I was introduced to Castor Oil (Ricinus communis) through a book: “The Oil That Heals” by William A. McGarey, MD & introducing the works/finding of Dr. Edgar Cayce. What I found of interest for me was the body’s acceptance of this oil in caring for an assortment of maladies. My focus for this post is for the wonderful gift this oil is to our skin & hair…without taking it internally….Ready ?
?Castor oil contains Vitamin E, protiens, & Omega 6 fats. It is known for its anti-bacterial properties, & is an elixir for beautiful hair & supple skin. It has a thick viscosity, so it takes a bit of getting use to, but worth the attention!
?Many beauty products strip needed oil from our skin which leads to a lack of moisture = inflamed skin triggering acne. The essential fatty acids in castor oil will help restore the skin’s natural moisture balance. One thing I do when using castor oil in my skin care products for my face is do a little steam to open pores to better equip my skin to absorb the oil.
?Wrinkles: Castor oil can penetrate into the skin and boost the production of collagen to soften/hydrate the skin. This rejuvenation make the skin softer/smoother. Just apply a drop or two over the wrinkled area & leave on overnight.
?Dry Skin: Castor oil has been found to benefit those with Atopic Dermatitis (a dry disease that’s is on the rise due to climate change & increased pollution). Especially in winter months will this oil be a beautiful gift to your skin as it is a natural humectant to lock in moisture!
?Hair: Castor oil will enrich your SCALP. The ricinoleic acid & omega-6 fatty acids will help increase blood circulation when massaged into scalp & improve hair growth…also of interest is that if you have lost hair but still have the hair follicles, castor oil is capturing interest due to the ability to nourish & stimulate hair growth! Also, in my book “Essential Oils 101” I share how the essential oil Rosemary will clarify hair; Lavender can support moisture in hair, Tea Tree can help with dandruff; Ginger, Cinnamon, Peppermint, & Sage have shown to be supportive with stimulating hair growth. So, you can always add a few drops of these beauties in the castor oil to make a hair treatment.
This is a preview of the hand-blended products I introduce to the ladies during their “Spa-licious” evening…they ❤️ it.
Hugs, Love, & Patchouli ~~kymberly~~❣️