Castor oil is a vegetable oil obtained by pressing the seeds of castor oil plant (Ricinus communis). The common name " castor oil", derived from its use as a replacement for castoreum, a perfume base made of dried perineal glands of the beaver (castor in Latin). Castor oil is a colorless to very pale yellow liquid with a distinct flavor and smell of the first once ingested. Its boiling point is 313 °C (595 °F) and the density is 961 kg / m3. It is a triglyceride in which about 90 percent of the fatty acid chain ricinoleate. Oleic and linoleates are other important components. Castor oil and its derivatives are used in the manufacture of soaps, lubricants, hydraulic and brake fluids, paints, dyes, coatings, inks, cold resistant plastics, waxes and polishes, nylon, pharmaceuticals and perfumes.