The Magic Of Castor Oil For Your Skin

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Castor oil is a natural plant extract derived from a plant originally found in India pictured above), however can now be sourced from warmer climates such as the Mediterranean and other tropical areas. This wonderful ingredient contains extremely rich antioxidant, antibacterial, and antifungal properties along with high levels of proteins, minerals, and vitamin E. It’s no wonder this natural plant extract provides countless health benefits not to mention the positive effects it has on the skin.


Because of the anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities of this oil it makes for a perfect natural treatment for troublesome skin and acne sufferers.  Castor oil contains Ricinoleic acid that prevents the growth and spread of bacteria and viruses.  Castor oil has the ability to penetrate deeply into the skins tissue, which is a major contributing factor to its effective as a treatment for acne.

  • Prior to going to bed, pat a hot washcloth over your face, this will open up the skins pores
  • Gently massage a small amount of castor oil on your face
  • Leave overnight
  • Repeat daily for 2 weeks. For best results repeats s twice daily morning and night

Castor oil makes for an excellent anti-aging skin care treatment as it has the ability to be absorbed more deeply into the skin. It helps to repair and rejuvenate skin while diminishing dark circles under the eyes, leaving your skin looking younger and healthier.  Castor oil has proven to be more effective than alternative essential oils as well as most anti-aging skin care creams found in stores.

  • Before bed gently massage a little castor oil all over your face and underneath the eyes. Leave on overnight
Cuts, Burns, Skin Conditions

As we already know castor oil contains anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, and for this reason it can be used to treat burns, sunburn, minor cuts and abrasions, as well as helping to prevent skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis.  Castor oil is a natural emollient and therefore stimulates collagen and elastin production, this is the key component in maintaining the moisture and hydration of the skin.  Castor oil also provides a non-costly treatment option for removing moles.  Simply mix castor oil with a pinch of baking soda to form a paste, apply to affected area and leave overnight.  Repeat until mole has disappeared.

Dry Skin

Castor oil contains high levels of fatty acids, which is the reason behind its extreme moisturizing qualities.  These fatty acids help to restore the moisture balance in the skin that ultimately prevents dryness occurring especially during the colder months. By massaging castor oil into cracked heels or dry skin then soaking in hot water you will be left with noticeably soft skin as a result of the oil reacting with the water.


Castor oil works wonders on minimizing and removing both internal and external scarring, it does this by penetrating deep into the skin tissue to soften the scar and break down abnormal cells.  Castor oil has the ability to differentiate between healthy and abnormal cells.  It will stimulate and detoxify healthy cells while aggressively fighting against abnormal cells.

  • Soak a washcloth in castor oil then place over scar for approximately 1-2 hours daily.  Alternatively rub a little castor oil over the scar daily.
Castor oil has a huge number of benefits for our skin and health, and it’s also fantastic for our hair. To discover how to use castor oil for your hair and hair growth, click the link below.

Castor Oil For Hair Growth

castor oil for skinWhere To Buy Castor Oil For Skin

You can buy castor oil in your local chemist or online at Amazon.

I personally recommend Now Solutions Castor Oil. It’s 100% pure and one of the cheapest bottles per ounce available. At time of writing it’s only $7.35 for 16oz (or $0.46 per oz).

Alternatively, if you don’t want to apply castor oil on your skin but you still want to reap the benefits of this fantastic oil, then try a Castor Oil Soap.

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