Friday, November 16, 2012

{Week 2} Panacean Humectant ::What's In It? Series

A large percentage of ingredients in bath & body care are transdermal. Overtime, those ingredients will enter into the bloodstream.  What's In It? Series is a 5-week series informing you of the ingredients used in our recipes. Helping women (and their families) to live good, feel good and smell good, wholesomely.

{Week 2} Castor Seed Oil (INCI: Ricinus Communis)

Native to India, castor oil has superb medicinal benefits, and is best known for treating gastrointestinal problems (used as a laxative).  Castor oil can be used to alleviate skin infections, cleanse the face,  remove skin growths (moles & skin tags), and cure inflammations.  

Why We Use It:

  • Power of Attraction: Adding castor oil to many of our recipes gives those products the hydro-factor.  Castor oil is a humectant, and moisture needs to be present to get the best from it.  This moisture can come from the atmosphere or be applied to the skin via water.
  • Super Emollient: Having a high viscosity level, castor oil is thick and sticky.  Those attributes allow the oil to hold moisture close to the skin's surface.  Thus, allowing essential nutrients (vitamin E, antioxidants, and minerals) to boost skin health, prevent dryness, and protect the epidermis during the winter.  
Using the correct measurements of castor oil, in our bath and body care, gives you a superior and effective product year-round.  Maintain the beauty of your skin with castor oil.

Additional Reading (you should read these):
-How-to cleanse the face with castor oil
-How-to apply castor oil topically to treat internal ailments

Be whole,