March 05, 2020
Castor oil is a type of vegetable oil that is derived by cold-pressing castor seeds and then heating it. Many of us probably correlate the name of this natural oil with the old-fashioned remedy for constipation, or as the trick for inducing labor. What you may not know, though, is that there are many castor oil benefits for the skin.
Is castor oil good for skin?
YES! Unlike the often synthetic and sometimes toxic ingredients found in many traditional skin care products, organic castor oil is a naturally derived product that can ward off a variety of skin concerns and keep your body’s barrier healthy.
Castor oil benefits for skin
The castor oil benefits for skin are many. Yet somehow between the ancient Egyptians and today’s recent trend of using castor oil for skin care, we lost touch with the power of this age old beauty secret.
Here are just a few of the many ways your skin can benefit from castor oil:
Cleansing. Castor oil is excellent at pulling and removing oils from the skin without stripping it of the natural oils, as many other foaming products might do.
Moisturizing. Not only does castor oil protect your body’s natural oil production but it can also help soothe and hydrate areas that have become dry or chapped. It’s especially great for lips that have become chapped from the sun, wind, or cold weather.
Battling bacteria. Castor oil is a natural defense line against pore-clogging bacteria for a clean, clear, and healthy complexion.
Fatty acids. Castor oil contains fatty acids that are essential for the healthy function of our skin’s natural barrier system against environmental stressors.
Simple, more natural skin care
Kari Gran makes natural skin care products with organic oils for glowing skin. You can also check out our organic skin care reference guide to learn more about the benefits of castor oil for skin care and other nourishing, beneficial natural ingredients.