Castor Oil, Organic

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Castor oil has excellent emollient and lubricating properties.  It has a marked ability to wet and disperse dyes, pigments and fillers, which makes it popular in the cosmetic industry where it is noted for its ability to carry the highest possible concentration of dye and pigment needed in lipsticks and other cosmetics. In the pharmaceutical industry it is used as an emollient and coupling solvent. It is also used in personal products and toiletries.

Castor oil is highly compatible with other oils, waxes, natural resins and gums, synthetic resins and cellulosics. It is known to soften and soothe the skin, with an ability to lubricate, penetrate and plasticise, promoting mutual solvency and adhesion.


Castor oil is added to soap to increase bubbles and lather.  For a creamier, bubbly lather include castor oil with your coconut oil formula especially, as they work synergistically with one another.  It's addition also results in a wonderfully moisturizing bar.  



Aroma:  Typical castor scent.


Colour: Pale yellow


Consistency:  Very thick


Usage rates:

  • Lotions and Creams: 1 to 10%
    • Body and Lip Balms: 2 to 40%
    • Bar Soap:  3 to 25%


INCI:  Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil


Shelf Life: 12 months


***Please note:  We purchase this product as a Certified Organic product.  Once we repack it, it loses all certification as we do not have our certification.  If you need a certified product for your product claims (meaning you are also certified), we are unable to provide you with this.  For those of you who would like to have an oil that was harvested organically, this is the oil for you.  For more information on making Organic claims please click here.


Safety data according to the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Panel:

  • Safe as used up to 81%.


CAS#:   8001-79-4

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