6 Ways to Use Castor Oil for Your Face

09 November, 2018
Before you apply castor oil to your face, try performing a test on a small area to be sure you don’t have an allergic reaction.

The use of castor oil for beauty is nothing new. Lots of cosmetic products already include it, so why not use it in its purest form?

In this article, we’ll take a look at some options. Choose the one that best suits your needs.

1-Castor oil to fight acne

Castor Oil
Do you want to finally be rid of that horrible acne that causes so much insecurity and discomfort? Pay attention to what you should do.


  • 1 teaspoon of castor oil (5 g)

What to do

  • Before going to bed, wash your face with warm water to open your pores and remove any makeup and other residues.
  • Then, apply this oil to areas affected by acne and let it dry.
  • Sleep all night with the oil.
  • Wash your face in the morning with plain soap and water.

It’s important that you only use as much of this oil as you need, as it could cause an allergic reaction.

See also: Benefits of castor oil

2-To clean your face

You can also take advantage of castor oil when washing your face. It will eliminate any blemishes caused by environmental elements and makeup while giving your skin a more even tone.


  • 1 teaspoon of almond oil (5 g)
  • 1 teaspoon of castor oil (5 g)

What to do

  • First, mix the two oils and apply them to your face with a gentle massage.
  • Then, wash with warm water and dry using a soft cloth.
  • Perform this every night. After a few weeks, you’ll see that your skin has a more even tone.

3-Moisturizing cream

Moisturizing cream
Another way you can take advantage of castor oil is as a cream. Because it’s rich in vitamin E, it releases and stimulates the production of collagen and elastin.

This improves your skin’s hydration and prevents aging, fine lines, and blemishes.


  • A cup of a natural moisturizer (200 g)
  • 1 tablespoon of castor oil (15 g)
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil (16 g)


  • Mix the two oils with the face cream and store everything in a container with a lid.
  • Apply this cream daily, in the morning and at night.

4-Reduce scarring

Has acne left you with scars? Do you have other marks caused by an injury or a cut?

Thanks to the fatty acid content, castor oil helps regenerate your cells and eliminate scarring.

Just remember that it will take a few weeks of use to notice the results.


  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil (15 g)
  • 1 tablespoon of castor oil (15 g)
  • A tablespoon of aloe vera gel (15 g)


  • Combine these three ingredients and store in a small glass container with a lid.
  • After you wash your face at night, apply this mixture using a gentle circular massage.
  • Once it dries, go to bed and rinse the next morning.

5-Eliminate dark circles

Eliminate dark circles
Do you have tired eyes? This will help your eyes look more beautiful.


  • 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel (15 ml)
  • 1 teaspoon of castor oil (5 g)


  • 1 small silicone mold or ice cube trays


  • Combine the two ingredients, pour the mixture into a mold, and store in the freezer until it solidifies.
  • Use a cotton ball to apply the cube of aloe and castor oil to the area around your eyes with a gentle massage.
  • Dry off any excess with a soft cloth.
  • Repeat this application every evening.

If your dark circles are a severe problem, make several ice cubes and use them daily for at least a month. The results are incredible, but remember that you should also improve your sleep habits.

6-Faster eyelash growth

Are your eyelashes short, or are you tired of wearing mascara every day?

You can use castor oil to improve the appearance of your eyelashes. The application is very easy and you’ll hardly spend a dime.


  • 1 teaspoon of castor oil (5 g)
  • 1 vitamin E capsule


  • Mix the two ingredients together and store in a glass or plastic jar with a lid.
  • After you remove your makeup at night, dip a cotton ball in this mixture.
  • Apply it to your eyelashes, from the roots to the tips, taking care to avoid your eyes.
  • In the morning, rinse your eyes carefully.
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