In a very labor intensive process, castor oil is made from the seeds of the plant which is native to tropical and subtropical regions of India and Africa. It is a soothing, thick oil with disinfectant properties. It can also aid to reduce inflammation while increasing circulation. Its rich omega three fatty acid content helps to smooth, soften and deeply nourish skin, especially dry patches. It has even been said to help fade blemishes and reduce pigmentation slowly over time, with regular use.