Castor oil is a vegetable oil created by pressing the seeds of the castor oil plant Ricinus Communis. Used around the world for over 4,000 years, castor oil is native to the Mediterranean Basin, Eastern Africa, and India. Consisting of triglycerides of different fatty acids (90% ricinoleic acid, 3-4% oleic acid, 3-4% linoleic acid). Clear slightly yellowish viscous liquid, mild characteristic odor.
Castor oil is able to increase absorption in the skin and are sometimes used in the treatment of various skin conditions, including dermatitis, psoriasis, and acne. There are also reports of castor oil promoting hair growth, including eyelashes. The antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties of castor oil make it useful in reducing acne.
The fatty acids in castor oil can also promote the growth of healthy skin tissue, making it helpful in restoring uneven skin tones. Castor oil is also rich in other fatty acids. These can enhance smoothness and softness when applied to facial skin.
Castor oil used in Soaphoria products is sourced with respect to the environment and sustainable development.