Prized for its plethora of benefits to the skin and digestive system, castor oil has been a home-remedy stalwart for many years. Castor oil is vegetable oil made from castor beans, native to India, and is popularly used as a natural laxative, moisturiser, anti-inflammatory, and treatment for acne.
At anatomē, we use Castor oil in our skincare products. Castor oil for skin is rich in ricinoleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid, which acts as a humectant and can moisturise the skin. Humectants retain moisture by preventing water loss through the outer layer of the skin.
In our range of organic handmade soaps, we use castor oil to moisturise, repair, and nourish dry or damaged skin.
Our Rejuvenating Himalayan Body Scrub uses castor oil for the skin, to hydrate the and lock in moisture, essential for smooth and supple skin after exfoliation.