Beauty benefits of using castor oil and aloe vera
Castor oil and aloe vera both have magical properties. While castor oil is magical oil owing to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, which make it useful in various health and beauty treatments.
Aloe Vera is a miracle plant that has amazing health and beauty benefits. Both Aloe Vera and castor oil can be used separately or collectively in a pack for various beauty and health benefits. Here in the article, we will touch on how effective castor oil and Aloe Vera can be for hair and skin.
Understanding castor oil and aloe vera
For centuries worldwide, castor oil has been used for various health and beauty treatments. It is one of the most widely used ingredients in cosmetics, soaps, massage oil, and medicines. Castor oil is a great source of ricinoleic acid and has plenty of benefits for skin and hair (we will read them in detail).
Aloe vera, on the other hand, has proven moisturizing and skin nourishing properties, reason, the small garden plant is an ingredient in many skin care creams and cosmetics.
Proper application of Aloe Vera can nourish the skin and help reduce wrinkles and other signs of aging. Additionally, it can also help in hair growth and nourish damaged hair back to life.
Benefits of using castor oil and aloe vera
- For hair growth
Take one cup of fresh Aloe Vera juice and mix a tablespoon each of castor oil and fenugreek seeds in it. Mix the ingredients well. You can use a blender or a stirring whisk for the same.When you have reached a smooth paste, you can apply the same on the strands and roots of your head. Apply thoroughly and cover the head with a shower cap. Since you need to allow the paste to penetrate deep into the scalp, you must leave it on for about 8-10 hours. Best time to apply is in the night because you can leave the castor oil and Aloe Vera paste on overnight. The mask should condition and nourish your hair and persistent use (a couple of times a month) can help in hair growth.
- For dandruff
Alongside being anti-inflammatory, castor oil is also anti-fungal and antibacterial. Its massage on the scalp can have a telling effect on dandruff. For effective use against dandruff, you must prepare a castor oil and aloe vera mask. Mix a tablespoon each of castor oil and Aloe Vera extract with a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice. You can also add a tablespoon of honey in the mixture if you have dry hair. Apply the mix to the roots of the hair and leave it for about 30 minutes. Shampoo and condition the hair. Repeated use will help eliminate dandruff.
- For acne
Castor oil and aloe vera can be used separately for acne. Castor oil can be applied directly on the face after washing it. Leave it for about an hour and then wash with cool water and pat the face dry. Aloe Vera can be mixed with some lime juice and applied to the face. Leave the pack on for about 30 minutes and then wash it off with warm water and then with cold water. Both treatments will help remove all types of acne.