Castor oil has a number of medicinal, industrial and pharmaceutical uses. It has many benefits. We’re talking hair serum, lip balm, sleep aid, double-duty mascara and more. It’s commonly used as an additive in foods, skincare products, and medications, as well as an industrial lubricant and biodiesel fuel component. In short, it really is amazing.
The problem with most beauty products is that they strip the oil out of your skin. Each time your skin is robbed of oil, it compensates for the lack of moisture by producing more oil which leads to oily and inflamed skin that triggers acne. Don’t be afraid of applying oil to your skin. The essential fatty acids that castor oil contains help in restoring the skin’s natural moisture balance. Apply castor oil gently on your face and massage in circular motions. You can even leave it overnight and wash off in the morning.
Castor oil is very good for the growth of nails and it helps strengthens the weak nails and improves the texture of your cuticle skin. Apply a few drops of this oil on your nails and cuticle (one drop for each nail), and massage it for 1 minute. Do this every night for 2 weeks and you will the results yourself. It even helps in lightening the dark nails.
Whiten your teeth with it. You have heard about oil pulling right? If you haven’t, here’s a detailed post on how it works. Oil pulling is basically an Ayurvedic treatment and it is believed to treat around 30 body ailments. Here’s how you can use castor oil in oil pulling to whiten your teeth and improve your health – take 2 tablespoons of oil and swish it around in your mouth for 15 minutes. Do this regularly and you would be able to see a set of white pearlies pretty quickly.
Straighten hair with it – Shun away chemical and harsh treatments to straighten hair, instead make a concoction with 2 tbsp of castor oil and 1 tbsp of soybean oil and heat the mixture. Massage this oil on to the hair and keep it overnight. Do this regularly to straighten out your mane.
It also works great as a hair serum. It smoothes the hair in an instant and makes them tangle-free. In 50 ml of rosewater add 1 ½ tbsp. of castor oil and few drops of jojoba and grapeseed oil and spray it on wet hair. You can use it as a leave-in scalp treatment also.
Another piece of advice that William’s book offers is that castor oil can be a great natural remedy for wrinkles. It penetrates into the skin and boosts the production of collagen which softens and hydrates the skin. It rejuvenates the skin by making it softer and smoother. Apply a small amount of castor oil over the wrinkled area and leave it overnight.
So, start using castor oil and stop neglecting these many benefits.