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1L organic virgin castor oil
1L virgin cold-pressed, organic farming certified castor oil
Organic farming virgin castor oil
Organic castor oil comes from a first cold pressing of the castor seeds. It is the most respectful and natural process to extract oil from a seed, while maintaining its properties.
Castor oil is especially recommended to fortify and nourish nails, eyelashes and hair.
Known for millennia for its various benefits against everyday ailments, castor oil is a must in your cupboards and its eco-format in container is ideal for families. Since the oil keeps long after opening, this format is also convenient for those who use it regularly.
The castor plant comes from India and Egypt, it was first known as "the palm of the Christ" because its leaves look like hands and it has many small miracles. Throughout history it has been used as makeup remover, laxative, anti-osteoarthritis or as fuel for oil lamps!
Internally as a purgative (find our blog post on the subject of the purgative effect of castor oil): caution, castor oil has laxative properties and can be dangerous in high doses. Always seek the advice of a healthcare professional before any internal use. In France, it is sold only for cosmetic use. It was a grandmother's remedy at the beginning of the century, like this episode of Tom Sawyer popularized it:
• Castor oil is a bit of a "do-it-all" oil, which will help you in a multitude of care. It is composed of more than 80% ricinoleic acid, E vitamin and its action is confirmed by millennia of use.
• Softening, repairing and nourishing, it also slows the proliferation of bacteria and microbes. It is ideal for feeding dry feet and hands.
• Makeup remover: its thick texture removes all traces of makeup. Use it pure on a washable cotton pad, then massage the excess onto your face to intensely nourish your skin. You can also mix it with a more liquid oil, such as sweet almond oil, to make it easier to apply.
• A few drops in a tube of mascara to strengthen your eyelashes daily.
• It stimulates growth and strenghtens weakened hair. For many, it boosts the volume thanks to its densifying effect and is, therefore, suitable for all types of hair, from the thinnest to the most frizzy. To do so, use it in an oil bath (to be rinsed afterwards) and/or by massaging your scalp.
All of this applies to eyebrows and beards too!
• Massage each of your nails every night with a few drops of oil to strengthen them and reduce breakage.
• Stomach ache, joint pain? Apply castor oil as a poultice with a clean cloth to soothe pains, especially those related to osteoarthritis. Its action is enhanced with heat, do not hesitate to supplement with a hot water bottle to relieve monthly cramps for example. Be careful though, it can stain clothes.
• Also useful to decrease the cough of children, an old remedy advises to give them a massage with this oil and a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil. Castor oil will activate the circulation of the lymph and strengthen the immune system.
Castor seeds are grown in India under strict organic standards and then pressed to extract virgin oil from first cold pressing. The absence of any heat treatment makes it possible to preserve all the initial properties of the product, no component is thus altered. Cold pressing does not require more solvent or chemical, guaranteeing a perfect naturalness of the castor oil.