Castor oil has brilliant healing power.

It prevents oxidative stress and bacterial infections. Although it’s similar to olive and other vegetable oils, castor oil is a lot thicker. It’s made from Ricinus communis, and provides numerous benefits.

This oil is packed with proteins, minerals and vitamin E. it’s not used in cooking, but it’s definitely the thing you need to apply on your hair and skin. Always use unadulterated and cold-pressed castor oil.

Dry skin

Use castor oil to hydrate skin and treat dermatitis. Apply a thick layer on your shin, and leave it on.

Laxative agent

Add a couple tablespoons of castor oil to a glass of fresh juice, and drink it. It will start working in 2-5 hours. Castor oil has a stimulative effect on your colon.

Hair growth

Apply castor oil on your scalp and hair to balance pH values, eliminate dandruff, “heal” split ends, and moisturize hair. Leave the oil on during the night. Ricinoleic acid gives this oil its amazing power. If your hair is super thin, combine it with coconut/almond oil.


Use castor oil to erase wrinkles, imperfections and scars. For optimal results, use it every day for 4-6 months.

Stretch marks

Combine a tablespoon of castor oil and 2 tablespoons of almond oil. Apply the oily mixture on the affected skin area. If your condition is bad, massage the oil onto your skin for 10 minutes, and wrap it with plastic foil. Remove after 30 minutes. Unsaturated fats in castor oil restore tissues and erase imperfections.

Thick eyebrows and lashes

Apply castor oil on your brows and lashes every day for a month. Its goodness will nourish and thicken your tiny hairs.

Muscle soreness

Massage castor oil on your muscles to relieve pain.


There is nothing nice in having cracked heels. But, castor oil can do the trick for you.

First, soak your feet in warm water for 10-15 minutes. Scrub with pumice stone.

Soak a cotton pad in castor oil, and apply it directly on your calluses or corns. Secure with a bandage, and hold it on for 2-3 hours. Repeat the treatment until your calluses or corns fall off.

Brittle nails

Apply castor oil on your hands and nails to boost their growth. This will also prevent infections of any kind.


Apply castor oil on your skin to soothe and hydrate it.

Moisturize chapped lips

Combine a tablespoon of castor oil, glycerin and lemon juice. Use this on your lips, and rinse in the morning. The combination of castor and almond oil works well, too.


Castor oil is not recommended to pregnant women due to its diuretic properties. You don’t want to “wake up” your uterus too early, right?


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