What do you think off when you think of Castor Oil? Midwifes, Grandma, old wives recipes? Well the surprise is Castor Oil is as amazing and effective as any of the ‘trendy’ oils doing their rounds today.
It has been around for three thousand years and its uses and benefits are many, but for now let’s talk about, skin!
Castor Oil comes from the castor seed, Riccinus Communis. It is extremely high in ricinoleic, which is a fatty acid known for its anti inflammatory properties and this is what is thought to give it its amazing healing benefits. It is also an excellent anti bacterial and helps to destroy harmful bacteria.
In a skin cleanser castor oil is fantastic as it combats any bacteria on the skin, preventing
breakouts and spots. The composition of the oil is such that it acts like a magnet to dirt, breaking it down and drawing it out off the pores. It penetrates the skin deeply, taking with it any other ingredients it is mixed with, nourishing and rejuvenating the skin, if used with heat, it goes deeper into the skin increasing its efficiency ( see our video on our home page). If used in a skin cleanser daily you will see astonishing results! One last important point! Make sure the cleansing oil you use is derived from seeds that are pesticide free and have been produced without chemicals!