Castor Oil and Soap Making
When Castor Oil is added to your soap oils in soap making, you will have a bar with wonderful lather.
Castor oil and soap making is a must for me when making shampoo bars and shaving soaps I make. It’s the perfect oil for both.
Castor Oil in Soap Making and Skin Care
This oil has amazing healing properties and can be used on your skin or in your hair.
It comes from the Castor Bean and has a pale yellow color, with very little scent and no known precautions.
Castor oil will act as a protective barrier to the skin; it will sit on the top of the skin as it is not absorbed quickly, making it perfect for harsh weather conditions.
It is often used as a massage oil and in hair conditioners.
Castor oil takes time to absorb into the skin, but once it does it penetrates deep into the skin.
Does Castor Oil Cure Acne
Castor oil contains Ricinoleic Acid which, helps to inhibit bacteria that is found in acne.
To treat acne with castor oil place a hot damp washcloth over your face to gently open the pores, then massage 1/2 tsp. of castor oil gently into the skin and leave it overnight.
If you repeat this procedure daily for 1 to 2 weeks you should see results.
Castor Oil Hair Treatment
Castor oil from head to toe, eyebrows and eyelashes, castor oil is said to thicken eyelashes and eyebrows, simply place a little over either before bed to leave on for the night.
Again, because of the anti-bacterial and anti-fungicidal properties of the Ricinoleic Acid, and the omega-9 fatty acids in this oil, it should help to regenerate hair growth over a few months.
Can scars be helped?
The abilities of this oil include the fact that it can repair of old scars.
Castor oil has the ability to breaks up external and internal scar tissue, and helps to prevents new scars from forming.
It penetrates deep into the skin, entering the skin layer by layer which is how it is able to break up scar tissue.
In healthy skin cells, it will detoxify, stimulate and the circulation in your skin.
For new scars, apply castor oil after surgery, cuts or wounds will minimize scar formation. This could be because of castor oil’s ability to increase our body’s lymphocytes or white blood cells, and regulate wound healing and scar formation.
When we are younger, our levels of lymphocytes are much higher and skin healed with way less scarring. Some store brand scar reductions such as Scar Zone and Scar Repairex contain castor oil.
Colds sores and shingles
Castor oil has been proven to boost the bodies lymphocytes, which help to fight viral infections such as cold sores and shingles. It can also help soothe the pain.
Castor oil has a shelf life of between 1 and 2 years, kept in a cool place out of sunlight.
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