This post is sponsored by Heritage Store.
My grandmother always used Heritage Store castor oil for as long as I can remember. She would put it on everything. Her hair, skin, nail beds and even made warm packs with it. As a kid I had no idea of the many benefits of castor oil and it’s rich history. My mom always told me stories of how her mom would line her five siblings up every winter morning and give them a teaspoon of this healing oil.
Heritage Castor Oil has so many wonderful benefits. It has been used for thousands of years for medicinal and industrial purposes. This wonder oil does it all from and is perfect for moisturizing hair and skin. Because of castor oil’s multipurpose properties and inexpensiveness it is a must have staple in many households, especially African American. My mom always had a bottle in stock. Did your family?
Natural Hair Journey
Surprisingly, it wasn’t until I went natural and stopped relaxing my hair eight years ago that I started using it in my daily routine. After experimenting with different oils I began my self-care ritual of making my own blend using Heritage Castor oil. Since it is very thick, it’s a good idea to mix it with other skin-friendly oils like almond, olive and coconut oil to create your own DIY hydrating moisturizer. Once I saw how much that it helped keep my hair moisturized and shiny, I started to add a few drops to my body lotion. Now I have the perfect moisturizer for combating my dry hair and skin.
My go to castor oil is made by Heritage Store. The Heritage Store has been a staple in the beauty industry since 1969. They offer a wide variety of simple clean and affordable products for all of your skin needs. It’s a must have beauty essential for 2020! oh and did you know that it works great on your eyebrows too?
My Self-Care DIY Blend Recipe:
Heritage Castor Oil – 2 tablespoons
Coconut Oil – 1 tablespoon
Almond Oil- 1 tablespoon
Peppermint Oil- 3 drops
Recyclable glass applicator
- Combine the ingredients in a glass bottle. Swirl around.
- Apply a few drops to your scalp
- Massage into scalp for 5 minutes (this helps stimulate the scalp which may promote hair growth) Leave on for 30 minutes
- Rinse out if using as a conditioning treatment or leave in depending on your individual hair needs.
Remember Mommas! When you look good, you feel empowered and when you are empowered there’s no limit to what you can do! Heritage Store Castor Oil can be found at Ulta, Sprouts, Whole Foods, & Target!