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Castor Oil Topical - Is it safe to use?

I am experimenting with the oil cleansing method using castor oil.  I am happy with the results so far, I'm just concerned about the castor oil.  I know castor bean has something called ricin which is a toxin, but is there any amount left in the oil itself after the bean is processed to make the oil? Does anyone know?

EDIT:  I found my answer shortly after posting but if anyone want to add anything further please feel free

"Castor beans are pressed to extract castor oil which is used for medicinal purposes. Ricin does not partition into the oil because it is water-soluble, therefore, castor oil does not contain ricin, provided that no cross-contamination occurred during its production."


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