Castor Oil

I remember my momma giving me castor oil to help ease my little constipation when I was a wee child. And I also remember how gross it was having the feeling of oil coat your throat…ugh! I’m scarred for life…just thinking about that makes me want to gag. So yeah, maybe I had a bad experience when I was a kid, but that doesn’t stop me from using Castor oil now. I, in fact, use it to detox once a year…yes, I drink it! Castor oil and hot water make an amazing stomach cleansing supplement. This hepls remove harmful bacteria from the gut and stomach. The harmful bacteria is replaced with health-friendly bacteria that ease digestion and reduce acidity and bloating. I get the organic one from the health shop and you can consume it as long as you make sure it’s food-grade.This little potent oil has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

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This oil is not only used as a laxative and system booster, it is also used in various cosmetics, soaps, textiles, massage oils, and even medicines. Castor oil has loads of benefits for your skin, hair, and health. I have been using this for a month now, once a week as a mask for my hair before I shower and let me tell you that the results have been amazing. My hair is freaking silky smooth and super healthy. It is no longer dry and parched! I have been using it on my lashes and brows as well. It helps the hair grow and become healthy.

Castor oil is also amazing when it comes to healing skin inflammation that can be caused by sunburns, acne, and dry skin. When applied to the skin, the oil penetrates deeply and stimulates the production of collagen. This, in turn, helps soften and hydrate the skin. It also helps in delaying the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Your skin becomes smoother, softer, and younger. You can also treat the fine lines around the eye area by applying the oil on the area and massaging it in slowly.

The  benefits of Castor oil are huge and I could keep going for hours about how amazing it has been for me. You can treat scars, reduce pigmentation, hydrate your skin, reduce scarring and the list goes on….You just need to make sure it’s a good quality cold pressed oil and you’re in it to win it.

Try it out and you won’t regret it. But obviously make sure you’re not allergic by doing a small test.

Hope you found this post informative…

 

Until next time xx

The Hair Must-Haves.

I was out shopping for new hair products because I was stuck in a tiny Head & Shoulders rut. I got tired of using the same hair products over and over and over again. Until one day I decided to head over to Aveda for some change. That’s when I stumbled upon the Invati range. Now, what drew me to this range in particular was the fact that it claims to reduce hair loss by 33%.

I have been using this range for a couple of weeks now and I must admit that it holds to its promise. My hair looks stronger, shinier and much healthier. I am an absolute happy camper!!!

 

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The exfoliating shampoo helps by removing build-up that can clog pores and renews the scalp with wintergreen derived salicylic acid. It contains an invigorating blend of Ayurvedic herbs, including certified organic turmeric and ginseng. After one shampoo, the scalp definitely feels clean!

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The scalp revitalizer helps energize and rehabilitate the scalp around the follicles when massaged in. It’s an oil with blends of vitamin E ingredients which is proven to help accelerate micro-circulation with therapeutic massage. This helps the hair be stronger and look much healthier.
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The thickening conditioner is a great product to help (as the name suggests) thicken hair with its blend of guar and rapeseed-derived ingredients. This product helps restore strength and improve hair elasticity, reducing breakage. It also helps add natural shine to you hair.

Aveda Volumizing Tonic

Another Aveda product that I have been really loving is the thickening tonic!!! Gosh, I cannot stop raving about this little baby. This baby is perfect for styling and volumizing without being too heavy on the hair. It gives the hair perfect lift without being sticky or greasy.

 

Aveda products are on the pricey side but they are totally worth every penny!! They keep their promise in giving you luscious healthy hair. Plus, you can count it as an awesome investment to a long term love relationship with you hair!!!