Castor oil: Ricinus Communis
This oil is obtained from the seed of the castor plant. Castor oil is a humectant and emollient, and is particularly useful for dry, ageing skin, although is suitable for all skin types. As this oil easily penetrates the skin leaving it soft and supple, it is a valuable addition to creams and balms.
Using approximately 10% in cold process soap
makes a wonderfully creamy soap, but if too much is used, the final
soap may be very soft.
Adding castor oil can accelerate trace.
Can use up to 15% in lotions and creams and 15% in balms.
Tags: Castor Oil BP