100% Natural Castor Oil - 60ml
Therapeutic indications: Castor oil lubricates and nourishes all skin types. Also suitable for hair, eyelashes and beards. Stimulates hair growth, strengthens and prevents hair loss, and because it is antibacterial and antifungal it acts to fight dandruff.
Ingredients: Ricinus Oil
Dosage and Administration: Place a few drops on the hands and spread on the desired area.
Precautions: Keep the container tightly closed, in a cool place and protected from light.
This vegetable is scientifically called Ricinus communis. Castor oil is also known as castor oil.
Castor oil has numerous healthy components, including fatty acids, the main one being ricinoleic acid, exclusive to this plant. It also contains oleic acid (omega 9 portion), linoleic acid and linolenic acid (omega 6 portion), palmitic acid and stearic acid, in addition to mineral salts and vitamin E.
It is said that this oil became popular over 3000 years ago by Egyptian women, who used it to moisturize their hair (Cleopatra has always been a wonderful beauty addict!).
Where does castor oil come from?
The castor oil plant is common in Africa and India. Its beans contain an oil that, through a compression process, allows the extraction of a specific compound. Rich in fatty acids, it cannot be ingested due to its high levels of ricinoleic acid, which is indigestible, even though it has been used as a laxative in the past. Among its components are, among others, fatty acids, the main being ricinoleic acid, exclusive to the plant, in addition to mineral salts and vitamin E.
Due to its very powerful composition, castor oil is multitasking and a darling of the beauty universe, and can be used from head to toe.
Discover all its potentialities:
Skin: With a few drops of soil, mixed with other oils or with your moisturizing cream, castor oil can be used to moisturize body and face and also to heal. Especially effective on dry skin, stretch marks and redness (as in scalds), ricinoleic acid is an ingredient rich in fatty acids with properties that help to minimize the loss of moisture in the skin. Because it is not very comedogenic (does not cause acne or skin lesions) and because it has an astringent effect, its use is also very associated with acne-prone skin, acting as an anti-inflammatory.
Combats acne and greasiness: Being a little comedogenic product, it becomes an ally in the fight against oily skin. This way, it does not cause acne or skin lesions. In addition, it also has an astringent effect, thus reducing bacterial proliferation, which is one of the causes of acne. And the best thing is that at the same time, it also moisturizes the skin.
Dry and aged skin: As previously mentioned, it is a natural moisturizer. Thus, it is efficient to treat dry skin. That's because the oil prevents the loss of water from this type of skin, keeping it hydrated, stronger and brighter. Consequently, it results in a skin with less wrinkles and aging marks.
Natural healing: Due to the presence of vitamin E, this oil also has strong healing power. Therefore, it can be an ally of people with reddish streaks.
Also, due to its high hydrating power, it is also a good after-sun cosmetic, especially after sunburn. But remember: always mix with some cream and never apply directly to the skin.
How to use castor oil on the skin? According to experts, it is not recommended to use castor oil directly on the skin. Therefore, the recipe is the same as for hair: one tablespoon for every 200 mL of product. At the same time, it is worth mentioning that it is important to sanitize the skin before applying the oil to ensure its effect. Because its molecules are large, using warm water to open your pores helps your skin absorb better.
Nails: Dry cuticles? Just apply it regularly to the cuticle area and let it act for a while (1 hour seems to be ideal). And then you know: hydrated cuticles, protected nails, broken nails. Excellent product to contain in your home manicure kit. The oil moisturizes and creates a protective film, thus better protecting the nails and promoting better nail growth.
Eyebrows and eyelashes: Some people swear on their feet together that castor oil has increased the volume of their eyelashes or has given them fuller eyebrows. However, care is needed in handling it, due to its proximity to the eye area. Her fans use a clean eyelash mask brush to apply it to her eyelashes and let it work on her eyebrows all night.
Beard: As with hair, castor oil helps to moisturize facial hair and make it grow thicker and stronger. Ideally, you should massage your face with the product or add it to your moisturizing care. However, it will not give birth to hair anymore, so it does not serve to cover flaws, for example.
Makeup: Glossy effect on the eyes? We've all tried lip gloss or petroleum jelly, but the results leave a lot to be desired. Nathalie Billio, Brazilian makeup artist, is number 1 fan of castor oil to make our eyelids colorful and fresh.
Hair: Castor oil is famous for its benefits also for hair. With omegas 6 and 9 and vitamin E, it helps to make the hair thicker and hydrated and, by sealing the cuticles, it helps to improve the appearance of the hair, gives more volume. Since this fatty acid stimulates the scalp and hair follicles, and thus strengthens the hair. Thanks to its antifungal properties, it cleans the scalp and helps fight dandruff and excessive oiliness.
A recipe to use on your hair: Mix it with your moisturizing mask at bath time or use a few drops on the ends of your hair, as you do with your usual oil.
Hydration of hair strands: The same ingredients mentioned above also collaborate with the hydration of dry hair. They form a protective film under the wire, which prevents the loss of water to the environment.
Combating dandruff: Castor oil still has antifungal properties that cleanse the scalp. Thus, it is also effective in combating dandruff. This is usually caused by fungi. It also prevents the hair from drying out, which ends up preventing scaling of the scalp.
However, we emphasize that he alone is not able to solve this problem. So it should be just an ally to the treatments indicated by the dermatologist.
Excessive oiliness: Generally, they are bacteria and fungi that end up promoting the excessive production of oiliness by the sebaceous glands in the region. Therefore, the components of the oil help to fight these microorganisms.
However, it is not recommended to leave castor oil on the scalp for a long time. The ideal is to apply at the beginning of the bath and remove it completely with shampoo.
Recipe for hair oil: The infallible measure! Add one tablespoon of the oil to 200ml of conditioner or moisturizer. Apply the mixture during the bath, leaving for about a minute on the strands. Then rinse well, leaving no residue.
Meanwhile, the intake of castor oil may also have its contraindications, which are:
- For pregnant women;
- Lactating people;
- For children and patients who have symptoms compatible with intestinal obstruction;
- Inflammatory bowel diseases;
- Irritable bowel;
- Crohn's disease;
- Ulcerative colitis;
- Any other known or suspected intestinal disease.
- In addition, topical use may also not be considered safe for pregnant women, nursing mothers and children under 12 years of age. However, studies are still lacking to prove if it can cause effects in these groups.
- In short, it should not be applied to mucous membranes, such as the mouth, eyes and ears.
You can see in the next link How to Apply Castor Oil to Hair