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Wednesday, 17 April 2013

CASTOR OIL

                                                      Castor oil is a vegetable oil extracted from the castor beans. It's a colorless to a very pale yellow liquid with a mild or no odor or taste. Traditional Ayurvedic medicine 
considers castor oil the king of medicinal for curing arthritic diseases. Castor seed plant is originated in India. Food grains are preserved by applying castor oil. This application prevents rice, wheat and pulses from rotting. In the food industry, castor oil is used in flavorings and candies.                                                                         
                                It's a slow burning oil because of which it was used mostly to fuel lamps. It plays an important role in skin care products and cosmetics i.e lipsticks, soap, shampoo and others.  It is also used in different home beauty remedies.


PROPERTIES :-
  • It is used topically to soften skin.
  • Castor oil is a natural way of treating wrinkles. 
  • It helps in restoring skins natural youthfulness.
  • Its very effective skin moisturizer.
  • Castor oil has many anti-oxidizing properties.
  • It cleanses and heals your skin even it hydrates your skin.
  • On dry skin it shows the best results.  
  • Castor oil works as a stimulant laxative for reducing constipation. 
  • Its effective on various skin disorders. 
  • It helps in curing Acne and blemishes. 
  • It prevents hair loss and helps in regenerates hair.
  • It keeps hair looking soft and shiny. 
  • It prevents stretch marks.
  • Its used in skin disorders, burns, sunburns and cuts.                 


USE OF CASTOR OIL IN DIFFERENT MASKS :-

1) FOR ACNE -
              
                    1/4th tbsp caster oil
                    5 to 6 drops glycerin oil
                    4 to 5 drops lemon oil
                    2 tbsp liquorice (mulethi dal) powder
                    5 to 6 drops turmeric oil
                    Rose water



  • Mix all the above ingredients together
  • Add rose water accordingly to make a thin paste.
  • Mix this mask thoroughly.
  • Apply it evenly on your face.
  • Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes
  • Rinse it with water    


2) FOR FAIRNESS -

                      1/4th tbsp castor oil
                      1/4th tbsp liquorice (mulethi) powder
                      2 to 3 drops honey
                      5 drops lemon juice
                      2 to 3 drops carrot seed oil
                      1 tbsp red lentil (masoor dal) powder
                      Rose water


  • Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl
  • Add rose water to make a thin paste
  • Apply it evenly on your face 
  • Leave it for 10  minutes
  • Rinse it with water


3) FOR GLOW -

                    1/4th tbsp castor oil
                    5 to 6 drops glycerin oil
                    1/4th tbsp orange juice
                    2 to 3 drops carrot seed oil
                    1 tbsp fuller's earth (multani mitti)
                    1/4th tbsp lodh bark (lodhra) powder
                    Rose water

  • Mix all the above ingredients together
  • Add rose water accordingly to make a thin paste.
  • Mix this mask thoroughly.
  • Apply it evenly on your face.
  • Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes
  • Rinse it with water    


4) FOR DARK SPOTS -

                       1/4th tbsp castor oil
                       8 to 10 drops glycerin oil
                       6 to 8 drops of lemon juice
                       3 to 5 drops almond oil
                       1 tbsp fuller's earth (multani mutti)
                       
  • Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl
  • Add water to make a thin paste
  • Apply it evenly on your face 
  • Leave it for 10  minutes
  • Rinse it with water


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