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

Widely known for its therapeutic benefits, Castor oil's main claim to fame is its rich fatty acid content. These fatty acids - especially Omega 5 - help to restore the skin's natural moisture balance, preventing skin dryness and effectively moisturising the skin.

Castor oil is also known to be rich in ricinoleic acid, which may help to combat athlete’s foot, ringworm, warts and other skin conditions. 

It is believed to be the best oil to enrich your scalp. The ricinoleic acid and omega-6 fatty acids when massaged onto the scalp help in increasing the blood circulation which improves hair growth. Castor oil also moisturizes and conditions your hair naturally.

Castor Oil makes for a rich soft lather.

As this is a cold pressed oil, no solvents such as hexane were used in the extraction process.

SUGGESTED USES

Skin: Moisture balance