Castor Oil for Skincare

All you have to do is watch an old movie to see the significance of castor oil. Luckily, you don’t have to drink it for its healing benefits. A natural source oil from certified organic castor beans, the thickness of the oil actually helps form a protective layer for the skin.

Castor oil actually had several other uses before it became a treasured beauty oil. Its high viscosity is actually a lubricating property — ever heard of Castrol — it’s castor oil as a car lubricant! It’s infamous as a laxative, too, but that’s enough about that. Honestly, this old-fashioned oil deserves a place in every beauty regimen.

It can be used to moisturize dry skin. Being highly viscous, the oil stays put, and penetrates deep into the skin tissue and nourishes it with fatty acids. Many pricey commercial moisturizers contain castor oil, but you can get all its benefits from direct application.

Applying just castor oil to the eyelashes every night with a mascara brush can give you thicker and darker eyelashes over a period of time. It can also be used to enhance the natural darkness of your hair and make it look rich and thick. This oil is a humectant, locking in moisture. When applied on the hair, it preserves the moisture in the hair shaft and makes each strand thicker and darker.

Best Uses:

  • Hair Oil for Fine, Thinning Hair

  • Oil for Eyelashes

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These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. The benefits of skincare oils will vary greatly depending on the quality of the oil.