Volume 7, Issue 4, August 2019, Page: 110-115
Physicochemical Characterization and Evaluation of Castor Oil (R. communis) for Hair Biocosmetics
Solomon Sime Tessema, Department of Chemistry, Arba Minch University, Arba Minch, Ethiopia
Received: Jan. 26, 2019;       Accepted: Jul. 17, 2019;       Published: Jul. 30, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajac.20190704.11      View  178      Downloads  73
Abstract
This study reports the characterization of oil from Castor (Ricinus Communius L) seed oil. The biocosmetic potential of the castor oil was evaluated for hair through physico-chemical characterization. The various physicochemical parameters (iodine value, pH value, specific gravity, refractive index, peroxide value, etc) were tested in accordance with American standard testing method specifications and compared with argan oil. Accordingly, the parameters tested comply with some journals dealing with cosmetics. Biocosmetic has high potential as a raw material for synthetic cosmetics or blend stock substitution for cosmetics without any modification. The advantage of castor oil over other oils (sunflower, olive, soy bean, corn) would lie in the oil price.
Keywords
Caster Oil, Castor Beans, Biocosmetic, Nonedible Oil, Soxhlet Extractor, Argan Oil
To cite this article
Solomon Sime Tessema, Physicochemical Characterization and Evaluation of Castor Oil (R. communis) for Hair Biocosmetics, American Journal of Applied Chemistry. Vol. 7, No. 4, 2019, pp. 110-115. doi: 10.11648/j.ajac.20190704.11
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