Castor oil is an amazing oil that I’ve discovered when my second daughter had severe eczema on her face when she was a toddler. We tried everything from prescription hydrocortisone cream to home remedies such as aloe vera and coconut oil, but eczema always flared back up. Finally, I decided to give castor oil a try. I bought a bottle of cold pressed castor oil and rub it on her face every time her eczema flared up. After doing this routine for a few weeks, we started to see improvements and how her eczema is gone for good.
Besides curing eczema, there are many uses for castor oil such as rheumatism(arthritis) relief, menstrual disorders, constipation, oral care, proper lactation, birth control, hair care, and skincare.
Health Benefits and Uses
Castor oil is best known as a laxative. If taken orally, ricinoleic acid discharged into the intestine and starts working as a laxative.
Remove Warts and Skin Tags
Using a q-tip, apply the oil directly on the wart every day and leave overnight. Within a few weeks, you will see the mark start to dissolve.
Arthritis Pain Relief
Castor oil is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Massage the oil in your joints to relieve joint pain.
Hair and Scalp Treatment
Dry scalp or dandruff? Massage the oil and rub into your scalp to ease the itchiness and the flakes. Additionally, the oil is great as a conditioner or leave-in oil. Mix the castor oil with aloe, coconut oil, avocado, rosemary, and tea tree oil into your dry hair. Then leave it for as long as you want then rinse it off.
If your hair is falling off and wants thicker hair. You massage a bit of castor oil on the balding spot. Then leave it for 30 minutes every day to boost natural hair growth. In addition, it will work on your eyebrows or your eyelashes. Rub the castor oil on your eyebrows and for your eyelashes. You can use a mascara wand to apply it to the lashes.
Castor oil has vitamin E, minerals, proteins, Omega 6, and 9 healthful fatty acids. It is great for your skins. Just rub a few drops of castor oil on your body or face to keep it moist and soft. If you don’t like the thickness of the oil you can mix it with other oils like almond oil, avocado oil, olive oil, or coconut oil to dilute it.
I love castor oil because it works amazingly for many hard to cure issues. I’ve been experimenting with castor oil for other things such as the syringoma around my eyes. I will keep you guys updated with the results.