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If you want to compare the Jamaican black castor oil to the traditional castor oil, it is simply the production process that differs. The effects are quite similar but the absolute fans will find it a greater efficiency. In addition to its different color, the manufacturing process gives it a very distinctive smell that could make some of us nostalgic. Indeed, this type of castor oil is commonly used by the elder in the Caribbean, for example, so using it may bring back some childhood memories! Let’s get to it then, check out how Jamaican black castor oil is made and what it’s used for.
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How is it made?
- The castor oil seed is roasted
- The castor oil seed is crushed
- The castor oil seed is boiled
- The castor oil seed is pressed
- The pure black castor oil is obtained
It is the first step of the manufacturing process that determines the dark color and the specific smell of the black castor oil. Roasting the castor seeds liberates carbon molecules that are responsible for the darker color.
How does it work?
Stimulates hair growth: your hair grows faster, longer and thicker. The difference when using black castor oil is significant! A few weeks of application will make a huge difference!
Strengthen nails: Black castor oil has a dual action on nails: it acts on the nail itself as well as on the surrounding skin. The antifungal and antibacterial properties of castor oil create the perfect conditions for healthy nail growth.
Protects your skin: Fatty acids (aka ricinoleic acid) acts directly on fungus and bacteria to purify the skin. Black castor oil helps against various skin problems and mild acne. It will also nourish your skin and contribute to its elasticity, flexibility and hydration.
Cleanses your face: Jamaican black castor oil helps our skin find its natural balance. “Oil dissolves oil”, this motto explains how castor oil cleanse your pores without drying out your skin.
Alleviates pain: Castor oil activates the lymphatic system and helps you get back on your feet faster. Applied topically on the concerned area should make a big difference in healing all kinds of troubles. Try a castor oil massage.
Reduces joint inflammation: Applied alone or with some good essential oils, black castor oil will help you in case of arthritis.
Revitalizes your scalp: Tend to have dandruff? Castor oil will help you find your natural balance and will cleanse your hair.
Final thoughts on Jamaican black castor oil
If you want to know how to find the best (black) castor oil, check out my article where I study in depth what is best to do! Thank you all for following me on Castor Oil guide! Let me (and everyone) know what you think about this specific type of castor oil! Have you used it? Did you like it? If you are want to know more about regular castor oil, here is the official infographic!