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7 Castor Oil Uses & Benefits You Didn't Know About

Castor oil is one of the most versatile oils on earth. It is used in cooking, cleaning, beauty products, and more! Read about castor oil's amazing properties today!

Haitian Black Castor oil has been used for thousands of years as an effective treatment for various ailments. It contains high levels of vitamin E, essential fatty acids, and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, copper, manganese, iodine, and selenium. These nutrients help maintain healthy skin, hair, nails, and bones.

Derived from the seeds of castor plant, Haitian black castor oil has been traditionally been revered for not only its beauty benefits but also its therapeutic benefits. Yes, this oil is rich in its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Most of the medicinal properties of castor can be attributed its unsaturated fatty acids. This oil is rich in one of these fats, known as ricinoleic acid. Well, you may not like the smell castor oil but you will find it quite a few beauty and spa products and medicines, thanks to its healing properties.

1. Reduces joint pain

The high triglyceride content of Haitian black castor oil consisting of ricinoleic acid is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It is an ideal massage oil for relieving joint pain, inflammation and sore muscles, particularly for those suffering with arthritis. Apply tsp of the oil directly to the painful area and then cover with a heating pad or hot water bag to alleviate pain.

2. Cures skin issues

This oil works amazing when it comes to treating skin problems. It not only aids in warding off and treating skin infections, but also has several beauty benefits.

  • The active compound, undecylenic acid, present in Haitian black castor oil is particularly effective in treating ringworm. Apply a mixture of 2tsp of castor oil and 4 tsp of coconut oil over the affected area and leave it overnight.

  • It also works as a great treatment for cystic acne by decreasing inflammation and killing bacteria. Simply massage two to three drops of Haitian black castor oil on a clean face and let it work overnight. Wash your face the next morning with cold water.

  • Haitian Black castor oil penetrates the skin easily when applied directly. It stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which can soften and hydrate the skin. It works as a wonderful treatment for wrinkles and fine lines. Dip a cotton ball in castor oil and apply it on wrinkled skin before going to bed daily. Use only a small amount around the eyes.

  • This oil may be your permanent remedy to fade unwanted scars and stretch marks. Although it works slowly, it sure is effective.

  • Apply Haitian black castor oil with a pinch of baking soda to a skin wart or tag on a daily basis to get rid of them. Topical application of this oil is also known to dissolve cysts and corns.

3. Strengthens your hair

Haitian Black Castor oil has been advocated for ages to get healthy, long tresses. When applied directly to the scalp and hair, it boosts blood circulation to the hair follicles. This speeds up hair growth, repairs dull and damaged hair, and frees the scalp of any bacterial or fungal infection and dandruff. You can apply it directly to the scalp or mix it with coconut or almond oil.

4. Thicken eyebrows & Longer eyelashes

  • Long gone is the desire for thin, perfectly-plucked eyebrows. Nowadays, it's the bushier the better as far as eyebrows are concerned. If you're struggling to get yours to grow back out to their former glory, Haitian black castor oil could help. Before you go to sleep, rub a small amount into eyebrows, massaging right down to the pores.

  • There's no need to mess around with falsies and glue. Get yours the natural way with the help of haitian black castor oil. Its nourishing properties encourage hair growth, including eyelashes. They'll also give them a lovely sheen, similar to that of clear mascara.

5. Moisturize cuticles & nails

Want a set of natural, strong nails? They're the perfect canvas for painting and even look pretty when left bare. Haitian Black Castor oil can help repair brittle nails that break often. Although the nails aren't part of our 'skin', it's important to moisturize them nonetheless. Haitian black castor oil is one of the richest oils on the market, and is perfect for this purpose. As it's also anti-fungal, it will fight off any bacteria lurking in the nail bed too.

6. Get rid of moles

Do you have a mole or skin tag that you just can't stand? Haitian Black Castor oil is an effective DIY treatment for removing them.

Mix 2-3 drops haitian black castor oil with 1/2 tsp baking soda and apply to the mole. Cover with a bandage overnight and wash off the next morning. Repeat every other day until the skin tag/mole disappears.

7. Treat cold sores

Haitian black Castor oil can also be used to treat cold sores as it has amazing anti-viral and antibacterial properties. Apply a small drop of haitian black castor oil to your cold sore twice a day using a cotton swab. If you can, also cover the cold sore to prevent bacteria from getting in.


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