✦ May support inflammation balance. Castor Oil contains 90% ricinoleic acid, a fatty acid that has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties via a reduction of substance P1.
✦ May support colon cleansing, constipation and better bowel movements. Oral Castor Oil is a well known laxative, however, a study done in an old age home compared Castor Oil Packs to conventional laxatives and they were shown to be just as effective for constipation, but without cramping and a harsh urgency to run to the bathroom2. Ricinoleic acid in Castor Oil has also been shown to support peristalsis of the smooth muscle of the digestive tract.
✦ May support microbiome balance. Research in periodontal medicine has shown that Castor Oil is one of the only natural substances that can breakdown biofilm, a protective layer made by bad bacteria to prevent us from killing it. Castor Oil has also been shown to kill Candida.
✦ May support better blood flow/circulation. Castor Oil has been shown to promote nitric oxide, an antioxidant that supports better blood flow and circulation. Nitric oxide has also been shown to kill Candida.
✦ May reduce the appearance of age spots and hyperpigmentation. In a study on rat lenses, Castor Oil was shown to help preserve glutathione, a powerhouse antioxidant that may have skin-lightening benefits for age spots and/or hyperpigmentation.
✦ Moisturizes and hydrates skin. Castor Oil is full of skin-loving nutrients including vitamin E, omegas and polyphenols. It’s extremely emollient and soothing for skin.
✦ Conditioning for hair and scalp. The fatty acids in Castor Oil have been shown to condition and moisturize hair follicles14.
✦ Restorative for nails. Because of Castor Oil’s emollient nature, it’s a great addition to your nail care routine for conditioning and softening cuticles.
✦ Thickens lashes and eyebrows. A study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Science found that castor oil improved the luster of hair, making it the perfect moisturizer for lashes and eyebrows.
✦ Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Since Castor Oil is a natural source of fatty acids and antioxidants, specifically ricinoleic acid, its moisturizing and free radical-fighting action may help to keep wrinkles at bay.
✦ All in one beauty regiment. Castor Oil is the one stop shop for beauty. Known for hydrating the skin, as well as supporting healthy looking hair, lash & brows. Use Castor Oil in your morning and evening routines as a face wash, makeup remover, or in DIY recipes for face masks and exfoliating scrubs.