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Jamaican Black Castor Oil: A Health and Beauty Aide in a Bottle – Use on Hair, Skin, Aches and Pain and Much More!
The fatty acids and phytochemicals found in Tropic Isle Living’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil address many health and beauty conditions. A bottle can serve as a hair and scalp conditioner; a skin moisturizer and healer; a massage oil for aches, pains, fibroids and lumps in the breasts; a powerful laxative and can be used as first aid for cuts, wounds and burns. Black castor oil seals moisture in the hair with a protective coat. It’s also the only oil in nature with ricinoleic acid. It helps to destroys viruses, bacteria, yeast and molds that cause many skin problems. Moreover, it also helps to remove uric acid from body – the source of many inflammations.
-- Hair and Scalp Conditioning
-- Sealing Ends
-- Hot Oil Treatments
-- Great for both Natural and Relaxed Hair
-- Moisturizing and Healing for the Skin
-- Massage oil for aches and pains, fibroids, lumps in breasts
-- A powerful laxative
-- First aid for cuts, wounds, and burns
-- Aids in removing uric acid, the source of many inflammations
- Available in 4oz and 8oz sizes
You might have childhood memories of castor oil as a laxative. Millions of kids slurped the yucky-tasting oil in order to keep their personal plumbing moving.
Rest assured, no one is going to force it down your throat. It will please you to learn that the oil has several additional beneficial uses – none of which involves your taste buds!
Castor Oil – Is There a Difference?
The primary difference between traditional castor oil and Jamaican Black Castor Oil is the preparation.
Black castor oil is the product of roasted seeds from the castor plant. Castor seeds (also known as beans) have about 0.02 percent ash content. The longer the seeds are roasted, the more ash content it produces. Black castor oil comes from seeds roasted for an extended period. After the seeds are roasted, they’re ground and boiled to extract the oil. Of course, the more ash the seeds produce, the darker the result – which is why black castor oil is dark.
Traditional castor oil undergoes a refining process that reduces its ash content – and the result is light-colored oil. It is believed that dark castor oil is more potent than traditional castor oil. Most people attribute dark castor oil’s potency to the amount of ash in the product. Some manufacturers take refined castor oil and add dark coloring. That does nothing except give you a container full of fake black castor oil.
Jamaican Black Castor Oil has an earthy smell. So, use your nose to distinguish between real black castor oil and food coloring castor oil.
According to “Gut Wisdom” by Alyce Sorokie, Egyptians started using castor oil more than 4,000 years ago. The ancient Greeks and Indians used it as well. Castor oil was – and is – used for everything from hair care to health care purposes. It's a healthy addition to your hair care regime. Fans of the oil say it makes their hair shinier, thicker and less susceptible to breakage and heat damage.
If you style and blow-dry your hair more than once a week, then you could probably use the protection.
It’s possible that it also contributes to hair growth. You’ll find shampoos, conditioners and oil dresses that include castor oil as a main ingredient.
The jury is still out on whether the oil actually causes new hair to grow, but some people believe that it does. If you’re losing your hair, then giving the oil a try probably wouldn’t hurt.
The oil can also serve as a hot-oil treatment or conditioner.
All Types of Hair
Castor oil doesn’t care about your gender or ethnic background – it treats all hair the same. It also doesn’t matter if you have a perm in your hair or wear it natural. Any way it goes, this oil is good for your hair.
In addition to hair concerns, it also helps numerous other conditions:
1. It is an effective treatment for eczema, which is a chronic skin disorder. People with eczema often experience scaly skin and itchy rashes.
a. If you have eczema, then the best time to apply castor oil is after a bath or shower. Massage the oil into the affected areas of your skin.
2. It’s also possible that it might help remove liver spots, moles, warts and pimples. However, reports on the success in this area are mixed.
3. The oil is a good skin softener. Massage it onto your feet, hands, knees and elbows to keep them smooth.
If you’ve never used the oil, then you might want to start with the smaller 4 ounce bottle. You’ll return for the larger bottle once you see how well black castor oil works.
Posted by Shelia E on Jul 04 2011
I have enjoyed the Jamaican Black Castor Oil as a pre-shampoo treatment, hot oil treatment, mixed with Parachute coconut oil for daily hair moisturizer/spritzer, hair massage oil, sealant for my ends, and it is a great over-all moisturizer. It is a great product, and I will be ordering more very soon.