Surprising Facts About Castor Oil

One of the things I enjoy about skin care blogging is having the opportunity to learn so many different things that otherwise I wouldn’t be able to learn. Let me give you an example.

One month ago, while looking for skin care products in a health store I saw a bottle of castor oil on a shelf. The only thing I knew up to then about Castor oil was that it nourishes eye lashes but on the bottle’s label it said that is good for eye wrinkles, too.

Ahaa.. so naturally I could not resist but buy one bottle.

Back home, when I opened it, I was positively surprised. Its texture was thick and it looked like no other natural oil I have used before.

The next day, I would try it on my face and eyes and I would be truly amazed with its really quick results in softening my forehead wrinkles and fine lines and making my skin incredibly soft as well as deeply moisturized.

But apart from this amazing discovery, I had to find out more about Castor oil. So, I started with Wikipedia and I was really amazed (once more) with the information I got but, to tell you the truth, part of this information was unexpectedly unpleasant. Let me explain.

I read, for example, that because of Castor Oil’s laxative properties, it was used as a torturing method by the Spanish Nationalists, led by Francisco Franco, during the Spanish Civil War but was given also to patients in hospitals to make them worse because nobody would suspect that a natural oil could be responsible for diarrhea and some other negative side effects.

These were some facts that I could never have imagined about a natural oil. Another thing I read was that if women who are close to giving birth to their baby take castor oil internally, their labor can be  accelerated.

Of course, I found out other facts about Castor oil relating to skin care which I compared with my own experience using organic castor oil on my skin, so when I wrote a review about the best organic castor oils, I was glad to see how many people were thrilled at castor oil’s benefits for skin.

There were also a lot who are using it as an anti inflammatory with great results. After that, I have recommended it as a natural anti inflammatory alternative to my mother for her neck pain and waiting to see what the results will be.

But beware! Castor oil is only suitable for topical application to the skin. Never take castor oil internally.