Castor Oil - Castor oil is extracted from the Castor Bean Plant. It is a thick, viscous liquid with a slight distinctive smell. It acts similar to glycerin, drawing moisture to the skin. Castor oil contributes to thick, large bubbles in cold process soap and is used in most shampoo bar recipes. It is a good oil for superfatting.
Test results for stand alone cold process recipe with 100% Castor Oil:
Lather: Medium lather. This soap produced some bubbles.
Lather Stability: Average/poor
Hand Feel: Squeaky clean
Botanical Name: Ricinus communis (Castor) Seed Oil
Common Name: Castor Oil