INGREDIENTS: 100% Organic Castor Oil
INCI: Ricinus communis
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: India
ODOUR: Mild, distinct odour.
COLOUR: Thick honey like, clear to pale yellow.
EXTRACTION METHOD: Castor Oil is extracted from the seeds of the castor plant. The seeds or beans are dried, then cold pressed to extract the oil.
Castor Oil has been used throughout history in compresses intended to treat a range of afflictions. Arguably first used in the time of the Ancient Egyptians as seeds were found in Egyptian tombs, many think it was used to maintain natural hair growth, strengthen hair and as a facial oil.
Our Organic Castor Oil is packed full of essential fatty acids, required to maintain healthy skin. It is mostly composed of a rare fatty acid called Ricinoleic Acid, around 88%. It also contains Linoleic Omega 6 and Oleic Omega 9 fatty acids, which make Castor Oil beneficial to all skin types, including those with oily skin. Castor Oil is non-comedogenic which means it won’t block your pores.
It has a thick, honey-like texture, which is thicker than Jojoba and Grapeseed Oil. It is believed to help protect the skin from environmental elements. The oil is an excellent emollient and can be used as an all over body oil to hydrate and nourish your skin. Castor is a great ingredient to use in your homemade beauty formulations. Due to its viscosity, Castor is typically used in natural cosmetics that require a shine.
Castor Oil is a natural, age old beauty treatment for hair. This rich oil makes the ideal ingredient in an enhancing hair treatment, that can strengthen, improve shine, and condition. Nourish your hair from root to tip.
Our Castor Oil does not contain Ricin. The husks of the seed, which contain ricin, are removed before the cold pressing process. So, don’t worry, there’s definitely no ricin in our Castor Oil.
Nail Care: Castor Oil is an excellent treatment for your nails and cuticles. Massage into nail beds to help protect and strengthen.
Eyelashes and Eyebrows: Keep your brows on fleek by massaging a little Organic Castor on them before you go to bed. Use a mascara brush or a cotton bud to coat your lashes too.
Skincare: Blend with another carrier oil and use as an all over body moisturiser for silky smooth, hydrated skin. We recommend something light like Sweet Almond (#215) or Hemp Seed Oil (#206)
Haircare: Add a couple of drops of Castor to your shampoo for a shine boost. Why not try making your own nourishing hair mask? Combine 30ml of Castor, 10ml of Argan (#228)/Jojoba (#233) and 8 drops of Peppermint Oil (#107) for a refreshing, moisturising hair treatment. Massage a few drops into your hair and scalp, leave for at least 30 minutes then wash. Top tip – massage shampoo into your hair before you wet it, as this works as an emulsifier and help rinse out the oil more effectively.
Massage: Make your own massage blend by combining with another carrier oil and your favourite essential oils. We recommend Sweet Almond (#215) or Coconut Oil (#203). For a stimulating and energising blend, try adding Grapefruit (#115), Orange Sweet (#105) and Lemon (#103) to your blend. Beauty Hack: When added to creams and lotions Organic Castor Oil adds conditioning properties intended to leave the skin soft and smooth.
As with any new product always conduct a patch test before first use.
Organic Castor Oil is just one product within our extensive ‘Made by You’ range. All our ‘Made by You’ products have an individual number that’s unique to them. We developed this numbering system to help you navigate your way around making your own a little easier … need an essential oil? These all start with a 1, need a butter or a wax? These start with a 3. Beauty by numbers has never been easier and by making your own it’s not only fun but you can be confident in the products you are using knowing exactly what you are putting on your skin. Bath bombs, body butters, face scrubs, the sky is the limit and we’ve got you covered.
Store in a cool dry place away from sunlight
Registered with the Vegan Society: The Vegan Society are one of the most widely recognised vegan organisations in Europe. They register vegan products throughout the UK, ensuring they meet their strict vegan standards. Registered vegan products do not contain animal ingredients, and the ingredients have never been tested on animals. The processing aids used in the manufacturing process are also vegan. The sunflower is depicted next to all our vegan friendly products, which makes them easy to spot and proves that these products are registered with the vegan society. You can see the sunflower logo depicted on various vegan products throughout the UK and Europe, including most of the products you see on our website.
Soil Association Certified: This product is certified organic by the Soil Association. The Soil Association is the most respected organisation in the UK for the certification of organic products. It is equivalent to the Ecocert, USDA Organic and comparable certification outside of the UK.
We describe and promote our products in good faith. The information provided about the beneficial properties of all of our products are derived from the use and characteristics commonly attributed to it. The views expressed in the descriptions are not based on facts and benefits of our products may vary from person to person. It is always advisable to seek the opinion of a professional in the field.
As our products are natural, the colour and odour may vary from batch to batch. We are continually improving our products and so on occasion the product you receive may differ slightly in appearance from images displayed on our website.
This natural product cannot be guaranteed free from traces of nuts or other allergens. Seek medical advice before use if suffering from any medical conditions or allergies. Always conduct a patch test before using any new product.
|Brand and Ranges||Naissance Brand|
|Certification||Soil Association Certified Organic, Registered with the Vegan Society|
|Quality||100% Pure, Organic|
|Extraction Method||Cold Pressed|
|Use and Benefits||Aromatherapy|