Our Castor oil is crafted in India and is created by subjecting the Castor bean to the cold-press process. The resulting oil is a pale, yellowish color with a faint odor. After the bean is pressed, the oil is filtered to remove any resulting debris. Castor oil, being very emollient, helps the skin retain moisture and is used as a binding agent and lubricant. Rich in Ricinoleic acid, (over 85%), Castor oil has surprising benefits as it is known to deeply penetrate the skin. Famous for its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties, many sources say it can penetrate up to 4 inches
Suggested qualities and applications include:
Interesting notes: Ricin, a toxic lectin that naturally occurs in the castor bean is a deadly poison. Ricin is not transmitted through the pressing process and the finished Castor oil does not contain this dangerous substance.
A typical chemical composition is:
89.5% Ricinoleic acid
4.2% Linoleic Acid
3.0% Oleic Aci
1.05% Stearic Acid
1.0% Palmitic Acid
0 .7% Dihydroxystearic Acid
0.3% Eicosanoic Acid
|Country of Origin||India|
|Extraction Method||Cold Pressed|
We suggest the following application technique: Fold a flannel cloth 2-4 times and add 3-4 Tablespoons of castor oil. Use the cloth to apply oil to the affected area. Add a heat source and allow the oil to penetrate for approximately 1 hour. In addition to its topical benefits, Castor oil is known to aid digestion and ease inflammation of the gut when applied over the abdomen and liver.Recipes
The suggested shelf life is 3-4 years. .
|Batch Number||Pressed Date|