Castor oil is a clear, almost colourless or slightly yellow viscid liquid. It has a bland taste at first then slightly acrid.
Castor Fixed Oil
Ricinus communis (Castor) Seed Oil.
Cosmetic uses include nail polishes, lotions, cremes and many stick products.
Castor oil is the fixed oil obtained by cold expression from the seeds of Ricinus communis L.
The castor plant is indigenous to Eastern Africa but is distributed worldwide. Leading commercial producers are India, China and Brazil.
Readily soluble in alcohol. Low pour point and high viscosity. Uniform triglyceride composition.
|Typical Fatty Acid Profile||
9,10-di-OH 18:0 9,10-dihydroxystearic 0.3%
|Typical Stearine Profile||