It is obtained from the castor bean. It has been used on the skin and hair for thousands of years, starting from the Ancient Egyptians who believed that the product could improve the condition of their skin. Today, the oil is commonly used as an ingredient in many cosmetics.
Castor Oil is rich in Ricinoleic Acid, a fatty acid, which has powerful emollient and antimicrobial properties. It can be beneficial for dry skin problems and infections such as eczema, dermatitis and skin rashes and it can also be used to help treat acne. Castor Oil also has anti-inflammatory properties which make it an excellent massage base for treating arthritic pain, inflammation and sore muscles.
Generally Used as a Base Oil.