Castor oil, certified organic

NZ $7.00


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Castor oil, certified organic


Ricinus communis seed oil


Certified organic, BioGro. Hexane free.


Thick, clear to pale yellow liquid

Plant parts used


Extraction method

Cold pressed, hexane free







Usage rate

Up to 100%

Typical fatty acid profile

Ricinoleic: 90 - 95%
Linoleic: 3 - 6%
Oleic: 0 - 6%
Stearic: 0 - 2%
Palmitic: 0 - 2%
Linolenic: 0 - 1%

Absorption rate


Skin type recommended

Most skin types



Palm oil


Animal tested


NOT FOR INTERNAL CONSUMPTION. All our products are for external use only. FIND OUT MORE.

The castor plant, scientifically know as Ricinus communi, is a flowering plant native to the Mediterranean region, Eastern Africa and India. It is a large, fast-growing perennial shrub that belongs the the Euphorbiaceae family.

Castor oil is made through a process of extracting the oil from the seeds of the castor plant using the cold pressing method, where the seeds are physically pressed to squeeze out the oil. This is the preferred method for producing high-quality, pure, unrefined castor oil.

Castor oil is a very thick and sticky oil which takes a long time to absorb into the skin and can act as a barrier and protective medium against harsh conditions.

It is a rich emollient oil that can help to deeply moisturise, making it particularly beneficial for dry or dehydrated skin as it can help to lock in moisture, keeping skin soft and supple.

The moisturising properties of castor oil can potentially reduce the appearance of fine lines and help to improve the skin's elasticity and texture. It can also be used to moisturise and condition dry lips, leaving them soft and smooth.

Regular use of castor oil may help to even out skin tone and reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation.

Castor oil can be used as a natural cleanser to remove makeup, dirt and impurities from the skin. It's especially effective at breaking down and removing waterproof makeup.

Castor oil is a staple carrier oil for DIY skincare and haircare, giving rich texture to both anhydrous (oil only) and emulsified (oil and water) formulas.

Packaging - See our blog on our commitment to sustainable packaging.
Our carrier oils come in amber glass bottles with 28mm neck in volumes:
30ml, 50ml, 100ml, 250ml. 
Larger volumes must be packaged in plastic as glass becomes too dangerous to ship.
500ml: Amber PET plastic bottle with 28mm neck.
1L and 5L: PET white plastic jerrycans.

All our products are for external use only. FIND OUT MORE.


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