INCI: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil
Description: Castor oil is a vegetable oil obtained by pressing the seeds of the Castor plant (Ricinus communis). The common name “castor oil”, from which the plant gets its name, probably comes from its use as a replacement for castoreum, a perfume base made from the dried perineal glands of the beaver (castor in Latin). Castor oil is a colorless to very pale yellow liquid with a distinct taste and odor once first ingested. Its boiling point is 313 °C (595 °F) and its density is 961 kg/m3. It is a triglyceride in which approximately 90 percent of fatty acid chains are ricinoleate. Oleate and linoleates are the other significant components. Castor oil and its derivatives are used in the manufacturing of soaps, lubricants, hydraulic and brake fluids, paints, dyes, coatings, inks, cold resistant plastics, waxes and polishes, nylon, pharmaceuticals and perfumes.
Castor Oil acts as a humectant by attracting and retaining moisture to the skin. Also contributes lots of bubbles to soap – a “bubble booster”. Used alone, it would create a soft, transparent soap.  Castor is wonderful to superfat with, but it must be saponified if you want the added bubbles it provides.  Adding castor oil to M&P or rebatched soap will *not* improve lather.  Used in larger percentages in shampoo bars, but average usage is 1/2 to 1 oz per pound of base oils.
Price :   Rm4.00 / 100ml
              Rm18.00 / 500ml
             Rm30.00 / 1Litre

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