Castor Oil, Cold Pressed - Organic

Rated 4.9 out of 5
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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.

 

average rating 4.9 out of 5
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Reviewed by Arena Ellen Nastashia H.
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed by Nicola G.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Really good product

Very happy with this product. It has helped alot with, inflammatory ailments, that I purchased it for.

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Reviewed by LIsa L.
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Dark bottle protects product

Here it is summer and someone is using their brain. Dark bottle had this castor oil in it, I believe dark bottles protect oils, so I was really impressed with how it come like this. Always good quality products that is icing on the top.

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Reviewed by Helen van T.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Castor Oil

Nice product, use on CP soap.

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Reviewed by Ra t.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Castor Oil

Good to finally get my hands on these

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