Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil




Moisturizing, strengthening, anti-aging, emollient, viscosifying


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Castor (Ricinus Communis L.) is native to East Africa, but has populated the various territories surrounding the entire Mediterranean basin. It is a perennial plant native to the tropical zone, but very common in India which is its largest producer. It is highly appreciated not only for its medicinal properties, but also as an ornamental element thanks to its particularly decorative leaves and very colorful and showy inflorescences.

In particular, castor oil is a vegetable oil that is obtained by pressing the seeds of the castor plant. It is very dense, viscous, with a straw yellow color and does not have a pleasant smell, in fact it is often recommended to use it together with a few drops of perfumed essential oil, or with almond oil. Its density is due to the presence of ricinoleic acid, an unsaturated fatty acid which gives it body and structure and prevents it from freezing even at low temperatures.
Due to its good affinity for keratin, the main constituent of hair, hair and nails, it is widely used in cosmetics mainly as a moisturizing and nourishing agent on the hair. It has the property of forming a film which greatly reduces the evaporation of skin water. It is particularly recommended for the hair also for its strengthening, restructuring, anti-fatigue and softening properties.

Not only hair, but also eyelashes and eyebrows benefit not indifferent from this vegetable oil. Castor oil gives a volumizing and strengthening effect to the eyelashes.

Thanks to its natural principles, castor oil is considered a natural anti-aging, in fact it is a good emollient, hydrates and softens the skin.

Furthermore, thanks to the antimicrobial properties of ricinoleic acid, pure castor oil is active against bacteria and other microorganisms, which is why it is used as a soothing and adjuvant in case of skin problems.

Hydrogenated castor oil, on the other hand, comes in the form of a fine, white to yellow powder that is soluble in oil. It has viscosifying properties of lipid systems, to which it gives a thixotropic behaviour.

Ethical chain

Our organic castor oil is a raw material that comes from a beautiful fair project. Castor beans grow in the Kutch region of Gujarat, India. Thanks to an extremely delicate cold pressing method, our oil preserves an excellent quality. In this region the cultivation of castor beans is a sustainable alternative income for small farmers thanks to which their living conditions are improving.