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 Jenny R.
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Rated 4 out of 5
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Organic caster oil

I love this product. I use for my hair. It makes my hair feel great.

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Reviewed by krunal p.
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its very good quality for this product

its very good quality for this product and i apppricate this product. Must buy this product.

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Reviewed by Ardrearna A.
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Beautiful Mix

I use these on my eyelashes and eyebrows. Also I mix this with my other hair oils and omg this has done wonders my hair has grown so much. Mixing it with their other oils has beautifully made my hair smooth shiny grow clean ❤❤ thank you I will continue to buy your natural trusted products.

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Reviewed by Maria-Jose P.
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Caster oil

Very good caster oil quality, fast shipping thanks

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Reviewed by Fiona O.
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castor oil

Made my product nicer

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