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Essential oils are highly concentrated, always dilute them before using on the skin. Direct contact may cause irritation, redness, and dryness. Add 5 drops essential oil to 1 tablespoon carrier oil. For mature skin, use jojoba or coconut oil. Wound healing and breakouts can benefit from avocado oil, while extremely dry and flaky skin can be treated with olive or castor oil. Always do a patch test to ensure you aren’t sensitive or allergic to an oil.
With commercial hair products promising to instantly reverse our split ends, make our hair so shiny we can see ourselves in its reflection and...
Throat polyps are the fleshy growths that develop on the vocal chords. They are non-cancerous and are not linked to any specific disease or illness. It occurs among many adults and can occur on one or both vocal chords. Throat polyps may affect the ability to speak and may cause airway obstruction. Though they generally disappear on their own without requiring any medical treatment, it's good to see a doctor.
Ginger, papaya, and mint are simple natural remedies for bloating that are also tasty. If you have bad constipation, take castor oil with ginger tea. Cut back on carbonated beverages to avoid filling your stomach with air. Be mindful of high-fiber foods, especially beans and lentils. Increase your intake slowly! Ditch chewing gum, and avoid dairy if you're lactose intolerant. Take your time with eating and don't talk with your mouth full.
If you’ve ever suffered from constipation before, you know that a trip to the bathroom isn’t always quick. Constipation can occur due to a...
Cataract is a common vision issue that happens mostly with middle-aged and older people. Cataracts are, in fact, more common in people who are...
Castor oil can replace multiple hair products. It contains ricinoleic acid, a compound that fights inflammation and fungal overgrowth, two causes of dandruff. The oil has also shown benefits for hair loss, conditioning, and frizziness. You can use it alone or make a serum with argan, jojoba, or grapeseed oils. As a carrier oil, castor also works as a base for essential oils that help hair growth.
If your hair is dull, dry, frizzy, and unmanageable, then deep conditioning is the only solution. But the various spa and salon treatments and...
Pilonidal cysts form at the top of the cleft between the buttocks. They are accompanied by symptoms like swelling, redness, pus or blood, foul odor, and severe pain in the affected area. These cysts are believed to be the result of loose hairs that penetrate the skin as a result of friction or hormonal changes. Treat them at home with remedies like tea tree oil, castor oil, garlic, and a warm compress.
Warts are an age old cosmetic problem, and their treatment is subject to much debate. Some home remedies, such as a baking soda paste and a foot soak may work in some cases. A combination of baking soda and vinegar can be used for faster results but caution is advised. Other home remedies such as lemon juice, garlic oil, wheatgerm oil and cinnamon have been used on warts with some success. If your warts don’t heal, or spread rapidly, see a doctor soon.
Castor oil is an astringent skin cleanser that can be used to treat acne. Its antibacterial properties fight the harmful bacteria on the skin, and reduce inflammation caused by acne. Acne can be treated by exposing the face to castor oil and steam, or by applying a mixture of castor oil and a suitable carrier oil, on the infected area.
Castor oil can effectively treat mild to severe dry eyes. It is also anti-inflammatory and is used in the preparation of certain anti-inflammatory eye drops. Topical application of castor oil on the eyes and the skin around them helps the eyelashes grow long and keeps the skin around the eyes moisturized and wrinkle-free. Apply with caution since it could have a cytotoxic effect on the eyes.
Back spasms can be extremely painful. Treating them with home remedies like ice packs, aloe vera gel, turmeric paste, and castor oil can prevent any harmful side effects that prescription medicines can cause. For relief, simply place an ice pack on the affected area. Then, ask someone to massage the area up and down first and then sideways for relief.
Hair is made up of three layers: the outer layer called cuticle, the inner layer called cortex, and the medulla. When the outer layer...
Are the moles on your skin affecting the way you look and feel about yourself? Sunlight, teenage, or pregnancy may lead to clustered melanocytes (cells responsible for skin color), thus causing moles on skin. Apple cider vinegar, baking soda and castor oil, garlic, banana peel, and aloe vera gel are the natural ways that you can opt for to remove such non-cancerous lesions on your skin.
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