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Castor (Sulfated) Red Turkey Oil
Red Turkey Castor

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Product Code: CSTRS-O

2 oz Net Wt [$1.76]
4 oz Net Wt [$3.14]
8 oz Net Wt [$5.91]
16 oz Net Wt - 1 lb [$8.87]
32 oz Net Wt - 2 lbs [$14.78]
64 oz (4 lbs) Net Wt [$26.60]
128 oz Net Wt - 8 lbs [$47.30]

Description Ingredients & Technical Information

The Castor plant, Ricinus communis, is a species of flowering plant in the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae. It belongs to a monotypic genus, Ricinus, and subtribe, Ricininae. Its seed is the castor bean which, despite its name, is not a true bean. Castor is indigenous to the southeastern Mediterranean Basin, Eastern Africa, and India, but is widespread throughout tropical regions (and widely grown elsewhere as an ornamental plant).

Castor seed is the source of castor oil, which has a wide variety of uses. The seeds contain between 40% and 60% oil that is rich in triglycerides, mainly ricinolein. The oil expressed from the seed of the castor bean and has a distinct, heavy scent and amber color.

Red Turkey Castor Oil (Ricinis communis), commonly known as "Turkey Red," also called sulphonated (or sulfated) castor oil, is made by adding sulfuric acid to vegetable oils, most notably castor oil. It was the first synthetic detergent after ordinary soap. It is used in formulating lubricants, softeners, and dyeing assistants. The resulting oil is water-soluble.

Cosmetic Uses: This oil is commonly used as a base for bath oils since it mixes readily with water and allows other oils to emulsify in water. It is the only oil that will completely disperse in water and not leave an oily ring around the tub.

Red Turkey is used to emulsify essential oils so that they will dissolve in other water-based products, or for superfatting liquid soap if you want the soap to remain transparent.

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