Cold pressed Castor oil by Nature's Absolutes is one of the most versatile carrier or base oils used in skin and hair care. It is rich in nutrients required by the body, making it highly coveted in any beauty routine. Pure, cold pressed castor oil is pale yellow in color, viscous and has a distinct and pungent aroma that may be unpleasant to some. It is recommended that this oil be blended with other carrier oils or essential oils of your preference to mask its aroma This oil deeply moisturizes and conditions hair, adding strength and vibrance and promoting hair growth. When applied to eyelashes and eyebrows, it helps keep them thick and dark. As it is easily absorbed by the skin, it makes a perfect natural cleanser when applied to the face, gently and effectively removing the day's dirt and grime from the skin and protecting the skin's quality. Castor oil is also highly effective in hydrating dry, lifeless skin making it glow with a renewed health and making skin smooth and soft. This carrier oil is also effective in strengthening nails, nourishing them when applied to the cuticles. Castor oil, being a carrier/base oil can be easily blended with other carrier as well as essential oils so that it can be effectively used for body and hair massages as well as in aromatherapy.