It seems as though oil is the solution to a lot of things. From ancient times, castor oil has been used as a remedy for skin woes and regulating the bowel. Extracted by being pressed from the seeds of the castor plant, castor oil is a common vegetable oil, which comes from mostly Africa or India. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties it’s making a comeback. The beauty world will be forever changed now that many brands have jumped on the castor oil bandwagon because of all the benefits it brings to the skin and hair. Besides its cosmetic benefits, castor oil has plenty of health benefits too!
Here are some of the many great things about castor oil:
Get longer hair
Yes, for those who have hair that grows like tomatoes, you’re going to be so glad to know that there’s now a solution. Castor oil promotes hair growth, and all you got to do is massage some onto your scalp. Before you know it, you’ll have longer and thicker hair!
For those with acne-prone skin, you might be a little skeptical. In fact most of you might shy away from the idea of using castor oil on your face but it can actually help with this particular type of skin woe. Just rinse your face with warm water and massage the oil onto your face. The ricinoleic acid that is in castor oil helps fight the bacteria which causes acne in the first place.
Moisturize the skin
Nothing is more unsightly than really dry skin, and someone said once that to fight dry skin, you must use oil instead of lotion. If you’re looking to apply on your face then just massage a few drops into your clean skin!
Cleans you out
If you’re suffering from constipation, all you have to do is consume some castor oil. The ricinoleic acid helps act as a natural laxative to “unclog” you.
Gives you beautiful hair
Believe it or not, castor oil does not only promote hair growth but it’s the answer to all your hair woes. Castor oil can treat dry and damaged hair by being used as a leave-in conditioner but use sparingly. Or you can even use it as a conditioner before washing it out with shampoo!