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Castor Oil 5 Gallon (40 Lb)
CASTOR OIL, INCI Name is Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, all Vegetable derived. No animal derived products, no Animal Testing. Our Number 1 grade pure castor oil is also Gluten Free, and no products containing nuts, or grains, dairy, egg, fish. It is free of all residual solvents (solvent free castor oil) , and is NON GMO.
Soapmaking - 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. Without using other oils, it produces a transparent soft soap. In combination with over vegetable oils, however, it makes a very nice moisturizing and wonderfully emollient, hard bar of soap.
Reported to be used externally for itches and other skin irritations; in lotions and salves. Castor Oil is a natural emollient and can be applied to the skin and hair as a softener.(keep away from eyes!)
In the yard, use castor oil to get rid of (deter them - not kill them) 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. * 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)
Acid Value : 2.0
Free Fatty Acid (Oleic) 1% Max
Max Saponification Value : .176 (KOH) .182 (NaOH)
Hydroxyl Value : 160 Min - 168
Iodine Value : 80- 90
Moisture & Volatiles, % : 0.25 Max
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy/Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE/TSE) free
1 -Year Shelf-Life from the date of manufacture kept at ambient temperatures unopened.
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