Castor Oil is extracted by the pressing of the Castor Oil plant, Ricinus Communis
Can be used on the hair skin and nails or internally as a laxative. This is the purest form of castor oil you can find made locally.
Apply on wet or damp hair and skin.
Castor oil provides the following benefits for the face and skin:
Castor Oil for Face
Castor calms itching and soreness and moisturizes the skin.
Its rich thickness is almost the texture of honey, so when you place it on the skin, it stays put. It leaves a glossy sheen so is best combined into a wax base to fix it in creams, or used at night.
Castor oil has the capacity to penetrate deeply,
Into the skin. Thus, used alone, just as a massage oil or serum, castor oil benefits are mainly emollient, and can soften scars and pigmentation, however, add heat and face clothes and leave to penetrate, castor oil benefits are increased hugely.
Used post naturally, this oil improves stretch marks, however, it is best avoided during pregnancy. Perhaps choose jojoba or Coconut MCT as an alternative. If you’re not pregnant, what a fantastic mix!
Hydration: Castor oil may have humectant properties, which means that it can draw moisture from the air into the skin, keeping the skin hydrated.
Cleansing: The triglycerides found in castor oil are also helpful in removing dirt from the skin.
Stimulates hair growth
Castor oil carries ricinoleic acid, omega-6 and essential fatty acids, which accelerate blood circulation to the scalp and increase hair growth.
Nourishes scalp and roots
Rich in protein, minerals and vitamin E, castor oil also helps fortify hair and nourish the scalp, restoring shine and texture.
Prevents premature graying
The humectant qualities of castor oil enables your hair to retain the required moisture, which helps prevent hair from losing more pigment.
Reduces frizz and split ends
Castor oil fills the damaged gaps of keratin in the hair shaft and increases its tonsils strength, making it less prone to splitting and breakage.
HOW TO USE FOR HAIR
Apply a few drops and massage into hair ends for shine, frizz control and hydration.
As a mask treatment, apply a generous amount to clean, dry hair and leave in overnight; then rinse or wash out gently with regular shampoo.
For hair growth and scalp care, use dropper to apply oil directly onto scalp and massage gently. Leave in overnight then rinse or wash out with care.
Can be used daily. Use at least 2-3 times a week and less frequently as hair’s health returns. Keep in mind Castor Oil is thicker than most oils and may be harder to rinse out.
Castor Oil for Eyelashes
if you want thicker glossier eyelashes, consider applying the oil with a clean mascara brush before bed.
Traditional usage is also to apply under the eyes at night to reduce bags and puffiness. Ensure you have thoroughly cleansed away in the morning though, as makeup does not adhere to it well.
As an aside, legend has it that Cleopatra would apply castor oil to make her eyes whiter. Many people report sleeping better if they have massaged a little with some rose essential oil into their eyelids before bed, which may add weight to the legend.
Castor Oil for Eyebrows
Thicker, fuller, darker, softer. What’s not to love? Again though, apply at night to avoid looking like you are wearing an oil slick on your face.
Castor Oil for Beard Oils
Castor oil benefits are wonderful for beards, however, it is best used in a small concentration to nourish and soften the hair. Perhaps blend with something thinner and softer, argan oil perhaps?
For external use only.