I finally caught up on the posts here at SMF. (Reading mostly, a bit of responding.) A couple of days ago I ran across a couple of single oil soaps I made 3 or so years ago. I had assumed I had tossed these two out. They are: 100% Castor oil soap with 0% SF, which is quite hard, and 100% Canola oil soap. I hand wash tested the Castor soap, but not the Canola yet. As usual, the first washing was disappointing, primarily related to the ash on the soap's surface. But the second washing was more pleasant. Although there are virtually no bubbles whatsoever, and no visible lather, the feel of what should be lather was slippery. After the first wash with ash-covered soap, the skin of my hands felt dry. But after the second washing with no ash on the soap, my skin felt normal again. It was how hard the soap is that was a surprise. So often soapmakers say, too much Castor oil will make your soap soft and sticky. This bar of soap is not in the least sticky nor soft.