Castor Oil, Black - Organic

Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 16 reviews
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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.

average rating 4.9 out of 5
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Reviewed by Angela C.
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
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Nice smelling

Great for lash and hair growth

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Reviewed by satvir k.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Amazing product

Love this oil. I have noticed reduction in my hairfall

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Reviewed by eva z.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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great for lash growth

love using this on my lashes and hair. it keeps it so moisturised and helps with length

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Reviewed by Sheetal P.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Great for curly hair!

The packaging is great. Great customer service and delivery. My curls are just loving this product and I also mix a small amount into my coconut oil cold-pressed extra virgin organic. Little goes a long way. I apply massage from roots to top and leave it in overnight or the weekend. My hair is getting healthier day by day growth is visible is a short amount of time. I also maintain a good diet and exercise nothing to the extreme and of cause drink plenty of water. I'm just absolutely loving this product. It's doing wonders for my hair type and needs. So glad I discovered it I have used different brands before but this one has been the best for my hair needs.

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Reviewed by jamuna v.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Awesome

Works perfect

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