Castor oil super fat or saponify

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Zoeybean

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This is from a page online..
Castor is wonderful to superfat with, but it must be saponified if you want the added bubbles it provides.
I'm confused, Does it add bubble? I thought it was more of a stabilizer and does it really have to saponify to work?
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Castor stabilizes lather. I don't think I would use it as a SF as it is kind of sticky.
 

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Castor on it's own doesn't produce any lather. See this video of a 100% castor soap being lathered: [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1l9CX2L2hHk#t=16[/ame] But it does help to give 'body' to the lather produced by other oils such as coconut, pko, or babassu.


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Wow. That is really no lather. I love how her hand language shows her surprise.
 
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