11 Uses for Castor Oil You May Not Have Thought of ...

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After my mother told me how my grandmother used to dose her and her siblings up with castor oil for practically any ailment I thought I’d look at other ways to use castor oil.

First off let me just confirm that castor oil is a not a cooking oil and should not be used for culinary purposes although it is used by the food processing industry.

And now onto some of the uses of castor oil around the home:

1. Get Healthy Nails

Castor oil is a rich source of vitamin-E.

It may taste awful, but it can be an amazing remedy for ragged cuticles and brittle nails.

Thankfully, you don't need to swallow it – just take some castor oil and massage it slowly on your cuticles and nail.

In a couple of months, you will have healthy nails with supple cuticles.

2. Soothe Your Eyes

Your eyes are feeling tired after all day at your computer.

Did you know you can use odorless castor oil on your eyelashes and around your eyes to make them look fresh.

It also helps prevent wrinkles and dark circles.

Avoid getting it in your eyes though.

3. Lubricate Your Scissors

If you don’t like to use petroleum jelly you can use castor oil to lubricate your kitchen scissors.

4. Keep Moles Away

Moles hate castor oil.

Using castor oil can be the best defensive weapon for you to keep moles from tearing up your garden or yard.2

Simply drench a molehill with a solution containing 2 gallons of water and Β½ cup of castor oil.

You're not killing the creature, but you're doing enough to make it look for another lawn to spoil.

5. Bring Ferns Back to Life

One of many interesting uses for castor oil is that it works amazingly well to perk up your sickly ferns.

You need to mix 1-tablespoon baby shampoo and 1-tablespoon castor oil in four cups lukewarm water to prepare a solution.2

Only 1 tablespoon of this tonic every day should brighten up your ferns once again.

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