For thousands of years, castor oil has been a staple in beauty cabinets everywhere. Extracted from the seeds of the Castor plant, Castor oil has many great applications in beauty routines.
Castor Oil is extracted by pressing the seeds of the castor plant and is considered a 'warm' oil - in that it does encourage circulation. It can help ease sore muscles when used as a massage oil. The Anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties of Castor Oil bring about many helpful health benefits like fighting common issues like Ring Worm or Athlete's Foot.
In beauty, however, Castor Oil has been making a "comeback" as a staple in many routines - and there are many reasons why...
We're big fans of Shiny Leaf Cold-pressed Castor OilBeauty Benefits of Castor Oil:
Shiny Leaf's castor oil is mild, well packaged and easy to use with no harsh scent.
Cold -pressed leaves more nutrients intact!
If you fight dandruff, castor oil can be a great benefit to you!
Remember: Dandruff is a common scalp disorder and it affects almost 50% of the population.
It is VERY NORMAL to deal with dandruff. We are here to help!
Dry dandruff (itchy, tiny white flakes), then try a mask of:
1 TBSP of Castor Oil
1 TBSP of Olive Oil
juice from 1/2 of a lemon
Oily dandruff (bigger, waxy looking flakes), then try a mask of:
1 TBSP Castor Oil
1 TBSP Honey
1 TBSP Aloe Vera Gel
Juice from 1/2 of a lemon
For either recipe, mix and apply to new growth (roots) of hair 20 - 30 minutes before you shampoo & condition as usual.
"I love Castor Oil as a scalp treatment," says Tiffany Grimes of Deep Ellum Hair Studio. "I put it on my scalp at night before bed and it really helps thicken my hair. When I do it every night, after a couple of weeks, I feel a difference."
No matter what your beauty need, there are many natural oils out there that can be of help. Be sure to talk with your stylist on natural solutions that you may be looking for.