7 Astonishing Benefits that Castor Oil has on the Skin

My grandma always has a bottle of castor oil in top cupboard of the house. If I got a cut, she would say “go for the castor oil”. When my back hurt , she yelled “go for the castor oil”. If we were getting ready to go to the beach, ” you might get sunburns, go for the castor oil”. Even when my mom got pregnant with my younger brother, granny would rub castor oil twice daily on mommy’s tummy. So from ever since I got used to castor oil for just about any skin woes. We (everyone in the household, mommy, grandma,my brother, my dad and I, even my grandfather) used castor oil for moisturizing our face and skin daily. For 18 years, even after my grandmother died we did not not purchase skin lotion, of any kind. Just imagine how many gallons on castor oil our family used, when I asked granny how long has she been using castor oil replied, ever since she was born she can remember her mother (my great granny) using castor oil. My great grandma boiled castor oil when she was a teenage girl with her mother (my great great grandma) and it has never left the family since. Now I boil castor oil. Castor oil has been in our family for 4 generations and I intend to pass on this amazing tradition on to my daughter.

Skin Benefits:

Heals Inflamed Skin

Fights Signs of Aging

Reduces Acne

Moisturizes Skin

Fades Blemishes

Prevents Stretch Marks

Reduces Pigmentation

Additional Benefits when castor oil is used topically

Treats Ringworms
Disinfects Wounds
Reduces Joint Pain/Arthritis
Boosts Immunity
Treats Back Pain


  1. Heals Inflamed Skin

Castor oil has healing properties that benefits the skin. It provides healing to various skin inflammation including sunburns, acne, and dry skin.

What Is Needed

Castor oil

Cotton ball


What Should Be Done

Take a cotton ball and dip it in castor oil.

Apply directly to the affected skin area.


  1. Fights Signs of Aging

One of the remarkable benefits of castor oil for skin is that when it is used topically, it can slow down aging.

Why Does It Work

When applied to the skin, castor oil penetrates deeply and stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. This helps to soften and hydrate the skin and makes the skin smoother, supple and revitalized, delaying the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines around the eye area, promoting an overall more youthful look.



  1. Reduces Acne


Typically, people with acne-prone skin tends to shy away from most oils as they tend to clog pores and worsen their problem. However, using castor oil can prove to be beneficial in reducing acne.


What is Needed

Few drops of castor oil


What Should Be Done

Wash your face with warm water. This will help open your pores.

Simply massage your face in a circular motion with the castor oil.

Keep it on overnight.


Why Does It Work

Castor oil is rich in Ricinoleic Acid that inhibits the growth of acne-causing bacteria. It effectively penetrates the skin layers, making it an excellent remedy for acne.


  1. Moisturizes Skin

Castor oil leaves you with smooth, supple, and revitalized skin. It is Grandma’s inexpensive and natural skin moisturizer.


What Is Needed

A few drops of castor oil


What Should Be Done

After thoroughly cleaning your face and body, massage with castor oil in gentle circular motions.


Why Does It Work

Castor oil is a magnificent moisturizer. The highly concentrated fatty acids penetrate the skin easily. Oleic acid is commonly used in moisturizers for softening the skin while linoleic acid is used on the skin for retaining moisture. They both help to remove dry patches and restores hydration of the skin.


  1. Fades Blemishes


Castor oil is often used for fading blemishes and scars. The results won’t be seen overnight. It works gradually and regular usage is needed to see noticeable results.


Why Does It Work


Again, the fatty acids present in castor oil come to the rescue. They penetrate deep into the scared tissue and repair them while encouraging the growth of healthy tissues around it. This helps to fade blemishes.


  1. Prevents Stretch Marks


Stretch marks usually occur the skin experiences drastic stretching over a short period such as during pregnancy. More elastic skin means lesser stretch marks, and this is where castor oil comes into play.


Why Does It Work

Castor oil is rich in fatty acids to encourage the production of elastin. When it is used topically even during the final months of pregnancy, it can prevent stretch marks.


  1. Reduces Pigmentation

Castor oil is extremely good for removing spots and marks from the skin. It is so effective that dermatologists recommend castor oil to treat uneven skin tone, spots, and marks because of its ability to reduce pigmentation.


Why Does It Work


Castor oil is crammed with fatty acids, specifically omega-3 fatty acids. These omega-3s hydrate the skin, while stimulating the growth of healthy tissue, thus giving you a blemish-free and supple skin.

Castor oil is perfect for all skin types! Try today and provide comments and testimonials 🙂


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