Castor oil is extracted by pressing the seeds of a castor plant. It has been used in skin, hair, and overall healthcare for centuries.
Because of its’ anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, it may be the most widely-used ingredient in soaps, cosmetics, massage oils, textiles, and even medicines (though unless you’re looking, you wouldn’t realize it).
- Skin problems (acne, dry skin, sunburn, stretch marks)
- Fungal infections
- Yeast infections
- Wrinkles/Fine lines
- Fade Scars/Pigmentation
- Promotes Hair Growth
- Lymphatic System
Castor oil is a triglyceride of fatty acids. Almost 90 percent is ricinoleic acid, and from what I’ve read, ricinoleic acid is not found in any other substance – which is also thought to be why castor oil has such remarkable healing abilities.
*NOTE: Although castor oil can help with acne, it is a highly concentrated oil, so using too much can clog up pores. So, if using on the face, use sparingly! Also, always conduct allergy-testing and never ingest undiluted oils.
My favorite way of using is for spot-treatments of blemish scars and hyperpigmentation.
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