Sweet and exfoliating
Caster sugar is fine-grained sugar which dissolves easily in water. We like to use it in our bath products as it helps to moisturise the skin, or when used in its coarse, granulated form, makes a gentle scrub.
Our caster sugar is refined from sugar cane, a tropical and subtropical grass whose long stems grow tall with blade-like leaves and clusters of white flowers. The cane is squeezed for juice that is high in sucrose. It is processed on-site into unrefined sugar, and the juice is boiled down to make a molasses-like brown sugar called jaggery. Historically, sugar was thought to have magical healing properties, to improve fertility and increase life span. Its name is derived from use of the sugar in a 'caster' or 'castor', a kind of seive.