as trial has only started......

I read a lot of online blogs, experiences, reviews etc on Cold pressed, Organic, Hexane fee castor oil for cataracts. Although when contacted, Pure Nature recommended not to use as an eye drop, i have started using as eye drops. 1 - 2 drops in each eye per night. It's supposed to break down cataracts within 2 to 6 months. So far after only 4 days of use, i have no bad effects and my eyes do feel refreshed each morning, something i haven't felt in a long time. I also use this on my scalp because my hair is thinning and after trying many other options that don't work and come with side effects, a natural product is definitely a "breath of fresh air" and welcomed. I will update this review after 6 months of use.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Awesome castor oil

It’s an awesome oil which is good for my skin

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Castor Oil, Cold Pressed - Organic

Great oil

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