Castor Oil Uses | Deluxe Botanicals
Just recently I wrote a post on how I grow my hair and retain length with organic castor oil and rose hip oil. The combination of these two oils are amazing for stimulating hair growth and retaining moisture.
I alternate between Jamaican black castor oil and a clear castor oil. Both produce the same benefits for my hair.
My latest clear castor oil of choice has been the Deluxe Botanicals 100% Pure Castor Oil. This castor oil is excellent for hair growth and skin care.
The Deluxe Botanicals brand has received rave reviews all over the internet. I have been using their organic jojoba oil for several weeks and the quality of their oil is excellent.
When I was given the opportunity to use their organic castor oil in exchange for my honest review, I leaped at the chance. I’m already a lover of their brand and castor oil is very much a part of my daily beauty routine. To give a fair review of Deluxe Botanical’s organic castor oil, I omitted adding any other carrier or essential oils.
There are many castor oil uses for the hair and skin. Let’s take a look at a few.
Castor Oil Defined
Castor oil is a thicker, clear in color, carrier oil. Castor oil is extracted from the castor bean and is actually pale yellow before filtered. When shopping for castor oil look for cold-pressed, organic castor oil to gain maximum benefits.
Castor oil has antibacterial properties and nutrients like vitamin E. According to “The Health Site”, the ricinoleic acid and omega-6 essential fatty acids in castor oil accelerate blood circulation to the scalp. This stimulates hair growth and hair growth is one of the most popular castor oil uses.
Castor Oil Uses for Hair Growth
I always test a new oil on a small portion of my scalp to make sure it will not itch or irritate my skin. The Deluxe Botanical’s castor oil was soothing and did not have a fragrance. So far, so good.
I massaged the castor oil on my scalp about three nights per week. It stimulates blood circulation and relieves my dry scalp.
As I’ve mentioned before, my normal hair growth rate averages ¼” per month. When applying castor oil consistently, my monthly rate doubled.
Since castor oil is thick, you can thin the oil by mixing it with a lighter carrier oil like almond or jojoba.
Before washing my hair I massage a fair amount of castor oil on my scalp for 5 to 7 minutes. Often I’ll heat up the castor oil for a hot oil treatment at the same time. I leave the oil on my hair and scalp for an additional 20 minutes and then proceed to shampoo.
Using Deluxe Botanicals castor oil as a pre-wash treatment is especially beneficial when using a shampoo with sulfates. It helps the hair retain moisture and softness.
Castor oil has also been known to regrow hair when applied to balding spots and even thicken eyebrows!
Castor Oil Uses for Oil Cleansing
I just recently started oil cleansing with jojoba oil and I love it! I never thought I would use an oil to cleanse my face because I have combination (oily and dry) skin.
Since Deluxe Botanicals is great for hair growth and skin, I switched from using jojoba oil to castor oil for oil cleansing. I found the results to be the same. This is a plus since castor oil tends to be less expensive than jojoba oil.
Castor oil brightens my skin and makes my face incredibly soft. Castor oil fights against wrinkles and signs of aging. And to my surprise the oily sections of my face are not more oily. In fact the castor oil (when rinsed and wiped away) seems to remove the oil build up from my skin.
I opt to oil cleanse at night. I massage castor oil on my face, leave for 5 to 10 minutes and rinse with warm water. Sometimes I opt to rinse with soapy water. In the morning I use a favorite facial cleanser and serum.
The Deluxe Botanicals Brand
You can find Deluxe Botanical’s oils on Amazon. It is 100% pure, unrefined, cold pressed castor oil. You can currently purchase a 4 ounce dark glass bottle of oil (with dropper) for $13.97. There are a myriad of other castor oil uses and I am excited to continue to test them and share them with you!
What are your favorite castor oil uses? Share them in the comments!
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