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Castor Oil Has Many Health And Beauty Benefits
Jenny Brown

Castor oil is a vegetable oil that is typically found in soaps, lubricants, and paints, but this versatile oil has far more uses than that. It turns out, castor oil has many health and beauty benefits that can benefit your everyday life.

Treat Dark Eye Circles

Castor oil has a thick consistency which makes it perfect as an eye cream. It can be used to treat dark eye circles. Lightly pat the oil underneath tired eyes, and you will feel rejuvenated.


Pain Relief

Castor oil can treat arthritic pain or sprains. Fold a piece of wool or flannel into thirds. Then, soak it in castor oil and apply it to the area with pain. Wrap the castor oil soaked piece with plastic wrap to hold it in place. Let it sit for a while, and top it off with a hot water bottle or heating pad.


Refresh Skin

If you have dry skin, then castor oil will help refresh it. It can reduce pigmentation and age spots as well.

Add a little of castor oil to jojoba or coconut oil. Then, gently massage this into your skin each night.


Split Ends

Castor oil can help repair split ends by smoothing rough cuticles. Apply castor oil to your hair once a week to see an improvement over time.

Instructions on how to apply castor oil to your hair can be found here.


Moisturize Lips

Castor oil can fix chapped and dry lips. Use a q-tip to apply castor oil to your lips twice a day. Over time, you will see a difference!


Longer Eyelashes

If you want longer lashes, then start applying castor oil to your lashes using a mascara brush. Leave it on all night before washing it out.


Have Trouble Sleeping?

If you have trouble sleeping, then run a little bit of castor oil over your eyelids before bed. This will help relax your eyes which will help you sleep better.


Sore Muscles

If your muscles are feeling sore, then create the same castor oil pack mentioned above. Soak a piece of cloth or fabric in castor oil. Then apply it to your sore muscle for 45 minutes to an hour. Apply a heating pad on top for maximum effect.


Constipation Fix

If you feel constipated, then castor oil will help encourage bowel movements. Take one teaspoon in the morning while on an empty stomach. Drink juice afterwards if you don’t like the taste.


Cracked Heels

Cracked heels are not only unattractive, but they may also hurt. To soften the pain and moisturize the skin, apply castor oil to cracked heels just before bedtime. Then, put on a pair of socks. In the morning, your feet will thank you.


Thicker and Longer Hair

Castor oil is great at protecting against hair loss. The ricinoleic acid in castor oil helps replenish the natural oils found on your scalp. On top of that, antioxidants help strengthen your hair.

Mix three tablespoons of castor oil with one tablespoon of jojoba oil or coconut oil. Massage this in your hair for five minutes. Do not rinse it out.


Beautiful Nails

Say bye-bye to brittle nails. Rub castor oil on your nails and cuticles, and leave it on overnight.

Your nails will look gorgeous and shiny!


If you need more information on how to make a castor oil pack, then watch this video:

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