Castor oil used to be a go-to medicine for colds and constipation. Entire generations have been traumatized by its nasty taste. Just seeing the thick oil is probably enough to make some people gag. But this wonder liquid has some uses that don’t require you to swallow.
It is a great natural remedy for many different hair problems and more. Here are some ways you can get the most out of your bottle of castor oil:
One of the best uses for castor oil is your eyebrows. For those of us who overplucked our eyebrows in the early 2000s, here is your chance to regrow them. There are options besides wild-looking tattoos or make-up.
Get your hands on some hexane-free, cold-pressed organic castor oil. You can find it in health shops or online here, for example. After washing your face in the evening, apply a small amount of the oil onto your eyebrows using a Q-tip or cotton pad. Repeat this for a few nights and you’ll start to notice the difference. Not only will your eyebrows look thicker, they will also darken.
Castor oil is also a great conditioner for your hair. It is rich in Omega-9 fatty acids and linoleic acid, which prevent certain infections that can hinder hair growth. Castor oil really soaks in, meaning it is able to reach down to your pores and hair follicles. All you need is a small amount. The consistency prevents hair loss and helps to promote new, healthy hair growth. A pleasant side effect: Castor oil makes your hair look shiny and smooth.
The same principle holds for thin eyelashes. Dip a few fingers in the oil and gently massage it into your eyelashes. You won’t believe the difference. Take care not to get it in your eyes!
Who knew that castor oil wasn’t just for clearing out the system? A wonderful natural trick.