When it comes to oils, be it for health or beauty, Castor oil is definitely one that has been around for a really long time. Your grandma has probably used it for just about anything. But that doesn’t mean that Castor oil is just some old wives tale, just that it has truly been tried and tested (and has come out ever so effective) through the years.

So in case you haven’t been paying close enough attention to nana’s teachings or if you’re just looking for some other uses, here are the top benefits of Castor Oil.

Let’s go ahead and jump right in.

Castor Oil Because… Top Benefits Of Castor Oil on Health, Skin, and Hair

For Health:


Castor oil is a really good laxative. So when you’re constipates, a single teaspoon a day for about 3-5 days, depending on how bad your constipation is, should do the trick.

Gastrointestinal Problems

Got gastrointestinal problems? Just like when dealing with constipation, take a teaspoon to help soothe your stomach.


Because of it’s anti inflammatory properties, Castor oil is great for relieving arthritis and other aches and pains, such as sore muscles or joints.

You can either add a teaspoon to ginger tea and have it before you go to bed or you can also soak a piece of flannel, wrap it around a heating pad, and then place it on wherever the pain is.

For Skin:

Skin Problems

Castor oil can help cure and treat a wide array of skin problems:

  • Sunburn
  • Dry Skin
  • Skin Abrasions
  • Acne
  • Rashes
  • Athlete’s Foot
  • Boils
  • Warts
  • Stretch Marks

All you have to do is take a clean cotton ball and gently rub on in a circular motion over the affected area. Do so in the morning and at night before you go to bed.

You see, Castor oil has great antimicrobial properties that make it a great disinfectant that can help kill fungus.


Because Castor oil is full of fatty acids that penetrate deep into the skin, it makes a super great natural moisturizer. Just take a few drops and massage onto your skin after your night beauty routine and leave on the whole night. You’ll wake up with soft, supple, hydrated skin.

Anti Wrinkle

Refer above. Remember, dry skin is a sin and is the root of all wrinkles. Again, refer to what was just written above. ☺

For Hair:

Helps Growth

Castor oil can help with hair growth. Now, I’m not saying that it can make hair magically appear, but it does help promote it’s growth. You see,  the oil can help the circulation of your blood move towards your follicles which in return makes hair grow faster. But more than just speeding things up, because it has Omega 6, it makes hair strong and healthy too. Just massage a couple of drops of Castor oil onto your scalp and run through your strands.

Thicker Brows and Lashes

Every night before you go to bed, simply rub some castor oil on your lashes and brows. As mentioned earlier, Castor oil stimulates hair growth. Keep this up religiously and you should have thicker brows and longer lashes. Wash off in the morning with luke warm water.

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