Unlocking the Beauty Secrets and Skin Benefits of Castor Oil

Unlocking the Beauty Secrets and Skin Benefits of Castor Oil

Posted by JQ on Jun 3rd 2023

Hey Beautiful,

In the pursuit of radiant and healthy-looking skin, it's no wonder that people are constantly on the lookout for natural remedies!

We love our Organic Olive Oil at JQ, but another gem that has gained immense popularity again in recent years is Castor Oil. 

Derived from the seeds of the castor plant (Ricinus communis), this versatile oil offers an array of benefits for your skin. In this blog, we will explore the incredible advantages of applying castor oil topically, focusing on the body, face, hair, eye area, and even tackling stubborn cellulite, stretch marks, scars, hair loss, dry eyes and more! 

  1. Nourishes and Moisturizes the Body: When it comes to hydrating and nurturing your skin, castor oil works wonders. Its rich composition of fatty acids, including ricinoleic acid, penetrates deep into the skin, restoring moisture and promoting a supple and soft texture. Regular application of castor oil on the body helps alleviate dryness, smooth rough patches, and improve overall skin health. Because of its stickier nature, we recommend using it on dry patches in conjunction with your favorite body lotion or body butter. 
  2. Promotes Clear and Glowing Skin: For those struggling with facial skin concerns, castor oil can be an excellent addition to your skincare routine. Its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties help reduce acne, breakouts, and inflammation. Moreover, the oil's moisturizing abilities assist in balancing the skin's natural oil production, leaving your face with a healthy, radiant glow. It may also help fade scars and marks, giving your skin a more even-toned appearance. Because of its tackier consistency we recommend using it directly on the spots you're concerned with along with other formulations that address your entire eye area and face.
  3. Enhances Hair Growth and Scalp Health: Want luscious locks? Castor oil has long been used as a remedy for hair growth and scalp issues. It nourishes the hair follicles, strengthening them from within and promoting hair growth. Additionally, massaging castor oil into the scalp stimulates blood circulation, which can help combat dandruff, dryness, and itchiness. Regular use of castor oil can lead to thicker, shinier, and healthier-looking hair. Studies also suggest that Rosemary Oil helps with the regrowth of hair. You can find the two ingredients already mixed together on Amazon. As a bonus, you can use Castor Oil on your brows and lashes to naturally help with the regrowth!I've been recommending this in my esthetics practice for over a decade and it can really work! 
  4. Soothes and Revitalizes Tired Eyes: Our eyes often bear the brunt of long hours spent in front of screens or insufficient sleep. The moisturizing properties of castor oil can help soothe and revitalize tired eyes. Applying a small amount of castor oil around the eyes may help reduce puffiness and dark circles by increasing your circulation. The oil's emollient nature hydrates the delicate skin around the eyes, giving you a refreshed and youthful appearance. Because of Castor Oil's stickiness, however, you may want to use it at night so it doesn't interfere with your sunscreen or makeup and stick to a specific eye cream made for mature skin during the day to address dark circles and puffiness. 
  5. Tackles Cellulite and Stretch Marks: Cellulite and stretch marks are common concerns that many individuals struggle with.  While totally normal, it's understandable that you may not like the appearance of dimples that cellulite creates. The deep penetration capability of castor oil allows it to penetrate the skin's layers and promote smoother-looking skin. Additionally, its moisturizing properties can aid in reducing the appearance of stretch marks, making them less noticeable over time. Because of its sticky consistency, you may want to look for a body lotion that already contains castor oil. Caffeine is also great for increasing circulation! 

For me, Castor Oil has helped soften the appearance of my scar tissue developed from skin biopsies.

Additionally, I've been using Organic Castor Oil for my chronic dry eyes and floaters and have had promising results! Rubbing a small amount of castor oil around my eyes in the AM and PM has made the mental disruption of my floaters more bearable, almost giving off a tranquil eye area effect and easing the harsh dryness I experience daily. I believe that cutting back on my caffeine intake and increasing my water intake is helping, too. 

I've also begun to give myself Castor Oil treatments (with my heating pad) on my abdominal area for my (large 10 mm) fibroid related symptoms. While I don't anticipate that it'll destroy my fibroid altogether (it's a bit more complex) I have noticed a relief in the cramps and heaviness I've been experiencing for the last 2 years, since using it on my skin. I do believe the adjustment in my diet has helped a lot as well. 

This is not medical advice, only what's worked for me so please consult with your doctor if you have concerns or questions about your floaters, dry eyes or fibroids.

Because of Castor Oil's MANY benefits, we even include it in our best selling eye makeup, Matte Beige Brow Highlighter! 

Castor oil's versatile nature and incredible skin benefits have made it a popular choice for natural skincare enthusiasts. From its moisturizing and nourishing properties to its ability to promote hair growth and address specific skin concerns, castor oil truly deserves a place in your beauty regimen. 

We recommend using organic, cold-pressed, hexane free castor oil in a dark glass bottle, when possible.

Whether you're looking to rejuvenate your face, restore vitality to your hair, or tackle the appearance of cellulite, incorporating castor oil into your daily routine can unlock a world of natural beauty and skincare benefits. Embrace the power of castor oil and let your skin radiate with health and vibrancy!

The more you know the more you glow!

With love,


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