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Castor Oil: What & Why

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).

Benefits/uses include:

  • Skin problems (acne, dry skin, sunburn, stretch marks)
  • Fungal infections
  • Yeast infections
  • Warts
  • Ringworm
  • Wrinkles/Fine lines
  • Fade Scars/Pigmentation
  • Antimicrobial
  • Promotes Hair Growth
  • Constipation
  • 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.

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*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.

As Always,

x. Heather

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