Thread: Castor oil vs alcohol
I'm looking for some opinions on the merits of alcohol and of castor oil. I know most use alcohol but why? Is castor oil better than others.
Castor oil doesn't go rancid as quickly as other fixed oils. Quite a lot of Essential Oils and Aroma Chemicals are fairly soluble in Castor oil; although quite a lot of things are not. Most Essential Oils and Aroma Chemicals are soluble in alcohol. Alcohol is more volatile than Castor Oil. With alcohol no solubility problems and good volatility.