Due to its thick and sticky appearance, castor oil’s health benefits are often overlooked, which is a shame as the oil is a great and cheap remedy for different hair problems. Castor oil is probably the best remedy for thinning hair and can also make your lips shiny and smooth.

In order to regrow your thinning eyebrows, apply cold pressed castor oil to them every night for 3 months, and they will become darker and thicker than before.

How does castor oil work?

The oil contains high amounts of ricinoleic acid which has powerful antibacterial and antifungal properties and can destroy the bacteria responsible for reduced hair growth.
The thickness of the oil coats your hair nicely and prevents it from shedding. Castor oil penetrates deeply into the hair follicles and nourishes them thanks to the 9 fatty acids it contains. However, when applying it on your hair, it’s best to start with smaller amounts as the high gloss of the oil can make your hair appear too greasy.

Helping with hair growth

Put a couple of castor oil drops on your palms and rub them, then apply the oil throughout your hair ends. You can mix the oil with melted apricot kernel or coconut oil as well as other lighter oils to treat hair fall naturally. Pure castor oil is best for thinning the edges of your hairline. Apply some castor oil on your eyelashes to make them thicker and prevent their shedding.

Use castor oil to reduce scar tissue and make your lips smooth

Castor oil works great on keloid type scars as well as scars with hardened scar tissue. This occurs due to the deep penetration which softens the skin just enough to break down deep scar tissue, which effectively smoothens scars.

The oil also stimulates white blood cell production and is effective at reducing inflammatory response in the subcutaneous tissue, which accelerates wound healing and minimizes scarring.

Another benefit of castor oil is the positive effect it has on our lips. The lips regenerate and recover quickly, but they also dry easily due to harsh environmental factors and dehydration. Luckily, applying some castor oil on them will make your lips healthier and smooth.