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Castor oil can be found in many of our products so we thought we should give you the lowdown
on what it really does for you and your skin.
Castor oil is derived from pressing the seeds of the plant and is a vegetable oil. The oil contains high concentrations of fatty acids and is rich in Vitamin E, Omega 6 and minerals meaning it holds many benefits for us.
The oil has disinfectant properties and is anti-inflammatory due to the ricinoleic acid in it. As well
as being low in molecular weight (which in simpler terms means your skin absorbs it much faster), it helps stimulate the production of collagen which reduces wrinkles and fine lines acting as an anti aging product.
Its soothing effect on the skin makes the oil amazing for massages.
However, what most people don’t know is that castor oil in fact also helps the secretion of milk.
It has been used as a labour stimulant since the ancient times, as its fatty acids help increase
the production of milk, which is vital during this time leading up to and during breastfeeding. This
is why we use Castor oil in our Soothing Nipple Balm!
It can also be found in some of our other products such as the Foot massage oil, the Soothing Salve and our Soothing Skin Serum.
What’s not to love about it!