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Castor Oil

  • Ricinus communis
Castor Oil


Botanical Name

Ricinus communis



Method of extraction

Expeller pressed and refined

Suggested use

Cosmetic use only

Kosher Certified


This hard and shiny oil can be found in most cosmetics, and acts as a barrier agent and protective medium against harsh conditions and extremes. Very soothing to the skin when included into cosmetic applications. Stores well under most conditions. Avoid extreme heat. Castor oil is soluble in alcohol.

Typical Analysis

Color- Light gold
Acid Value- 0.39
Peroxide Value- 1.55
Non-Saponifiables- 0.29%
Saponification Value-179.29
Iodine Value- 87.18
Hydroxyl Value- 161.31
Moisture- 0.12%
Specific Gravity (Density)- 0.9569
pH- 4.65

Fatty Acids
Oleic- 3.93%
Palmitic- 1.0%
Linoleic- 4.32%
Linolenic- 0.3%
Ricinoleic- 87.74%

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