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Castor Oil - USP

Castor Oil - USP

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Castor oil, derived from the seeds of the Ricinus communis plant, serves as a powerful ingredient in personal care and pharmaceutical products. With its emollient and humectant properties, castor oil effectively moisturizes and conditions the skin and hair, imparting a smoother and healthier appearance.  

Our Castor Oil USP is expeller pressed, hexane-free, non-GMO, and refined to provide a light-coloured oil with a neutral scent, ensuring high-quality performance in various personal care, soap and pharmaceutical formulations.

Usage Guidelines

Usage guidelines for castor oil in personal care, soap, hair care, and pharmaceutical formulations can vary based on the specific product and desired properties. Here are general recommendations for each category:

Personal Care Formulations

  • Skin Moisturizer: Incorporating castor oil (2-10%) in skin moisturizers provides deep hydration, promoting soft and supple skin. Its emollient properties help lock in moisture, making it particularly beneficial for dry and dehydrated skin.
  • Lip Balm: Adding castor oil (5-15%) to lip balms offers intensive moisture, preventing chapped lips. Its thick consistency forms a protective barrier, keeping lips smooth and nourished.

Soap Formulations

  • Cold Process Soap: Including castor oil (5-10%) enhances lather in cold process soaps while providing a moisturizing element. The oil's conditioning properties contribute to a more luxurious feel in the soap.

Hair Care Products

  • Hair Conditioner: Formulating hair conditioners with castor oil (1-5%) adds a conditioning layer to hair strands, promoting manageability and shine. It helps prevent dryness and split ends.
  • Scalp Treatment: In shampoos and scalp treatments (1-5%), castor oil nourishes the scalp, addressing dryness and promoting a healthy environment for hair growth.

Skin Care Products

  • Body Lotions: Including castor oil (2-10%) in body lotions offers intensive moisture and helps maintain skin elasticity. The oil's emollient properties create a silky texture, leaving the skin feeling smooth and hydrated.
  • Facial Serums: Formulating facial serums with castor oil (1-5%) imparts lightweight moisture, making it suitable for facial applications. The oil's nourishing properties contribute to a radiant complexion without a heavy feel.

Technical Information

INCI: Ricinus communis (Castor) Seed Oil

CAS # 8001-79-4

SAP Value: 180.42

Shelf Life: approx. 3 years

Specific Gravity: 0.957

Country of Origin: India

Non-GMO

Hexane-Free

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Siobhan
The bottle though!

Do yourself a favour and put this in a squeezy bottle (or something) because this is the worst bottle I've dealt with. Giving four out of five because it's otherwise fine, just taking a star for the crappy bottle.