The anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties of castor oil have made it a popular treatment for hair conditions such as dry, brittle, damaged hair or hair loss for centuries. It has also been shown to stimulate hair growth.
High in ricinoleic acid, this oil acts is highly moisturising making is a wonderful ingredient for body balms. It can be used when making body washes, facial cleansers, hand washes.
This is a strong smelling product so the addition of essential oils in recipes is important to create a pleasing scent.
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