I made a wonderful rich amber-brown Rosehip and Lavender oil so I could combine a well-known skin and beauty treatment oil with one of my favorite scents. The result is divine even if I do say so myself!
The mini slow cooker I purchased via Amazon is perfect for my small quantity needs. Not only is it small and of good value it has a removable ceramic pot and a retro look which I much prefer to metal and modern. It fits lovely in my Zen Den or witchy cave as I call it.
Why use Castor Oil?
I decided to use Castor oil rather than Jojoba, Almond or other oils because I am already familiar with the beauty and health benefits of Castor Oil and buying in bulk I can use it in many more ways than I feel I can with the others.
What are the benefits of Castor Oil?
You can read about the many perks of Castor oil here where it summarises the 7 main ones as follows:
A Natural Moisturizer
A Powerful LaxativeCastor oil is rich in ricinoleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid.
Promotes Wound Healing. ...
Impressive Anti-Inflammatory Effects. ...
Keeps Your Hair and Scalp Healthy
Most importantly Edgar Cayce (the father of Holistic medicine) swore by it! Source "Castor Oil was recommended by Edgar Cayce for treating many ailments that resist traditional therapies. It can be applied as a balm for skin problems, a soothing tonic for alleviating allergies, and as a "castor oil pack." Known to conventional medicine only as a strong laxative, this extract of the castor bean is a safe, gentle, easy-to-use remedy for virtually any illness-when it is used externally."
What is Rosehip and Lavender Oil used for?
My intended use for the Rosehip and Lavender oil I made (which smells divine and has a rich amber-brown color) is as a facial moisturizer at bedtime, as a bath oil, for hair repair and many more uses.
What are the benefits of Rosehip Oil?
The benefits of Rosehip oil are well researched and documented
It hydrates. ...
It moisturizes. ...
It helps exfoliate and helps brightens skin. ...
It helps boost collagen formation. ...
It helps reduce inflammation. ...
It helps protect against sun damage. ...
It helps reduce hyperpigmentation.
What are the benefits of Lavender Oil?
Believed to treat anxiety
How to store infused Rosehip and Lavender Oil?
I have bought some 15ml brown amber glass bottles to pour my homemade Rosehip and Lavender oil into so I can gift to a few of my friends and family. I bought them from Amazon here. I will store the bottle/s in the fridge to extend their life (protect them from heat and light) and will advise they do the same. They can however be stored at room temperature if needed. Further details on the storage of infused oils can be found here.
Have you made your own infused oils? If so please share the details in comments.
Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional so do seek professional advice, the advice of your Doctor before using any of the methods, treatments I discuss in my blogs.