EWG Level: 2
Castor Oil is extracted from the seeds of Ricinus communis, a castor oil plant.
Funtions: Fragrance Ingredient; Skin-Conditioning Agent – Occlusive
Concerns, “Human irritant – strong evidence (only for products for use around the eyes, on the skin, or may be aerosolized (airborne)). Penetration enhancer” (Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments)
Ecological Concerns, “Uncertain environmental toxin and uncertain persistent or bioaccumulative (Environment Canada Domestic Substance List)
“Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food” (FDA Everything Added to Food)