Find out the benefits of castor oil for your hair and skin
Castor oil is a secret passed down from our grandmother, we’ve tried it and it’s really good. Learn why you should use the product as part of our daily beauty routine (Even Charlize Theron admitted she’s a fan!)
What is castor oil?
Castor oil comes from the plant Ricinus communis, also called the castor oil plant. The castor beans (technically seeds) get pressed into a versatile, pale-yellow vegetable oil with a very distinct flavor and smell. Castor oil is cheap, which makes it an ideal beauty asset.
Castor oil has moisturizing benefits, it also provides a barrier on the skin and protects against moisture loss. For hair, it acts as a lubricant, coating and conditioning strands to improve smoothness and shine. Worth also mentioning that it fasten hair growth… good to know if your hair dresser has done a bad job!
You’ll have to use it in the evening as it’s quite a sticky oil.
Benefits of castor oil
1. Boost your brows and lashes.
Applying a little bit of castor oil daily can help nurture and grow your eyelashes and eyebrows. Our tip: buy empty mascara bottles on Amazon and fill them with castor oil to brush it on your lashes at night.
2. Get shiny, healthy hair.
Put castor oil onto your hair ends two to three times a week to prevent breakage.
3. Tame flyaways.
Smooth out your hairstyle by using a little bit of castor oil along your hairline.
4. Moisturize rough skin.
After applying your moisturizer, rubs castor oil on your knees, elbows, and other dry patches to layer up and seal in moisture.
5. Condition your cuticles.
Use a cotton swab to dab a little on your nail beds for extra nourishment.
Where do I buy Castor oil?
There are lots of different castor oil brands, here is the one we use and we love it!
Also get your DYI castor oil application kit for eyebrow and lashes Click here