Castor oil is the beauty secret weapon in skin and hair care. What the multi talent can do and what you have to keep in mind when using it – we will explain it to you!
What is castor oil?
Castor oil (Latin Ricing ole-um) is obtained from the seeds of the magic tree “Incurious Communism”. Castor oil is a member of the spurge family and beautifies native gardens due to its red-stained petals.
Castor blooms from August to October, the harvest takes place from October to November.
The seeds are peeled and cold pressed.
Cold-pressed castor oil is known for its high-quality ingredients and consists of about 90 percent crinoline acid, vitamin E (70 milligrams per 100 grams of oil!) And essential fatty acids .
The “castor oil” of Mae Vita is 100% pure cold pressed oil and has a transparent to yellowish color. The oil nourishes the skin, hair, eyelashes and eyebrows richly.
Castor oil: applications
Because of its diverse effect, castor oil is used primarily in the medical and cosmetic field:
- Help with constipation in the gastrointestinal area , digestive and laxative effects (natural laxative)
- Care and hydration for skin & hair , eyelashes, eyebrows and nails
- Treatment of skin problems (warts, age spots , scars, atopic dermatitis )
1. Castor oil for the skin
Effect: Cold-pressed castor oil has a high care value for the skin, moisturizes and is known for its antioxidant effect. It protects against environmental influences and thus against premature skin aging.
Not only does it affect the creation of new lines, it also boosts the production of collagen and reduces wrinkles. With regular use, it helps to fade age spots (pigmentation marks).
It also keeps scar tissue and extremely dry skin and flaky skin (eczema) beautifully supple. It is mainly due to the high crinoline acid content of the oil that skin problems can be alleviated.
More answers to the questions What helps with pigmentation? or What helps against scars? you can find here.
How to apply castor oil:
- Apply to the face and massage in circular motions.
- Ideally, let it work overnight.
- Wash the next morning with cold water. Nice side effect: The crinoline acid contained in castor oil combats bacteria that cause acne and provides an anti-inflammatory effect.
To treat age spots, apply the oil twice a day to the affected areas with a cotton pad, massage in and leave on for ten minutes. Only then apply the usual day or night care to the skin.
2. Castor oil for the hair
Effect: Also in the care of the hair, castor oil has established itself as a true all-rounder.
Whether pure or as an additive in shampoos or cures from the drugstore – the golden Elixir has many advantages. It provides dry, dull hair with intense moisture and gives shine and suppleness.
- At the same time it calms the irritated and sensitive scalp and also helps against dandruff.
- There are even more home remedies for dandruff .
How to apply castor oil:
- First wash the hair with a mild shampoo.
- Then rub a few drops of the oil in the palms depending on the hair length and massage into the scalp and hair.
- Let it work for two hours and rinse the hair thoroughly with a shampoo without sulfates and lukewarm water.
Alternatively you can let the oil soak overnight likewise a hair conditioner . Wrap the hair with foil and a towel and shampoo well in the morning.
3. Castor oil for eyelashes and eyebrows
Effect: You want beautiful, long and curved eyelashes? Thanks to the eyelash booster castor oil you can save expensive eyelash serums from now on. Likewise: With these unusual tricks your eyelashes grow faster .
Here’s how the castor oil application works:
- Carefully apply the oil with an eyelash brush.
- After a contact time of about two hours, remove with a tissue. Make sure that the oil does not get in the eyes.
In Conclusion: With castor oil even plucks eyebrows become well . It not only maintains the brows, but also demonstrably strengthens regrowing hairs.
4. Castor oil for the nails
Effect: The nourishing oil provides nail and nail bed with moisture and counteracts dry and torn cuticles.
How to apply castor oil:
- Massage the oil into the nail and cuticle.
- Let it soak for 20 minutes.
- Simply wipe off residue with a tissue or cotton pad, and you’re done! You have broken fingernails? That helps too.
5. Castor oil for digestion
Effect: For constipation in the gastrointestinal area, castor oil has proven to be a natural laxative because of its digestive and laxative effects.
Here is how the castor oil application works: If you suffer from constipation, you should take one to a maximum of two tablespoons of castor oil on an empty stomach.
If you do not want to drink the oil straight, you can also mix it with milk and some honey or Asynchronous if needed.
The laxative effect begins after about three to four hours. An alternative to oil is laxative in capsule form from the pharmacy or drugstore.
Castor oil should not be taken permanently, as otherwise a bowel sluggishness could be favored. You can read more home remedies for constipation here.
You want to know more about oil for skin and hair ?
Then have a look here. In addition to castor oil, Marsala oil now has absolute beauty potential.