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Organic castor oil one of the main ingredients in our All you need is me balm
Every ingredient in our skincare range have been carefully selected and have a purpose. Castor oil with its miraculous benefits for skin is one of the main ingredients in All you need is me balm.
Everyone wants beautiful, healthy skin. Even if you think you don't care, you still want to look your best and have a healthy, glowing complexion. We all know that using the right types of skincare products is key to achieving our beauty goals, and castor oil is one product you should know about.
Castor oil has been used for centuries to treat a variety of skin conditions—everything from acne to wrinkles. This natural oil is known for its incredible healing properties, making it an excellent choice for those looking to improve the health and appearance of their skin. In this article, we'll take a look at the history of castor oil and how it can benefit your skin. We'll also provide tips on how to use it correctly so you can get the most out of this powerful skincare ingredient. So let's dive in!
The Long History and Origins of Castor Oil
Castor oil—also known as Palma Christi—is no newcomer to the world of skin care products. Its history dates back centuries, with evidence of its use found in ancient Egyptian tombs dating back to 4,000 B.C. What's more, evidence of its cultivation was discovered circa 500 B.C. in central Egypt! It was even found inside the tomb of Tutankhamen—one of Ancient Egypt's most famous historical figures!
Jamaican Black Castor Oil is also believed to be an old remedy, originating from Africa during the time of the slave trade (1740 to 1810). The original healers were African in origin and used this oil for healing and protection against skin disorders. Its magical healing properties were passed down through generations, which eventually made it a widely used product around the world.
Today, castor oil is still a popular choice for those looking for an organic and cost-effective way to take care of their skin. By taking a look at its intriguing past, it's easy to see why it has remained a staple in skincare rituals around the world for centuries!
The Unique Composition and Properties of Castor Oil
Castor oil is one of the most unusual natural oils out there-- but for skin care, it can be an absolute miracle worker. It contains beneficial compounds like ricinoleic acid, an unsaturated omega-9 fatty acid that is rarely found in other oils and has strong anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
But ricinoleic acid isn't the only fatty acid in castor oil, either. It also contains linoleic, oleic, stearic and palmitic acids—all wonderful ingredients for your skin.
What makes castor oil truly unique is its viscosity—it's more viscous than most other oils due to its high concentration of hydroxyl groups, meaning it takes longer to be absorbed by the skin and can eventually seal in moisture on the skin surface. This makes it great for dry skin types or those prone to irritation and inflammation.
How Castor Oil Works as an Anti-Inflammatory for Skin
Yes, castor oil has an impressive set of anti-inflammatory properties that make it so good for your skin.
The ricinoleic acid in castor oil is responsible for this, as it helps to reduce swelling and pain caused by chronic inflammation. It's also an antioxidant, meaning it can battle the free radicals that cause premature aging. In addition, castor oil is a natural moisturizer — so not only does it reduce inflammation but also helps keep skin hydrated and supple.
Soaking up Impurities
As mentioned, castor oil's antibacterial properties can help soak up impurities on your skin. This means that if you've got pimples or blemishes due to bacteria on the skin's surface, using castor oil can help reduce this. It's also a great remedy for treating fungal infections like athlete's foot and ringworm.
Healing Wounds Faster
Along with anti-inflammatory properties like reducing swelling and pain, castor oil is beneficial in healing wounds faster than other oils because of its unique composition of fatty acids. By applying it to wounds regularly, you're helping it heal quickly and reducing the risk of infection.
Put simply, if you're looking for a natural remedy for chronic inflammation or other skin issues like acne or fungal infections — then you should definitely give castor oil a try! It's powerful enough to heal skin conditions without any harsh chemicals — making it an excellent choice for all types of people with all types of skin.
Castor Oil as a Natural Moisturizer and Emollient
Another amazing benefit of castor oil is its ability to moisturize and heal the skin. As a fatty emollient, it helps keep the skin's barrier functioning properly, making it look and feel soft and healthy. It's rich in fatty acids and vitamins that nourish and moisturize the skin. It also has excellent emollient properties, which makes it a great choice for various types of skin.
Castor oil gets absorbed quickly into the skin, drawing moisture up from deeper layers and leaving your skin feeling hydrated all day long. You'll notice improved suppleness thanks to its nourishing benefits. It's especially great for dry, chapped and cracked skin as it helps to repair damage from environmental stressors like cold air or extreme temperatures. Not only that, but thanks to its antioxidants, castor oil also helps protect the skin against oxidative damage caused by free radicals.
Antimicrobial and Healing Benefits of Castor Oil
Did you know that castor oil can be used to treat some common health issues, as well as improve the condition of your skin? It's true, castor oil has powerful healing and antimicrobial properties that can help keep skin healthy.
Castor oil contains ricinoleic acid, which has strong antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, making it a great natural remedy for wound healing due to its antibacterial qualities. Ricinoleic acid helps reduce inflammation and promote circulation, which in turn helps heal blemishes faster.
Other than its antibacterial properties, castor oil has been used for centuries for its therapeutic benefits. Its anti-inflammatory properties make it an excellent choice for treating constipation, fungal infections, and arthritis pain. Furthermore, it helps balance the pH level of the skin and prevents dehydration, while its antioxidants help fight skin damage caused by free radicals—all these features make castor oil a great all-purpose skin care solution!
DIY Home Remedies and Recipes Using Castor Oil for Skin
Did you know that castor oil is great for more than just an addition to your massage oil? It can also be used to make DIY home remedies for skin.
Using a few ingredients, you can make amazing, natural treatments for your skin and hair right in the comfort of your own home. Here are some of our favorite recipes that use castor oil to improve the look and feel of your skin:
Create a nourishing face mask with castor oil by combining 1 teaspoon of castor oil with 1 teaspoon of oatmeal powder and ¼ teaspoon of honey. Mix all the ingredients together until it creates a paste then apply it to face for 10 minutes. Wash off with warm water and pat dry - this is great for soothing dry skin!
All you need is me balm with organic castor oil is a perfect night mask
Mix 2 teaspoons of sweet almond oil, ½ teaspoon of vitamin E, 8 drops of lavender essential oils, and 5 drops of tea tree essential oils into ⅛ cup of castor oil. Rub onto your body after showering or add a few drops into the bath water for extra moisturizing effects.
Castor oil is full of vitamins, minerals and proteins- making it perfect for making small batches of skin treatments at home!
With its countless medicinal properties, it’s no wonder why castor oil has been used for centuries. The oil works well as an anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, moisturizer, and nourishing oil, helping to reduce wrinkles and heal blemishes, soothe dry patches, and keep skin looking and feeling healthy.
Whether you’re looking for a home remedy for a skin issue or just want to add some nourishing benefits to your skincare routine, castor oil can be your ally. With plenty of choices on the market, it’s easy to find a formula that works for you.
So, whether you’re looking for a natural remedy for skin care or just want to bring some of nature's convenience to your beauty regime, castor oil is the perfect ingredient. The wonder oil might be an age-old remedy, but its miraculous benefits have stood the test of time.
Try our All you need is me balm with organic castor oil
Organic castor oil - hero ingredient in All you need is me balm
Castor oil provides so many benefits for our skin. Castor oil nourishes parched cracked skin, soothes red and inflamed skin. It makes skin soft and smooth for hours due to the content of moisturizing fatty acids . The fatty acids may also encourage the growth of healthy skin tissue.The versatile ingredient castor oil has antibacterial properties and antioxidants. The texture of All you need is me balm is a bit oily and sticky (like vaseline or 8 hour cream but organic and without petroleum/mineral oil) During the winter when my face sometimes gets really dry, I use it as an overnight mask on my face. The ingredients lets your skin breathe, so All you need is me balm won’t make your skin break out if you have acne prone skin .
Good news about deforestation
- Products that contribute to deforestation will no longer end up on shop shelves and plates in the EU. The legislation will cover everything from soy, palm oil, beef and coffee to wood products and rubber. Hopefully, the new law can put pressure on other countries to follow suit.
Nourish dry winter hands
If winter weather leaves your hands cracked and dry, especially if you wash your hands often, there are a few things you can do to soothe dry hands.
Use a mild soap for hand washing. Preferably natural or organic, without the harsh ingredient sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). An organic soap has milder sulfates that won’t dry your skin or harm the environment.
Apply hand cream after washing your hands. Use a natural organic one. The synthetic soaps are often based on mineral oils which come from petroleum. Not good for our skin or the planet. Body buddy lotion also works really well as a hand lotion.
Use an overnight hand mask. Apply an extra thick balm/ointment such as All you need is me balm on your hands which will nourish and work during the night when your skin is in repair mode. If you feel that it’s too sticky, use thin cotton gloves.
Save my dry winter skin
We need moisture for the skin barrier to perform well. Loss of moisture can result in skin flaking, show up as rough patches or redness and cracks. Dry skin may be itching, stinging and feel sensitive to the touch.
The All you need is me balm is perfect to use as an overnight mask. It locks in moisture while allowing skin to breathe. A family staple
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Glowing healthy skin naturally
It’s easy thinking that piling on all the makeup products in the world will help. To achieve natural radiance that makes your skin look healthy and flawless we need to treat our skin at its core and adopt good habits.
Always remove your makeup. Leaving it on clogs the pores which may cause blemishes. Your skin needs to breathe while it’s in repair mode. Double cleanse.
Apply sunscreen also in the winter that blocks UVA and UVB rays. A longtime exposure to the sun can cause wrinkles, age spots and more serious skin problems.
Eat fruits, vegetables, greens, protein and vitamins. Cut down on sugar
Exercise regularly to stimulate your blood circulation. If you don’t have time with anything else, take a brisk walk around the block. Notice the glow on your face.
Try to get at least 8 hours sleep
Make time for “me time” and try to avoid stress. Ever notice that you tend to break out more when you are stressed?
Do a facial massage when you apply your cream. I mix Make my day cream with Face it serum. Making sure not to pull the skin.
Use gentle skincare products.
Use a face mask like Sea me mask twice a week. It really gives you a noticeable glow and is a true Cinderella mask. Packed with organic ingredients, chlorella and antioxidants that will really make a difference to your skin.
Remember beautiful skin is not a sprint it’s a marathon.
Reasons to choose organic skincare products
Some of the reasons you should choose organic skincare products. Not only are organic skincare products preferable for the environment as organic farming procedures are better, they are also beneficial to wildlife as well. These practices produce less dangerous waste from fertilizers and pesticides. Up to 100% of organic skincare products contain active ingredients. In synthetic skincare products, active ingredients usually only make up 5-10% of its contents. To further prove this point, natural ingredients work in synergy with each other and become more powerful together.