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January 19, 2022 3 min read

With the evolving more natural remedies, we heard a lot about Castor Oil for its incredible benefits for skin and hair. It is extracted from the seeds of the Ricinus communis plant. It is rich in Vitamin E, proteins, and Omega 6-9, and has anti-bacterial properties. Hence, it is the most common ingredient in many medications, skin care products, and shampoos.

Benefits of Castor Oil for Skin

  • Acne: One of the best ways to get rid of acne is to apply castor oil to the affected area. It helps in getting rid of all the dirt, dead skin cells and excess oil that is clogging your pores. The antibacterial properties help treat skin inflammation and soothe irritated skin. Take 2 to 3 drops of castor oils, apply it onto the acne gently and leave it for 15 to 20 minutes and gently wipe off the extra oil by dabbing the tissue.

  • Moisturisation: Ideal for dry skin, castor oil is known for its moisturizing properties. It helps lock moisture and protects your skin from dust and harsh winters. To keep your skin moisturized, apply castor oil directly. Apply 1 or 2 drops onto the face and wipe off excess oil with a tissue.

  • Stretch Marks: Castor oil helps fade away stretch marks. For stretch marks, apply castor oil morning and night. Gently massage a liberal amount of this oil into your stretch marks. ... You can make the product more effective by massaging it into your skin, rather than just applying it on top of your scars. This will help the stretch marks heal even better.

  • Reduce Puffiness: Castor oil has anti-inflammatory properties which help reduce swelling and puffiness. It also helps reduce inflamed pimples or eye bags. Take 2 to 3 drops of castor oils, apply it onto the acne gently and leave it for 15 to 20 minutes and gently wipe off the extra oil by dabbing the tissue.

  • Anti-aging Properties: Castor oil boosts the production of collagen and is the purest and easiest way to deal with anti-aging. Since it keeps the skin moisturised with regular use, this can help to keep the wrinkles and fines line away. It is also suitable to treat blemishes and premature aging. 

  • Eye Care: Puffiness of the eyes or swelling can be treated with castor oil. Take a few drops of castor oil on the palm or in a bowl and take one earbud. Apply it on the area around the eyes with an earbud or using a ring finger, massage gently in a circular motion. This will enhance blood circulation and relax the eyes. Castor oil with coconut oil works best to remove dark spots and dark circles.

Benefits of Castor Oil for Hair 

  • Hair Fall Treatment: To prevent hair fall and promote hair growth, apply castor oil to the scalp and on hairs. Castor oil is thick in texture which can make it difficult to apply. Take 1 tablespoon of castor oil or more depending upon the hair length and add a tablespoon of olive oil. Heat the oil slightly and massage it onto the scalp and all over the hair. Apply it twice a week. This will help in preventing hair fall, strengthening roots, and will also promote hair growth.

  • Dandruff and Dryness: To protect the hair together from dandruff and dryness, castor oil can work best. Take some castor oil as per the hair length, mix 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in it and add a few drops of Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic Flaky Hair Oil in it. Mix well and apply the mixture to the scalp and hair. This will help to control dandruff, relieve itchy scalp and balance the pH level of the scalp.