Castor Carrier Oil
- Product Code: CO-C05
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: £3.45
Castor Oil (Ricinus Communis) is obtained from the castor bean. It has been used on the skin and hair for thousands of years, starting from the Ancient Egyptians who believed that the product could improve the condition of their skin. Today, the oil is commonly used as an ingredient in many cosmetics.
This extraordinarily rich carrier oil can benefit almost any massage oil or moisturising cream blend with its high levels of Essential Fatty Acids 3, 6 and 9, Vitamin E, proteins and minerals. Its powerful range of nutrients help stimulate collagen and elastin production which increases skin tone and encourages a healthier, younger looking complexion. It is therefore excellent for mature, ageing, sun damaged or scarred skin.
Castor Oil is also rich in Ricinoleic Acid, a fatty acid that has powerful emollient and antimicrobial properties and helps restore the skin's pH balance. This can be particularly beneficial for dry skin problems and infections such as eczema, dermatitis, skin rashes and for fighting the bacteria that causes acne.
The oil's anti-inflammatory properties make it an excellent massage base for treating arthritic pain, inflammation and sore muscles, and it is also a wonderful conditioner for the hair and scalp - promoting healthy growth and soothing dry, itchy, flaky scalp problems including dandruff.
Castor oil holds a strong place in traditional Ayurvedic medicine, with castor oil packs being used as a highly effective therapy for a wide range of conditions including constipation, congestion, liver issues, skin disorders and inflammatory issues.
TIP: Castor oil is thick in consistency so is best used diluted.
SAFETY ADVICE: Castor oil is an eye irritant. Avoid contact with the eye area.
Dandruff Treatment Oil
Take 10ml Castor Carrier Oil and mix with 1 egg white and 1 tsp Glycerin. Add 3 drops of Tea Tree essential oil, 3 Myrtle and 1 Peppermint. Wet hair and massage into scalp. Leave for 5 minutes and rinse with warm water, then shampoo as normal. This oil works really well as a hair conditioner too.
Rich Moisturising Cream For Lined / Scarred Skin and Stretch Marks
100ml Moisturising Lotion, 30ml Castor Oil, 10ml Argan Oil, 25 drops Lavender essential oil, 10 Frankincense, 5 Benzoin, 5 Neroli and 5 Myrtle. Apply liberally after bath or shower.
Super Moisturising Bath Blend
15ml Bath & Shower Gel, 5ml Castor Oil, 4 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil, 4 Geranium, 2 drops Rose and 2 Neroli. Add after bath is run and swirl around to mix in. Take care as you get in and out as the bath will be slippery!