Jamaican black castor oil also comes from castor beans, which is why it shares a similar name to traditional castor oil. However, the method of extraction is different, resulting in an entirely different substance with different uses. The traditional Jamaican black castor oil process involves the following steps. First, the seeds are roasted before being crushed in a mortar. Water is then added to the mashed beans, and the entire mixture is slow-boiled over a fire.
The result of this preparation is a pungent, thick, and dark brown oil that we call Jamaican black castor oil.
This oil has been shown to be especially effective when used on the hair and the skin. If you have dry, split ends and thinning hair, black castor oil can help with that. And if you’re acne-prone and worried about skin infections, this oil can help these areas as well.
Did you know that there’s a very close link between Jamaican black castor oil and hair growth? By applying this natural remedy to your hair, you help encourage the hair to grow longer, thicker, and faster for a gorgeous head of hair that stays strong and shiny. If you aren't sure how to use Jamaican black castor oil for hair growth, just follow these steps:
- Mix up a combination of one teaspoon black castor oil, one tablespoon coconut oil and five drops of an essential oil of your choosing, we prefer peppermint oil.
- Scoop this mixture into an empty container or jar.
- To use this mixture, scoop a small amount out with your fingers and work it into your scalp using circular motions. Use your fingers to massage the oil into your roots and your scalp, as this will help stimulate the blood flow in your scalp and lead to faster hair growth. If you’re having trouble reaching, you can also ask a friend to assist you with this massaging part.