Updated: Oct 10
I never thought I would love Castor oil the way I do now because my first memory of it is not a good one. I remember my grandmother chasing after me to get me to swallow a spoonful of the awful stuff...just because. But my grandmother knew it was a miracle oil; she was way ahead of her time, but I had no way of knowing that. Now, after more and more research on it comes out, it seems there was a reason behind, what I thought, was her madness.
Castor oil has a long and fascinating history that spans thousands of years. This versatile oil has been used for a variety of purposes throughout history, but its origins can be traced back to ancient Egypt. Cleopatra was known to be a big fan of it, dousing herself with it daily. Castor oil is extracted from the seeds of the castor plant, which is native to Africa but is now grown in many parts of the world. In ancient times it was very expensive to extract the oil so only royalty and wealthy people could afford to use it.
Castor oil has been used as a laxative, a natural remedy for constipation (I think my grandmother's motive). But most importantly, Castor oil is often used in beauty products due to its moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties.
One of the most fascinating aspects of castor oil is its use in traditional medicine. In India, castor oil has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for various ailments, including skin disorders, digestive problems, and menstrual cramps.
Today, castor oil is still widely used for its therapeutic properties and is commonly used to treat skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, as well as to promote hair growth and reduce inflammation. With its long and storied history, castor oil is truly one of the most versatile and useful oils available today. Castor oil has been found to have numerous benefits for aging skin. Its high content of fatty acids and vitamin E makes it a powerful moisturizer that can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, its anti-inflammatory properties can help to soothe dry, irritated skin, while its antibacterial properties can help to prevent infections. Regular use of castor oil on the skin can also help to improve skin elasticity and promote a more youthful appearance.
And that's why it's one of the main ingredients in our serum. We are one of the only face serums that has Castor oil in their ingredient list! We love the effects of it on our skin.
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