Castor USP Carrier Oil

Castor USP Carrier Oil
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Product Rating: 4.9/5 (As per 65 Customer Reviews)

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Botanical Name: Ricinus communis

Extraction Method: Cold Pressed

Processing Type: Unrefined

Obtained From: Seeds

Origin: India

Description: Castor Carrier Oil is one of the few oils that can be used as an emulsifying agent. It also acts as a protective barrier on your skin that will protect against harsh environmental conditions.

Color: Pale yellow to golden yellow liquid.

Aromatic Description: Castor Carrier Oil has very little scent characteristic of most carrier oils.

Common Uses: Castor Carrier Oil is popular as a conditioning agent in hair-care products, and is widely used in soap-making and skin-care products.

Consistency: Typical and Characteristic of Carrier Oils.

Absorption: By design, Castor Oil will remain on the surface of the skin, acting as a barrier.

Shelf Life: Users can expect a shelf life of up to 2 years with proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight). Refrigeration after opening is recommended. Please refer to the Certificate of Analysis for current Best Before Date.

Cautions: None Known.

Storage: It is recommended that cold-pressed carrier oils be kept in a cool dark place to maintain freshness and achieve maximum shelf life. If refrigerated, bring to room temperature before using.

IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.

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Rating: Star
I use this in my hair everyday and my hair has started growing at amazing rate. Will repurchase for years to come.

By: Chelsea, Ottawa, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 24-Sep-2016


Rating: Star
Milder than another brand I have used before. Perfect in CP soap. Gives smooth foamy bubbles. Use it in most of my recipes.

By: Anita, Laval, Quebec
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Loyal Customer Since: 08-May-2017


Rating: Star
I love NDA's Castor Oil. The price is great and I add this oil to all my soaps. Good quality product!

By: Tracy, Fergus, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 03-Jan-2016


Rating: Star
Castor oil is a new addition to my CP soap, but it will stay! Castor oil is thick and sticky, but it gives good bubbles to my soap. Cheapest price is here at NDA.

By: Erin, Melfort, Saskatchewan
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Loyal Customer Since: 19-Jan-2016


Rating: Star
Fonctionne super bien autant dans le m&p que le CP. Se conserve longtemps et donne une belle mousse.

By: Julie, St-Paul-De-L'ã®Le-Aux-Noix, Quebec
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Loyal Customer Since: 31-Aug-2014


Rating: Star
Love this oil SO much! I use it mixed with coconut oil and EOs for my scalp, and also poured it in melted cocoa butter and it resulted in such a beautifully moisturizing body butter. I was disappointed seeing the organic version come out immediately after I purchased this one, but nonetheless, this is some good stuff!

By: Alyssa, Mississauga, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Dec-2013


Rating: Star
Great value, great product! It works perfectly in all of my facial oils.

By: Zachary, Chalk River, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 05-Jul-2014


Rating: Star
Great oil! Works awesome in CP soap to add a lot of lather. I also love using this in my hair treatments

By: Victoria, Toronto, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 13-May-2013


Rating: Star
I love this in lip balm. It adds great sheen. NDA's version is very mild in odour. I've added at 20 percent in my lip balm recipe and it seem to be the perfect amount.

By: Angie, West Kelowna, British Columbia
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Loyal Customer Since: 22-Jan-2015


Rating: Star
I use this for body areas (groin, etc) that go overly moist during summer! Also PERFECT for those who want thicker eyebrows and eyelashes! It didn't even take a week before small hairs started growing where my eyebrow hairs wouldn't grow! Can't wait for these baby hairs to fully grow!

By: John, Markham, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 11-Mar-2015


Rating: Star
Great product at a great price. I use this in my CP soap as well as liquid body wash, with great results.

By: Laura, Richmond Hill, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 24-Feb-2015


Rating: Star
Gives those big bubbles in cp soap. Use it for superfating. Very good price. Thanks to NDA.

By: Jeyatha, Calgary, Alberta
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Loyal Customer Since: 25-Oct-2014


Rating: Star
Awesome Value and outstanding product.

By: Maegan, Nanaimo, British Columbia
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Loyal Customer Since: 30-Jan-2015


Rating: Star
High quality at a great price ! Use this oil in my soap recipes. I will definitely purchase this many times over.

By: Coriene, Tillsonburg, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 31-Jan-2013


Rating: Star
Wonderful oil I add it to all my soaps

By: Danielle, Montreal, Quebec
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Loyal Customer Since: 04-Jan-2013


Rating: Star
very good quality and a great price.

By: Dianne, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 11-Nov-2013


Rating: Star
Great oil for skin care, I love mixing it into my lip balms and creams, also using it for oil cleansing. Great price and quality

By: Elvira, Oakville, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 03-Feb-2012


Rating: Star
A wonderful product. I blend it with Shea Butter for a great lathering soap. imagine how moisturizing is this Shea butter and Castor oil soap!. This oil is so versatile! add a few drops to your hot oil hair treatment and feel the difference. Thank you NDA.

By: Adrienne, Kanata, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2010


Rating: Star
Very rich and sticky oil that I mix with lighter-weight oils in a facial blend for its skin barrier properties. It does have a bit of a funky smell but with some added essential oils it is undetectable. I also use it in an oil blend for my scalp and hair pre-shampoo, as it is reputed to encourage hair growth and it provides a deep conditioning treatment for my colour treated hair. I've also used it medicinally in an oil soaked cloth (as a pack) to stimulate organ detox during a specific cleanse that it was indicated for. I could go on, but the myriad of castor oil uses is easily found online. Thanks New Directions.

By: Alyssa, Mississauga, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 20-Nov-2010


Rating: Star
Excellent oil perfect for my shampoo bars Thanks ND

By: Danielle, Montreal, Quebec
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Loyal Customer Since: 04-Jan-2013


Rating: Star
There is nothing like castor oil for making a great lathering soap. I also use it with olive oil for deep cleaning my skin. Great quality and price. Great job NDA.

By: Fern, Dunnville, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 18-Aug-2009


Rating: Star
This oil is excellent for using in shaving creams and hair care products because of the lather and rich emollient properties.

By: Effie, Pickering, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 16-Sep-2013


Rating: Star
I love how creamy thick and smooth this oil is, it is excelelnt quality, with a fantastic price, i call it my liquid gold in all my CP soap recipes. It really is fantastic quality, best castor oil i've used to date!

By: Sierra, Kitchener, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 02-Oct-2013


Rating: Star
Very good price for a very good product.

By: Joan, Blenheim, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 29-Jun-2009


Rating: Star
I loved this oil I just wish I bought a bigger size. Great price too. Thanks NDA

By: D., Toronto, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 18-Nov-2013


Rating: Star
a very reasonable price with quality.

By: Meya, Toronto, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 17-Oct-2013


Rating: Star
I love adding this oil to ALL my CP soaps. I bought the 1000ml bottle, which I find to be the perfect size to work with. Easy to pour, and adds lots of lather to my soaps. Excellent product! Will definitely come back for more.

By: Ken, Kitchener, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 01-Aug-2006


Rating: Star
Love this oil, I always use it in my Cold Process Soap. Thanks NDA!

By: Jackie, Golden, British Columbia
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Loyal Customer Since: 03-May-2013


Rating: Star
This oil is a staple in my Cold Process soaps, it is a must have for adding extra bubbles and lather. It is also very affordable! Thanks again New Directions,

By: Jalisa, Guelph, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 28-Nov-2011


Rating: Star
This product is good. It is perfect to seal the water in the hair because it's thick. It's also really sticky. I've never try it in a homemade skincream because of its thickness and its not in my intention (I prefer lighter oils). Ce produit est correct, il permet de bien empecher l'eau de s'évaporer des cheveux à cause de sa consistence (Je vaporise mes cheveux avec de l'eau puis j'en met une petite quantité pour ''seal'' .) C'est très collant et épais, j'opterais pour une huile plus légère . Je ne l'ai jamais essayé dans des produits pour la peau et ce n'est pas dans mes intentions vu sa consistence.

By: Lindsay, Montreal, Quebec
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Loyal Customer Since: 02-Dec-2012


Rating: Star
Great product, I love the bottle the 1000ml comes in, makes it so much easier to pour than the white pails.

By: Marta, Ajax, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 22-Apr-2012


Rating: Star
Tried it in CP soaps and the bars came out super bubbly! Previous uses were restricted to lip balms and hand creams but with the price, I can afford to go nuts!

By: Sharon, Mississauga, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 25-Nov-2011


Rating: Star
I use this for OCM and it's definitely top-notch and at a great price!

By: Tasnim, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Loyal Customer Since: 08-Dec-2012


Rating: Star
A nice thick oil for use almost anywhere. As a base in oil cleansing, as a finishing hair oil to lock in moisture and other oils overnight, to clean the scalp with its anti-fungal properties. I couldn't be happier with the price either.

By: Elisabeth, Caledon East, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 21-Nov-2012


Rating: Star
Perfect in soap and this is the best price I've found anywhere.

By: Kathleen, Edmonton, Alberta
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Loyal Customer Since: 08-Oct-2012


Rating: Star
Give a great foaming action to soap and is very soft on the skin. It's also really great in lip balm.

By: Isabelle, St-Bruno-De-Montarville, Quebec
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Loyal Customer Since: 24-Apr-2012


Rating: Star
This oil is excellent and is a must have. The price is right!!

By: Marlyn, Montreal, Quebec
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Loyal Customer Since: 16-Jan-2012


Rating: Star
Great product, would buy it again, pretty good price.

By: Marta, Ajax, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 22-Apr-2012


Rating: Star
I love that oil and need it in all the soaps I made, plus in my lip balms. It is a total need. The price is so interesting too ! Je me sers de l'huile de ricin dans tous mes savons (augmente la mousse), et dans mes baumes à lèvres. J'adore aussi le prix !

By: Louise, Montreal, Quebec
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Loyal Customer Since: 25-Feb-2006


Rating: Star
Thickest oil that I've used. It feels waxy on skin. I like how it coats the skin instead of absorbing into the skin.

By: Tuan, Toronto, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Apr-2012


Rating: Star
Excellent quality. Super in shampoos.

By: Huguette, Prescott, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 27-Jul-2010


Rating: Star
Can't beat the price! But this oil is just wonderful. Just add a little bit in lip balm or hand cream and you can feel the difference!

By: Manon, Rawdon, Quebec
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Loyal Customer Since: 07-Jun-2011


Rating: Star
This oil is amazing and is a must have in my cp soaps! The price is great too :)

By: Jalisa, Brampton, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 28-Nov-2011


Rating: Star
This price of this oil from ND is amazing and I will continue to buy this time and time again. This oil is a must in my collection. The possibilities are endless. People who suffer from Psoriasis should have this as a staple in their medicine cabinets. Thank you so much ND

By: Cindy, Angus, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 03-Dec-2011


Rating: Star
The castor oil that I bought from NewDirectionsAromatics has been wonderful. You get such a large quantity of castor oil for such a little price. I am very happy with my purchase.

By: Ryan, Mississauga, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 27-Oct-2011


Rating: Star
Seriously, who needs SLS when you have natural, Castor Oil? Nothing can beat God's Bounty! Suds Galore!! This is a must have for my soap and with the 20L container, it will make many, many bars. Very competitive pricing.

By: Farkhanda, Oakville, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 19-Feb-2010


Rating: Star
This oil is a great addition to soaps, shampoo bars, and OCM blends--and you can't beat the price! I'll definitely be getting more of this when I run out.

By: Marie, Calgary, Alberta
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Loyal Customer Since: 30-May-2011


Rating: Star
Great oil and great price! A wonderful addition in soaps.

By: Nancy, Castleton, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 30-Oct-2008


Rating: Star
Good product and good price. This oil is versatile and I use it in many products : cp or liquid soap, lip balms and so. Good for making shampoo bars or liquid shampoos.

By: Louise, Montreal, Quebec
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Loyal Customer Since: 25-Feb-2006


Rating: Star
So many things to add it to!!! I love this oil and will never be without it. Gives a wonderfeel sheen to lipbalms too!

By: Az, Toronto, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 27-Apr-2010


Rating: Star
A superior carrier oil at a great price. The colour varies from a very pale yellow to a more golden colour. Won't make soap without it. Also use it in my lip butters. Won't purchase it anywhere else!

By: Terry, Toronto, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 31-Oct-2008


Rating: Star
Castor oil is my staple carrior oil. Its great for general skincare products from soap to body massage oils. I've recently been making lip gloss with it. It super on its own or is best mixed with other raw ingredients if you want to combine it with other theraputic benefits.

By: Nattassia, Toronto, Ontario
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 22-Feb-2009


Rating: Star
Awesome price! Great addition to soaps. I will never make a bar of soap without it!

By: Jackie, Porter's Lake, Nova Scotia
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Loyal Customer Since: 21-Jan-2009


Rating: Star
Works well in lip balms, great price!

By: Tahira, Ottawa, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 06-Apr-2009


Rating: Star
Great oil at an unbeatable price.

By: Heather, Ottawa, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 05-Jun-2009


Rating: Star
I used this castor oil in my shampoo bars and they are amazing! Another hit from New Directions.

By: Juanita, Virden, Manitoba
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Loyal Customer Since: 03-Jan-2009


Rating: Star
Great value and wonderful quality! It's worth shipping it half way across the country!

By: Cathy, Sicamous, British Columbia
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 02-Apr-2008


Rating: Star
A little goes a long way in lip balms and ointments.

By: Tracey, Toronto, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Jan-2007


Rating: Star
Good quality product. I was told that it makes a soap with more lather. I can confirm that. No need to use a lot into a soap recipe but it is worth the value.

By: Louise, Montreal, Quebec
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Loyal Customer Since: 25-Feb-2006


Rating: Star
Great product, good quality

By: Simone, Toronto, Ontario
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 01-Jun-2008


Rating: Star
Good castor oil at a great price! It doesn't smell too strong and the color isn't too dark (it's a golden oil). I use it in soap, cleansing oil, and lip balms. Awesome in shaving soaps too!

By: Kristelle, Granby, Quebec
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Loyal Customer Since: 12-Feb-2007


Rating: Star
Castor's Castor right? Or at least that's what I thought till I used New Directions Castor oil. This Castor Oil surpasses that from other suppliers and makes a noticeable difference in all your natural cosmetics.

By: Romeo, Guelph, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 22-Aug-2007


Rating: Star
I use castor oil for making my cold process soap and liquid soap. castor oil acts as a humectant by attracting and retaining mosture to the skin. also, I added castor oil for my shampoo making. I make liquid soap for my hair. I combine coconut oil, castor oil, shea butter, hemp seed oil and jojoba oil for make my liquid hair soap and it works amazing ! good qulity and reasonable price !

By: Dong, North York, Ontario
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 30-May-2006


Rating: Star
Castor oil is great for soapmaking...gives a nice bubbly lather. I use castor in alot of facial products and i definitely notice a difference if i do not add it. I am always happy with the quality and price of New Directions products.

By: Kat, Tottenham, Ontario
  Top Reviewer
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Loyal Customer Since: 24-Apr-2006


Rating: Star
This is the best quality of castor oil that I have purchased in the past 12 months from any other supplier. Highly recommend using this oil in cold process soap making and hair care products

By: Trudy, Warkworth, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 15-Jun-2006


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