Castor Oil, Black - Organic

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Common name Black Castor Oil, Jamaican Black 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 Roasted Seeds
Extraction method    Cold Pressed
Country of Origin India

 

DESCRIPTION

Black Castor Oil is produced from the same plant as standard Castor oil. However, as the seeds are roasted before extraction, the oil has a dark burnt orange/reddish-brown colour with a stronger, more nutty aroma.

The slight ash content of the oil is said to offer additional benefits for hair - especially for those with thicker or more curly hair types.

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 an 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 Carolina L.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Improve hair growth

I use this amazing product in my hair and scalp

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Reviewed by Shaenaz A.
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Excellent for soft hair

Has a burnt smell and thick but I mixed it with some other oils

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Reviewed by Linda D.
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I recommend this product
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Love it

This is the first time I have used this particular product but am finding it very useful for making hot packs, facial cleanser, and applying to my husband's itchy scalp! Pure Nature is fast, efficient and has great communication. Many thanks

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Reviewed by RL O.
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Great product

I’ve been looking for Jamaican Black Castor Oil everywhere. So glad I’ve found a New Zealand company where I can source what I need from. Very happy with this oil.

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Reviewed by Nazra H.
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I recommend this product
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great

great product, nice smell, nice application. great for hair

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