A lot of you have been asking, what is your favorite carrier oil for hair? For me, I can say a huge favorite is Castor Oil. Its beautifying benefits can benefit your hair, skin, and face. Its high concentrations of unsaturated fatty acids that are present in Castor Oil are the reason for its incredible health benefits.
Castor Oil is a widely used product in a range of DIY applications including soap and lotion making, blending of lotions, salves, creams, shampoos, and more. Our castor oil is 100% pure, vegan, and cruelty-free.
You can use castor oil in many ways, such as applying it directly to the skin or mixing it with other oils to use as a topical remedy. I wanted to share my favorite ways to use castor oil in my beauty routine and now you can too!
Uses for Castor Oil
- Hair Growth
- Longer Eyelashes and Eyebrows
- Minimizing Stretch Marks
- Treating Acne and Blemishes
- Hydrating Chapped Lips
- Eliminating Fine Lines and Wrinkles
- Minimizing Scars
- Healing & Hydrating Cracked Heels
- Relieving Sunburns
- Removing Skin Tags and Moles
- Soften Cuticles and Hydrate Brittle Nails
- Reducing Skin Irritations
- Natural Arthritis Remedy
- Relieves Symptoms of Migraines
- Easing Menstrual Cramps
- Soothing Muscle Cramps
- Eliminating Corns on the Feet
- Natural Fungal Remedy
Castor Oil for Hair Growth
The vitamin E, proteins, minerals, and antibacterial properties of castor oil can help strengthen and lengthen your hair follicles when applied regularly. According to Hairguard.com, castor oil works because it contains "ricinoleic acid, an omega-9 fatty acid which makes up the majority of castor oil’s composition." When applied to your roots daily, it can increase hair growth, reduce hair damage from product build-up and styling, and prevent dry scalp. It enhances and improves the overall health of your hair. When you apply it to the ends of your hair, the castor oil can help reduce frizz and repair split ends. Follow the steps below to help strengthen and grow your hair.
To grow longer hair, apply castor oil evenly to your scalp and roots using your fingertips. Next, cover your hair with a plastic shower cap and wrap your head with a towel for at least fifteen minutes. To remove, wash your hair thoroughly with shampoo. (For the best results, repeat the process every week for 6 – 8 weeks).
Longer Eyelashes and Eyebrows
To help your eyelashes and eyebrows grow quicker and prevent them from breaking, apply castor oil directly to your eyelid/eyebrow to moisturize, refresh, and rejuvenate the area.
Minimizing Stretch Marks
Castor's rich contents and various fatty acids make it an excellent moisturizer and effective treatment for getting rid of unsightly stretch marks. Using your fingers, massage enough castor oil over the stretch marks to cover the entire area.
Treating Acne and Blemishes
Castor Oil is a natural carrier oil that draws out dirt, dead skin cells, excess oils, and bacteria without drying out your skin. To use, open up your pores by applying a warm washcloth on the area. Apply a small, dime-sized amount of castor oil to the cloth. Use small circular motions when applying the castor oil to the area, leaving the castor oil on your skin overnight. Remove once you wake. For best results, we recommend repeating these steps daily for up to 2 weeks.
Hydrating Chapped Lips
The fatty acids found in castor oil help to hydrate and moisten dry, chapped lips. Apply castor oil to your lips as needed throughout the day to hydrate and moisturize. You can also create a soothing topical treatment by mixing castor oil, glycerin, and lemon juice. Apply before bed to hydrate chapped lips.
Eliminating Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Castor Oil penetrates deep into your skin, stimulating the production of elastin and collagen to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Its emollient properties allow the skin to absorb it, keeping your face hydrated and plump quickly. On cleansed skin, pour a small amount of castor oil into the palm of your hand, rubbing hands together to warm up the oil. Then massage the oil into your face using small, circular motions. Repeat the process as necessary.
Castor Oil is excellent for reducing and preventing the appearance of scars. The many fatty acids found in the oil help stimulate the lymphatic system in the body, which is essential for preventing scars. While it can’t eliminate deep scars that you already have, it can reduce their appearance.
Healing & Hydrating Cracked Heels
Castor Oil has an extraordinary ability to hydrate the skin which makes it a perfect remedy for treating cracked heels. It is rich in vitamins, and essential nutrients help to hydrate dry, cracked skin. Rub castor oil on your feet, put on a pair of socks, and leave on overnight. You will notice a dramatic difference.
With the same cooling sensation as aloe, castor oil is excellent for alleviating painful sunburns. The ricinoleic acid will protect any blisters that pop up from becoming infected and reduce the inflammation associated with sunburns. To use, massage a small amount of castor oil to the infected areas. Use as often as needed.
Removing Skin Tags and Moles
When mixed with a little baking soda, castor oil can be an excellent way to get rid of unsightly moles and skin tags. To use, apply the paste to the affected area and cover it with a bandage. We recommend doing this daily for four to six weeks to eliminate unwanted moles and skin tags.
Soften Cuticles and Hydrate Brittle Nails
Castor Oil has a high concentration of vitamin E, which works wonders for brittle, dry nails. Massaging it into your nails and cuticles every evening will result in soft cuticles and healthy-looking nails.
Reducing Skin Irritations
Castor has strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help to heal bug bites, rashes, and itches. To relieve skin inflammation within a small area on the skin, soak a cotton ball or bondage in castor oil and apply it to the affected area. Rinse it off after an hour, repeat as often as needed.
Natural Arthritis Remedy
Castor has anti-inflammatory properties that make it an excellent massage oil for arthritic joints, sore muscles, and inflammation of your nerves. The ricinoleic acid that castor oil contains possesses the ability to boost anti-inflammatory properties within the body and is considered a safe remedy for arthritis pain. To use, massage warm castor oil into the affected joints. To promote proper absorption, massage into the skin before you go to bed and leave it on overnight.
Relieves Symptoms of Migraines
A natural pain reliever, castor oil is great for relieving headaches and migraines. To help relieve symptoms of migraines and headaches, rub a teaspoon of oil into your forehead for one minute. You should start feeling the effects within two to three minutes.
Easing Menstrual Cramps
Castor Oil bondages are perfect for relieving menstrual cramps. The ricinoleic acid in castor oil works to helps ease pain. Massaging warm castor oil over your abdomen can be an excellent way to relieve the symptoms of menstrual cramps and period pain.
Soothing Muscle Cramps
The ricinoleic acid inside of Castor oil allows the oil to penetrate deeper, helping to relieve inflammation caused by muscle aches and pains. To gain relief from sore and painful muscles, place a castor oil bondage on the affected area and cover with a heating pad or hot water bottle. The heat helps deliver the castor oil to the inflamed joints and tissue.
Eliminating Corns on the Feet
The hydrating abilities of castor oil can help to remove irritating and painful corns. To apply, soak your feet in warm water for about fifteen minutes. Dry your feet and use castor oil to the corn. After about ten days of treatment, you should be able to peel the corns away easily.
Natural Fungal Remedy
Castor oil contains the biochemical agent undecylenic acid, which is used to stop fungal growth. The undecylenic acid makes the natural remedy ideal for numerous types of fungal infections, including yeast infections, athlete’s foot, and ringworm. To use, apply our castor oil to the affected area and left on overnight until the fungus heals.
Everyone's skin reacts differently to different products. As with any skincare product, we suggest doing a patch test first. Before starting to use a new product, place a small amount on the inside of your elbow and wait 48 to 72 hours. If you notice no redness, swelling, itching, or burning on that spot, it is okay for you to use.