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    Default 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.

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    Default Re: Castor oil vs alcohol

    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.

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