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Castor (Ricinus communis)

Castor oil plant is a species of perennial flowering plant in the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae.

Castor seed is the source of castor oil, which has a wide variety of uses. The seeds contain between 40% and 60% oil that is rich in triglycerides, mainly ricinolein. The seed also contains ricin, a water-soluble toxin, which is also present in lower concentrations throughout the plant.

Castor Oil is a triglyceride in which approximately ninety percent of fatty acid chains are ricinoleic acid. Oleic and linoleic acids are the other significant components of this oil. One of the few oils than performs as an emulsifying agent. Favored for its wonderful protective and moisturizing properties.

Castor oil penetrates deep into the skin thanks to its molecular mass nourishing the deep layers of skin.

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