What is Castor Oil?
Ricinus communis, the Castorbean or Castor-oil plant, is a species of flowering plant in the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae. Its seed is the Castor bean, which, despite its name, is not a true bean.
The seeds contain between 40% and 60% oil that is rich in triglycerides, mainly ricinolein. The seed also contains ricin, a water-soluble toxin, which is also present in lower concentrations throughout the plant.
Health Leads Castor Oil is 100% organic, cold-pressed. Supplied in Amber PET bottles which do not leach chemicals and minimise oxidation from light. Read more about the benefits of cold-pressed oils below.
What does Castor Oil do?
Use topically as a 'Castor Oil Pack' or as a hair conditioner to promote strong and healthy growth.
The high amounts of natural fatty-acids and Vitamin E make Castor Oil a popular moisturiser and skin softener.
Use topically to penetrate deep into the skin or massage into the scalp to promote hair growth.
This product is suitable for vegetarians and vegans and is hexane free.
If you have a medical condition, are taking medication, are pregnant or nursing, always seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before taking any food supplement. Discontinue use if adverse reactions occur.
Should not be used if pregnant.
Castor Oil Pack Guide
Download a copy of the Castor Oil Pack Guide here.
Important: This guide is not intended to treat or cure any disease. Downloading the guide above indicates your agreement with this.
Health Leads formula
100% Organic, cold-pressed Castor oil
Health Leads Commitment to You
The best oils are cold-pressed. The oil is obtained through grinding and pressing in a stainless steel hydraulic press. Although pressing and grinding produce heat through friction, the temperature must not rise above 120°F (49°C) for any oil to be considered cold-pressed. Cold-pressed oils are produced at much lower temperatures, retaining all of their flavour, aroma, and nutritional value.
We will not use known harmful hydrogenated oil, additives, colourants, sweeteners, excipients such as magnesium stearate.
These efforts are born of our desire for good quality at the best price.
Most orders are sent by either 1st class Royal Mail or if requested by DPD.
We aim to dispatch orders received before 1.30pm (UK time) on the same day, excluding weekends and national holidays.
Next day delivery applies to working days only, guaranteed if a courier is selected and the order is received before 1.30pm.
If you have changed your mind about keeping an item we understand and we happily accept returns within 30 days, as long as the item is unopened and returned in original condition we are happy to provide a full refund for the item or exchanged for goods of the same value. Please note that due to the hygienic nature of some oral and body care products we are unable to accept items back where the packaging seal has been breached. If you have received a faulty item or an item in error, we will see to it that you receive the correct item at no extra cost. Please use the "contact us" page and we will be happy to help.