Castor Oil

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Renewable, bio-degradable and eco-friendly, Castor oil has a wide range of applications including: Soap and lotion making, blending of lotions, salves, creams, shampoos, and more. 

Castor oil is all Vegetable Based, has no animal derived products, and No Animal Testing on our Castor Oil

Free of : Gluten Wheat , Peanut, Tree Nut, wheat, grain, dairy, egg, fish, solvents .

NO Residual Solvents

NON GMO Castor Oil

Soapmaking - Castor oil is a very useful, beneficial oil soap making. It is typically used in relatively  low percentages depending on the over-formulation and what other oils are used. The addition of the right amount of pure castor oil  may enable soap to trace quicker, and make better soap. Plus. castor oil adds the benefit of better and more stable lather. Castor oil is an excellent moisturizer as it attracts and holds moisture to skin.  Check your superfatting chart. Sometimes using castor oil will require more sodium hydroxide since it has a high ricinoleic acid content. In softer products, like shampoo bars and skin-care products it is excellent. In the right  combination with over vegetable oils, however, it makes a very nice moisturizing and wonderfully emollient, hard bar of soap.

Also try using it to formulation balms, shampoos, hair oils, and other thick emulsions for the skin and hair. 

Castor Oil is also seen in formulations as a  natural emollient and applied to the skin and hair as a softener.(keep away from eyes!)

In the yard, use pure castor oil to get rid of Moles. Blend it in with our all natural corn based surfactant, Decyl Glucoside, and spray in the mole holes in your yard to rid it of those pesky critters.

Blend in 1 tablespoon of pure Decyl Glucoside with 12- 14 Oz of Pure Castor Oil and put it in your hose end sprayer. For a pump type sprayer add 1 Oz of Decyl Glucoside surfactant to every 32 Oz of Castor oil and then the balance of water up to 2 gallons to treat the mole holes. Spray at least half a gallon in and around the holes. Retreat as necessary. * In tougher situations try adding 2 Oz of natural NEEM OIL to the blend. This will also help with other pesky insects too.

Other uses: Castor Oil is a a good mold release. Blend with ethyl alcohol or odorless mineral spirits as a mold release for concrete in silicone molds (test first)

Product Code, INCI Name and CAS No.

  • INCI Name: Ricinus Communis Seed Oil
  • CAS no: 8004-79-4
  • EINECS no.: 232-293-8


  • Appearance: Clear Oily Liquid
  • Odor: Slight Fatty Odor
  • Hydroxyl Value: 160-168
  • Iodine Value: 82-90
  • M.I.V.: 0.25% Max
  • F.F.A (as Oleic): 0.75%
  • Acid Value: 1.50% Max
  • Refractive Index at 104°F : 1.4700-1.4781
  • Relative Density at 86°F : 0.954-0.960 gm/ml
  • Saponification Value: 177-187
  • Peroxide Value : 4.00 Max
  • Optical Rotation : +3.0° to +6.0°
  • Absorption (268-270nm) : Max 1.75

Use in Cosmetics and Soap Making

Commonly used in bar soaps, cosmetics, detergents, dielectric fluids, disinfectants, emollients, eye liner, ye shadow, inks, laxatives, lip balm, lip gloss, lip liner, lip plumper, soap, sun care products, and much more.


Keep in a cool (preferably below 85°F, the cooler the better), dark and dry store-room.

Shelf Life

Under optimal storage conditions, in original unopened drums/containers, minimum two years.

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  • 5
    Caster oil

    Posted by Dennis on Aug 14th 2018

    Ordered natural mole repellent and found it was corn cob bits soaked in caster oil. Thought I could make my own, with your help. Thanks.

  • 5
    The Best Castor Oil

    Posted by Cindy Lou on Nov 20th 2017

    I have been looking for a Castor Oil to use in soap and bath products that is smooth without separation and affordable. I have succeed. This Castor Oil is smooth, low to no odor when cooked in HP Soap. I love the texture that it adds to all my product. My customers have noticed the change in products to and have commented. WOW, I was impressed with the results and so was my customers. Great products at a great price.