How do you open and use the pump of this oil?
To unlock the pump, hold the Lock Ring tightly with your fingers. Then, twist the Actuator to the left to unlock. Next, put the pump right in bottle, secure the collar, and you’re ready to use your product. You will need to press the pump a few times for the liquid to come out.
Is this oil hexane free?
Yes. Our Organic Castor Oil and Organic Sweet Almond Oil are cold-pressed and no toxic chemicals were used to extract the oils. They are free from hexane, sulfate, parabens, and even synthetic fragrances. Every bottle is % pure, natural, and safe to use.
Is this product cold-pressed and unrefined?
Yes, and yes! Both our castor oil and almond oil are naturally derived from castor seeds and almond nuts respectively by cold-pressing. They are also unrefined to keep much of the nutrients and benefits in every drop.
Can I use sweet almond oil if I am allergic to nuts?
For safety, we strongly advice to avoid the use of sweet almond oil or any natural oil taken from nuts if you have nut allergies. For suspected skin sensitivity, discontinue use and see a doctor.
Is this oil safe for consumption?
No. Shiny Leaf’s natural oils are not food grade and are not recommended for consumption. These are topical oils and should not be ingested. Consumption may lead to problems such as upset stomach or metabolism issues. For safety, keep this oil out of reach of children.
What does the oil smell like? What is the color of the oil?
Both the castor oil and sweet almond oil have distinct nutty aroma and are pale yellow in color. They are not overpowering and mixes well together as well as with other oils. You can use this oil in DIY recipes for hair and scalp. The scent goes away a few minutes after application. If you want to give it an appealing scent, you can mix a few drops of essential oil of your choice.
Can I put it on as a leave-in conditioner?
Yes. Shiny Leaf Organic Castor Oil and Shiny Leaf Organic Sweet Almond Oil can be applied on hair as leave-in conditioners. You can create a DIY hair treatment using these oils. It seals on strands to reduce dryness and breakage. Increased dryness can make hair weak against damage and breakage. Using the oil as leave-in conditioner makes hair more manageable too.
Will this help prevent frizzy hair?
Yes. Shiny Leaf natural oils help coat hair in moisture, which prevents frizz and dryness. Lack of moisture can make hair dry and prone to frizz. Using them together gives hair a softer and smoother texture too. You can apply the oil as leave-in conditioner or pre-poo hair treatment.
Does it help speed up my hair growth?
Shiny Leaf Organic Castor Oil is rich in essential fatty acids and nutrients that can help promote healthy hair growth. It may not speed up hair growth, but using the oil helps stimulate the follicles to grow healthier and thicker strands. Apply the oil on scalp regularly to see results.
Can I apply it on color-treated hair?
Yes, Shiny Leaf’s Castor Oil and Sweet Almond Oil are made color-safe for natural and color-treated hair. No worries about stains and color residues.
Does the oil make my hair feel heavy?
No. Our Sweet Almond Oil is light-textured so using it on your hair won’t make your hair feel heavy. It perfectly works with castor oil by keeping the consistency light and loose. You can apply it as a natural hair softener to fix tangles and frizz. You can also mix it with other hair-nourishing oils to create a hair mask. Make sure to rinse it well after use.
Do sweet almond oil and castor oil clog pores?
No. These oils are less likely to clog your pores. Because the oils easily penetrate the skin, they are great for cleansing out the dirt and oil residues. Both are good for oily, dry, and sensitive skin.
Is this product good for scars?
Yes. Castor Oil and Sweet Almond Oil are rich in moisture. They help hydrate, soothe, and rejuvenate dry and damaged skin. They contain vitamin E and fatty acids, which are essential in keeping skin healthy. Regular use may assist skin renewal and reduce the visibility of scars.
How long do these products last?
If unopened, Shiny Leaf natural oils can last for two years. Make sure you store them properly so they don't oxidize. Store in a cool, dry place and keep them away from sunlight.
I’ve been using these two oils together and the combination makes it easy to apply. It works for me!- Paula S. (Shiny Leaf Castor and Sweet Almond Oil Bundle Customer)