Essential in our bathroom, castor oil is a great ally in our beauty routine. A real player in natural cosmetics , castor oil has many properties that we would never have suspected, but which will now change our lives.
Castor oil: what is it?
Castor oil , or castor oil as it is called after a poor translation of its English name ” castor oil “, is none other than an oil produced from castor bean. We find its seeds a tropical shrub called “common castor”. Pure castor oil is usually colorless and light yellow and is native to tropical Africa . If its oil directly extracted from the plant is a blessing , the seeds themselves are poisonous. The extraction of castor oil is a very meticulous operation , cold pressing on the seeds is essential to keep the ricinoleic acid., the component which gives it all its beneficial properties.
But why do we use castor oil?
Its power to grow our hairs in the blink of an eye is unquestionable. Castor oil is generally used in our daily life to grow our hair . For those who love beauty care, castor oil is also widely used to stimulate the growth of our eyelashes and eyebrows. It is a bit of our savior when our beautician has pulled out the excess hair and we find ourselves with a hole in the eyebrows or to take care of our eyelashes after an enhancement. This oil is also very popular with men. because it will stimulate the growth of their beard and therefore fill in the small holes that disturb.
How to use castor oil?
The classic use of castor oil is usually done through the mask . Mixed with other oils for hair care, it can be used weekly . Be careful, however, to rinse your mask well and not to leave any residue clogging your scalp. For eyelashes and eyebrows , we will favor pure castor oil that we will put in an empty mascara bottle. Remember to disinfect the brush after each use so as not to contract bacteria. If after our tips you decide to include castor oil in your skincare routine, be sure to rinse well and clean your face so as not to clog your pores. It would be a shame to spoil the benefits of miracle oil.
Natural make-up remover
Castor oil will now become your best friend for gently removing makeup from your skin and hydrating it. No more painful chemicals. Apply the oil to a clean cotton ball and wash your face. Do not rinse immediately to allow time for the oil to nourish your skin.
Fight against pigmentation spots
Castor oil contains a lot of omega-3 fatty acids. These acids are the ‘magic ingredient’ that helps reduce pigmentation spots on the skin. They penetrate into weakened areas and hydrate the skin, while stimulating the growth of healthy tissue.
Castor oil stimulates the production of collagen and elastin and therefore, daily care delays the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and makes your skin smoother and more supple.
The high Ricinoleic acid content in castor oil will naturally and effectively treat your acne. It will eliminate the bacteria that generate pimples and penetrate directly into your skin for in-depth action. Clean your skin well with hot water to open your pores, massage your face with circular movements to make the oil penetrate, leave on overnight and rinse with cold water in the early morning.
Promotes nail growth
Massaging your cuticles with castor oil before your manicure is a great way to help your nails grow. It will also strengthen them to say goodbye to nails that break easily.
Erases stretch marks
Reduce your stretch marks in a simple and effective way by applying castor oil directly to your skin and then massaging the chosen area. For optimal results, do not hesitate to massage yourself regularly.
Strengthens the immune system
Castor oil treatment stimulates your body’s defense mechanisms, which in turn strengthens your immune system. This treatment is prescribed by naturopathic doctors who use this oil to increase white blood cells.
Ringworm is a mild but persistent disease of the scalp caused by yeast infection. Castor oil contains undecylenic acid, a strong fungicide that kills fungi. For an effective treatment, leave a castor oil mask mixed with sweet almond oil overnight. Apply it with a cotton swab on the affected areas of the scalp and repeat this treatment until the ringworm has completely disappeared.
Moisturizes the skin
Castor oil is the ally of dry skin. Its high fatty acid content allows easy penetration into the skin. It is the natural and inexpensive solution to say goodbye to crocodile skin!