Tuesday, February 21, 2017


Natural Living Ideas gives 14 great ways on how you can use castor oil. Here are my 7 favorite summarized below:
1. Safe and natural laxative.
Oral ingestion of castor oil can clean out the bowels within two to five hours. Adults can take 1 to 2 tablespoons, while children 2 to 12 years old can take only 1 to 2 teaspoons. Infants below 2 years should take 1 teaspoon at a time. When giving it to children, mix it with freshly squeezed juice to make it more palatable.
2. Relieves muscle pain and soreness. Rub it on your muscles after an intense workout to promote blood circulation and relieve soreness. Mix it with peppermint oil or other essential oils to make the massage more relaxing and healing.
3. Soothes joint pain. The ricinoleic acid in castor oil has a decongestant effect on the lymphatic system, which is responsible for collecting waste from your tissues and carrying it to your bloodstream to be eliminated. A clogged lymphatic system can cause pain and inflammation in joints, such as in people with arthritis. Massaging castor oil on the joints can get lymph moving freely and help ease congestion and joint pain.
4. Treats fungal infections. Castor oil can be just as effective as anti-fungal drugs in treating common infections like ringworm, jock itch, and athlete’s foot. Warm the oil and apply onto the affected area before bedtime and leave it on overnight. Repeat until the infection has disappeared completely. You should see improvement within a week.

5. Natural skin moisturizer. The fatty acids in castor oil can nourish and moisturize dry skin. Due to its viscous nature, it stays put and easily penetrates into your skin tissue. Simply rub a teaspoonful (a little goes a long way) between your palms and apply all over your skin.To make a lotion, check out this easy 3 ingredient recipe. Just substitute castor oil in the ingredients.  

6. Treatment for skin problems. To treat acne, skin tags, and warts, apply castor oil daily with a cotton swab. 
7. Lubricant. Castor oil can be used on items around the home that need lubrication such as squeaky hinges on doors and gates, the track of garage doors, scissors, and sliding doors that get stuck. Castor oil does not freeze, so it can be ideal for either hot or very cold temperatures.
For more uses of castor oil, see NaturalLivingIdeas.com

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