Focus on castor oil – your new secret beauty ingredient

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Castor oil is a secret passed down from our grandmother, we’ve tried it and it’s really good. We’ll tell you why you should use this product as part of our daily beauty routine.

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 flavour and smell.

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! However you’ll have to use it in the evening as it’s quite a sticky oil.

This is an ideal beauty product as it last for a long period of time. Castor oil is also cheap (about £8), which makes it an ideal beauty asset.

Uses 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 exfoliation, 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.

The bottom line

Not convinced castor oil is a great product to have home? It also has great health benefits! Indeed, people have used castor oil for thousands of years as a natural treatment for health issues such as constipation and accelerate wounds healing. So if you are searching for an affordable, multi-purpose asset to keep in your medicine cabinet, you might want to consider castor oil.

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Author: eloise
Date: 2 March 2019