Castor oil Benefits and Uses


Castor oil is very effective for treatment of problems related to hair and skin. It is also used for various health problems such as upset stomach and joint pain. Castor oil is used as a beauty care agent for the hair and skin. Castor oil is one of the most popular ingredients used in soaps, massage oils and cosmetics. So in this article, I will tell you all the benefits of castor oil and how to use castor oil to get its's all benefits.
Castor oil Benefits and Uses
Castor oil Benefits and Uses

Castor Oil Benefits for Hair

  • Promotes Hair Growth
  • Prevents Premature Graying
  • Conditions Hair
  • Treats Scalp Infections

Castor Oil Benefits for Skin

  • Fights Against Signs Of Aging
  • Reduces Acne
  • Heals Inflamed Skin
  • Natural Moisturizer Skin
  • Fades Blemishes
  • Prevents Stretch Marks
  • Reduces Pigmentation

Castor Oil Benefits for Health

  • Treats Ringworms
  • Reduces Joint Pain/Arthritis
  • Disinfects Wounds
  • Acts As A Laxative
  • Boosts Immunity
  • Treats Back Pain

Castor Oil Uses

Now you are familiar with all the benefits of castor oil. It's time to know how to use castor oil to get all the benefits. Various castor oil uses are given below:

#1. Smooth Eyes

Castor oil is a very effective for curing tiredness around your eyes. Rub  few drops of castor oil around your eyes before sleeping. Be careful while rubbing around your eyes, not to get it in your eyes.

#2. Cleansing

Castor oil can also help to cleanse the skin of dead cells. When you rub castor oil on your face then it will extract impurities in the pores. It can help to decrease breakouts on the skin that are often caused by these clogged glands. You need to massage castor oil on your face and then wash it off with lukewarm water.

#3. Controls Split Ends

When castor oil is used as a conditioner it can help you to reduce split ends. It also prevents breakage and hair loss. Castor oil contains vitamin E, proteins, omega 6 essential fatty acids and some other nutrients, can help to cure dry and damaged hair. Castor oil has a viscous consistency, so mix it with olive oil and jojoba. 

#4 Prevent Stretch Marks

Many of the women face the problem of stretch marks during pregnancy.  But if they can use castor oil during pregnancy, castor oil can prevent the formation of stretch marks. Castor oil works as a humectant that helps your skin to retain moisture and maintain elasticity.
  • To lighten the stretch marks, massage the affected area with castor oil for 8-10 minutes. Now cover the area with plastic wrap. Now apply heat by a heating pad for 10-12 minutes. Repeat this process one time daily.
  • To prevent the formation of stretch marks, mix 1 tbsp of castor oil with 2 tbsp of sweet almond oil. Now massage with this mixture on the stretch mark prone area such as thighs, breast and stomach. 

#5. Moisturizer for Dry Skin

Castor oil works as an effective moisturiser for dry skin. Castor oil goes deep into the skin, so it's an effective natural moisturiser for treating flaky and dry skin.
Take equal amount of coconut and castor oil. Mix them and apply on the dry skin. Wait for 20-25 minutes. Then take a shower. Repeat this process daily to get smooth skin.

#6. Back Pain

Castor oil is a great natural treatment for getting instant relief in back pain.
  • To get relief in back pain, massage with lukewarm castor oil directly on the painful area. Leave it overnight for effective results.

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