If you’re already a fan of castor oil, you’re probably using it on your brows, lashes, and hair. No wonder — it’s super nourishing and hydrating and can really help if you fell into the whole “overplucking your eyebrows” thing in the ’90s. So definitely don’t stop doing what you’re doing BUT, did you know that castor oil is also really beneficial for your skin as well? People have been using this rich oil for thousands of years for good reasons. Here are our top arguments on why you should probably buy the biggest bottle of castor oil we stock and use it all over your whole body. Namaste.
As a moisturizer
Castor oil is rich in ricinoleic acid, which is a monounsaturated fatty acid. These kinds of fatty acids act as a humectant by retaining moisture wherever it’s applied. This makes for an effective way to lock in moisture and hydrate skin.
As a lip balm
Because castor oil soothes and softens skin while trapping moisture in, it makes it a really great lip balm. Especially during changing seasons, your lips might require something a little more intense than your usual go-to. Castor oil is your chapped or cracked lips’ new best friend. Our Lavender Castor Oil adds a lovely relaxing scent.
As a dry skin treatment
We all know those places that can dry out fast depending on the season — we’re talking elbows, knees, and heels. Rub a dime-size amount of Black Castor Oil into any area that feels extra dry for a deep nourishing treatment. For your feet, cover them with castor then slip on some socks for an overnight foot mask.
As a manicure essential
Before you head to the salon or get going on your own DIY manicure, rub a little castor oil into your cuticles to help soften and hydrate them. Your manicure will last longer because it’s been done on a smoother, more moisturized surface.