Throughout history, Jamaican Black Castor Oil (jbco) has been regarded for its medicinal properties used to treat a lot of health problems.
Jamaican Black Castor Oil is made from roasted castor beans. It is said that the ash in the black castor oil makes it much more effective than the ordinary clear castor oil.
Jbco has anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties because of the ricinoleic acid contained in it, which reduces redness and swelling. Therefore, jbco is effective in treating any kind of bacterial and fungal infection on your skin.
Jbco contains Vitamin E, which your skin needs for nourishment. Clogged pores are the leading cause of acne and pimples. Jbco is a natural astringent that draws out dirt, debris, excess oil, etc, from your pores, it cleanses and tightens your pores, thereby protecting your skin by keeping it unclogged. It deeply penetrates the skin and targets the root causes of acne and pimples, and treats it from the inside. This is why it is one of the best remedies for acne treatment.
Visible signs of ageing start to gradually appear on your face from your 20s, if you start taking necessary precautions early by applying jbco to your face and neck daily, you can drastically reduce the appearance of the signs of ageing, such as wrinkles, on your face and neck. It hydrates the skin by stimulating the production of collagen. Massaging your face and neck with jbco increases circulation, which reduces further breakouts.
Jbco is effective in treating ringworm because of its undecylenic acid compound. It is also effective in treating sunburn and yeast infection. It is rich in antioxidants and vitamins and minerals which promote the health of your skin.
Regular use of jbco leaves your skin feeling smooth, soft and glowing, by naturally moisturising your skin. It is a natural way of fading any kind of scar on your skin, especially acne scars.
Ways to use Jamaican Black Castor Oil on your skin:
1. You can incorporate jbco into your steaming routine; if you remember, I wrote on the blog earlier on how to steam your face. You can do this by applying a generous amount of jbco on your face and neck before you lean over your steaming water. The jbco will penetrate into your skin through your open pores.
2. Wash your face thoroughly, apply jbco and leave on for about an hour or so. Wash off with warm water and your regular face wash.
3. Use jbco as your daily face moisturiser. After washing your face, and applying your face toner, apply jbco on your face and neck and gently massage.
You can also use jbco as your all-over body cream daily. But because of its very thick consistency, it’s best to mix it with a carrier oil, such as extra virgin coconut oil, for an easier spread. As with other natural remedies, consistency is the key. Use jbco consistently to reveal a smooth, even-toned, clear and hydrated skin.