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  • Sat,06 2021

Carrier Oils – Castor Oil

This unwanted weed became a staple when it comes to healthy skin, hair and body. Native to Mediterranean region, Castor oil started it’s journey as an unwanted weed, until Edgar Casey decided to educate the world about the numerous health benefits castor plant has to offer. Popularly known as “Palma Christi,” or “Hand of Christ”, Castor oil has been used by various civilisations to treat different ailments. Today, Castor finds it place in the beauty products, especially hair products.

Hydrate dry skin

Castor Oil locks the moisture and promotes hydration the skin, making it a natural alternative to over-the-shelf moisturizers. Castor oil is a well-known remedy for treating dry, inflamed, irritated skin. The antimicrobial properties of this oil help to combat acne and promotes a radiant skin. Castor oil helps to reduce the appearance of aging, such as premature wrinkles and fine lines. As a cleansing agent, it purges dirt, sweat and excess sebum, keeping the skin fresh and oil-free.

Deeply moisturised healthy hair

Dry and Damaged hair…Use castor oil for an intense moisturising experience. The moisturizing properties of castor oil prevents the scalp from drying and thereby reduces dandruff. Castor Oil lubricates the hair shaft, increasing flexibility and decreasing the chance of breakage. The ricinoleic acid in the oil boosts growth of thicker, longer and stronger hair.

Healthy body

Castor Oil is best known as a simulant laxative, it is administered to relieve temporary constipation. It increases the movement of the muscles that push material through the intestines, helping clear the bowels. Effective in healing wounds, castor oil promotes tissue growth to create a barrier between the wound and the environment, thus reducing the chances of infection. The anti-inflammatory properties of castor oil helps relieve pain and swelling.