castor oil is an antibacterial,anti-inflammatory , antioxidant vegetable oil and widely used in pharmaceutical &cosmetics industries.It is obtained by pressing the seeds of plant Ricinus communis. This plant is mainly cultivated in Brazil,China,India and Northern Europe .
castor oil is loaded with vitamin E, minerals and Ricnolic acid,which is an essential amino acid and great source of omega-6,omega-9 fatty acids.
here are some beauty benefits of castor oil for skin and hair;
Benefits for skin.
- castor oil is very thick in consistency so it can be used as face serum or night cream.Take 2 drops of castor oil and gently massage your face .
- Massage your face with 2-3 drops of castor oil daily before bed and get rid of dry and flaky skin.
- Daily face massage with castor oil also helps to improve skin texture,maintains skins elasticity and prevents wrinkles .
- Daily massage of tummy with castor oil during pregnancy will prevent Stretch marks.
- It helps to get rid of dark circles. Massage under eye area with castor oil every night to see fast results.
- The antibacterial & anti-inflammatory properties of caster oil makes it highly beneficial to fight against various skin infections like bacterial and fungal.
- Castor oil makes your nails strong and also helps to grow your nails fast. Just massage your cuticles with Castor oil.
- Gentle massage of lash lines and eye browse with a drop of Castor oil helps to grow your lashes and eyebrows.
- If u apply Castor oil in cracked heels it reduces the pain there and heals the cracks fast.
- It helps to get rid of dry and chapped lips during winters.
If anyone notice swelling. Rashes, itching and redness after using Castor oil on your skin it means you are allergic to it.
Benefits for hair.
Since castor oil is very thick in constancy so it better to mix it with almond oil, coconut oil or mustard oil or any other oil of your choice.
Here are some benefits for hair.
- Fatty acids present in Castor oil makes your hair strong from roots and prevent hair fall and breakage.
- Castor oil is a great moisturiser for dry and dull and curly hair. It makes your hair soft and shiny.
- After shampoo apply few drops of Castor oil in your damp split ends. It will locks moisture in your split ends and give your hair healthy look throughout the day.
- Promotes hair growth faster and
- It helps to get rid of various scalp infections because of its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties.
Health benefits : besides various beauty benefits Castor oil is also helpful for some health issues. So let’s get started with health benefits :
- In ancient times it was given to pregnant women to induce labour.
- One teaspoon of Castor oil helps to ease the bowl movements during constipation because of its laxative nature. Don’t consume in pregnancy it may causes miscarriage.