Originally from tropical Africa, castor oil comes from the plant of the same name, castor oil. Even though the castor seed is not consumed, the vegetable oil that is extracted is not toxic at all and has many beneficial properties for our skin, our hair, scalp, eyelashes and nails. Castor oil, which has been obtained during a first cold pressing, is preferred and thus has retained its therapeutic properties completely.
Castor oil to nourish the skin
Rich in fatty acids and vitamin E, castor oil helps moisturize and deeply nourish the skin by nourishing the dermis gently. Ideal for dry skin, it is also suitable for problem skin (herpes, burns, stretch marks, acne, eczema …).
We do not hesitate to apply castor oil on wrinkles, in small quantities, since it is very viscous, and that too much it may clog the pores, to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.
Method of use: massage a drop of castor oil under each eye to reduce the appearance of dark circles.
Castor oil to strengthen nails and hair
Rich in fatty acids, castor oil nourishes the scalp but not only. It makes hair, eyelashes and eyebrows shiny, more flexible, more dense and speeds up growth and regrowth. It is applied as a hair mask two to three times a week for one month.
After half an hour of laying under a hot towel, massage your scalp to stimulate hair growth, and you get a good shampoo. After the first month of treatment, the first results will be felt. Castor oil will have strengthened the hydrolipidic film that protects the hair fiber.
However, it is important to take a break every two months: the scalp is then avoided getting too used to this fat intake.
Castor oil is also very popular for strengthening nails. We do not hesitate to massage the nails with a few drops of this natural elixir once or twice a week.
Castor oil against the little ills of everyday life
Renowned for its healing properties, castor oil can be applied on a cloth and placed on the stomach to relieve stomach upset. The ideal is to add a heat source, using a hot water bottle for example. It can also be used in the joints to relieve pain of osteoarthritis and arthritis.
Applied locally, it even helps to soothe some pains such as insect bites, and helps treat eczema and flaking.
However, be careful not to consume it orally – or only under the guidance of a doctor – because castor oil is very famous for its laxative effects.