Organic Castor Oil (Ricinus communis)
Castor Oil Organic 100ml
£5.50 – £11.95
For thousands of years, castor oil has been revered for its therapeutic properties. Hugely popular in hot cloth cleansing, castor oil is wonderful for drawing impurities from the skin, while softening and soothing it at the same time. A remarkably thick and sticky oil, castor oil is most usually used alongside another lighter oil such as sweet almond oil. Castor oil is a very unique oil and is almost 90 percent ricinoleic acid. Such a high concentration of this is unusual – its unsaturated fatty acid content is thought to be responsible for castor oil’s remarkable skin caring qualities.
An effective skin treatment
Castor oil can also be used on sensitive skin as a soothing facial cleanser. Castor oil is also a rejuvenating hair treatment, use it to promote healthy looking hair and adding lustre to your locks.
Cleansing and moisturising: Organic castor oil is one of the more astringent oils, meaning it is superb for facial cleansing. Castor oil softens and hydrates the skin promoting the production of elastin and collagen, helping to delay wrinkles and signs of ageing. A hugely popular oil for cleansing, castor oil is wonderful for drawing impurities from the skin, while softening and soothing it at the same time. Find out more about hot cloth facial cleansing here: http://www.akamuti.co.uk/the-oil-cleansing-method/
A remarkably thick and sticky oil, castor oil is most usually used alongside another lighter oil such as sweet almond oil. A general guideline is to blend one part castor oil with three parts sweet almond oil for cleansing. Castor oil used externally is very beneficial to soothing stubborn skin complaints and hair problems. Useful for brittle nails, castor oil will soften and strengthen the cuticles.
Castor oil has been used medicinally for thousands of years, most notably in India, China and Egypt. It has a place alongside olive oil and moringa oil for some of the earliest recorded oils used since ancient times.
Haircare: Massage some warm castor oil into your hair and scalp. Castor oil contains omega-6 fatty acids, so it will nourish your hair from root to tip. Castor oil is a great oil to combat dandruff and split ends. For an intensive treatment, massage the oil into your roots and then into the hair, all the way to the ends. Wrap up your hair in a towel and if possible, leave the oil in overnight. Shampoo thoroughly the next morning. You may find that castor oil is too thick by itself so mix 1 part castor oil with one part coconut oil or sweet almond oil. You will be well on the way to healthy, shiny hair.