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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Pure Nature Castor and Sweet almond oil.

I bought both these together. The product and the packaging are excellent. My order arrived in record time. I recommended Pure Nature Oils to my daughter in law and she has quickly become a happy customer and a fan. 💝

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excellent

good stuff

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I use castor oil in all my soaps

Reasonably priced product

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Big bottle, great consistency of product and good price!

I checked different online sites before buying here and other sites were selling less product (fancy labels) but the price it was higher (a lot higher), After reading a lot of reviews I decided to order it from pure nature and I love the product! It’s great quality much more product and I actually looove the bottle and label design haha the delivery and packaging are great, super fast and protected.

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Excellent Product - Great Service

High quality product, no "bad" smell, works quickly. My skin already looks and feels much better, thank you!

This was a no-fuss transaction - product received the next business day.

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