Once taken to keep you regular, this oil is rich in essential fatty acids to aid in other health and beauty boosters.

Castor oil is a form of vegetable oil, derived from the seeds of the castor plant. Typically, the oil ranges from being colorless to a slight yellow tint, and has a very distinct odor and taste. It is used in a variety of different applications, from pharmaceuticals, soaps, perfumes, lubricants and even plastics.

Castor oil is a source for ricinoleic acid, which is a monosaturated fatty acid. This type of fatty acid differs from other seed oils because it doesn’t easily derivate or change into other forms.

Castor oil is commonly used as a laxative. Castor oil is broken down by the small intestines into ricinoleic acid, which then begins to irritate the intestinal walls. Because the oil irritates the intestinal walls, many ingesting the oil complain of stomachaches and digestive pains as a side effect.

Castor oil has amazing benefits for hair. The first of which is helping to promote hair growth. Castor oil when supplied to hair follicles, can help with circulation of nutrients. This can help to reawaken dormant hair follicles, particularly at the lash line and in the eyebrows.

Castor oil also has amazing anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, which help keep the skin where it applied healthy. This can also help to improve hair growth, by fighting any fungal or bacteria on the surface that may inhibit hair growth.

Castor oil also works to help darken hairs. The oil has a humectant effect on the hairs, holding in moisture, thus making the hairs appear darker. This can be particularly beneficial when used on the eyebrows, as well as darkening the lashes.

The moisturizing effect of castor oil can help to add fullness and thickness to hairs as well. It helps to hold in moisture, improving dry hairs, to thick, lush hairs. The fatty acids in the oil help to coat the hairs, sealing in moisture, making hairs thicker.

These benefits are the reason that castor oil was specifically chosen as an all-natural ingredient in Wink. It was picked to help regrow and restore lost lashes and brows, and you may find thicker and darker hairs as a benefit too.

Dr. Vanessa Rodriguez is a board-certified general practitioner with more than 15 years of patient care experience. She takes an integrative approach to patient care that considers the whole person – mind, body, and spirit – and is deeply committed to assisting her patients in achieving and sustaining optimal health. Dr. Vanessa is also a skilled writer and medical reviewer, specializing in preventive care and health promotion. Her articles are written in an approachable manner that is simple to comprehend and implement in one’s own life. Dr. Vanessa’s mission is to equip her patients and readers with the knowledge and resources necessary to live their greatest lives.

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