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Which Of These Castor Oil Brands Seems Better?

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Which Of These Castor Oil Brands Seems Better?

Post  johndoe1225 on Thu May 19, 2016 8:43 am

Hey all!

Simple question, what do you guys think of these two brands, I'm going to buy one or the other:

http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/p/home-health-castor-oil-cold-8-fl-oz/ec-7003#.VzzhaCH4TTo

http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/p/heritage-castor-oil-cold-pressed-4-oz/je-1043#.VzzheiH4TTo

Due to convenience.

I'm going to take at least 1 ml orally in addition to using it topically, so keeping that in mind, what do you think?

I guess I'm leaning towards the first one since it has a lot more information.

Forget about the price since they are both basically cost negligible.

Thanks!  Very Happy

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Re: Which Of These Castor Oil Brands Seems Better?

Post  maple donut on Mon May 30, 2016 6:42 pm

both brands are reputable, but unfortunately no matter where you get it your castor oil is going to be at least partway rancid on your very first use, due to the nature of the oil itself. it's extremely high in polyunsaturated fatty acids which are notoriously unstable and are high sensitive to temprature, UV light, presence of oxygen, and time itself, therefore even a recently packaged bottle of the stuff may already be rancid by the time you get your hands on it. when you open it up and take a whiff you will know what i mean - smells exactly like linseed oil (and remember, linseed oil is just flax seed oil, which is over 70% polyunsaturated fat. it never caught on as a food in old europe because it was widely accepted that the oil spoiled much too quickly to be palatable - hence its industrial pruposing). And as you can see, those bottles are clear, so they're not doing anything to keep the light from getting to the oil, but even then that's probably not enough. I bought the expensive AuraCacia brand after trying and returning the Heritage brand on account of its rancid smell. I was surprised when i got home to discover that the AuraCacia brown bottled expensive brand that i had just bought ALSO smelled old/off/rancid. the manufacture dates on all of these products was less than 9 months ago, but you wouldn't know it. it's finicky stuff.

i still use it tho, cuz everyone else is doing it and there are no alternatives save pressing the fresh beans yourself and storing the oil in liquid nitrogen. so basically i'm saying go right ahead and buy the cheapest one; they're basically all the same

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Re: Which Of These Castor Oil Brands Seems Better?

Post  johndoe1225 on Tue May 31, 2016 1:13 am

maple donut wrote:
i still use it tho, cuz everyone else is doing it and there are no alternatives save pressing the fresh beans yourself and storing the oil in liquid nitrogen. so basically i'm saying go right ahead and buy the cheapest one; they're basically all the same

Yeah there's no other alternative.

I store it in a dark cabinet, I could maybe even wrap the bottle in aluminum foil to further protect it from light.

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