Ingredient Highlight: Castor Oil

We know how tedious it is to have to turn over the label of every product and read through a never-ending list of ingredients to make the decision on whether the products align with your standard of clean beauty. We also know how refreshing it is to discover a brand you trust enough to not have to do this. We wanted to create high-quality skincare that helps others get the glow of their dreams with no compromise.

It's our promise that our products only consist of the most beneficial, luxurious, and soothing essentials. Every ingredient has a story to tell. One of these beautiful components included in our Malibu Made Body Scrub is Castor Oil.

Ancient Ingredient for Today’s Wellbeing

Extracted from the Ricinus communis plant native to West Africa, Castor Oil is a super ingredient that humans have been benefiting from for thousands of years. As one of the only oils that can successfully pass through the dermis, it is effective in accelerating wound healing, and supporting digestion. Today it is widely used for skin health, as it works to treat uneven skin tone, reduce pigmentation, hydrate, and stimulate the growth of new skin cells.  As a triglyceride fatty acid, its benefits can be attributed to its chemical composition. Nearly 90% of the fatty acid content is made of a rare compound called ricinoleic acid. Such a high percentage is known as a technical grade product - something that rarely happens in nature. This fatty acid acts as the vital building block of a healthy cell membrane, supports interaction between cells, aids in the production of the skin’s natural oil barrier and so much more. It’s no wonder Castor Oil is a potent substance!

Its low molecular weight means that it can easily penetrate deeply into the skin giving you that plump and youthful Malibu glow. It’s also anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial making it ideal for treating various skin conditions such as acne spots, eczema, and psoriasis. All this to say, castor oil is a highly therapeutic ingredient that offers relief fast. To enjoy its benefits, gently massage our Malibu Made Body Scrub onto your skin daily while in the shower… trust us when we say you won’t regret it.

DIY Castor Oil Pack

Tip… When used topically Castor oil can work wonders for menstrual cramps as it has unmatched circulation benefits. While our Malibu Made Body Scrub will offer some gentle support when applied to the lower abdomen, some may be in need of extra support. Que DIY Castor Oil Packs.


  • High-quality hexane-free castor oil (Heritage Store is one of our favorites).
  • Unbleached wool or cotton flannel (like this). 
  • A heating pad or hot water bottle
  • A gallon-size Ziploc bag
  • A towel or old t-shirt you don’t mind staining

 How it Works

  1. Place the piece of flannel in a large Tupperware and pour castor oil over until it is saturated.
  2. Lay down and place the flannel on lower abdomen. Then place the Ziploc bag on top of the flannel.
  3. Place the warmed-up heating pad or hot water bottle on top of the Ziploc and flannel.
  4. Lastly place the towel or t-shirt on top of everything.
  5. Play down and keep the castor oil pack on for about an hour while you rest or sleep.

By stimulating the lymphatic system, draining waste, and improving circulation, this natural therapy will offer the body gentle pain relief.  

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