Castor oil: 6 essential properties for beauty and health

Even in ancient times, people widely used castor oil – both for medicinal purposes and in self-care. Which of its useful properties are relevant today and how it can be used – we tell you in our material.

Касторовое масло: 6 незаменимых свойств для красоты и здоровья

It is known for certain that castor oil began to be used in ancient Egypt, and the scope of application of this oil in those distant times was quite wide. Our ancestors took castor oil as a laxative and considered it one of the most powerful beauty tools.

Castor oil is produced from the fruits of castor oil – an unpretentious plant, which, moreover, is poisonous and is spread all over the globe. Nina Kolomiytseva, a certified specialist of the international yoga association Yoga alliance, comments on the main therapeutic and care properties of this popular remedy.

Касторовое масло: 6 незаменимых свойств для красоты и здоровья

Has a laxative effect

Castor oil helps to cope with short-term constipation. To do this, it is enough to take 1 tablespoon of the remedy before going to bed. Castor oil begins to act within a few hours and effectively cleanses the body of toxins and toxins accumulated in it.

Cleanses the intestines

With the help of castor oil, you can also do intestinal cleansing — for example, taking it in capsules (1-2 pcs. 3 times a day with meals for a month). Thus, you can have a delicate preventive effect on your digestive system, improving intestinal motility and ridding it and the whole body of everything superfluous.

Касторовое масло: 6 незаменимых свойств для красоты и здоровья

Moisturizes and nourishes the skin

Due to its beneficial properties, castor oil is an ingredient in a huge number of cosmetics, including face creams (castoroil), as well as therapeutic ointments (for example, Vishnevsky Ointments). It contains linoleic, oleic, ricinoleic and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Castor oil is an essential source of vitamin E. In its pure form, castor oil is sold in any pharmacy.

Strengthens eyelashes and hair

For cosmetic purposes, castor oil has long been used by girls to improve the growth of eyelashes and hair. To care for eyelashes, it is enough to apply oil to the upper eyelid, gently rub along the edge where the cilia grow, and leave overnight. Repeat the procedure up to three times a week for a month .

To improve the growth and condition of the hair, the oil should be rubbed into the scalp at night for a week, and in the morning washed off with water. With the help of castor oil, you can also make nourishing hair masks – apply it along the entire length and on the tips, put on a cap, and then insulate with a towel. Wash off the mask after 30-40 minutes of exposure.

Касторовое масло: 6 незаменимых свойств для красоты и здоровья

Masks and scrubs

Nourishing face masks based on castor oil are especially good in the cold season.  To do this, it is enough to apply castor oil to the previously cleansed skin of the face, after a few minutes, blot the excess with a napkin and leave it overnight.

With castor oil, you can make scrubs to cleanse the skin: add a few drops of castor oil to olive or coconut oil, a pinch of salt, and a delicate facial scrub is ready for use.

Castor oil perfectly copes with dry and roughened skin on the heels. Make a foot bath with salt for 20-30 minutes before going to bed, wipe your feet dry, apply castor oil on your heels, put on cotton socks and go to bed. Repeat the procedure if necessary.

Fights pigmentation

Castor oil helps to cope with pigmentation, skin neoplasms (such as papillomas and warts), but these problems should be solved in special medical institutions, since self-medication in this case can only lead to a deterioration of the situation.

Касторовое масло: 6 незаменимых свойств для красоты и здоровья

What else do you need to know about castor oil?

It can cause allergies, so before the first use, it is worth conducting a skin reaction test. Apply the oil to the wrist or elbow bend and leave for a maximum of an hour, then rinse. If you do not have irritation and redness of the skin, then you can use the oil as intended.

In addition, do not forget that castor oil is the best way to care for shoes, gloves, bags made of genuine leather. Apply the oil to the surface of the product and leave it until completely absorbed.

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