Castor Oil

Castor Oil

Castor Oil- (lip balm, lip butter)

Castor Oil is the oil obtained from the seeds of 'Ricinus communis'. We use USP Kosher certified food grade Castor Oil. It’s main purpose in our formulas is an occlusive skin conditioning agent. Castor oil is a multi-purpose vegetable oil that people have used for thousands of years. These seeds, which are known as castor beans, contain a toxic enzyme called ricin. However, the heating process that castor oil undergoes deactivates it, allowing the oil to be used safely. Castor oil has a number of medicinal, industrial and pharmaceutical uses. Castor oil is rich in ricinoleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid. These types of fats act as humectants and can be used to moisturize the skin. Humectants retain moisture by preventing water loss through the outer layer of the skin. Ricinoleic acid, the main fatty acid found in castor oil, has impressive anti-inflammatory properties. Studies have shown that when castor oil is applied topically, it reduces inflammation and relieves pain. Castor oil also has antifungal properties. EWG Score- 2

  • Humectant

  • Skin Hydration

  • Anti-fungal

  • Prevents TEWL

  • Anti-Inflammatory

  • Occlusive