Castor Seed Oil

castor seed oil benefits

Castor seed oil is famous in the beauty industry because of its skin healing anti bacterial and anti inflammatory properties. 

Here at Latika, we use natural castor seed oil in a variety of our products because of the benefits it offers for long term skin health.
Learn how you can use it to make your skin naturally clear, smooth and youthful!

• The different benefits of using castor oil in beauty
• Latika products with castor oil

Introduction and Benefits
Castor oil is extracted naturally by cold pressing castor plant seeds. Its purified form is especially beneficial for the healthy growth of hair and nails.

Trusted for centuries, the castor plant was initially termed as “Palma Christe” or the hand of the Christ (owing to its unique healing benefits).

It has been widely used for its medicinal properties in the ancient Rome, Greece, Egypt, China, Africa, after finally arriving to Europe and America in the 17th century.

Castor seed oil has a very unique chemical composition. 90% of the fatty acids in castor oil are ricinoleic acid which is known for its skin healing properties. No other oil in its naturally occurring form has such a high concentration of this triglyceride.

The benefits of castor seed oil
versatility: Its therapeutic benefits make this oil ideal for use in cosmetics, skin care products as well as medicines. Castor oil is also deemed as safe and effective for use by the FDA.

One of the main benefits is its natural ability to fight against various ailments, promote tissue growth and heal damaged skin naturally.

Soothing: Castor oil is an active ingredient in products that help counter the effects of sun burn, irritation and infections. Its also great on dry and ageing skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and even stretch marks.

Enhance: The oil can penetrate deep into the skin and not only heal but also enhance the natural production of skin elastin and collage. This softening and hydrating ability also makes the skin appear more youthful and young.

Fight acne: The ricinoleic acid in this oil also makes it an excellent remedy for acne. It fights against acne causing bacteria, and promotes formation of new tissues that clear the skin and diminish scars (with regular use).

Hydrate: Castor oil is also a natural moisturizer that can hydrate the skin.

Various studies suggest that castor oil is effective in the treatment of skin conditions such as sun burn, inflammation, itching, athlete’s foot and much more.

Here are more sources that discuss the oil:

Latika Products with Castor Oil

Latika skin and body care range is especially developed to benefit your skin naturally without resorting to harmful chemicals and damaging preservatives. A vast variety of our products come with castor oil as an active ingredient, some of which include our lip balms and lip scrubs.

I hope this gives you a clear picture of the benefits of Castor seed oil, and why we love using it in our natural products.
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Thank you!
❤ Mazzi