INCI: Rincinus communis (Castor) Seed Oil
Description: Castor Oil is one of the most moisturizing oils, similar to Lanolin in that it serves to provide a barrier that locks in moisture in the skin, at the same time locking moisture out, making it a great choice for protective, barrier, treatments. Castor Oil is also an excellent choice for lip balms due to its ability to give your formulation a natural shine. It is also well known for its ability to fade dark spots, whether acne spots or age spots, lessen skin tags, and even to dissolve cysts. Castor oil is very high in Omega 3 and Omega 6 and is wonderful for hair and skin as a moisturizer. It's also very high in Vitamin E and has many other minerals and protein. Castor is amazing in cold process soap and is known to increase the bubbles in your soap. Caution should be taken because too much can make your bars become sticky.
|Appearance||Light yellow, highly-viscous liquid|
|Odor||Characteristic High Herbal|
|Suggested Applications||Skin Care Creams, Lotions, Scrubs, Patchy Discolored Skin, Oily Skin Applications, Bath and Body Creams, Lotions, Scrubs, Shine Enhancing Lip Balms, Hair / Scalp Conditioners, Leave in Hair Products, Styling Aids, Moisturizing / Protecting Baby Products, Soap|
|Storage||Tightly sealed and away from direct heat, light and moisture|
|Shelf life||36 months if properly stored and Handled|
|Usage Rate||Body Care Emulsions - 1 to 5%, Skin / Body Oils, Salves, Balms - 2 to 20%, Lip Balms - 5 to 10%, Shampoos / Conditioners - 1 to 5%, Styling Products - 0.5 to 2%, Baby Protecting Products - 2 to 10%|
Saponification Value: 176-186
SAP Multiplier for NaOH: 0.128
SAP Multiplier for KOH: 0.18
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