Castor oil essential for the skin
Praised for the beauty of the skin, hair, nails and even to combat some of the ills of everyday life, castor oil is one of those essential natural treasures to always keep at your fingertips.
Castor oil to nourish the skin
Rich in fatty acids and vitamin E, castor oil moisturizes and deeply nourishes the skin by plumping the dermis gently: ideal for dry skin, it is also suitable for problem skin (herpes, burns) , stretch marks, acne, eczema ...).
It does not hesitate to apply castor oil on wrinkles - in small quantities, since it is very viscous, and that too much it can clog the pores, to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.
The beauty trick: you massage a drop of castor oil under each eye to reduce the appearance of dark circles.
Castor oil to strengthen nails and hair
Rich in fatty acids, castor oil nourishes the scalp but not only. It makes hair, eyelashes and eyebrows shiny, more flexible, more dense and speeds up growth and regrowth. It is applied as a hair mask two to three a week for a month.
After half an hour of laying under a hot towel, massage your scalp to stimulate hair growth, and you get a good shampoo. After the first month of treatment, the first results will be felt: castor oil will have strengthened the hydrolipidic film that protects the hair fiber.
However, it is important to take one month break every two months: it is then avoided that the scalp gets too used to this intake of fat.
Castor oil is also very popular for strengthening nails. We do not hesitate to massage the nails with a few drops of this natural elixir once or twice a week.
Castor oil against the little ills of everyday life
Renowned for its healing properties, castor oil can be applied on a cloth and placed on the stomach to relieve stomach upset. The ideal is to add a source of heat, using a hot water bottle for example. It can also be used in joints to relieve pain of osteoarthritis and arthritis.
Applied locally, it even helps to soothe some pains such as insect bites, and helps treat eczema and flaking.
However, be careful not to consume it orally - or only under the guidance of a doctor - because castor oil is very famous for its laxative effects.