Everyday Uses and Benefits of Castor Oil – For Skin and Hair

I remember my granny explaining me the benefits of castor oil. And they are too many!! She was just so in love with this oil and now I am too. For her, it was the only one remedy for almost every ailment and seeing its benefits, it has been used widely in various things.

Soaps, massage oils, cosmetics, medicines, textiles etc. have castor oil owing to the benefits it gives to your skin and hair. Let’s take a look:

Skin Benefits

Heals Swollen Skin

This oil is actually a boon for inflamed skin that may be due to acne, dry skin or sunburns. To heal swollen skin, you need castor oil and cotton ball.

What you need to do::

  • Take some castor oil and dip cotton ball in it
  • Apply it on the skin
  • Let it sit for an hour and then wash off.

Fights with Ageing

Having the properties to slow down ageing process, castor oil is the first choice of everyone. Castor oil, when applied, goes deep inside the skin and arouses collagen and elastin production thus providing complete hydration to the skin. Eventually, your skin feels soft and much smoother than before. Also, fine lines and wrinkles get reduced with its regular application.

Treats Acne

People having acne prone skin are scared of oils because they clog pores. But castor oil is something different and god’s gift. It is quite beneficial in treating acne prone skin. You need just a few drops of oil and here is

What you need to do:

  • Firstly, splash some warm water on your face to open up the pores
  • Take some oil and massage gently on your face in circular motion
  • Wash the face in the morning with cold water after keeping the oil overnight.

Because it is rich in ricinoleic acid, it is a commendable remedy for acne.

Hair Benefits

Enhances Hair Growth

Massaging the scalp with castor oil shows great results in gifting you with long and thick hair. Blood circulation gets boosted up that result in hair growth. Also, it is rich in omega-9 fatty acids that give healthy hair thus reducing hair breakage, spilt ends and increases hair moisture.

Deals with Scalp Infections

Bald patches, itchy scalp and dandruff are the result of scalp infections. Such issues are flawlessly handled by castor oil because it has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Any type of microorganisms and pathogens are removed from the scalp that is the major cause of infections.

Prevents Hair Graying

If you feel that your hair has started getting gray, it’s the right time to use castor oil to stop this premature graying. Castor oil is a perfect remedy to prevent hair from losing pigment to cause graying.

Other than hair and skin benefits of castor oil, it has some remarkable perks for health as well. Just stay tuned and I will be coming back with more amazing home remedies only for you. Have a good day!!