If you are simply looking to help thicken your hair that is thinning at the edges of your hairline, you can use pure castor oil, again with a light, delicate touch.
Another good use is to apply the oil to eyelashes to help thicken and strengthen them, as well as to help prevent their thinning and shedding.
Use castor oil abundantly for scar tissue reduction and shiny, smooth lips
Many attest to the wonders which the castor oil has done for keloid types of scars and other scars that involve a lot of hardened scar tissue. This is presumably due to its ability to deeply penetrate through multiple skin layers.
Because castor oil softens the skin so much, the thought is that this softening helps to break down deep scar tissue, so it may be smoothed out. In addition, the castor oil has shown promise as a white blood cell stimulating agent.
Studies have also shown that castor bean oil helps reduce the inflammatory response in subcutaneous tissue. This may be why it seems to speed wound healing, and may also contribute to its ability to reduce scarring more quickly.
Castor oil is also excellent for the lips. Our lips need constant protection against the harmful elements in the air. Although our lips regenerate and recover quickly, they also dry out quickly and begin to peel when they are dehydrated.
The castor oil not only smooths the lips with its fatty acids, but it also helps protect them due to its naturally thick and immovable nature.
In other words, it does not dissipate without being wiped off. It also imparts a natural shine to the lips, which makes it ideal for both improving the appearance and the health of lips.
You can ‘feed’ your feet with castor oil as well
Among its other uses, the castor oil can be used as a natural healthy treatment for several common foot problems.
- Dryness of the foot skin: When circulation to one’s feet is compromised, foot skin may become excessively dry. Castor oil has long been used to soothe and seal foot skin that has become cracked and fissured, while a qualified health counselor seeks to improve the root cause of the impediment to normal circulation.
- Red and itchy foot skin: The fatty chains of castor oil are made up almost entirely of ricinoleic acid, which modern medicine recognizes as a powerful anti-inflammatory agent.
- Achy foot skin: The castor oil has also proved to have analgesic, or pain-reducing, effects, according to a study on surface pain published in the International Journal of Emergency Medicine.
- Fungal infections: Undecylenic acid, an active ingredient in the castor oil, is widely acknowledged for its relief of fungal infections in the body. For foot or toenail fungus, soak feet in a basin of water with Epsom salts for about 5 minutes, and then apply castor oil liberally.
International Journal of Emergency Medicine.