Recently, we’ve been loving experimenting with essential oils. We’re also big fans of using ingredients you may have in your kitchen for beauty purpose. Castor oil is a vegetable oil obtained from the castor bean and is used in a lot of food flavorings and is also a natural laxative. But it’s got to be the best all-purpose beauty oil you can buy! Especially since it’s so expensive at about $5 at a local drug store.
Castor oil is a highly emollient oil that is naturally rich in antioxidants to heal both skin and hair. Here’s how you can use it (the first two are our favorites):
1. Add a light layer of castor oil to your eyelashes and eyebrows every night before bed to thicken them.
2. Warm a few tablespoons of castor oil in the microwave for just a few seconds. Apply the oil to wet hair to condition and cover with a bath cap, allowing the oil to set for at least 15 minutes before washing as normal.
3. Apply to your cuticles and nails. Castor oil penetrates deeply into the cuticles, softening them and preventing cracking.
4. Apply to rough elbows and feet to soften skin. Apply to feet at bedtime, cover with socks. In the morning, use a pumice stone to remove dead skin.
Pick it up today and let us know what you think of it!