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Friday, 4 October 2013

Castor Oil Benefits from Aloe Veda and Review

Castor Oil from Aloe Veda and its benefits

Hi everyone!!
I will review Aloe veda castor oil today and some of the benefits of castor oil that I have noticed.
I have never used any other oil except for the almond, coconut or olive oil but recently, after reading a lot of good things about castor oil and its benefits, I was tempted!  
The brand I chose was from Aloe veda which is an Indian herbal brand and its products can be easily bought from online. If you are wondering where to buy castor oil or which brand to go for then, I would suggest buy either Aloe Veda or Soulflower. Both of them are available online. It cost 225 rupees for 200 ml which makes it really affordable.
Apart from this oil they have got so many essential, carrier and massage oils like avocado, jojoba to name a few.Good thing about this oil is that it is cold pressed, when we say cold pressed it means that the oil has been extracted out of the castor seeds by pressure alone and not by using any other alternate method or chemicals which ensure that it is the purest form.
Castor Oil Benefits from Aloe Veda and Review
Castor Oil Benefits from Aloe Veda and Review
Castor oil is very thick in consistency and a little bit goes a long way, it is thicker than even the mustard oil.
This oil contains ricinoleic acid which kills infection causing bacteria. Its smell is kind of a turn off for few but it isn’t that bad smelling. I mean its smell reminds me of some oil fried chips that goes bad if opened and unused for a long time. My mum said it smells as if it has gone bad so check its expiry date and when I checked it was freshly manufactured so, it has a natural tad foul smell which goes away soon!

Castor Oil Benefits from Aloe Veda and Review
Castor Oil Benefits from Aloe Veda and Review
Castor oil benefits  for Skin and Hair

You can use castor oil to massage your body before shower to reveal a healthy and glowing skin, if your skin happens to be very dry and flaky. It is thick and warm therefore, good to use during the winters. It is very hydrating so you can also massage your dry areas like feet, knees etc with this oil before going to bed.

Castor oil is also used for hair growth which is why rubbing it on the scalp can help in hairfall and baldness. It thickens the hair strand which is why you can use it for eyelashes as well.

Read: Benefits of Olive Oil

So,these were the some of the benefits. Now, I will share what I use it for.

Castor Oil Benefits from Aloe Veda and Review
Castor Oil Benefits from Aloe Veda and Review
Hair massaging- For the past couple of years, I have faced hairhall though the softness in my hair is still there. So whenever, I use any hair oil to massage my scalp I noticed a lot more strands will fall out after that. Which is why I only apply oils on my hair not on the roots to condition.
When I tried this castor oil, the hair fall was noticeably reduced even when I used it to massage my scalp while washing it off the next morning was quite easy even though it is a very thick oil. I thought it will require a lot of shampoo but it wasn’t the case.
For eyelashes and brows- I also use it to on my brows and eyelashes while going to bed. As of now, I haven’t seen any noticeable difference yet but to condition them it not a bad idea. Remember, if you are using it for the eyelashes then try not to apply too low as it can lead to hazy/cloudy vision temporarily.

To massage dry areas- I have very rough and dry feet and I use it daily at night before going to bed and have seen positive results as my feet are much softer now. It can also be used as a nail cuticle oil. 
I am not sure weather you can use this on your face or not, obviously not talking about oily skin but I think very dry flaky skinned people can take a drop to massage and see how it fares. Castor oil has a comedogenic rating of 1 which makes it very low to clog your pores which makes me feel that dry skinned people can use it but I still won't take the risk to recommend it to oily skinned ones without trying.

I will highly recommend it. It can be used for various purpose and 250 ml is a huge amount. If not Aloe veda you can try some other brand which sells castor oil but I like their packaging, which is a square bottle with a stopper and a hole, makes it a lot more easier to use and travel as it's of plastic.

Rating- 4.5 on 5 (-0.5 for smell that isn't too pleasant)

Take- Castor oil is a multi purpose oil for your skin and hair. You should try it at least once but do remember it's fragrance is not too pleasant but can be tried at night though.
Niesha Jeenwal

I am Niesha, Editor of Indian Beauty Forever, a Science graduate turned Beauty Blogger from New Delhi who's blogging for more than 3.5 years and loves everything related to Makeup & Beauty.

Castor Oil Benefits from Aloe Veda and Review Reviewed by Niesha Jeenwal on 12:54 pm Rating: 5 Castor Oil from Aloe Veda and its benefits Hi everyone!! I will review Aloe veda castor oil ...

66 comments:

  1. Need to try it for the hair and eyelashes :)

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  2. Wow! Very helpful post... Really informative Niesha :-)

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  3. I never used castor oil but after your post i really need to try it :) nice post Niesha

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  4. i have used it on my hair n liked it too..its really a good product...
    great review niesha ..<3

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  5. U reminded of a bottle of castor oIl lying on my shelf.. :P :P
    I would try it with hands and feet before bed.. lovely review dear.. !!
    Aftre finsihing the existing will go and get this bottle.. :)

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    1. hehe.. I think you should start using it dear!! :)
      Thank you.:)

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  6. Which one is more beneficial Olive or castor Oil. I am facing hairfall problem too. :(
    This change in season is causing dry feet, I always carry moisturizer for hands and feet now

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    1. I think both of them are good I like castor oil more and olive oil as a deep conditioning pack! :)
      My feet are always dry even in summers so have to apply something very hydrating before going to bed.

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  7. Nice post!
    I used to use castor oil for my lashes and brows, but eventually gave up. I guess I need to be consistent. Will try again :)

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    1. Thank you swati!! :) Its good to nourish and moisturize the brows and lashes!!

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  8. thanks for the info niesha..very useful

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  9. I use this for a hot oil treatment....loved the quality of this one :)

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    1. I will try it as a hot oil treatment as well! :)

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  10. Wow really nice nice review of good product...i love to use oil for my skin in winter...please if you have any other option please suggest me...love ruby

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    1. Thank you dear!! You can try olive oil that also works well! :)

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  11. I have this one Niesh loving it to use on my feet and hands Lovely post dear <3

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    1. Thank you Radha!! :) I use it for feet.:)

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  12. Castor oil is really beneficial for eyebrows. Nice review Niesha :)

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  13. I have this oil at home and I dont even remember the last time I used it..Would definitely try it ow..thanks fr the detailed review :)

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    1. Thank you Jasmine! :) its a great oil and you can use it for a lot of purposes.:)

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  14. Great product and good tips about only using in the night. Still I am quite sensitive to strong smell.

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    1. Thank you Nava! You can try olive oil then, it doesn't have any significant smell!

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  15. Yes I have this.. I use it before shower!
    haven't tried on eyelashes though....will do it for sure:)
    Nice review:)

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    1. Thank you Garima!! :) I use it before shower as well at times.:)

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  16. Thanks Neisha for sharing the review, I wanted to try some other brand of castor oil besides the one I am using :)

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    1. Thank you dear!! you can try this one then.:)

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  17. Me never knew about so many advantages of castor oil - Nice detailed review Niesh :)
    I would love to give it a try on the lashes ;)
    :* <3

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    1. Thank you darlin!! <3 it doesn't smell good but you can try for brows and lashes if you feel.:))

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  18. Wow! You Just Suggested Castor Oil To Me n Here's It!

    Buying It.. Thankoo :)

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    1. Aww my pleasure dear!! apart from the brows and lashes you can use it for hair massage and hot oil treatment! :)

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  19. Very nice article Niesha. I have also recently bought Castor oil. It was at a superb discount on Flipkart :) I agree that despite being so sticky it washes out easily and gives good bounce and moisturization to hair.

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    1. Thank you dear!! I got it from flipkart as well.:) Its good for hair massage and not at all difficult to rinse off.

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  20. Nicely reviewed Niesha, would love to try this.. :)

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  21. Would love to try this oil. I usually mix it with other oils!

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    1. Thank you Meghu! even I do that at times.

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  22. hi.. great review.. where did you buy it from?

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    1. Thank you!! I got it from flipkart.com.

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  23. I always keep a bottle in hand with me all the time! so useful

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  24. Applying on the roots totally makes sense, I also have same issue when I oil my hair all hair strands in my hand.. this is a nice pure form of castor oil ,,,, my brother uses castor oil to clean his stomach :p Lol
    nice review Niesha :)

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    1. Thank you Natasha! :)
      hehe I know it is used for that as well!! :)

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  25. I am too using this & love the result it provides :)
    very detailed review Nieshu :)

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  26. It also helps with dark circles.

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  27. It also helps with dark circles.

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  28. Nice review, wanted to try it for a long time. Now I am going for it.

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    1. You would love this multi purpose product!

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  29. HI, will you please recommend me a good shampoo that should be SLS free , My hair used to very thick and now its very thin i think it's because of clinic plus shampoo , right now i use dabur Amla oil but I'm definitely gonna switch to Castor oil , please suggest me a good chemical free shampoo that make revive my hair

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  30. HI, will you please recommend me a good shampoo that should be SLS free , My hair used to very thick and now its very thin i think it's because of clinic plus shampoo , right now i use dabur Amla oil but I'm definitely gonna switch to Castor oil , please suggest me a good chemical free shampoo that make revive my hair

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  31. Hi, thank you for the detailed post. Please can you confirm if this oil is safe to put in eyes or which caster oil can be applied as eye drop.

    Thank you

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