Castor oil is a popular ingredient in the skin and haircare world because of its moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is manufactured in 17 countries that I am aware of, but produced and shipped worldwide by India. Castor oil, which is pressed from the seeds of the Castor bean plant, is rich in nutrients such as fatty acids, Vitamin E, and minerals like ricinoleic acid. Ricinoleic acid is responsible for castor oil’s analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. Keep reading for a free recipe!
Castor oil is a highly used ingredient in the haircare industry due to its moisturizing and conditioning properties. It can help improve overall hair strength, reduce breakage, and promote healthy hair growth. It's important to remember that castor oil is a heavy oil, it's best to use it sparingly or mix it with other oils for a lighter application.
How does Castor Oil benefit the skin? Castor oil has anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties that can help improve skin health. It also aids in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as promoting wound healing. This is a great oil fo those who suffer with conditions like eczema, I only know this because I suffer from this condition. None of what I told you is medical advice, always speak to a dermatologist/ your doctor if you suffer from a chronic condition. I am very familiar with this oil, and love its many benefits.
With all of those great benefits, castor oil is a great ingredient to add into your hair or skincare routine. Castor oil is great for removing makeup and is often used in cleansers because it attracts dirt very well. As with every new introduced ingredient, castor oil may cause skin irritation or allergic reactions in some individuals. Always do a patch test before using it on larger areas of the skin. Now go and glow up your hair or skin!
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Free Castor Oil Hair Mask Recipe
1/4 Tsp Cold Pressed Castor Oil
1/2 Tsp Carrier Oil of choice (eg. coconut, olive, sunflower, grapeseed oil)
Optional- 2 drops of essential oil (eg.thyme, tea tree, or peppermint oil)
1. To use, apply castor oil to your carrier oil and essential oil if added.
2. Using fingertips or a dropper, disperse into hair and scalp. Wrap your hair in a plastic cap and tie scarf on hair to secure plastic cap.
3. Leave it on for a few hours or overnight, and then wash it out with shampoo. Follow with your favorite conditioner! I reccommend usage once a month as a strenthening treatment.