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How to use Castor Oil in Soap


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How to use Castor Oil in Soap

There are a lot of different oils available that you can use to add to your soap recipe. Soap contains fatty acids which these oils make up. One oil that stands out is Castor Oil, and I’m going to explain how to use castor oil in soap. Castor Oil is commonly used in cold process soaps to give it a very lathery feel, and is all around a wonderful product to use. You aren’t only limited to soaps though, castor oil can be used in different cosmetic skin oils, bath products, lip products, and many other different products. Explained below are a lot of different benefits you can get out of castor oil, and some of our recipes that we’ve created using it.

 

Castor Oil Usage Rates in Cold Processed SoapCastor Oil Usage Rates in Cold Process Soap

The basic foundation of making any type of soap is mixing fatty acids, lye, and water. For cold process soaps, or any soap in general, NaOH is the preferred lye compound to use. Castor oil is used in the category of fatty acids, as it is made up of three different acids. The fatty acids are identified below with their percentage amount used in the castor oil composition. It is recommended that 5%-8% of castor oil is used in any cold process or hot process soap recipe. Using anywhere above 10% is known to make your soap really stick and unappealing to use.  Also, to saponify one gram of Castor Oil, you need to add .128-.180mg of NaOH for cold processed soap. Castor oil is also known to have a shelf life of one year after opening.

Ricinoleic – 90%
Oleic – 4%
Linoleic – 4%

Properties of Castor Oil

There are many unique properties associated with castor oil that make it a great oil choice to use in cold process soap. Castor Oil is a humectant, which means that it attracts moisture to your skin. Due to this property, it’s great to use in cold process soap, because it’ll allow you to retain moisture when using.  You can also add castor oil to lip balms and massage oils to create a silky glide. The silky glide will make applying the product way easier. On top of its moisturizing qualities, this oil is also known to provide hair growth stimulation as well. Just add the oil to any of our soap or conditioner recipes to see it’s full effects. Adding this oil to cold process soap will also make it more conditioning, thus allowing your hands to be softer after use.

 

Castor Oil for Soap and CosmeticsBenefits of Using Castor Oil

There are many benefits to using castor oil in any of our recipes. This oil is a thicker oil, so any product that it’s used in will be an excellent moisturizer. There are also a lot of natural fatty acids that make up this oil. This makes the oil great for use with the skin.  Castor oil will not only moisturize you, but will nourish your skin as well. When used in lotions and body butters, this oil is also known to make your skin appear more youthful. This oil can also be used in cosmetics, like for example in mascara. When used in mascara, castor oil is believed to be contributed to growing darker, more full eyebrows over time. When applied directly to the skin, this oil is also known to be antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory.

 

Castor Oil in Soap: Tuscan Wine CP Soap RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Tuscan Wine CP Soap Recipe

Tuscan Wine Cold Process Soap is a creative soap that we’ve created here at Nature’s Garden. This soap captures the colors of wine, and the dark purple colors of grapes. Something unique about this recipe is that it uses real wine in the soap. With the castor oil being used in the soap recipe, it will create a lot of conditioning and lather from the soap. On top of the castor oil, this recipe contains 5 different types of oils. Have fun when making this recipe using real wine.

 

Castor Oil in Soap: Beard Oil RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Beard Oil Recipe

The Bear Oil Recipe is perfect for maintaining any type of beard or facial hair. You want to make sure your beard is ran under warm water before using this recipe, to allow your beard to absorb all the nutrients. This recipe also makes a great gift for your man if you’re looking for something easy to make. This recipe also contains castor oil. Castor oil is great for skin nourishment and moisturizing in beard oil. You can also soothe your skin with the natural herbs that are located in this recipe.

Castor Oil in Soap: Lime Cupcake CP Soap RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Lime Cupcake CP Soap Recipe

The sweet taste of a cupcake, with the tart finish of a fresh lime. This delicious looking recipe is fun to make. You can also show this recipe off in your house when finished. Nature’s Garden’s Lime Cupcake Soap Recipe is a very colorful recipe, and features cute limes on top of the cupcakes. The fun part, you can apply this frosting  just like real frosting. You pour whipped white soap batter into a bag, and can squeeze it through any cake decorating tip that you choose to use. The castor oil in this recipe also allows the soap to give your skin a nourished and moisturized finish. You can also use this soap as a fun bathroom or kitchen decoration.

 

Castor Oil in Soap: Beginners Cold Process Soap RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe

Are you new to soap making? This Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe is perfect for beginners with no soap making experience to understand the concepts behind soap making. One makes soap with three fundamental ingredients: fatty acids, water, and lye. This recipe uses castor oil as one of its fatty acids which allows the soap to have a high moisturizing content. Rain Barrel Fragrance Oil is used in this recipe, and this fragrance features fresh watery tones, crisp ozone, and hints of lemon. So, not only does this simple soap recipe feel amazing, but smells fresh. Like any soap recipe, it’s also advised to practice safety before making this recipe by following our Basic CP Soap Making Class. Practicing appropriate safety will allow you to keep harmful chemicals away from your skin.

 

Castor Oil in Soap: Bastille Cold Processed Soap RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Bastille Cold Processed Soap Recipe

Looking for a masculine, yet simple soap for your shower? Bastille Cold Processed Soap is great for a simple soap that is great to have around in your shower. This soap features The Fastlane Fragrance Oil which embodies a great masculine scent. This soap is easy to make and incorporates castor oil as one of its fatty acids. The castor oil adds a lathering effect to the soap that makes it very bubbly when applied to the skin. On top of it, this soap has a great glide effect which makes it easy to apply to the skin without sticking. One fun feature about this soap is that you have the versatility to color it however you please. We hope you have fun making this creative soap idea!

 

Castor Oil in Soap: Pooch Smooch Solid Shampoo Bar RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Pooch Smooch Solid Shampoo Bar Recipe

Are you having issues with your puppy or dog running outside and getting dirty. There are even soap recipes that you can make to keep your loyal canine companion clean. Nature’s Garden’s Pooch Smooch Shampoo Bar Recipe uses a lot of different ingredients. The ingredients used in this recipe are harmless to pets. You can make this recipe home alone by yourself. This recipe uses Oatmeal Melt and Pour soap which contains no scents, and won’t irritate your pet when using it. We make this scent with notes of citrus, fresh cucumber, and floral. To the knowledge of Nature’s Garden, we are the only supplier to carry a line of fragrances specially designed for your furry companions. You can also use this fragrance in human products as well.

 

Lavender Sage Bath BombCastor Oil in Soap: Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe

After a long day, there is nothing more soothing than soaking in a bath bomb infused bathtub. Now not only do you get the soothing effects of the bath bomb, but the lavender herbs should help you to relax. This recipe is not only very creative, but easy to make. The Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe features our Floral Musk Fragrance Oil which complements the scent of the lavender flowers. This fragrance oil features a lot of different floral and herbal scents like patchouli, fern leaves, and lavender. When making this recipe, you should be very careful with packing the bath bomb together. Adding too much witch hazel will cause it to activate too soon, and packing it too tight will cause it to fall apart on you. But, if you can get down how to create this recipe, then it will be a perfect recipe to have around when you come home.

 

Silky Lip Butter RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Silky Lip Butter Recipe

Castor Oil gives any lip balm a silky glide sensation. Nature’s Garden’s Silky Lip Butter Recipe is perfect for dry lip, as the castor oil helps in allowing it to glide along your lips. Any kind of chapped lips shouldn’t be a problem for this lip butter, due to the castor oil allowing it to have a silky texture. This product uses Powdered Stevia Powder as a sweetener, which gives the lip butter a sweeter taste to it. Not only do you get the sweetness of the sweetener, but you also get fruity flavors of the Tropical Paradise Flavoring that is used. You will enjoy this lip butter any time of the year, and is wonderful to use in the dry winter season. On top of the amazing flavors, this recipe also uses natural Beeswax, Coconut Oil, and Cocoa Butter.

 

Sinus Relief Bath Bomb RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe

There is nothing more annoying than when your sinuses get congested from the colder weather. This Sinus Relief Bath Bomb will help to no only soothe, but will help in clearing out your nasal passages. All you have to do is put the bath bomb in a hot, brewed bath, and just breathe. This bath bomb uses a lot of different natural herbs that aid in the beneficial features of this product. One of the herbs is Spearmint Leaf Cut and Sifted. When you add these leaves directly to the bath bomb, you give the bath bomb an exfoliating factor. Not only do you have to use spearmint leaf in bath bombs, you can also use it in scrubs, bath salts, soaps, etc.

There are a lot of other methods that you can use to relieve your sinuses. Many methods are all homemade, and this article, How to Relieve Sinus Pressure, from Medical News Today outlines some home remedies for sinus relief. One of the more commonly used methods mentioned in the article is steam inhalation. This method helps to open the pores in the nasal passages, and allows the build up to flow out the nose. Another method is by using essential oils, and burning them through a diffuser. The diffuser will create a vapor cloud that is healthy to breathe, and great for opening up the nasal passages.

 

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Castor Oil Recipes


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 CASTOR OilCastor Oil Recipes

This lovely oil has quite a few of beneficial qualities for the skin. This oil nourishes and moisturizes the skin beautifully. While many cosmetic oils are good for moisturizing, this oil is one that reaches down deep into the skin. In fact, as you can see below there are many benefits to using castor oil. So, Natures Garden has gathered the best castor oil recipes into one easy blog! These recipes vary from soap making recipes to lip balm recipes and many types of creative recipes in between. These bath and body products are sure to be great for your skin, so check out the recipes we have created with this oil.

Castor Oil Recipes Blackberry Sage Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Blackberry Sage Soap Recipe

First, we have the luscious Blackberry Sage Soap Recipe. Not only does this soap include great oils, like castor oil, but this cp soap recipe is super cute! This moisturizing bar of soap uses an in the pot swirl to create this gorgeous white, green, and purple design. Plus, the bar is topped with a melt and pour blackberry that compliments the aroma of Blackberry Sage Fragrance Oil perfectly!

Castor Oil Recipes Lavender Sage Bath Bomb RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe

Another amazing recipe that includes this nourishing oil is the Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe. Also, this bath bomb recipe uses various herbs that are either calming aromas or softening for the skin. In addition to the lovely aroma of whole flowers, the Lavender Sage Fragrance Oil fills the bathroom with the unique scent of French Lavender, lime, sage, and fern leaves; followed by middle notes of dill, pepper, moss, and ginger; and well rounded with base notes of pine, musk, and patchouli. All together, this is a pretty great bath product!

Castor Oil Recipes Bastille Cold Process Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Bastille Cold Process Soap Recipe

Also, you can create the very conditioning Bastille Cold Process Soap Recipe. Not only is this recipe moisturizing, but it is simple to create. Just whip up the soap batter, add The Fastlane Fragrance Oil, and pour the soap into your mold. Further, the soap has a strong, masculine scent that possesses a blend of lavender, citrus, spicy berries and sandalwood. If you are looking for masculine soap recipes, then this is for you!

Castor Oil Recipes St Pattys Day Cold Process Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes St Pattys Day Cold Process Soap Recipe

The St Pattys Day Cold Process Soap Recipe is a great soap-making recipe that is moisturizing and super cool! This soap is both nourishing for the skin and well scented. The aroma of this bar is the fresh and clean English Ivy Fragrance Oil, which is very strong in cp soap. Plus, this soap has a green swirled design with a golden mica swirl shimmer of 24K Gold Pigment that is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!

Castor Oil Recipes Natural Salve RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Natural Salve Recipe

Another great idea for incorporating this conditioning oil into skin care is the Natural Salve Recipe. This is a perfect way to moisturize your skin and leave your skin feeling healthy. Plus, this salve uses the refreshing and herbal Rosemary Mint Type Fragrance Oil, that is cool peppermint and spearmint leaves, makes for a very awakening combination of herbs and mint.

Castor Oil Recipes Lime Cupcake CP Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Lime Cupcake CP Soap Recipe

Next, check out a super cute and creative soap recipe. Our Lime Cupcake CP Soap Recipe combines the best of melt and pour soap and cold process soap. The base of this soap cupcake uses luscious butters and oils to create quality cp soap. The top uses perfectly piped cold process soap that forms the frosting. Then, an embed lime is placed strategically on top. Plus, these cute soaps are scented with the delicious citrus Agave Lime Fragrance Oil. So, those looking for an amazing soap with a creative twist may enjoy creating these three bars of soap.

Castor Oil Recipes Calendula Swirl Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Calendula Swirl Soap Recipe

The Calendula Swirl Soap Recipe is a perfect and gorgeous batch of soap! The orange and yellow hues that are swirled perfectly are an amazing match for the fresh, whole Calendula flowers. Plus, this beautiful bar of soap uses Aromatherapy Energizing Fragrance Oil, which is an uplifting blend of fresh airy notes combined with lemon, garden peppermint, spearmint, and wintergreen; balanced with floral notes of gardenia, jasmine, and rose.

Castor Oil Recipes Sinus Relief Bath Bomb RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe

Plus, you can create a great bath bomb with the Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe. This recipe utilizes strong, cleansing scents that are designed to clear out your sinuses. This recipe uses both real mint herbs and the Sinus Relief Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil smells similar to the aroma of Vicks VapoRub with a cool, crisp blend of camphor, eucalyptus, and mint scent. Plus, this bath bomb includs castor oil to nourish the skin, too. Not only is this recipe great for your body, but the bath bomb itself is pretty cute!

Castor Oil Recipes Game On HP Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Game On HP Soap Recipe

Also, the Game On HP Soap Recipe is a fun soap recipe that would make some great bars of handmade soap! This bar contains moisturizing butters and oils just like any quality soap made from scratch. Plus, this soap uses the masculine Game On Fragrance Oil. But, this is a hot process soap batch. This means that you are heating the soap before it goes into the mold. Therefore, you won’t have to wait as long for curing.

Castor Oil Recipes Natural Facial Night Cream RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Natural Facial Night Cream Recipe

The Natural Facial Night Cream Recipe is an amazing home recipe for your face. This recipe uses a variety of natural oils and a Calendula flower infusion that are great for skin care. For example, Castor Oil is a deep conditioning moisturizer that has been known to reduce wrinkles after a few uses. Plus, this recipe is sensitive enough to care for your more sensitive skin. So, you can trust this lotion on your face to restore moisture, increase health, and reduce wrinkles.

Castor Oil Recipes Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap Recipe

The Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap Recipe is a fun soap recipe that is great for skin care. These oils combined with the In-the-Pot Swirl makes for an awesome soap batch. Not only does this soap recipe use a fun design, but it smells great, too. This soap uses the Blueberry Cheesecake Fragrance Oil, which has the scent of sweet, yummy decadence. It starts with Tahitian vanilla, rich creamy butter and ripe blueberries atop a crumbly graham cracker crust.

Castor Oil Recipes Beard Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Beard Soap Recipe

Next, we have a bar of soap from scratch that is quicker to finish. Since this batch is created using a crockpot, the soap will finish curing sooner than cp soap. While you still use lye and a variety of butters and oils, you heat the soap before moving it into the molds. This way the lye reacts faster and you can use your soap quicker! Not only is this a crockpot soap recipe, but this bar was specifically formulated for beard care! This bar will soften the hair as it cleans your beard and leaves a nice scent. This scent is from the manly aroma of pure, all natural Gurjun Balsam Essential Oil.

Castor Oil Recipes Beard Balm RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Beard Balm Recipe

Additionally, we created the Beard Balm Recipe to pair perfectly with our beard soap bars! After you wash up with the beard soap and dry your home grown masterpiece, you can work this balm in to provide some amazing qualities. This hair product will make your facial hair softer, thicker, and all around healthier. Every single oil and butter in this balm was selected to help your beard in one way or another. All together this blend of nourishing oils and butters is perfect for beard care.

Castor Oil Recipes Caramel Custard Cold Process Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Caramel Custard Cold Process Soap Recipe

Also, you can create our Caramel Custard Cold Process Soap Recipe with the luscious Castor Oil. This soap recipe includes a variety of nourishing butters and oils, as well as real milk! This is great for skin and is perfect for repairing and soothing damaged skin. Plus, bars of soap from this recipe include the scrumptious Caramel Custard Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil is a mouth-watering combination of Caramel, Maple Leaf, French Vanilla, Rum, Caramel Creme, Brown Sugar, Heavy Cream, Caramelized Sugar, and Vanilla Extract. So, this recipe creates some amazing scented soap!

Castor Oil Recipes Silky Lip Butter RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Silky Lip Butter Recipe

Instead, you could create the nourishing Silky Lip Butter Recipe. This homemade lip care product is perfect for treating dry, cracked lips with its various butters and oils. These combined ingredients will restore your lips and protect them from drying out. Not only is this recipe great for moisturizing, but it tastes good. This lip balm uses the Tropical Paradise Flavoring, which tastes exotic, fruity, and delicious. This flavor is because the aroma is of exotic tropical fruits, which includes coconut, pineapple, goji berries, dragon fruit, star fruit, papaya, mango, and kumquat.

Castor Oil Recipes Carrot Cold Process Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Carrot Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another unique cold process soap recipe that you can create with moisturizing oils, like Castor Oil, is the Carrot Cold Process Soap Recipe. These oils keep your skin nourished, which will keep them soft and moisturized. Plus, these bars are scented with the delicious Frosted Pumpkin Type Fragrance Oil. This scent is a famous duplication that begins with fresh top notes of citrusy lemon, leading to middle notes of creamy pumpkin and hints of nutmeg and ginger; sitting on base notes of maple sugar and vanilla frosting. Furthermore, this soap uses real carrots, which helps to nourish the skin. Plus, this creates an authentic batch of carrot cp soap.

Castor Oil Recipes Peeps Cold Process Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe

This next soap making recipe is absolutely adorable! The Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe uses bright colors for a pretty soap design and super cute peeps shaped soap to create a batch that is irresistibly cute! Plus, the pretty swirled portion is made from scratch with ingredients that are great for your skin.  Not only is this soap pretty and moisturizing, but it smells great! This soap uses the sweet Yummy Gummy Fragrance Oil, which is a childhood favorite for many with the essence of chewy gummy candy bursting with fruity goodness.

Castor Oil Recipes Mothers Day Bath Bomb RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Mothers Day Bath Bomb Recipe

Also, you can create our Mothers Day Bath Bomb Recipe! This bath bomb was created to look just like a flower. Plus, this recipe uses real Calendula Flowers. Further, the bath bomb includes our refreshing, flowery Happy & Free Fragrance Oil.  This feminine scent possesses a blend of floral jasmine, lily of the valley, carnation.

Castor Oil Recipes Beginners Cold Process Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe

Also, you can create a very simple soap recipe with this luscious oil! Obviously, the Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe was created to be simple enough for an inexperienced soaper. This recipe is especially great for a soap to use for their first batch. Not only is this recipe super simple to create, but it is great for your skin. Plus, this soap uses the refreshing and intriguing Rain Barrel Fragrance Oil.

Castor Oil Recipes Cotton Candy Bath Bomb RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Cotton Candy Bath Bomb Recipe

Also, you can use Castor Oil to create a more moisturizing Cotton Candy Bath Bomb Recipe! This bath bomb recipe is fun, fizzy, and cute. The cute pink and blue colors blend perfectly like cotton candy, which pairs perfectly with the aroma. This bath product uses the sweet Cotton Candy Fragrance Oil

Castor Oil Recipes Column Swirl Cold Process Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Column Swirl Cold Process Soap Recipe

The Column Swirl Cold Process Soap Recipe is another great soap recipe that you can create with Castor Oil. This cold process soap recipe is amazing for the skin, like many homemade soaps. Also, this soap is scented with the NG Magnolia & Orange Blossom Type Fragrance Oil, which is a delightful, spa floral scent. Further, this soap creates a fun design with a column swirl.

Castor Oil Recipes Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, we have the Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap Recipe. This soap recipe is a gorgeous blend of blues and cream colors, which is reminiscent of waves and seafoam. This appearance goes well with the tropical marine notes of Awapuhi Seaberry Fragrance Oil.

Castor Oil Recipes Herbal Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Herbal Soap Recipe

The lovely Herbal Soap Recipe is another option for those hoping to utilize some Castor Oil soap benefits. This soap uses this oil as well as other skin nourishing ingredients. Plus, this soap bar uses real Chamomile Flowers and the lovely Dandelion Pear Fragrance Oil.

Castor Oil Recipes Mistletoe Cold Process Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Mistletoe Cold Process Soap Recipe

Also, you can check out a perfect holiday batch of soap. The Mistletoe Cold Process Soap Recipe is perfect for Christmas time. This batch both uses the cheerful Mistletoe & Ivy Fragrance Oil and has a perfect mistletoe design on the top of the loaf. This recipe is perfect for creating decorative Christmas soaps!

Castor Oil Recipes Frankincense and Myrrh Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Frankincense and Myrrh Soap Recipe

Another great Christmas scented soap idea is the Frankincense and Myrrh Soap Recipe. This recipe was inspired by the three gifts that the wise men brought to baby Jesus. Further, this soap includes the realistic Frankincense & Myrrh Fragrance Oil.

 

Castor Oil Recipes Pooch Smooch Solid Shampoo Bar RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Pooch Smooch Solid Shampoo Bar Recipe

Finally, we have the Pooch Smooch Solid Shampoo Bar Recipe! This is perfect homemade dog shampoo recipe. This shampoo is made with Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap and uses the Pooch Smooch Fragrance Oil! So, your dog will be clean and smell fresh!

 

 

Before you go, meet my new doggie! This little guy’s name is Jax and he’s a Shih Tzu puppy. He is very active and loves to play. But, this means he is always getting into something and getting dirty. So, this homemade soap definitely came in handy! Plus, he smelled so good! This dog shampoo bar is definitely Jax approved!