Soothes joint pain and discomfort - an excellent massage oil
Small amounts can be taken as a dietary supplement during detoxes or as a remedy for constipation
Cold pressed castor oil is traditionally used as a massage oil for assisting detoxification and soothing the skin. Castor oil is superb for nourishing dry skin and removing stagnations from the body.
Use externally as a 'castor oil' pack by soaking a flannel in warm castor oil and apply to affected area. Cover with a plastic bag or sheet, then cover with a towel and place a hot water bottle on top for 20 minutes.
External use only. Keep out of sight and reach of children. Avoid in pregnancy. Avoid contact with the eyes.
Indigenous to parts of the Mediterranean, East Africa and India, castor is now cultivated successfully throughout most tropical and sub-tropical regions for its precious oil.
At Pukka, we work with an organic project in Karnataka to grow the castor seeds needed for pressing into oil.
Also known as the ‘Palm of Christ’ due to the shape of its leaves the plant is decorated with red and white flowers.
Castor oil benefits for skin & hair
1. Castor oil is a boon when it comes to skin problems like sunburn, acne, dry skin and stretch marks. It also helps evade infections like warts, boils, athlete’s foot and chronic itching.
2. Castor oil is the best remedy for promoting hair growth. It is often advised to apply it topically to the scalp for thick hair. You may mix it with coconut or almond oil. The oil boosts blood circulation to the follicles, leading to faster hair growth. The oil also has omega-6 essential fatty acids, responsible for healthy hair.