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Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil is a vegetable oil obtained from the seeds of the Ricinus communis plant. A number of ingredients made from Castor Oil may also be used in cosmetic products. These ingredients include Cetyl Rinoleate, Ethyl Ricinoleate, Glyceryl Ricinoleate, Glyceryl Ricinoleate SE (SE stands for self-emulsifying, which means it contains a small amount of sodium or potassium stearate), Glycol Ricinoleate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Isopropyl Ricinoleate, Methyl Ricinoleate, Octyldodecyl Ricinoleate, Potassium Ricinoleate, Ricinoleic Acid, Sodium Ricinoleate and Zinc Ricinoleate. In cosmetics and personal care products, Castor Oil and related ingredients are used in the formulation of many different cosmetic and personal care products including lipstick, skin-care products, and bath soaps.


  • Anticaking agent – Zinc Ricinoleate
  • Deodorant agent – Zinc Ricinoleate
  • Emulsion stabilizer – Glycol Ricinoleate
  • Opacifying agent – Zinc Ricinoleate
  • Skin conditioning agent – emollient – Ethyl Ricinoleate, Glyceryl Ricinoleate, Glyceryl Ricinoleate SE, Glycol Ricinoleate, Isopropyl Ricinoleate, Methyl Ricinoleate
  • Skin conditioning agent – occlusive – Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil; Cetyl Ricinoleate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Octyldodecyl Ricinoleate
  • Surfactant – cleansing agent – Potassium Ricinoleate, Sodium Ricinoleate, Ricinoleic Acid
  • Surfactant – emulsifying agent – Glyceryl Ricinoleate, Glyceryl Ricinoleate SE, Potassium Ricinoleate, Sodium Ricinoleate
  • Viscosity increasing agent – nonaqueous – Hydrogenated Castor Oil


Source: cosmeticsinfo.org/ingredient/ricinus-communis-castor-seed-oil#sthash.C69iCmB6.dpuf


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