Organic Castor oil is a multi-purpose oil, for lengthening eyelashes, thickening eyebrows and promoting hair growth. Castor oil is used on the face for it's nourishing, hydrating, softening and cleansing properties.
Organicules' Organic Castor oil is derived from the organically grown seeds of the castor plant. The seeds are cold-pressed to produce a pale yellow, thick viscous liquid. Castor oil is absorbed very slowly by the skin, so a little goes a long way and it is best applied at night.
Castor Oil for eyelashes, eyebrows and hair loss
Castor oil has traditionally been used as part of hair treatments for hair loss and to lengthen eyelashes and thicken eyebrows. The major component of Castor oil; Ricinoleic acid is known for its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties which helps to prevent hair loss, whilst the high levels of Omega oils help to strengthen the hair follicle. Castor Oil contains vital nutrients such as vitamin E, omega-9 and omega-6 fatty acids, which give it unique moisturizing properties that are ideal in maintaining healthy hair. Castor oil is a key ingredient in our shampoo bar for dry hair. Castor oil is also used to help prevent split ends and thinning hair.
Castor Oil for the Face
Castor oil is absorbed slowly by the skin but penetrates deep into the skin layers and helps to stimulate the production of Collagen and Elastin. Both Collagen and Elastin soften and hydrate the skin, which can delay the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Castor Oil is rich in Ricinoleic acid, a fatty acid which is unique to castor oil and not present in any other plant oil. In scientific studies ricinoleic acid has been shown to fight the bacteria which causes Acne. Castor oil penetrates deep into the skin layers and draws impurities and dirt. In recent years, Castor oil has become popular as an oil cleanser for acne prone skin.
For wrinkles and fine lines, apply a few drops to the skin at night to produce a fine film to help with wrinkles and anti-ageing. Castor oil is so rich, that a very little goes a long way.
To use castor oil as a face cleanser (oil cleansing method) apply a thin film to the face and massage into the skin. Apply a warm damp face cloth and leave for 20-30 seconds before wiping to remove oil and dirt. Repeat to remove any oily residue.
Other uses for castor oil
- Castor oil can be applied directly to dry cracked skin, such as heels, hands and parched lips, to soften the skin.
- Castor oil can be used as a gentle eye make up remover.
- To help remove thorns, dampen a cotton wool ball with castor oil and secure over the area with a bandage, leave overnight to soften the skin and bring the thorn to the surface
Ingredients: Organic Castor (Ricinus Communis) Seed Oil.
Organicules is a small, start up natural skin care business where everything is handmade by founder Susan in small batches in her artisan studio in West Cork. Inspired by the beauty of her natural surroundings Susan only uses natural, organic and vegan ingredients in Organicules products. That also means no aluminium, parabens, sulfates, silicones, artificial colours, artificial fragrances or palm oil. We love Susan’s zero waste philosophy with no plastic, microbeads or silicones in any product and gorgeous packaging that's either compostable, recyclable or reusable.