Maybe I am the last to know this, but when I think of castor oil, I think of a laxative.*G*
Who knew all of Castor Oils many beauty benefits!!!
For example, did you know caster oil mixed with sunflower or olive oil, cleans your face better then any mainstream product. Whether you are suffering from Acne, blackheads or whiteheads, Castor oil does the trick!
Here are a few combinations to try.
- Oily Skin: 30% Castor Oil to 70% Sunflower Seed Oil*.
- Balanced Skin: 20% Castor Oil to 80% Sunflower Seed Oil*.
- Dry Skin: 10% Castor Oil to 90% Sunflower Seed Oil*.
- Take a generous coin-sized dollop of oil into your palms.
- Rub palms together, to warm up the oil.
- Smooth over face, and massage into skin. Use slow, firm strokes and take time with problem areas.
- Take a soft washcloth or towel, and wet it with warm water.
- Steam your face by holding the washcloth over it until it cools.
- Wipe your skin, then rinse the washcloth with warm water. Repeat twice.
- If your skin feels tight, take a small amount of your oil blend and massage it into your skin.
Whole read at: Oil Cleansing Method site.
“Do not be afraid of applying oil to your face. Oil, alone, will not bring you blemishes. Pimples, cysts, zits, blackheads, whiteheads…these are a result of several different factors including hormones, bacteria, dead skin cells and the buildup of these factors. Your skin naturally produces oil because it needs it. It is not a malicious force to be reckoned with.”
You can find out more about oil cleansing at the beauty bottle website.
Castor oil also makes your eyelashes grow thicker and darker when applies to the lashs nightly. In a couple weeks, you will notice that you do not need to wear mascara any more!
Castor oil also opens your hair folicles and makes your hair grow longer and stronger.
So,What is Castor Oil? You may be wondering..
Castor Oil is a very pale yellow liquid that is extracted from castor seeds. It is an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant oil which has been used for centuries for its therapeutic and medicinal benefits. It is believed that most of castor oil’s benefits are derived from its high concentration of unsaturated fatty acids. Although it has a strong and rather unpleasant taste, castor oil is used in cosmetics, soaps, textiles, medicines, massage oils and many other everyday products.
What are more of the Benefits of Castor Oil?
Castor Oil has been used both internally and externally for many years due to its many wonderful health benefits. Since it can strengthen the immune system, castor oil is considered a great remedy to treat the following major illnesses and ailments:
Pain from Arthritis and Rheumatism
Castor Oil is also used to induce labour, of course pregnant women should always consult a doctor before using it.
Arthritis Natural Remedy
The anti-inflammatory properties of Castor Oil make it an excellent massage oil for relieving arthritic joints, nerve inflammations, and sore muscles.
Make a small pad by folding a small piece of unbleached cotton flannelette into 3 or 4 layers.
Dip the cotton pad into Castor Oil and place it on to the affected joint or muscle.
Cover the pad with a plastic wrap.
Place a hot water bottle or heating pad over the plastic wrapped cotton pad. The plastic wrap will prevent the water bottle or heating pad from getting oily.
Leave the cotton pad on for 45 minutes to an hour, once per day.
This Castor Oil pack can be reused. Simply place it into a plastic ziplock bag and refrigerate it until it is ready to be used again. It can be refrigerated in a ziplock bag.
Castor Oil for skin infections and other skin problems such as sunburn, abrasions, acne, dry skin, boils, warts, stretch marks, liver/age spots, athletes foot and chronic itching and inflamed skin.
Dip a cotton ball into Castor oil and apply it onto the affected skin in the morning and at night.
For stubborn fungal infections that affect the skin or nails, it is recommended to soak the affected skin in Epsom Salt for 10-15 minutes to soften and disinfect the skin before applying Castor Oil. This can help speed up the healing process.
The anti-bacterial components of castor oil have been found to be effective against styes (oil gland infections on the eyelid). Simply apply a very small drop of castor oil directly onto the stye 2 or 3 times per day.
Castor oil is a natural emollient that penetrates the skin and helps stimulate the production of collagen and elastin which can soften and hydrate the skin. Therefore, castor oil is a wonderful natural treatment for wrinkles since it restores and rejuvenates skin’s natural youthful appearance by making skin smoother. Dip a small cotton ball into Castor oil and apply it on wrinkled skin before going to bed.
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