When I was growing up, my mom would force castor oil down my and my sister’s throats in an effort to “clean out our systems”. At the time, I only knew of castor oil being used as a laxative, and I hated it. The thick texture, the strong smell, and weird taste made it hard to swallow despite the orange slices my mom gave us as a chaser.
Once I got to an age where I could stand my ground, I refused to take the laxative, and eventually my mom stopped trying.
In recent years, I heard so many positive benefits of castor oil, and to be honest, I was skeptical. That is, until I was introduced to Foxbrim – a natural and organic skincare company. The 100% organic, cold pressed castor oil is one of their best selling products. I swear by their lavender mist toner and makeup remover, so I thought I’d give the castor oil a try.
After doing a bit of research, I found that there are countless benefits of castor oil; from promoting gastro-intestinal health and boosting the immune system, to promoting hair growth and reducing acne. Castor oil should be a household staple.
I’ve been using Foxbrim’s 100% Organic Castor Oil for a few months now, so I’ll be sharing 5 of my favorite uses for castor oil that don’t involve putting it in your mouth (never doing that again).
Read to the end and check out my Youtube channel to find out how to enter my giveaway for a free bottle of Foxbrim’s Castor Oil.
Keeping your skin moisturized is really important, especially when it comes to anti-aging. Applying castor oil to skin promotes the production of collagen and elastin. It even helps slow down the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. But, if you already have them, apply a bit of castor oil around the mouth and eye area to reduce the appearance.
I especially enjoy using castor oil as a lip moisturizer. My lips tend to peel and crack, so whenever they’re feeling dry and before I go to bed, I rub a little castor oil on my lips to keep them smooth.
Foxbrim’s castor oil comes with an applicator that makes it easy to apply the oil to my lips, so that I don’t have to dip my fingers in the jar.
Castor oil is also a great moisturizer for dry hands, and cracked heels.
My sister has suffered from acne since she was a teenager (she’s in her thirties now). When I told her that castor oil helps reduce acne, she was skeptical. She has oily skin, so it’s a natural reaction to think that putting oil on oily skin would clog pores. But that’s not the case with castor oil as it is an antibacterial – it fights off the acne-causing bacteria.
To properly use castor oil for acne-prone skin:
(1) wash your face with warm water
(2) massage your face in a circular motion with a few drops of castor oil
(3) leave overnight, then wash your face in the morning with cool water
I burned myself when I was cooking one day and didn’t have any Neosporin on hand. I remembered reading that castor oil heals sunburns, so I figured it would be good for a minor burn as well. The burn was small, but it was painful. The castor oil helped soothe the pain and it seemed to help it heal quickly.
Adding a teaspoon of castor oil to your favorite leave-in conditioner helps lock in moisture and keeps your hair smoother and softer. Applying regularly also helps thicken and adds natural shine to your hair.
Hubby suffers from dry scalp, and it seems that unless we wash his hair everyday, it just keeps coming back. Apparently castor oil is antifungal and antibacterial, and can help relieve dandruff and itchy scalp. I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m totally going to apply some of the oil to his shampoo to see if it helps with his dry scalp.
Promotes hair growth
I haven’t used castor oil consistently enough to see if my hair has grown longer, but this is one of the most popular benefits of castor oil. It can also be applied to eyebrows and eyelashes to make them fuller and longer. Full eyebrows are in right now, and I know a lot of people suffer from over-tweezing in the past. If you want you brows and lashes to grow, apply castor oil daily. Foxbrim’s Castor Oil even comes with an eyelash tool to make application to your brows and lashes super easy.
These are just a few of the skin and beauty benefits of castor oil, but there are so, so many more reasons to use this magic potion!
If you want to enter the giveaway for Foxbrim’s Castor Oil, make sure you’re subscribed to my Youtube channel and leave a comment on the video with your favorite benefit of castor oil. The giveaway closes on September 8th – I’ll contact the winner in a Youtube message. Good luck!
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