Our cleansing oil n°0 is made with castor oil that is 100% pure, hexane-free, cold-pressed, organic, extra-virgin. You can count on the fact that all of our oils are hexane-free and of the same high quality.
Castor oil is one of the star ingredients of this botanical mixture thanks to its moisturizing, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Castor oil applied to the skin helps reduce inflammation-related symptoms It helps sooth the acne inflamed skin. Acne is also associated with an imbalance of certain types of bacteria normally found on the skin, including Staphylococcus aureus. Castor oil has antimicrobial properties that may help fight bacterial overgrowth when applied to the skin without stripping the good bacteria from the skin surface. It also contains properties that are similar to humectants that lock in moisture and preventing the loss of water. In simple words, it performs a double action: cleansing+moisturizing.
As with all CS oils, this one has a multitasking profile if you choose so. Another way to use it is for oil pulling practice.
Oral health is important for various reasons. Our digestion starts in the mouth. The microbiome of the body begins in the mouth, and the health or lack of health in our oral cavity can affect our entire body. Oral health is directly related to heart health. Oral health also correlates with the health of the lungs. Toxins are said to travel in fat because they are lipophilic. Castor oil’s unique chemical structure makes it a magnet for toxins. Research has demonstrated the ability of castor oil to break down oral biofilm, a protective barrier created by detrimental bacteria in the microbiome. This makes it easier to eradicate “bad” bacteria and renders the environment more hospitable to healthy bacteria. Castor oil also helps with the reduction of inflammation of the gums, and with circulation via nitric oxide, which may beneficial to gum health when used for oil pulling. This is an easy practice to add to your morning/nighttime routine, before brushing your teeth. Use 3 pumps directly in to your mouth and swoosh with purpose, for 5 minutes, and spit. Repeat daily.