Top 5 Benefits of Castor Oil & How to Use

Started off as a folk remedy from the olden days, castor oil has recently started to gain immense popularity among natural skincare oils for its great abundance of beauty benefits. Probably you’ve been wondering, what is this healthy oil craze about? Let us give you some quick facts on this.

What is Castor Oil?

Native to the Africa’s Ethiopian region & delicately cold-pressed from the plump castor beans of Ricinus communis, Castor oil carries a thick consistency with translucent yellow tint,  commonly used by Ancient Greek & Egyptian travelers as healing body ointments to improve growth & texture. The essence of castor oil contains a richly rare source of ricinoleic acid & natural vitamins beneficial for almost every part of the body including skin, hair, eyelashes & eyebrows, serving as an excellent oil for skincare.

What’s Castor Oil Used For?

As mentioned previously, there are tons of castor oil uses for the hair, skin or body. Let’s dive deeper into this age-old healthy elixir & discover the irresistible beauty benefits of castor oil:-

Castor oil for Hair Growth

Castor oil acts as a natural conditioner for the hair that intensely moisturizes from root to tip. With its nourishing capabilities, it helps to revitalize dry, damaged hair by strengthening the strands for improved flexibility & decrease breakage. Applying castor oil onto the scalp relieves dryness as well, reducing occurrences of flaking & dandruff.

Castor Oil for Skin

Rich in essential fatty acids known as ricinoleic acid, castor oil relieves dry or irritated skin by gently nourishing the complexion from constant loss of moisture. As the oil penetrates, it keeps your skin hydrated & plump, diminishing fine lines as well as wrinkles for a youthful radiance.

Castor Oil for Face

Castor oil contains potent anti-inflammatory attributes that bolsters your skin’s health by soothing inflamed & sensitive skin, reducing acne breakouts as well as restoring uneven skin tones for a healthier complexion. This oil is great for those who are seeking a natural, cost-effective remedy for their acne dilemmas.

Castor Oil for Eyelashes

Rich in naturally-occurring vitamins, castor oil is capable of strengthening & lengthen your eyelashes when applied regularly. As it moisturizes & refreshes, it helps the lashes to grow thicker, granting you with long lush beauty that immediately captures attention with a wink.

Castor Oil for Eyebrows

Did you also know that castor oil is effective for getting thicker eyebrows as well? Rich in phytonutrients, castor oil works its magic by nurturing your hair follicles & protects it from harmful environmental factors that might hinder its growth.

What is Gya Labs Castor Oil?

Gya Labs Castor Oil combines both natural ingredients from Mother Nature with our unique extraction techniques to harvest the raw benefits of greatest purity that you deserves.

Our Castor Oil is ethically sourced from the Ethiopia regions of Africa & cold-pressed from castor beans of Ricinus communis. Free from preservatives & parabens, its thick yet moisturizing texture nourishes your skin & promote lush eyelashes as well as thicker eyebrows for a renewed definition of tantalizing beauty.

How to use Gya Labs Castor Oil?

1. For Lush Eyelashes
    • Best to apply before bed. Make sure you’ve completely removed your makeup & your eyelashes are clean.
    • Drip 1-2 drops of Gya Labs Castor Oil on a clean cotton swab.
    • Carefully swab along the top of your lash line with the cotton swab. Be cautious of not allowing the oil going into your eyes. If it does, immediately rinse with water.
    • Wash off the castor oil in the morning with makeup remover.
    2. For Thicker Eyebrows
    • Best to use before bed. Protect your pillowcase with a towel to avoid the oil from staining.
    • Make sure you’ve completely removed your makeup & your eyelashes are clean.
    • Drip 1-2 drops of Gya Labs Castor Oil on a clean cotton swab.
    • Gently massage the castor oil into the eyebrows. Be cautious of not allowing the oil going into your eyes. If it does, immediately rinse with water.
    • Wash off the castor oil in the morning with cleanser.
    3. For Hair Growth
    • Wash & dry your hair thoroughly before starting the routine.
    • Apply a few drops of Gya Labs Castor Oil to your scalp & hair roots using your fingertips.
    • Cover your hair with a shower cap & wrap it with a towel.
    • Allow the oil to remain on your hair for at least 15 minutes or leave in overnight.
    • Remove the castor oil by washing your hair thoroughly with shampoo.
    • For best results, repeat every week for 1-2 months.
    4. For Skin & Face
    • Clean & tone your skin before starting the routine.
    • Pour a small amount of Gya Labs Castor Oil onto your palms & warm it up.
    • Gently massage onto the skin with circular motions.
    • Repeat the process every day. Best to use before sleep.

    As with all natural skincare products, we recommend you to do a patch test on your skin & wait at least 1 day for any potential allergy symptoms such as redness, itchiness or swelling. This process is to ensure that you are not allergic to Castor Oil before proceeding to use on more sensitive areas.

    Final Thoughts on Castor Oil

    All in all, the benefits that you reap from Castor Oil comes down how you choose a product. Only purchase pure castor oil that is not blended with other oils or additives which would not product your desired results. With Gya Labs Castor Oil, our promises of preservative-free & paraben free would be the greatest confidence for you to obtain your long-desired skin & beauty.

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    This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. The information contained herein is not a substitute for and should never be relied upon for professional medical advice. Always talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of any treatment.