Hydrogenated Castor Oil
What is it?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 temperature.
What does it do?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.
What are the alternatives?Other materials that can be used for this purpose in the product include synthetic waxes, petroleum waxes, or other ethoxylated oils.
What are the risks?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.
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