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Five uses for Castor Oil


Castor oil has to be one of my fav oils!

There are so many different benefits and uses with this ancient oil

To name a few:

1. Great for your hair

Castor oil is super moisturizing, rich in fatty acids, and great for circulation . It works by stimulating blood flow to the hair follicles thus promoting new hair growth and so great for those split ends. I have been using castor oil in my hair for the past two months and I can notice a difference. My roots come in a lot faster than usual and my baby hairs are growing….big win!

Castor oil hair treatment:

Castor oil can be pretty sticky/messy…. So what works for me is to have damp hair before hand as it can be easily applied throughout my hair. I emphasize my root area. You can leave on for 1-12 hrs. And to rinse you may need to shampoo twice as it is a thick oil.

Believe me, your hair will thank you for it!

2. Castor Oil Packs

This has to be one of my fav uses of castor oil. Castor oil packs are super beneficial for aiding the body with detoxing.

A Castor Oil Pack is a soaked castor oil cloth placed on the skin to enhance circulation, promote healing of the tissues and organs under the skin, and decrease inflammation. It is also quite commonly used as a liver detox.

How to use a castor oil pack:

Soak a flannel or cotton cloth in castor oil

Place onto the desired area

Overlap the cloth with plastic wrap

Place a heating pad on top

3. Dry Brushing

Dry brushing is AMazING! It’s super aiding your body stimulate important detoxification systems. After dry brushing apply the castor oil to further detoxify your body. And then proceed to taking a shower.

4. Acne

Castor oil can help the appearance of acne. It is high in ricinoleic acid which fights acne causing bacteria.

How to use for acne:

Wash face with warm water to open pores

Massage the oil into your skin

5. Dark circles under the eyes

Castor oil does wonders for those dark circles by increasing blood flow.  If you have a late night lather on the castor oil before bed. By the morning your eyes will look refreshed.

There are so many more uses for castor oil but these top five have to be my fav!


Dermalogica Skin Care Review


Acne/facial products can be such a hit or miss. Each person’s skin is different and therefore reacts differently to different products. My skin is not super problematic but I do get little breakouts… I have tried certain products that are alcohol based thinking that drying out my skin would help BUT NO def don’t try that one…it makes it worse. I have tried products that are oil based but leave my skin feeling yucky…urghh

I was just recently introduced to the Dermalogica products a couple months ago and so far so good! MY skin feels so soft after I use their products. They don’t use yucky ingredients like   lanolin, SD alcohol, mineral oil, artificial colors and fragrances (that actually irritate your skin).


Description for each product I used are below from their web site:

Special Cleansing Gel:

Special Cleansing Gel. Recommended for all skin conditions. A soap-free, foaming gel designed to thoroughly remove impurities without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture balance. Calming Balm Mint and Lavender extracts soothe the skin while natural Quillaja Saponaria gently foams away toxins and debris.

Multi Active Toner

Light facial toner spray hydrates and refreshes. Help condition the skin and prepare for proper moisture absorption when you spritz over skin after cleansing, and before applying your prescribed Dermalogica Moisturizer. Refreshing facial spritz hydrates while smoothing the surface with moisture-binding humectants plus soothing Lavender, Balm Mint and Arnica. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors.

Skin Hydrating Booster

Hydrating fluid concentrate relieves dryness and fine lines. Help lift moisture levels and minimize fine lines by mixing into your prescribed Dermalogica Moisturizer or applying directly to parched skin. Hyaluronic Acid, Panthenol, Glycolipids and Algae Extract help restore moisture balance. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors.

A super-saturated hydrating fluid for the driest of skin conditions that intensely moisturizes thirsty skin as it smoothes and minimizes fine lines. Contains no artificial fragrance or color

Skin Renewal Booster

Exfoliating fluid concentrate to revitalize dry, aging skin. A hydroxy acid concentrate of Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Hibiscus Extract exfoliates dead skin cells, revealing new skin and improving skin texture. Vitamin A helps reverse signs of photoaging while smoothing skin. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors.

Active Moist

A lightweight, oil-free lotion for daily moisture protection that actively combats surface dehydration while smoothing the skin’s surface with botanical extracts. Contains no artificial fragrance or color.

Dermalogica also offers a free face mapping by a certified Dermalogica skin therapist to help you with the appropriate products for your skin.



Drink Your Water Peeps!

drink your water

It is starting to feel more and more like summer here in Cali and it’s only March…Bikini season came early :D

Drinking water can def help you achieve your perfect bikini bod.

We love our Mackenzie Childs water dispenser gifted to us by my wonderful mother in-law. Using a large dispenser helps keep track of your water intake.

Add lemon and cucumber or any fruit or herbs for taste and detoxifying aspects.

Here are the water facts you must know:

Drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of fluid a day

Water suppresses your appetite, so you don’t eat as much

Drinking water flushes those nasty toxins from your body and prevents constipation

Don’t let those muscles shrivel up! Muscles need fluids to properly function. Water helps carry oxygen to the cells of your bod/muscles

Your skin will thank you. Water can help shrink pores and give you that glowing complexion

Ok, folks…If your pee is NOT clear DRINK UP!