Castor oil, a main ingredient in our Conditioning Body Oil, has been a very widely used oil for ages and ages in treating a variety of skin conditions including healing wounds, preventing infection, moisturizing, cleansing skin, soothing irritation, and treating dry hair.
Because of it's unique properties, it is the common oil used in a skin cleansing technique called the "oil cleanse method" (see below). It removes dirt, excess oil and even makeup! Castor oil also has antibacterial, anti-fungal and antioxidant properties.
Find castor oil at your local pharmacy or health food store to help minimize scarring, condition scalp or soothe irritated skin.
Try the oil cleanse method for irritated or acne-prone skin. Cleansers can be harsh and disrupt the natural pH balance of skin, so cleansing with gentle oils can often help improve overall skin clarity and health. If you have tried oil pulling, this is a similar idea.
Rinse skin with clean, warm water. Massage in castor oil or cleansing oil (like Conditioning Body Oil) with clean hands, allowing oil to bind with dirt and other impurities. Place a hot, wet washcloth over your face and hold until it cools and wipe gently. Repeat 2-3 times and finish with a moisturizer (or Conditioning Body Oil)