I wish I could say that somebody introduced me to this beauty “stuff” long ago, but that didn’t happen. I just became a psycho about using truly natural, organic products in and on my body. I know there are those of you who will roll your eyes, but there are also those of you whose interest I have just peaked, making you want to know a little bit more about what I have to say.
I began doing research, mostly this year, on essential oils that can replace my store bought beauty products. Working a few jobs and building a business, there isn’t much left over wiggle room when it comes to my wallet, so I thought why not try to save a little and go the Au Natural root. I love being naked anyways. Hopefully, I still have your attention.
As you have probably read, my favorite essential oils for your face, body, and hair, I had mentioned briefly, one of my favorites Castor Oil. Since there are so many benefits to using this super thick, rich, and interesting smelling oil, I thought I would elaborate.
So, what is Castor Oil?
It’s a vegetable oil made from the Castor seed plant (look for Ricinus Communis on the ingredients label). It’s prevalent in Africa and India and has been famous for its anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties.
How do you use this stuff?
Don’t be afraid of its thickness, it won’t clog your pores. It will actually clear them while moisturizing. When you apply castor oil to your skin, it penetrates to the deepest layer and stimulates collagen production. Helllooooo! Younger looking skin? Youthful glow? Prevent fine lines and wrinkles? K!
I like to apply all over my face before I got to bed. Around the eyes, over the smile lines, across the chin and forehead. Leave it on overnight and do your normal face rinse in the morning.
Note: When using on my face, I like to mix it with a less thick oil like Jojoba Oil.
Castor oil actually extracts dirt, viruses, and bacteria from your skin. You can soak a cotton ball and apply the castor oil to the affected area, or use the same method mentioned above, and put that sticky stuff all over your face. Leave overnight. Rinse.
Although it doesn’t happen overnight, used consistently, castor oil can drastically reduce those dark marks on your skin. The abundance of fatty acids found in this oil, get inside of the scar tissue, and plump up the skin in and around the area. Over time, you will see the difference!
Once again, the fatty acids come to your rescue. The plump up the skin, push the pigmentation out, and help with cell turnover, nourishing the affected area. It may not work quite as fast as hydroquinone, but is a great natural alternative!
Stretch Mark Eraser
Rub this stuff all over those marks. Poof!
Castor oil is the perfect rememdy to make your locks grow. Whether it’s on top of your head, your brows, or your eyelashes, adding this to your beauty regimine will make a worlds difference. with a cotton swap, apply the castor oil to your eye brows and lashes, or with a clean eye lash brush.
Create a hair mask with castor oil, coconut oil, and rosemary oil, leave on for an hour and rinse out
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