Zinc Ricinoleate

Zinc ricinoleate is a major fatty acid found in castor seed oil obtained from the seeds of the Ricinus communis plant.

Highly effective deodorant base on the zinc salt of ricinoleic acid. Characteristic odor. Water-insoluble, melts with other oily components in the oil phase. Melting Point 80°C (176°F). Biological degradability 99%.

GMO: Likely GMO free but not certified

Vegan: Does not contain animal-derived components.

Uses of zinc ricinoleate

  • Zinc Ricinoleate a naturally derived deodorant. Very useful when making Deodorant sticks emulsion type deodorants
  • Zinc Ricinoleate has excellent odour absorbing properties which means that it traps the malodour not allowing it to be perceived by the human nose. Due to its good deodorant properties, Zinc Ricinoleate is particularly suitable for all types of deodorant emulsions
  • Zinc ricinoleate traps and chemically absorbs odor molecules formed during bacterial decomposition of perspiration
  • It does not interfere with the skin’s natural flora and therefore it finds use in several personal care products such as deodorants, detergents, perfumes, cleansers, etc.
  • It also finds its use in toilet preparations, odour absorbents in waste management schemes, etc.
  • Does not inhibit transpiration and is therefore not an antipersipirant.
  • Zinc ricinoleate is an anticaking agent, opacifying agent, and odor neutralizer. It can be found in dozens of personal care products, including makeup, nail polish, self-tanning creams, lip balm, foot treatments, and hair-loss treatments.
  • It is also known to have flow modifier properties and can be used profitably in several industries such as plastics, master batches, lipsticks, butters, etc.

Formulating Tip

Typically the zinc ricinoleate is melted together with other oily components in the oil phase of the formulation. The melt temperature is 80°C (176°F). Blend to emulsify as usual. Typical use rate is 1% to 3%.

For external use only.

What does Zinc ricinoleate do?

Zinc ricinoleate effectively traps and absorbs odor molecules so they are not perceivable, making it a highly effective natural deodorizer.


Deodorant sticks or emulsion type deodorants


Synonyms Ricinoleic Acid Zinc Salt, Zinc Salt of Ricioleic Acid
CAS No. 13040-19-2
Formula C36H66O6Zn
Mol. Wt 660.30
Description White to Off White Powder
Moisture 3% Max
Iodine Value 76 – 88
pH of 1% Solution 6 – 7.5
Zinc Content 9.2% – 10.6%
Packaging The Material will be packed in plastic open mouth drum with ring & lid with poly bags on the inside, of 30 KGS Net Each

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