Castor Oil, Cold Pressed - Organic

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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.

Can be used in Castor Oil packs -  great for digestion and a popular remedy for a number of aliments.

As this is a cold-pressed oil, no solvents such as hexane were used in the extraction process.

100ml size is supplied in an amber glass bottle.

Suggested uses

Skin: Moisture balance

Lip Balm/Stick: Gloss, adhesion

This product is intended for external use only.


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
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Reviewed by Christine G.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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I bought this to use on painful knees and lower back and it has really helped. I also use it on my face as I find it to be quite wonderful as a facial product. It plumps out my skin.

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Reviewed by Caitlin G.
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Great product

I've been doing a lot of castor oil packs as well as adding castor oil to my homemade face cleanser and serum so it's great to be able to buy in larger quantities

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Reviewed by Gabrielle C.
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Castor Oil

A denser oil. Great for hands.

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