Castor oil is a multi-purpose vegetable oil that people have used for thousands of years. It’s made by extracting oil from the seeds of the Ricinus communis plant.

Castor oil has many uses such as treating skin infections and boosting the appearance of hair health. Castor oil also contains certain beneficial salts and esters that function primarily as skin-conditioning agents. Besides the fact that castor oil has omega-6 fatty acids to make hair shine, it can also improve circulation in your follicles. It also contains antifungal and antibacterial properties that can help clear up dandruff and scalp infections. 

Castor oil is rich in ricinoleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid. These types of fats act as humectants and can be used to moisturize the skin. Humectants retain moisture by preventing water loss through the outer layer of the skin