Hydrogenated castor oil


What is hydrogenated castor oil?

Hydrogenated castor oil is a widely used and versatile oil obtained from the seeds of the castor plant, also known as the castor bean plant. This oil undergoes a special process called hydrogenation, where hydrogen gas is added to saturate the oil and alter its properties. The result is a harder, more stable, and more versatile wax suitable for various applications.

Hydrogenated castor oil is renowned for its excellent stability and long shelf life, as well as its soothing and moisturizing properties for the skin and hair. This oil is often used in cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and technical products due to its wide range of applications and benefits.


CAS                            8001-78-3

INCI-naam              Hydrogenated castor oil

Cosmetic      Farmaceutical


How is hydrogenated castor oil made?

Hydrogenated castor oil is produced by subjecting castor oil to a process called hydrogenation. During this process, hydrogen gas is added to the oil in the presence of a catalyst, such as nickel or platinum. The hydrogen gas reacts with the unsaturated fatty acids in the oil, saturating them and making the oil harder and more stable.

After hydrogenation, the oil is filtered and purified to remove any impurities. The result is a high-quality hydrogenated castor oil with improved properties and a wider range of applications.


The function of hydrogenated castor oil

Hydrogenated castor oil has many beneficial properties for both the skin and hair. This oil is known for its deep moisturizing and soothing effects, making it suitable for treating dry, chapped, or cracked skin. It helps to retain moisture in the skin and strengthen the natural barrier, keeping the skin smooth, supple, and healthy.

Hydrogenated castor oil in various industries

Hydrogenated castor oil is widely used in various industries due to its wide range of applications and benefits.

In the cosmetic industry, this oil is often used as an ingredient in skincare products such as creams, lotions, lip balms, and ointments because of its moisturizing, soothing, and healing properties.

In the pharmaceutical industry, Hydrogenated castor oil is utilized as an emulsifier, stabilizer, and thickening agent in medicinal ointments, creams, and capsules. It helps to improve the consistency and texture of products and stabilize active ingredients, thereby enhancing effectiveness and shelf life.

Additionally, Hydrogenated castor oil is employed in the technical industry as a lubricant, surfactant, and additive in products such as fats, oils, paints, and coatings. It offers excellent lubricating properties and can assist in reducing friction, thereby extending the lifespan of machinery and equipment.


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