Top 10 Uses for Castor Oil – Bath and Body


 

I know I’ve talked about using fatty vegetable oils to help dilute essential oils, but did you know that vegetable oils also have their own healing properties? Today, we’re going to be taking a look at an often overlooked vegetable oil – Castor Oil.

Castor oil is known to be a powerhouse vegetable oil for the hair and the skin. It’s anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, seals in moisture, and is known to be helpful at soothing all skin types. Beyond the skin uses, it’s also known to be a helpful oil for the liver as well as helping to reduce pain and stiffness of the muscles and joints. Today, we’re focused on the uses for hair and skin so read on for the best tips for using castor oil as part of your beauty routine.

Top 10 Tips for Using Castor Oil

 

  1. Use it as a deep conditioner for your hair – it will help make your hair shiny and healthy.
  2. Use it as a moisturizer on any part of your body – works especially well for dry, scaly skin.
  3. Soften your cuticles with it – especially after getting a pedicure or manicure to prevent dryness and cracking.
  4. Help soothe sunburn by applying it over sunburned skin, you’ll get a slight cooling sensation that will help soothe away the pain.
  5. Clear up acne – castor oil is an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial making it a great tool to use in the fight against acne. You can use it as a spot treatment, or you can use it as a mask – just be sure to wash your face well afterwards so you don’t end up with clogged pores due to the thickness of the oil.
  6. Use it as a once a week hair mask to help decrease hair breakage and promote a healthy scalp – for added benefit, use a steamer to help really work the oil into the cuticles of the hair.
  7. Ever had to deal with an eye sty? If so, you know how much of a pain they are to deal with. A drop of castor oil over the sty 2 to 3 times per day will help clear the sty up quickly!
  8. Use it lightly as a leave-in conditioner to help prevent frizzy hair.
  9. Razor burns are no fun, right? Castor oil can help soothe the redness and inflammation of razor burns while also helping to decrease the itchiness related to getting razor burned.
  10. It reduces the appearance of stretch marks, just apply it twice daily over the area of concern and watch stretch marks fade away.

I hope the next time you’re looking for a remedy for dry hair or skin, you’ll remember castor oil and give it a try. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how well it works.

Happy Crafting!

 



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