INGREDIENTS: 100% Castor oil
INCI: Ricinus communis
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: India
ODOUR: Mild, distinct odour.
COLOUR: Thick honey like, clear to yellow/brown
EXTRACTION METHOD: Castor Oil is extracted from the seeds of the castor plant. The seeds or beans are dried, then cold pressed to extract the oil.
Castor Oil has been used throughout history in compresses intended to treat a range of afflictions. Arguably first used in the time of the Ancient Egyptians as seeds were found in Egyptian tombs, many think it was used to maintain natural hair growth, strengthen hair and as a facial oil.
Our Castor Oil is packed full of essential fatty acids, required to maintain healthy skin. It contains Linoleic Omega 6 and Oleic Omega 9 fatty acids, which make Castor Oil beneficial to all skin types, including those with oily skin.
It has a honey-like texture, which is thicker than Jojoba and Grapeseed Oil. It is believed to help protect the skin from environmental elements. The oil is an excellent emollient and when combined with another carrier oil, can be used as an all over body oil to hydrate and nourish your skin. Castor is a great ingredient to use in your homemade beauty formulations. Due to its viscosity, Castor is typically used in natural cosmetics that require a shine.
Castor Oil is a natural, age old beauty treatment for hair. This rich oil make the ideal ingredient in an enhancing hair treatment, that can strengthen, improve shine, and condition. Nourish your hair from root to tip.
Our Castor Oil does not contain Ricin. The husks of the seed, which contain ricin, are removed before the cold pressing process. So, don’t worry, there’s definitely no ricin in our Castor Oil.
Nail Care: Castor Oil is an excellent treatment for your nails and cuticles. Massage into nail beds to help protect and strengthen.
Eyelashes and Eyebrows: Keep your brows on fleek by massaging a little Castor on them before you go to bed. Use a mascara brush or a cotton bud to coat your lashes too.
Skincare: Blend with another carrier oil and use as an all over body moisturiser for silky smooth, hydrated skin. We recommend something light like Sweet Almond (#215) or Hemp Seed Oil (#206).
Haircare: Add a couple of drops of Castor to your shampoo for a shine boost. Why not try making your own nourishing hair mask? Combine 30ml of Castor, 10ml of Argan (#228)/Jojoba (#233) and 8 drops of Peppermint Oil (#107) for a refreshing, moisturising hair treatment. Massage a few drops into your hair and scalp, leave for at least 30 minutes then wash as normal.
Massage: Make your own massage blend by combining with another carrier oil and your favourite essential oils. We recommend Sweet Almond (#215) or Coconut Oil (#203). For a stimulating and energising blend, try adding Grapefruit (#115), Orange Sweet (#105) and Lemon (#103) to your blend.
Beauty Hack: When added to creams and lotions Castor Oil adds conditioning properties intended to leave the skin soft and smooth.
As with any new product always conduct a patch test before first use.