Castor Oil is a light gold oil that is expeller pressed from the bean of the Ricinus Communis, a tropical perennial shrub.
Castor Oil Properties
- It acts as a humectant by drawing moisture from the air.
- Is easily absorbed by the skin making it a great skin softener and conditioner.
- Will produce a stable lather in handmade soap and will speed up the saponification process resulting in a quicker trace.
- Good for hair care and makes a wonderful natural shampoo bar.
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