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Hydrogenated Castor Oil is a hard waxy substance with a unique structure. It works with the other
waxes in the formula to make the stick harder so that it will not crumble in use.
Other materials that can be used for this purpose in the product include synthetic waxes, petroleum
waxes, or other ethoxylated oils.
Hydrogenated Castor Oil has a long history of safe use in personal care products. It has been
purified to remove the toxins naturally found in castor beans.
Maine recognizes that no two people are alike, and even with pure and natural ingredients, some individuals
may develop an allergic reaction that is unique to them. As with any product, be sure to discontinue use if
you experience discomfort or other indications that the product may not be appropriate for your individual
Hydrogenated Castor Oil is castor oil (from castor beans (Ricinus communis)),
which is a liquid at room temperature, that has been processed by adding hydrogen to make it more saturated.
Hydrogenation increases the oil’s stability and raises its melting point so that it is a solid at room
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