If there’s one thing that bums me out when it comes to products I use in my beauty routine, it’s the impractical packaging. As today I will be sharing my Heritage castor oil review with you, I might as well share what you can do the next time a very good product comes in a not-so-good packaging.
I learned a long while not to judge the products based on the container they come in, as what really matters is how that product can help better my skin, hair, or my health. Still, that doesn’t mean I don’t get irritated by them. It just means I found a way to work around them.
What We Already Know About Heritage Castor Oil
When it comes to natural oils, over the last 40 years, Heritage has managed to establish and maintain the name known for pure quality products. I know that I myself have multiple bottles of their different products stashed around the house, and I use them for various purposes.
However, as today I want to cover my Heritage castor oil review, these are some of the basic things you should know about the product before we dive deeper into the discussion.
- Heritage produces hexane free, cold pressed castor oil. Their website also states that the oil is free of the most common pesticide residues, and that they are actually certified to be pesticide-free.
- It’s got the usual consistency of castor oil and some of you may find the slight scent coming off it to be irritable, but it’s far from being obnoxiously smelly.
The regular castor oil comes in a plastic bottle (different sizes are available) with a plastic cap and, well, that’s probably the only thing bugging me.
Now, let’s break it down.
The Quantity/Price Ratio
As the general use of castor doesn’t require huge amounts of the product, the price usually isn’t what makes you decide on which brand you would like to buy. However, in the case of Heritage castor oil, the size-price ratio is surprisingly good. Especially considering the quality of the product (more on that later).
So in case you consider sharing a 32 oz bottle with a couple of friends, each of you could get a six-month worth of castor oil for as little as $3-4, according to the prices currently listed on Amazon.
Naturally, the budget-friendly perk had to come with a downside.
The Plastic Packaging
Visually, the package doesn’t stand out in any way. It’s a regular plastic bottle with a plain white bottle cap that in no way resembles the quality of the product you can find inside. Not an unusual thing for today’s market, but also not the reason I find this packaging to be not up to the game.
The reason I think this type of packaging is not suitable for castor oil is that, well, it simply doesn’t do the job.
The last time I ordered my bottle, I received a particularly leaky package. The cap has opened sometime during the transportation so I lost some of the product along the way and ended up with an oily delivery. And do you know how hard it is to remove castor oil from any surface?
When I looked up the opinions of others regarding this oil before writing this post, I found out that many other customers have had a similar experience. So either the delivery guys have something in particular against Heritage castor oil, or their team has to think about upgrading the bottles.
Now back to the good stuff:
The Quality of Heritage Castor Oil
Yesterday, while brainstorming about this particular blog post, I took out the bottles of some of my absolute favorites (like Foxbrim) and some I find to be decent in order to try to compare and contrast.
(Yes, naturally, I have a lot of castor oil samples stashed around and I like to play around with them from time to time.)
Compared to Foxbrim, Heritage’s has a texture that is a bit runnier. That is not necessarily a bad thing, as it makes it easier to mix castor with other types of oil when, for example, you want a good natural hair mask.
As far as the results go, it’s not necessarily the best one out there, but it is still a quality oil that can show results when it comes to nourishing your skin, scalp, hair, eyebrows, or whatever it is that you have issues with.
In the several weeks I have been using it I haven’t noticed any difference in the quality or the texture of my hair (bear in mind that my hair is currently in a pretty good shape and regularly treated with castor oil). It didn’t harm it in any way, it just didn’t do anything outstanding.
However, my tiny bit of research showed that many of Heritage’s customers have seen the difference, especially with growing fuller eyebrows and replenishing their hair.
What You Should Take Away From This Review
When it comes to these review blog posts, I always try to leave you with some general conclusion while answering most of your questions. As castor oil is not only a beauty, but also a health remedy, I wouldn’t want you to end up with something not worth your while.
That is why I would like to sum up this Heritage castor oil review in a couple of points (and also give you that packaging-related tip).
- Heritage castor oil is definitely not a low-quality product (even though it’s not organic), though the price tag may make you think differently. It may seem too cheap to be true, but in this case it’s not.
- If you’re not particularly happy about that slight scent, don’t worry: It wears off easily and it’s natural, all castor oil have this scent.
- Now regarding the package: I treated myself to those empty bottles with lotion pumps on Amazon. You can even find some affordable glass ones if you look hard enough.
So when my Heritage order arrives, I usually transfer the oil into a couple of smaller bottles. That way it’s not only easy to store and use, but also very practical in case you want to share larger amounts with your friends.
Final Thoughts: Heritage Castor Oil Review
There, I hope I helped you make your decision! And of course, if you have any questions, you know I will be waiting for you in the comments. 🙂