Let castor oil put a nice soothing spell on your skin and scalp!
What is castor?
The evergreen castor bean shrub (Ricinus communis) is considered native to eastern Africa. Castor oil is produced by cold-pressing the seeds and goes through a clarification process by heating before use. The oil is a colourless, odourless and tasteless pale yellow liquid.
What are the benefits of castor oil for your skin and hair?
- Castor oil is both antibacterial and soothing.
- It takes care of the scalp so well that it allows hair follicles to develop strong and healthy hair.
- It has been used medicinally around the world for thousands of years, mostly to treat skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis, as well as burns or acne.
- It can be mixed with sodium hydroxide along with other vegetable oils to create a thick and stable soap base.
Did you know?
‘Castor’ means beaver in French!
Where does Lush source castor oil?
To find out more about our suppliers, browse your Lush product’s list of ingredients and click on castor oil. This should take you to a page full of details!