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INCI: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil

Black Castor Oil is a dark, rich oil that is predominantly used in hair and skin products for its hydrating, nourishing, and cleansing properties. Black Castor Oil’s natural moisturizing abilities are ideal for providing softness and shine to otherwise coarse hair, making it perfect for ethnic hair care products. The fatty acids in Black Castor also provide several key benefits to the skin, such as helping clear skin and tighten the pores.


Sustainability is a fundamental part of our business. We prioritize sustainability in the bio-based chemical sourcing industry and provide renewable, sustainable alternatives for manufacturers. Every day, we move responsibly to meet the growing demand for bio-based chemicals that aren’t just renewable, but sustainable. We currently offer sustainable palm-based products from RSPO certified manufacturers, and work with manufacturers who have made proven progress achieving sustainability and the high quality—whether through new technology, raw material sources that do not deplete limited resources, or the discovery of alternatives to raw materials or ingredients needed by our customers.

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Acme-Hardesty began more than 75 years ago. As a division of Jacob Stern and Sons, we’re built upon an even longer history of innovation and growth. Today we’ve evolved into one of the largest distributors of castor oils and derivatives, oleochemicals, preservatives and bio-based products. Sustainability is a fundamental part of our business. At Acme-Hardesty, we’re guided by the belief that what we do makes a difference – to each other, our customers, and to the future of the world in which we live – a position we’re unlikely to reconsider anytime soon.

Renewable, sustainable supply is, of course, essential to any distributor of bio-based products. But to us, sustainability is about much more than that. It’s about doing business responsibly and ethically, in a way that maintains a balance of mutual benefit for all stakeholders and respect for the planet. We’re constantly expanding our product line while developing renewable, bio-based solutions for the future. For everyone at Acme-Hardesty, it’s about more than simply what we do—it’s about the way we do it—one company, guided by principle and driven by a passion to serve our customers better, each and every day.