What is Castor Oil?

Wat is castor olie?

Maybe you've heard of it. Castor oil, or the other name: castor oil. It is not without reason that castor oil has been given this nickname. The oil is known for its healing power on several levels. We will of course come back to that later.

Jamaican Castor Oil is a pure product derived from the castor plant. The castor bean is a plant that originated in Africa. but the slave trade brought the plant to the Caribbean at the time. The Egyptians and ancient Greeks also got their hands on the cuttings of the plant and bottled this natural oil from the seeds/beans.

In the Caribbean, and especially in Jamaica (the birthplace of the castor oil brand Sunny Isle ), Ricinus is still grown and harvested in a completely traditional way. The result: a rich castor oil.

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Officina Artigiana Milano - 100% Pure Certified Castor Oil

Sunny Isle - Extra Dark Jamaican Black Castor Oil Conditioner

What is castor oil good for?

Castor oil is good for many things and is called a miracle oil for a reason! Black castor oil has traditionally been used to nourish your hair and skin.


Due to the presence of omega 9 fatty acid, this wonder oil is able to soothe skin problems and solve irritations of the scalp. It clears the pores from bacteria and purifies the skin. Castor oil helps prevent complaints such as redness, irritation, dryness and an itchy feeling. That is why it is also popular among people with sensitive skin. You can use castor oil all over your body. So what if you have eczema in the back of your knees? No problem, castor oil can help with that too.


Castor oil is also very important for your hair! The core of your hair and the hair follicles are nourished to the root with the essential ricinoleic acid, making the hairstyle resilient, hydrated and with a healthy shine.

Castor oil and hair growth can be mentioned in the same breath. It not only keeps your hair smooth and strong but also stimulates hair growth. It is therefore no wonder that castor oil is one of the most used products in the natural hair community. Damaged hair is brought back to its original state by this wonder oil. Therefore, it is also a good addition to men's hair care routine.

The question: how often should you wash your hair is an important one. Don't do that too much. It deprives you of natural oils and fats. As a hair product for men, there are of course also more caring alternatives.

Suppose you suffer from your scalp such as dryness and flaking, then castor oil is the suitable remedy for a sensitive scalp . The development of dry skin and scalp hair can have various causes, such as:

  • Salt/chlorine from swimming
  • Climate differences
  • Using the wrong (chemical) hair products
  • Blow-drying too often and too hot
  • Polluting work environment
  • Shampooing too often
  • An unhealthy lifestyle

Castor oil is therefore the perfect product to restore damaged skin and hair to full health. Due to the large amount of omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, the hair is well hydrated deep into the root.

In addition to all important fatty acids, the castor oil also contains vitamin E. This important vitamin revitalizes the skin and is therefore a boost for your hair. Buying castor oil is therefore a necessity in itself. Castor oil is ideally suited for the man with frizzy hair and the curly man .

Eyebrows and eyelashes

We're going to put him in there anyway. We were just talking about it. Castor oil is conducive to hair growth. But a handy tip from us is that you can also use castor oil to grow your eyelashes and eyebrows. Suppose you have a 'hole' in one of your eyebrows and you want an even eyebrow again. Even then castor oil is your friend.

Apply 1 to a few drops daily to the place where you want. Then massage the oil in and let it soak in all night. Rinse it off again in the morning. Do this for about three weeks and you will be amazed at the result.

How is castor oil actually produced?

We now know that castor oil is made from the castor plant and its seeds and beans. But how does the castor oil come about? The dark oil is created by first roasting the seeds/beans. Then they are ground and cooked. Here you can extract a liquid from which the dark castor oil is 'born'.

The dark color is obtained by roasting the beans. Just look at roasted coffee beans and their color. The light castor oil is created by pressing without the roasting process. The yellow viscous oil is pressed out of the bean under high pressure.

The dark (Jamaican) black castor oil has the most beneficial effect on your hair. This also has to do with the relatively high percentage of ash in the oil. The lighter, cold-pressed variant is better for the skin in terms of ingredients. It cares for and softens the skin like no other.

Is castor oil dangerous?

No, castor oil is not dangerous and non-toxic. This also has to do with the production process. All impure substances, if present, are removed so that no hazardous component is left in the oil. In addition, Castor Oil has traditionally even been used as a medicine. There is therefore no question of danger, quite the opposite.

What does castor oil smell like?

What is castor oil and what does it smell like? That's a frequently asked question. Castor oil has an oily odor as a base. Pure and earthy actually. Usually not predominant. A bit like olive oil can also smell. The scent is quite clean and light. The dark oil can be a bit more predominant.

But some also find it bitter in the nose. Of course there are various mixes and some brands also add essential oils that can give the castor oil a very pleasant scent.

Like almost all natural oils, this miracle oil also has an expiration date. So if the oil turns cloudy or darkens and has a foul odor, it has gone bad. Then buy a new castor oil again so that you continue to retain the positive effects.

Is castor oil good for your face?

Castor oil is used for various cosmetic purposes. These castor oils can be applied comfortably on dry skin.

It is best to massage this in with a cotton cloth. Due to the effect of the ricinoleic acid, the wonder oil is a hero for your skin. It becomes smooth and elastic. Castor oil is also widely used during sports massage because it has a relaxing effect on the muscles.

The oil also ensures that fine lines or imperfections fade away. Castor oil has a healing and nurturing effect on damaged skin. The most important cosmetic properties of castor oil at a glance:

  • Hydrates skin and hair
  • Heals wounds
  • Fades blemishes and fine lines on the skin
  • Makes your hair healthy, shiny and boosts volume
  • Helps restore brittle hair fibers
  • Can also be used as a hair mask

Are you looking for a means to stimulate your beard growth? Castor oil is an ideal product to combatbald spots in your beard .

Is castor oil a miracle oil?

Yes certainly. This oil is particularly unique because it has so many caring properties. Inside & out. The castor oil contains such natural and beneficial ingredients that not only have a very favorable cosmetic effect, but also contribute to your internal health. Therefore, it has been used medicinally for centuries. That is why we dare to call it aloud a miracle oil.

Can you drink castor oil?

You can not only use pure castor oil cosmetically, but also drink it in its basic form. For example, two to three teaspoons a day in the morning on an empty stomach. Or right before you go to bed. It is a classic medicinal drink because:

  • It cleanses the intestines
  • Promotes bowel movements
  • It promotes liver cleansing
  • Is anti-diabetic
  • Is anti-inflammatory
  • Removes free radicals
  • Effective against arthritis and rheumatism
  • Strengthens the immune system

As long as castor oil has not been processed in a cosmetic product, it is therefore a miracle potion for internal health pur sang and you can absolutely take it. Always check whether your castor oil is suitable for this. Can be found on the product description on the back of your oil.

In summary

Castor oil is a complete panacea for skin, hair and actually your entire body. Actually, we can only be enthusiastic about this oil and all the positive effects it carries with it. We are fans.

If you still have questions, feel free to contact us. That's what we're here for! You know where to find us.

Good luck!

Your well-oiled friends, The Alpha Men