Castor Oil - Pure Natural Base Carrier Oil

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  • Botanical Name: Ricinus Communis
  • Method of Extraction: Cold Pressed, Hexane-Free

If you’re searching for a versatile carrier oil, this is it.
Pure castor oil from N-Essentials is the perfect carrier oil for a wide array of uses, from hair care to DIY home crafts. Castor essential oil also makes a great skincare gift and can be used with a range of other essential oils for a range of beauty routines. 

Buy Castor Oil for Hair, Skin, and Face Online in Australia

Wondering where to buy castor oil in Australia? You’ve come to the right place! With N-Essentials, you can shop for quality castor oil in the comfort of your own home! While you’re at it, feel free to browse our full range of carrier oils and essential oils so that you can replenish (or grow) your collection.

What is Castor Oil? 

Castor oil, whose scientific name is Ricinus communis, is a carrier oil that is light yellow and is crafted using a cold-pressing method. It is a versatile and valuable addition to any collection of natural oils, particularly when used as a carrier oil. 

Extracted from the seeds of the Ricinus communis plant, castor oil boasts a thick, viscous texture and a faint, mild aroma. Carrier oils like castor oil play a crucial role in diluting potent essential oils, allowing for safer and more comfortable topical application. 

Incorporating castor oil as a carrier oil in your collection provides an excellent base for blending essential oils, ensuring you can create customised blends tailored to your individual preferences and needs. This versatile and popular oil offers various benefits and uses in DIY self-care projects, making it a popular choice in the world of natural beauty.

What Are the Benefits and Uses of Castor Oil?

Since castor oil is such a versatile carrier oil, you can use it in many different ways, including:

Skin Care and Makeup Routines

When used correctly, castor oil can help to improve the appearance of skin by giving it a pleasant shine. Whether you add it to your skin care routine or integrate it into your complexion makeup products is completely up to you!

For DIY skin care, we recommend mixing in one or two drops of castor oil with your favourite moisturiser. Don’t add too much, as this will give you an oily appearance rather than radiant.

Alternatively, if you would rather add it to your makeup, mix one or two drops in with your foundation before applying it to your face. Ensure that your foundation is oil-based rather than water-based otherwise, your makeup may separate.

DIY Home Crafts

If you like to get crafty and create all sorts of things in your spare time, why not try out soap and candle making? Extract from the castor oil plant makes for a great carrier oil base, as its neutral scent does not overpower any essential oils or fragrance oils that are added.

Our blog contains a wealth of soap and candle-making recipes, so you can follow along and create to your heart’s content!

Castor Oil for Massages

Castor oil is prized in massages for its thick, viscous consistency, which provides a smooth glide over the skin. It is a carrier oil and can be easily blended with essential oils that can improve your massage experience. It has a mild scent, which will not overpower your massage experience. 

Castor Oil for Hand Care

Because it is quite rich, castor oil helps to give the appearance of soft, smooth skin. It can be used as a natural hand cream alternative or even mixed in with your favourite hand cream!

If you choose to use it on its own, simply massage a few drops of the carrier oil into your hands. Alternatively, if you’re adding it to your hand cream, mix two to three drops in before applying it to your hands.

Castor Oil for Foot Care

Castor oil is highly regarded in foot care due to its light nature. It can easily be blended into your foot scrubs or added to a foot bath of warm water and essential oils after a long day. This foot care routine can improve your skin’s appearance, especially in areas prone to symptoms of dryness, such as cracked heels. You can also use it for a foot massage and give yourself a spa-like pedicure experience at home. 

Castor Oil for Hair Care 

Castor oil has long been hailed for its potential benefits for your hair’s overall look. As a carrier oil, castor oil is safe to use directly on the skin and hair, making it a versatile choice for a variety of hair care applications.

One of the ways castor oil can be especially beneficial for hair is when it's combined with essential oils. Each essential oil has unique properties that can complement castor oil. Essential oils such as thyme, clary sage, and ginger can be mixed with castor oil to improve the appearance of dryness. For those who struggle with an oily sheen on their hair, rosemary, tea tree, and lemon essential oils can be added to castor oil. All these blends require about 20 drops of castor oil with 2-3 drops of any one essential oil. You can massage this blend into your hair 30 minutes before your shampoo. 

If you struggle with frizzy hair, castor oil can help tame the appearance of flyaway hairs. When combined with essential oils like rosemary, peppermint, tea tree, and cedarwood, you have a hair oil blend that you can use after your shampoo. Once your hair is dry, you can put a few drops of this blend in areas that are frizzy. These oil blends can help to tame frizz and give your hair a sleek, settled appearance.

Additional Ingredients That Go Well With Castor Oil for Hair

Essential Oils to Blend With Castor Oil for Skin

Combining castor oil with essential oils can create effective blends for skin care routines. By selecting the right essential oils, you can tailor your skin care routine to suit your specific needs.

Lavender, frankincense, cedarwood, and ylang ylang essential oils are excellent choices for addressing the appearance of dry skin. When mixed with castor oil, these essential oils can help to provide a nourished look to your skin. For those with oily skin, tea tree, rosemary, geranium, and myrrh essential oils can help give your skin a balanced appearance. Combine these essential oils with castor oil for a customised skin care solution.

WARNING: Before you apply castor oil, do a skin patch test first. Apply a small amount of the oil to a section on your arm and leave it for 24 hours. If you don’t see any reactions, the oil should be safe to use. 

It's also important to note that carrier oils like castor oil can not be ingested. They are for topical use only. 

Some other popular uses for castor oil include:

  • Cleansing balm,
  • Concealer,
  • Conditioner,
  • Facial serum,
  • Hair mask,
  • Hair oil,
  • Lotions,
  • Massage oil,
  • Moisturiser.

Where to Buy Bulk Castor Oil at Wholesale Prices Near Me?

Looking for where to buy castor oil? N-Essentials is an Australian business that sells quality wholesale oils and raw ingredients. We take great pride in sourcing the very best products from all over the world and providing them at great prices to our customers. 

All of our suppliers are reputable, so you can rest assured knowing that we stock only the highest quality products available on the market. In particular, we have castor oil for sale at a competitive price in various pack sizes ranging from 100 ml to larger bulk packs. Check them out online today!

If you have any questions about our castor oil or other products, feel free to get in touch with our team, who will be happy to assist you.

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19 Reviews

  • 5
    Caster oil

    Published by Jessica on 15th May 2020

    super handy house hold product that i use daily! Hair and skin - great communication + super fast delivery during COVID 19 - thank you!!

  • 5
    Good quality, inexpensive.

    Published by James on 8th Feb 2020

    Makes a great base for my beard oil and for my hair oil. Great product.

  • 5

    Published by Victoria Stewart on 17th Jan 2020

    Excellent quality, excellent price

  • 4

    Published by Connie on 2nd Jun 2018

    I was so pleased to find cold pressed hexane free castor oil at a great price and option to buy in bulk. I love it and add it to all my salves to increase absorption.

  • 5
    Valda Slater

    Published by Valda Slater on 16th May 2018

    Great product and able to buy larger amounts. Response and shipping were very time efficient. Can use as carrier oil to add other ingredients. Tracking was provided giving the ability to know exactly when your shipment was going to be delivered.

  • 5

    Published by Hannah on 22nd Mar 2018

    I’ve never used castor oil before, but my experience thus far with the N-Essentials version has been great! I bought it for use in a DIY shampoo, but have thoroughly enjoyed it as a skin oil, both alone or in combination with a little rose hip oil. It’s of a high quality and of course, such an asset to be able to purchase in bulk for a more than reasonable price!

  • 5
    Chee Hooi NG

    Published by Chee Hooi NG on 26th Nov 2017

    This is the first time I ordered from N Essentials. After compared different online store I decided to give N Essentials a try which I am very happy. I always have dandruff problem and need to wash my head with anti dandruff shampoo twice a day and if i skip, i will have very itchy head. I leave the castor oil on my head for few hours before i wash it off. I feel slightly itchy on my head after that but the next day i realize my itchy head has reduce and i didn't use the anti dandruff shampoo. I put the oil on for few more times after that and now i only need to wash with anti dandruff shampoo once a day and sometimes i even skip it without any itchy for whole day. love the product!

  • 5

    Published by Jess on 1st Nov 2017

    A great quality oil - I'm so glad that I've found a cold-pressed castor oil that is hexane free and not solvent extracted. I use it in my mix of oils for oil cleansing!

  • 5
    Tammy Alner

    Published by Tammy Alner on 2nd Oct 2017

    As usual, N-essentials products are great. I use this castor oil as an ingredient in soaps and shaving bars. Creates excellent lather! Thanks guys!

  • 5
    Susan Plunkett

    Published by Susan Plunkett on 27th Sep 2017

    Second purchase which I upgraded to a larger size. Better being warmed but seems to assist even if in a hurry and putting it on straight from bottle. Great thickish consistency that can be easily cut down. Excellent soother for wind burns or a day in harsh conditions.

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