18 Effective Everyday Uses For Castor Oil and How to Apply A Castor Oil Pack


Castor oil has been widely used to treat constipation, it also has lots of healing benefits when applied externally to the body.

How to use castor oil as a remedy in your daily life:

1. Helps with tired eyes

Rub a few drops of castor oil around your eyes before sleep time, and you will feel refreshed in the morning when you wake up. The oil will soak overnight and it works great to remove tiredness from around your eyes.

2. Treats stretch marks

Castor oil works great for treating stretch marks. Rub castor oil over the stretch marks and massage gently, apply it regularly and you will fade the stretch marks on your stomach and thighs.

3. Promotes hair growth

Castor oil is a popular remedy for promoting hair growth, as it boosts blood circulation to the follicles, thus leading to faster hair growth. For best results, mix castor oil with coconut oil and apply it to your hair and cover with a cap for deep penetration. Leave it overnight then wash it off thoroughly in the morning.

It also treats dandruff, just mix 2 teaspoons of castor oil with an egg white and a teaspoon of glycerin, wash you hair first, then massage the mixture into your hair. Rinse with warm water after 10-15 minutes.

4. Relieves arthritis pain

Castor oil is an ideal oil for relieving arthritis and joint pains due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It is often used as a massage oil for treating joint pains, you can also mix turmeric with it to make a paste and then rub it into your joints. Massage the joints and the paste will give you a relief feeling.

5. Treats constipation

It’s important to make sure your bowel motions are regular and castor oil is useful for treating constipation. Simply mixing a teaspoon castor oil into orange juice and drink in the morning will keep your bowels working regularly.

6. Treats dry and cracked lips

Castor oil is used in many lip remedies, it works great for dry lips. Rub a bit on your lips and it will heal the cracks and prevent further chapping.

7. Treats acne

Castor oil helps the acne to clear up by decreasing the inflammation from the acne and killing bacteria. Put a bit on the affected area before you go to bed and you will find an improvement in the morning.

This super oil has also been found to help with many other health problems, including:

  • Yeast Infections
  • Gastrointestinal Problems
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Migraines
  • Age Spots
  • Sunburn
  • Athlete’s Foot
  • Ringworm
  • Skin Abrasions
  • Inflammation
  • Parkinson’s Disease

To get the super benefits of castor oil, castor oil pack is a popular way to use, it is said to help with skin, live and digestive conditions because of the special fatty acids in castor oil. So how to make you own castor oil pack?

You have to prepare:

  • 3 sheets of cotton flannel, big enough to cover the affected area
  • Castor oil
  • Hot water bottle
  • Old clothes and sheets
  • A Glass container with lid
  • Plastic wrap
  • Solution of baking soda and water


Place the old clothes or sheets on the place where you will be lying.

Put the flannel in the container and pour castor oil into it. Make sure it gets evenly covered with the oil.

Take out the dripping flannel from the container and mount it on the affected area of your body.

Cover it with the plastic wrap and put the hot water bottle over the pack.

Keep the pack there for about an hour, remove it and cleanse the part with baking soda and water solution.

Put the pack in the covered container in the refrigerator, it can be used up to 30 times.

This easy-to-make castor oil pack offers miracle health benefits, and the cost is only of castor oil, as other items can be easily found at home. Try this homemade pack and enjoy the dramatic changes in your health.




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