Castor oil has been used throughout the world for centuries for medicinal, cosmetic and industrial purposes. The vitamin and mineral-rich oil, cultivated from the seeds of the castor bean plant (Ricinus communis),is especially well-known for its beneficial effects on hair and skin health.
Ancient Egyptians first used castor oil as fuel in lamps and torches, although this primitive application soon expanded to include treatment for eye irritations and labor-aid for pregnant women. Castor oil contains an abundance of natural healing and revitalizing properties while simultaneously boasting a unique ability to the increase the body’s white blood cell count.
Castor oil clearly distinguishes itself from other popular carrier oils due to its ricinoleic acid content. This rare, highly prized fatty acid is linked to an impressive variety of healing benefits such as boosting immunity and increasing lymphatic system function. With regular application, these combined, multisystem benefits help improve circulation, aid detoxification processes and reduce inflammation.
High quality, steam-distilled castor oil features potent antimicrobial, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, making it ideal for relieving sunburns, treating topical infections and expediting wound healing and cell turnover. The ricinoleic acid, in particular, is a natural acne combatant—killing skin-clogging bacteria with deeply moisturizing effect.
With proper dilution and/or direct application, castor oil is well-tolerated by a variety of skin-types and gradually yields a glowing, naturally hydrated complexion. Castor oil’s thick, cosmetically and therapeutically rich texture makes it ideal for mixture with other carrier oils such as almond and coconut. In fact, some consider it to be the ultimate moisturizer. But the benefits don’t stop there:
Castor oil is not your ordinary carrier oil—it is the diamond in your crown, safe for application on a variety of hair types and devoid of the toxic chemicals and abrasive additives found in many commercially available shampoos and conditioners.
Disclaimer:This statement herein has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This product is not intended to diagnose, mitigate, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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