Surprising Facts About Castor Oil
One of the things I enjoy about blogging is having the opportunity to find out really useful information about natural skin care products and their health benefits.
My latest discovery has been Castor Oil. One month ago, while looking for skin care products in a health store I saw a bottle of castor oil on a shelf.
I already knew that Castor oil was good for nourishing eye lashes but I knew nothing about its anti-aging skincare benefits.
After reading the bottle label which recommended for eye wrinkles, I could not resist but bringing a bottle back home with me.
Back home, I opened it and I was positively surprised. Its texture was thick and it looked like no other natural oil I have used before. I tried it on my face and especially the forehead for those fine lines and I was really impressed with the results.
Also, my skin felt deeply moisturized, soft and elastic. A lot of people use Castor oil as an anti inflammatory ingredient, but I have not tried it this way yet.
Today, Castor oil is one of my favorite natural oils for skin but due to its thickish texture, I avoid using it in the Summer. Surprisingly, it does not cause any acne breakouts, which was a concern for me due to my blemish prone skin, so one more reason to love this amazing oil.
Castor oil is great for the skin, but there is one way you should never try using it, and that is internally. I would also avoid using it for oil pulling. Wondering why? What I read in Wikipedia was that Castor Oil has strong laxative properties.
During the Spanish Civil War, it was used as a torturing method by the Spanish Nationalists led by Francisco Franco, but it was also given to hospital patients to deteriorate their health condition since nobody would suspect that a natural oil could be responsible for diarrhea and some other negative side effects.
Castor oil can also be dangerous for pregnant women who are close to giving birth to their baby because if it is taken internally, it can accelerate labor.
All in all, Castor oil is an amazing skincare oil but it is highly recommeneded that you avoid taking it internally.
For topical use, here is a great quality castor oil brand that offers organic castor oil.