Castor Oil Is The New Coconut Oil — & Here’s Why
Jamaicans have sworn by it for years as well, often considering it an “all-purpose healer” according to Lois Hines, founder and CEO of
Tropic Isle Living. “The oil is anti-fungal and antibacterial. Jamaican Black Castor Oil, specifically, has become popular over the years because it’s a great sealant, which helps the hair and skin to retain moisture,” she says. “Traditionally, it is used as a laxative, to heal baby’s umbilical cords, and to relieve body aches through a massage with the oil. As for skin care, it aids with hyper-pigmentation, reduces the appearance of dark spots, and combats acnes and scarring.”