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Wood Pressed Castor Oil (अरंडी का तेल) | 100% Pure & Edible | Safe for Hair

Wood Pressed Castor Oil (अरंडी का तेल) | 100% Pure & Edible | Safe for Hair

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  • Pure and Edible
  • 100% Natural
  • Multipurpose
  • Hexane-free
  • No Preservatives
  • Chemical-free


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Our wood pressed castor oil is slowly pressed in traditional wooden chekku to extract 100% pure and natural cold pressed castor oil.  It is an unrefined oil and is packed with natural goodness and nutrients. Our castor oil is edible and also beneficial for hair. Natural moisturising properties make it a wonderful hydrating solution for skin, nails and cuticles. 

Why Advait Living's Castor Oil?

  • Made with 100% farm-grown castor seeds
  • Wood pressed in traditional wooden chekku
  • Highest grade of edible castor oil
  • 100% Free from hexane  or any toxic heat solvents
  • Zero chemical processing.
  • Naturally sedimented and filtered using cheese cloth to get highly bio-active castor oil
  • May naturally have sediments
  • Zero preservatives, zero additives and zero blending 

Benefits of Edible Castor Oil

  • Multipurpose - Can be consumed for medicinal and therapeutic purposes and used in skin and haircare routines
  • High concentration of natural ricinoleic acid, a natural anti inflammatory and moisturizer
  • Highly bioavailable
  • Naturally anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant
  • Good source of Vitamin E
  • Powerful laxative and has many therapeutic benefits
  • Promotes cell hydration and treats skin infections
  • Promotes scalp health
  • Supports eye health
    Read more about the benefits of edible castor oil and evidence-based benefits of castor oil for hair
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    I've always used castor oil for my hair. Advait's castor oil is above all the rest in quality. The oil feels pure and fresh. And my hair is healthier than ever before!


    Advait castor oil is soothing to the skin. I use it to massage my body and hair once or twice a month. It cools my body down and relaxes it. Love the oil!

    Deepika Manwani

    A head massage with castor oil is just what I prefer after a stressful day. Advait's castor oil is excellent for this. I've been using it for the past few months and I have no complaints!

    Ambika Atri

    100% Pure Castor Oil Cold-Pressed in Traditional Wooden Chekku


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    Try Advait Living's Wood-Pressed Castor Oil – produced with the age-old wisdom of traditional extraction methods. 

    Our edible castor oil is extracted using 100% farm-grown castor seeds, slowly extracted using traditional wooden chekku, preserving its purity and potency.  It is pure and hexane-free. Oil extraction using a wooden chekku or wooden ghani is a traditional Indian practice that slowly cold presses the castor seeds to obtain the oil in its purest form.

    The resultant oil is highly viscous with a light yellow colour and a distinct flavour. It is naturally sedimented, ensuring that you experience the full spectrum of natural goodness and bio-active nutrients that this remarkable oil has to offer. You may notice the natural sediments, a clear sign of the oil's unaltered, pure form.

    We add Zero preservatives and additives to our oil. Also, it is free from any toxic ingredients for you to fully enjoy the intrinsic benefits of this therapeutic and medicinal castor oil. 

    With natural moisturising properties, it can also be used as a luxurious solution for your hair, skin, nails, and cuticles. Pamper yourself with a hydrating experience that leaves your skin feeling nourished and rejuvenated.

    Incorporate it into your beauty routine and enjoy the enriching effects on your hair, promoting strength and shine. 

    Making Process

    Advait Living Wood Pressed Castor Oil: Follow Our Journey from Seed to Bottle!

    The making of Advait Living Wood Pressed Castor Oil is a meticulous process with each step carefully crafted to preserve the natural goodness of the castor seeds.

    Wood Pressing with Mara Chekku:

    Extracting oil from castor seeds using a wooden chekku, also known as a wooden ghani or marachekku, is a traditional method deeply rooted in Indian oil extraction processes. A wooden chekku is essentially a large wooden press used to crush oilseeds and extract oil.

    The history of wooden chekkus in Indian oil extraction dates back centuries, with the technique being passed down through generations. It is revered for its simplicity, efficiency, and ability to produce high-quality, cold-pressed oils without the use of heat or chemicals.

    Today, despite modernization in oil extraction methods, wooden chekkus continue to be valued for their role in preserving traditional practices and producing premium quality oils.

    Wood Pressed Castor Oil Extraction Process:

    At Advait, from seed selection to bottling, every stage of the process is conducted with precision and care, resulting in a truly exceptional product that embodies the essence of purity and quality.

    I. Seed Selection and Preparation:

    The process begins with the careful selection of castor seeds. Only the finest quality seeds are chosen for extraction. These seeds are then meticulously dehusked and cleaned to remove any impurities, ensuring that only the best seeds are used for oil extraction.

    II. Drying in Sunlight:

    After cleaning, the seeds are spread out in the sunlight to dry. This step is crucial as it helps to remove any residual moisture from the seeds, which can impact the quality and shelf life of the oil.

    III. Seed Crushing:

    Once dried, the seeds are transferred to a wooden chekku. The process begins with placing the castor seeds inside the chekku, followed by manually rotating the pestle to apply pressure. This pressure causes the seeds to release their oil, which is collected at the bottom of the barrel. The wooden construction of the chekku allows for a slow and gentle extraction process, preserving the natural flavours and nutrients of the oil.

    IV. Oil Separation:

    The extracted mixture is then transferred to a large container, where hot water is added. This mixture is boiled and the oil is separated from the seed pulp.  Pure castor oil is collected for further processing.

    V. Filtration and Sedimentation:

    The collected oil is then filtered through a cheesecloth to remove any impurities or sediment. Once filtered, the oil is left to naturally sediment, allowing any fine particles to settle at the bottom of the vessel. This additional step helps to further clean the oil, ensuring its purity and clarity.

    VI. Bottling:

    Finally pure, golden-hued castor oil is carefully bottled in glass jars to be enjoyed by you.


    100% farm-fresh castor seeds


    Glass Bottles: Our wood-pressed castor oil is elegantly housed in high-quality glass bottles. Once your oil is used, you can reuse these glass bottles to store any other items in your kitchen.

    If you are locally based (to our store), you can also bring these glass bottles to our store for a refill. All refills are eligible for a discount.

    Sustainable Packaging: We're committed to sustainability. While our castor oil orders come in plastic-free packaging for local orders, additional items may include bubble wrap for efficient shipping. We encourage you to reuse or return our packaging, reinforcing our dedication to a greener, healthier planet.

    How To Use?

    A Comprehensive Guide to Use Advait Living Wood-Pressed Castor Oil

    Here's our step-by-step guide for the safe and effective application of Advait Living Wood-Pressed Castor Oil for hair, skin, and oral consumption.

    Safe Application on Hair: Dandruff control, hair growth promotion, and strengthening hair roots.

    1. Mixing for Ease of Application: 

    Castor oil is naturally thick, making it easier to apply when mixed with another oil. You can get an ideal consistency by blending it in a 50-50 ratio with a complementary oil, such as cold-pressed coconut oil.

    2. Application Process:

    • Section your hair if it is thick or long.
    • Apply the oil mixture to your scalp using a gentle massage to ensure even distribution.
    • Extend the application to the hair strands, focusing on the tips.
    • Leave the oil on for at least 30 minutes or preferably overnight for maximum absorption.

    3. Rinse Thoroughly: Use a mild shampoo to rinse the oil from your hair, revealing revitalized and nourished strands.

    Read more ways to use Castor Oil for Hair

    Safe Application on Skin: Effective moisturization with the richness of ricinoleic acid.

    1. Natural Moisturizer: 

    Castor oil is a superb moisturizer, thanks to its high ricinoleic acid content. This fatty acid acts as a humectant, preventing water loss through the skin's outer layer.

    2. Application Process:

    • Apply a small amount of castor oil to clean, damp skin.
    • Massage gently until the oil is absorbed.
    • Focus on areas prone to dryness, such as elbows, knees, and heels.
    • Use regularly as part of your skincare routine to maintain soft, hydrated skin.

    Safe Oral Consumption: Traditional remedy for constipation relief

    1. Choose Traditionally Cold Pressed Castor Oil: 

    Ensure the castor oil is cold pressed and intended for oral consumption.

    2. Consult a Physician: 

    Before incorporating castor oil into your oral routine, consult a physician, especially if you have any existing health conditions or concerns.

    3. Relieve Constipation:

    • Consume a small amount of castor oil as per your physician's recommendation.
    • Follow the prescribed dosage to relieve constipation.

    4. Cautionary Note: Castor oil as a laxative should be used under professional guidance, and exceeding recommended doses can have adverse effects.

    Important Reminder:

    Always perform a patch test before using any new product on your hair or skin. Additionally, consult a physician before incorporating castor oil into your oral routine to ensure it aligns with your health needs.


    Have questions? We've got answers! Check out our Frequently Asked Questions section for all the info you need. Find solutions, tips, and more to make your experience smoother.

    What is Edible Castor Oil Used For?

    Edible castor oil is known for its medicinal properties and has been used in Ayurveda and ancient medicine for thousands of years. But what is little known is the fact that castor oil has a broad spectrum of uses.

    Castor oil is widely known and used for its laxative-purgative effects. It is also renowned for its capacity to prevent the growth of mold, provide lubrication and act as an emollient.

    It is also employed for skincare, promoting hair health, alleviating constipation, and as a natural remedy for certain ailments. Its rich composition makes it valuable for moisturizing, conditioning hair, and even as a laxative.

    What are the Benefits of Using Cold Pressed Castor Oil for Hair?

    Yes, castor oil is known for promoting hair growth. Its nourishing properties and high vitamin E content can help strengthen hair, reduce split ends, and encourage a healthier scalp environment, supporting the growth of thicker and longer hair.

    Uses of Cold Pressed Castor oil For Hair:

    For centuries, castor oil has been prized for its ability to enhance hair growth and scalp health. Packed with Omega 9, Omega 6, and Omega 7 fatty acids, it nourishes the scalp and hair follicles. Omega-6 linoleic acid helps retain moisture, while Omega-9 oleic acid adds nourishment, leaving hair softer and more radiant. Ricinoleic acid, a component of Omega-9, boosts scalp circulation, addressing dryness, itchiness, and promoting hair growth.

    Additionally, the oil's antimicrobial properties, attributed to Omega 6, aid in combating dandruff and scalp infections. You can use cold pressed castor oil

    • Improving Scalp Health
    • Boost Hair Growth
    • Reduce Hair Loss
    • Prevent Dandruff and Yeast formation
    • Improve Hair Lusture

    Is It Safe to Use Castor Oil for Constipation Relief?

    For individuals struggling with constipation, castor oil can offer relief. By stimulating bowel muscle movement, it aids in clearing the bowels and facilitating the passage of waste through the intestines.

    Castor oil is thus used to cure constipation and is even used by doctors to clear the bowels of patients before conducting medical procedures.

    However, studies show that castor oil should be consumed in small quantities as consuming large quantities may lead to abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting or even diarrhoea.

    Please consult your doctor before making it part of your home remedies.

    How to Use Cold Pressed Castor Oil for Dry Eyes?

    Castor oil boasts potent antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory qualities. Research highlights its ability to reduce tear evaporation, thereby enhancing comfort and preventing infections. Moreover, topical application near the eyes can bolster tear film lipid layer thickness, aiding in managing conditions like blepharitis. Rich in omega-3, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory agents, castor oil also hydrates the delicate skin around the eyes, diminishing dark circles and wrinkles.

    How To Use Castor Oil for Improving Dry Eyes?

    Simply apply a thin layer of castor oil on your closed eyelids and around the eyes topically (externally) daily at night for a few weeks and see a visible difference in your eyes.

    Consult a doctor for making eye drops and other eye remedies using cold pressed castor oil.

    How To Use Castor Oil For Knee Pain or Arthritis?

    Studies indicate that castor oil has strong anti-inflammatory properties. Observations showed that ricinoleic acid exerts remarkable analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects when applied to the skin via topical treatments. This may help reduce swelling caused by inflammation and reduce arthritis symptoms effectively.

    Below are some ways to use cold pressed castor oil for knee pain:

    1. Warm Compress: Mix castor oil with coconut, then gently massage it onto the affected knee. Apply a warm compress over the area to enhance absorption and promote relaxation of the muscles and joints.
    2. Castor Oil Pack: Soak a clean cloth in castor oil and place it over the knee. Cover it with plastic wrap and apply heat using a heating pad or hot water bottle for about 20-30 minutes. This can help reduce inflammation and relieve pain.
    3. Massage Therapy: Regularly massage castor oil onto the knee joint, focusing on areas of discomfort. This can help improve blood circulation, reduce stiffness, and alleviate pain over time.

    Can Organic Castor Oil Help Reduce Hair Loss?

    Hair loss can occur due to several reasons and could be due to ageing, hormone imbalance, high levels of stress, inflammation or malnutrition. And castor oil can work in several ways to reduce hair loss.

    Castor oil addresses hair loss through various mechanisms:

    • Inhibits PGD2: Ricinoleic acid in castor oil blocks PGD2 synthase, helping control hair loss by regulating prostaglandin D2 production.
    • Improves hair follicle health: Its antimicrobial properties protect the scalp and follicles, promoting stronger hair growth.
    • Reduces oxidative stress: Vitamin E in castor oil scavenges free radicals, enhancing scalp health and reducing hair loss associated with oxidative stress.
    • Provides scalp nutrition: Castor oil offers a rich blend of proteins, vitamins, fatty acids, and antioxidants, ensuring optimal conditions for healthy hair growth and preventing further loss.

    Can Cold Pressed Castor oil Be Used During Pregnancy?

    There is substantial evidence supporting the safe use of cold pressed and organic castor oil as a natural method for labor induction. In ancient times, castor oil was often recommended to pregnant women to accelerate uterine contractions. This may be attributed to the activation of EP3 prostanoid receptors, which are present in both the intestine and the uterus, when castor oil breaks down into ricinoleic acid. Research suggests that this mechanism may aid in inducing labor.

    Please consult your doctor before using it for inducing labour.

    Can I use Castor Oil on my Private Area?

    It is generally not recommended to use castor oil on sensitive areas without consulting with a healthcare professional. The skin in these areas is delicate, and individual reactions may vary. It's advisable to seek guidance before using castor oil in intimate areas.

    Is Advait Living’s Cold Pressed Castor Oil Edible?

    One of the most loved feature of Advait Living's cold pressed castor oil is its safety to be consumed orally. The distinct viscous thick and golden-hued colour sets it apart from other commercially available castor oils. It is loved by our patrons who use this castor oil frequently for its therapeutic and medicinal uses.

    What is the shelf life of Advait Living's Cold Pressed Castor Oil?

    The shelf life of our cold pressed castor oil is 9 months. However, castor oil usually lasts up to a year or more when stored and used correctly. Store the oil in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight, heat, and moisture. Also, it's a good practice to check the oil's scent and consistency before use. If it smells rancid or has developed an unusual texture, it's best to replace it.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 35 reviews
    Rama Priya

    The quality of castor oil is really good and I use this oil for packs and on belly button and I can definitely say it helped me a lot.I want to appreciate the team for helping me when I had an issue with delivery.Thankyou so much Advait living for pure and quality products.

    Sakshi Dadwal

    Wood Pressed Castor Oil (अरंडी का तेल) | 100% Pure & Edible | Safe for Hair

    Tarun Gautam

    Oil is very good, pure, bottling is fantastic. A wonderful product. Very happy having purchased it and it builds my trust in Advait for future purchases.

    Neelima Chopra
    Very good product

    This castor oil is my go to home remedy for healthy skin, hair, and digestion. Its natural properties make it a versatile solution for a variety of ailments, and I love that I can trust it to deliver results every time.

    Sachin Priya
    Trustable brand

    As someone who didn't know the difference between wood pressed and processed oils, Advait living's castor oil opened my eyes. The rich, authenticity and natural benefits are truly impressive. I will never be using processed oils either in my kitchen or on my skin and body. Thank you Advait for educating me on this

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    Advait Living 100% Pure Wood-Pressed Castor Oil

    Elevate Your Wellness Experience with Advait Living's Wood Pressed Edible Grade Castor Oil (Hexane-free)

    Why is Advait Living's Wood Pressed Castor Oil different?

    Advait Living Wood-Pressed Castor Oil stands as a pinnacle of purity and authenticity in the realm of natural wellness.

    Made from traditional wood-pressed methods, our castor oil ensures that every drop is a testament to the age-old wisdom of extraction techniques. The cold-pressed nature of this oil guarantees that its rich nutritional profile remains intact, offering unparalleled benefits for both hair and skin.

    What sets Advait Living Wood-Pressed Castor Oil apart is its commitment to authenticity. Free from heat solvents, chemical processing, and additives, it embraces a pure and unrefined form. Whether applied topically or consumed orally, our castor oil delivers a holistic approach to health and beauty, reflecting a timeless tradition of natural well-being.

    Wood Pressed and Hexane-Free Castor Oil is also known as

    • Raw or unrefined castor oil
    • Cold pressed castor oil
    • Arandi Ka tel / arandi oil
    • Edible castor oil
    • Erand oil

    Key Features of Advait Living's Pure and Unrefined Castor Oil 

    1. Pure and Authentic: Advait Living's wood pressed castor oil is 100% ‘raw, unrefined and cold pressed’ Castor oil. It is also called ‘virgin’ mainly because it is ‘single pressed’ without repeated pressing of the seeds for extraction of additional oil. This makes it one of the highest-quality oil and is often ranked as a “Grade A” oil. No chemical processing of any kind is done. Zero preservatives, additives or blending is done to get 100% pure and edible castor oil.
    2. Cold Pressed vs Wood Pressed Extraction Process: Advait Living's castor oil is obtained using traditional methods and equipment such as a wooden crushed mara chekku/Ghani. Fresh castor seeds are mechanically pressed on a traditional wooden (or stone) chekku/ghani and without the use of any toxic heat or chemical solvents and without any external heat application, making this oil both ‘wood pressed’ and ‘cold pressed’.
    3. Hexane-Free Castor Oil: Commercially produced refined castor oils are extracted using heat solvents such as ‘Hexane-gas’, a chemical solvent derived from petroleum. Use of hexane-gas and similar solvents increase the yield of oil, making it more cost-effective. However, such extraction methods make the initial oil non-edible and reduces it quality. Such oils require extensive refining and chemical cleaning before they are made available in the market. Advait Living's hexane-free castor oil is obtained without the use of hexane or any toxic heat solvent, making it 100% safe, pure and packed with higher nutrition.
    4. Is Advait Living’s Cold Pressed Castor Oil Edible?: One of the most loved feature of Advait Living's cold pressed castor oil is its safety to be consumed orally. The distinct viscous thick and golden-hued colour sets it apart from other commercially available castor oils. It is loved by our patrons who use this castor oil frequently for its therapeutic and medicinal uses.

    Health Benefits of Edible Castor Oil

    Edible castor oil is known for its medicinal properties and has been used in Ayurveda and ancient medicine for thousands of years. But what is little known is the fact that castor oil has a broad spectrum of uses.

    One of the main components of castor oil - ricinoleic acid which is a monounsaturated fatty acid, constitutes to about 90% of the total oil composition of the oil. This makes it unique as compared to other vegetable oils. Ricinoleic acid is an omega-9 fatty acid that is known to possess anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Studies show that this fatty acid reduces swelling and pain caused by inflammation.

    Castor oil also has bioactive active compounds such as vitamin E components (tocopherols or (tocotrienols), phospholipids and phenolics among others making it suitable for many health applications.

    Below are some of the health benefits of organic castor oil:

    • Powerful Laxative
    • Induces Labour in Pregnant Women
    • Builds Immunity
    • Promotes Cell Hydration and Treats Skin Infections
    • Promotes Scalp Health Reduces Pain Sensation
    • May Ease Arthritis Pain
    • Supports Eye Health

    Read the science behind the above 8 Evidence-Based Therapeutic and Medicinal Uses

    Does castor oil heat or cool the body, when applied topically?

    As per Ayurvedic texts, castor oil has cooling properties when applied topically. The “Dravyaguna Vignyan: Ayurvedic Pharmacology & Therapeutic Uses of Medicinal Plants”, even states that castor oil has a cooling potency and a sweet post-digestive effect. The sweet nature is nourishing for Vata and Pitta and the cooling effect is soothing for Pitta.

    Sustainable Packaging: Available in 100 ml glass bottles, Advait Living’s absolutely pure and thick edible castor oil is a luxurious addition to your daily routines. Not only does the glass bottle prevent plastic from leaching into the oil, but glass bottles are also sustainable and eco-friendlier than plastic bottles. This commitment to eco-consciousness extends our dedication beyond product quality to environmental responsibility. 

    Virgin Castor Oil Price and Availability: Indulge in the purity and authenticity of Advait Living's Cold-Pressed Virgin Castor Oil at very reasonable rates: Rs 165 for 100 ml.

    How To Order Cold Pressed Castor Oil?

    Order your favourite pure and authentic cold pressed castor oil online via our website You can also WhatsApp your order to us at +91 9084894625. Avail Free Shipping on all orders above Rs. 2500/- (discounts and offers are at the discretion of the company and may change at any time.).