7 Surprising Uses for Castor Oil

Use castor oil as a natural remedy for these seven common issues.

Castor oil has been used as medicine for over a century, but there are so many lesser-known life hacks that this natural substance is perfect for. From pain and gastrointestinal relief to baby and pet care, we've got seven excellent ways castor oil can help you today.

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Treats Skin Problems

Treats Skin Problems

Due to the antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects of castor oil, it is optimal for treating annoying skin conditions such as acne or warts. Apply castor oil with a cotton swab, and you should see improvement or resolution to these issues within a week or two. It’s also extremely useful for small cuts or infections on your pets because it exacerbates healing and its smell prevents the issue of your pet licking their wounds.

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Collagen is one of the important building blocks of your skin that keeps it plump and healthy looking. But as you age, your body makes less and less of it. Is there a way to boost your skin's collagen? What about drinking it? Dermatologist Dr. Jennifer Lee, on behalf of our trusted sponsorship partner USANA Health Sciences, tells you why drinking collagen could give you the book you're looking for.

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