Fountain of Youth – In Worm Poop??

I’m always on the lookout for ways to get worm composting on the radar screen of the (non-composting) mainstream public, but I can honestly say that figuring out some way to use worm castings in beauty products has never once crossed my mind!

Thanks very much to Louise for alerting me about this intriguing news release! Pretty crazy stuff – and if castings DO indeed have any anti-aging properties (we shall see if anyone else backs up this claim), this could end up getting pretty interesting!

Here is a blurb:

Organic farmers already know earthworm castings make plants grow larger and faster by promoting healthy stem cells and extending the life cycle with an arsenal of anti-aging enzymes. According to Wayne Perry, Head of Development for GSC Products, those same compounds produce similar anti-aging effects on human skin.

Read the full news release here: Earthworm Poop Has Big Anti-Aging Benefits For Skin

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    • Lisa
    • December 22, 2011

    I believe what they say but I don’t think I would put it on my face I do have worms but I never thought a beauty product 🙂

    • Marty
    • December 22, 2011

    Interesting article, I guess another way to “try” this out is to just use your hands without gloves when harvesting. Not sure how long you would have to leave your hands in it, but worth a try. Wonder also if this is similar to having a mud bath? Never done it but now wonder if there is any castings mixed in. 🙂

  1. After watching a couple episodes on television about medicinal marijuana in my Country.And realizing the people running these outfits are the biggest pot heads without any health issues.Unless they say it eases their stress from not being able to produce enough.I got to say,i’d much rather see it used for age reversal,than making everybody around me high!
    Only problem i see is people with acne or other sores might get a bad infection from doing this.I mean,i never wear gloves handling mine.But know better than to stick a cut down in some worm poop!After all you know if it is sterile you got some major problems!

    • Bentley
    • December 22, 2011

    LoL – it’s probably important to point out that the photo (a stock image) does NOT depict someone actually putting worm poop on their face (lol), nor does the news release suggest that this would be an ideal approach. The beauty product in question simply uses castings (or at least some components of castings) as part of its overall formula.

    That being said, i wouldn’t be surprised if fully stabilized, high quality castings were perfectly safe for use on one’s face. As Marty suggests, it would likely be something like a mud bath (assuming the castings were mixed with water).

  2. So Bentley! How you gonna test this one? LOL!

  3. Man. That gives a whole new meaning to getting sh*t faced…
    Sorry Bentley, delete if you must 🙂

    • Astrid Styles
    • December 23, 2011

    It’s Christmas, not April Fool.
    I must say, it does give one food for thought.

    • Lisa
    • December 23, 2011

    good one Patrick..Good one.

    • John Duffy
    • December 24, 2011

    I just had a naughty idea for a practical joke to pull on my wife (a self-proclaimed vermiphobe) but I’ve lost my mojo (I couldn’t do it with a straight face)…Guess I’ll have to recruit a couple willing accomplices to handle my shenanigans

    • Renee
    • December 24, 2011

    Nope. Never. (yes, I have worms.)

  4. …and I thought I had seen it all.

    • steve k
    • December 26, 2011

    It looks like the stuff is mostly mango and glycerin, not worm castings, right? I would love to see how this stuff was “clinically proven” to have anti-aging effects, given that the guy who claims this is the same guy who sells “cellulite butter” which probably works about as well as… butter.

    • Bentley
    • December 27, 2011

    I hear ya, Steve! This is why I’m in “we’ll see” mode at the moment. Bare minimum, there would AT LEAST need to be other beauty product makers jumping on board with this approach before there would be any real increase in demand for castings.
    I certainly question the scientific validity of their claims myself – but the fact that they would choose worm poop (not exactly what most people would want to put on their faces) as a component in the first place makes me wonder if there is at least SOME sort of remote scientific basis for using it (quirky and odd don’t strike me as big sales motivators in the beauty industry, but I could be wrong)

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