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It was a kind of magical oil. The bottle in the kitchen shelf corner seemed to contain solutions to almost anything – ache in the stomach, a rash on the face, heartburn after a heavy lunch, a wrinkle here and a pimple there.
Castor oil was the home remedy for all such complaints. From constipation and hair fall to age-related beauty problems, it offered cure and relief without any side effects.
Extracted from castor seeds, this oil is considered an elixir for shiny hair and soft skin. It is rich in antioxidants, Vitamin E, proteins and Omega 6 & 9 that make your hair and skin beautiful and controls the ageing process.
In my eternal search to gain blemish-free skin and shiny long tresses, I think I must have tried umpteen products and methods. Regular massages? Oh yes.
Vegetable mixes as face packs? Definitely!
But the “home remedy shelf” always helped, especially the castor oil.
It is a natural moisturiser for both the skin and hair. No wonder several beauty products today have this oil on their ingredients list. For anyone looking for natural products for beauty care, a bottle or tube mentioning castor oil in its formulary holds a definite appeal.
With celebrities endorsing its benefits, castor oil has attained superstar status recently. Charlize Theron is a staunch admirer while well-known makeup artist Jami Svay has often mentioned how she uses castor oil for her hair, skin and eyelashes.
“Some benefits of using castor oil include increased gloss or shine of the hair, increased hair shaft flexibility by coating the hair shaft, and providing antimicrobial properties,” says Dr Nikki Hill, certified dermatologist and hair restoration expert in an Elle magazine article.
Soilscents uses castor oil in many of its products for the hair, face and lips. Like the jojoba scrub.
- SCRUB OF THE YEAR!
It contains Jojoba beads which offer highly effective exfoliation and are mild on the skin. And Castor oil! “Rich in ricinoleic acid, it helps in healing dry, chapped or damaged skin,” says the product description.
This scrub has a cocktail of other oils too – the highly effective Sunflower oil that softens and nourishes the skin deeply, Mandarin Essential Oil which reduces acne, brightens the skin, curbs oiliness and lessens scars and wrinkles, and Grapefruit Essential oil that has a soothing, uplifting aroma which lowers stress and inflammation and improves your mood.
What a wonderful wholesome blend of nature’s best for your face!
This scrub lends a radiant glow to your face as the profusion of Jojoba beads gently removes all the dead cells and toxins from the skin. What’s more, this exfoliating combination also works as a luscious face mask! It works well on normal to dry skin, lavishly polishing it and leaving the face soft and beautifully clean.
- BALM OF THE YEAR!
One for the lips! Try and see for yourself the magic of castor oil as it works with a combination of shea butter, cocoa butter, beeswax and a whole load of oils – castor oil, sweet almond oil, sunflower oil, carrot seed essential oil, blood orange essential oil. This lip balm also has marigold extract and Vitamin E to make your lips soft and subtly shiny.
So, thank the castor oil when you look in the mirror and see the change! You know, grandma was always right!
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