Castor Seed Oil (botanical name: Ricinus Communis). Is known as a bean plant and we use the oil from these wonderful seeds to hydrate several of our skincare products. With a multitude of uses, including medicinal and fashion - the dried seeds have been used over history in jewelry, to make exotic bracelets and necklaces! It’s an emulsion stabilizer for our lip products and is a conditioning carrier oil. This cold processed oil is high in ricinoleic acid, and is clear and ordorless. This vegetable oil is an ideal replacement for petroleum based ingredients.