Castor oil has many different uses and is found in many industrial products such as cosmetics. In this article, we’ll tell you about a few lesser-known uses of castor oil that will also help you use castor oil at home for your own beauty and health.
Background and uses of castor oil
Castor oil is pressed from the seeds of the castor plant ( Ricinus communis ). Ricin grows especially in the East African region and is now widely found elsewhere. Castor is mainly used in the manufacture of paints, dyes, varnishes, fuels and cosmetics.
Ricin is especially suitable for preventing hair loss and treating vascular problems, and has a beneficial effect on the skin. Castor oil is produced through a specific process and can be used in a number of different ways.
Use of castor oil in skin care
If you suffer from a skin problem and want your skin to look more glowing, castor oil can help with this.
Castor oil has been used over the years in many different cosmetic products, especially moisturizers. Due to its composition and properties, it is also suitable for use in soaps, fragrances and medical products.
If your skin develops dark spots due to the sun’s UV radiation, you suffer from acne or warts, castor oil can help treat these. Castor oil can be applied to scars to dispel them and it also disinfects the skin.
However, do not use the oil constantly, as skin irritation may occur in the long run, especially on sensitive skin. Talk to your doctor about using castor oil if you have any doubts about whether the oil is suitable for your use.
If you suffer from hair loss, castor oil can help grow new hair and strengthen already growing hair. With oil, you quickly get more volume and fullness to your hair.
Combined with other herbal oils, castor oil is an effective treatment for dry or oily hair and is also suitable for dry, scaly scalp. The oil makes the hair shiny and soft.
Castor oil is also suitable for removing fine lines and wrinkles and smoothing aging skin, and in addition, the oil has an effective moisturizing effect that is good for dry skin. The ingredients in ricin tighten the skin and give the face a new, fresh look.
Improve body function inside and out
Castor oil is commonly used to treat arthritis, and to relieve pain caused by joint diseases. Talk to your doctor about using the oil before using it, your doctor will be able to advise you how much oil to use and will also make sure that the oil does not interfere with the effectiveness of your medications or treatments.
The effects of castor oil are known in medical circles, especially in the treatment of constipation and other indigestion. Castor oil is suitable as a natural laxative and has been used for a long time.
However, castor oil should not be used in large quantities to treat such problems, as overuse can lead to nasty side effects. It is also not recommended to take castor oil internally, but for the treatment of constipation, for example, see the instructions here.
Use only small amounts of castor oil. The seeds from which the oil is squeezed are toxic, so large amounts of oil can have detrimental effects on health. Use only oil from a reputable manufacturer or a label recommended by your doctor.