22 Amazing Benefits of Castor Oil for Skin, Hair and Health

Quickly discover 22 amazing benefits of castor oil for skin, hair, health and bonus benefits, plus my recommendations and warnings!

Followers of my blog already know the amazing benefits of castor oil. But if you’re new to my blog, read this quick guide on the amazing benefits of castor oil to see how it can help you improve your facial beauty and health.

In this article:

  • 22 Amazing Benefits of Castor Oil
    • Hair
    • Skin
    • Health
  • Bonus Benefits
  • My Recommendation & Warning
  • Which Castor Oil to Use?

Castor oil is an all-around natural oil. Its rich composition of ricinoleic acid, omega fatty acids, and vitamin E brings you a world of possibility to treat a wide variety of ailments.

From strengthening and lengthening hair to soothing and moisturizing skin, castor oil works wonders in the beauty product category.

But that’s not the end of castor oil’s amazing benefits.

In fact, castor oil is excellent for relieving common health ailments, including muscle/joint pain, stomach aches, toe fungus, boosting immunity, and so much more. Find out more below!

Hair Benefits of Castor Oil

Both regular castor oil and Jamaican black castor oil are super nutritious, natural oils that care for your hair tremendously.

  1. Promotes hair growth
  2. Strengthens and hydrates hair
  3. Encourages beard growth
  4. Thickens and lengthens eyelashes
  5. Moisturizes dry, brittle hair
  6. Supports a healthy scalp
  7. Nourishes hair follicles
  8. Reduces and treats dandruff

Skin Benefits of Castor Oil

Whether its to soften, treat sunburn, or minimize the redness of blemishes, castor oil has amazing benefits on your skin!

  1. Fades scars
  2. Reduces mole size
  3. Fights acne and eczema
  4. Reduces blemishes and redness
  5. Moisturizes and hydrates skin
  6. Protects skin against aging and wrinkles
  7. Soothes sunburn
  8. Heals fever blisters

Not to mention, castor oil is a great natural solution to strengthen your nails!

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Health Benefits of Castor Oil

Castor oil is not a replacement for medical treatment, but it can help in curing and reducing common health ailments in a natural way.

  1. Helps with xanthoma
  2. Alleviates period cramps
  3. Relieves joint pain/arthritis
  4. Disinfects toe fungus
  5. Helps with fibroids
  6. Heals and prevents eye styes

Bonus Benefits

Castor oil has more benefits than you might think! Check these additional guides out:

My Recommendation to Reap the Benefits of Castor Oil

Castor oil is best used daily, or even weekly, depending upon your needs. Different hair types will require various applications of castor oil a week, for example.

Most of the articles I link to either provide you with a recipe or a suggestion of dosage. But if you have any questions, feel free to drop a comment below or on the specific article you’re reading. 🙂

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Castor oil’s texture is thick, which is why I recommend pairing it with a carrier oil. I often use coconut oil, almond oil, and essential oils to boost my castor oil recipes.

My Warning About Using Castor Oil

While castor oil may help alleviate soreness, joint pain, and may disinfect and cleanse, and so much more, I do not recommend using it internally. Nor do I recommend it to induce labor or use as a laxative.

Reason being the oil is rich in ricin seed toxic (therefore hands off the plant!) and an overdose can cause severe stomach upset and might even lead to ricin poisoning. Do not take this oil internally, please!

Which Castor Oil to Use?

There are many brands out there selling castor oil. But not of them are created equal! Make sure to pay attention when shopping to avoid scams, overpriced bottles, and poor-quality oils.

Either for my beauty or health, I always use organic castor oil.

You can find more of my recommendations on which castor oil to buy in my guide on where to buy castor oil.


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Final Thoughts: 22 Amazing Benefits of Castor Oil for Beauty & Health

As you can see, there are so many amazing benefits of castor oil that making a list of just 22 was hard for me to do. Explore my blog using the links in this post to explore and discover more benefits of castor oil.

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Dr Helen Smith
Dr. Helen Smith provides food and nutrition consultation and treatment for obese as well as health-conscious patients. She holds B.S in psychology and completed her M.S in nutrition sciences from California State University. She has over five years of experience in advising and helping patients with the right nutrition and diet. Her mission is to make nutrition information accessible to everyone and help people follow a healthy lifestyle.

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