When it comes to cold, rashes, and even some serious illnesses, natural treatments have made a comeback. Many studies have concluded that some of the go-to natural fixes for ailments can be more effective than pharmaceutical alternatives.
One notable combination is castor oil and baking soda. These super ingredients individually provide surprising benefits that you’ve been missing out on.
Curing Powers Of Castor Oil
You may have heard of the curative talents of baking soda in teeth whitening, blackhead removal, and acne treatment. But castor oil also has several surprising specialties:
For treating cataracts and improving your eyesight castor oil is a trusty remedy. Add a drop of castor oil to your eyes before going to sleep.
Taking 6 to 8 drops of castor oil for around 4 months is said to cure tinnitus (an ear infection symptom, where one feels a ringing or booming sensation). To improve your hearing add two drops of castor oil in your ears.
3. Nose And Sinus
Consider applying castor oil on your stomach may reduce or stop snoring within 2 weeks.
4. Mouth And Lips
You can treat mouth sores effectively by adding a drop of castor oil directly on to sores.
5. Neck And Vocals
Feeling like your voice is getting hoarse or a horrible sore throat is on the horizon? Massage some castor oil on your neck for prevention.
Castor oil eases out those sore spots that cause most forms of back aches.
7. Stomach And Digestion
Facing a horrible cause of diarrhea? Consume 2 drops of castor oil orally. If your stomach is hyperactive or noisy, silence it by applying some castor oil on your stomach.
8. Legs And Feet
From tired, worn out ankles to calcium deposits and cracks on soles – castor oil massages can eliminate them all!
9. Skin And Hair
Just 5 castor oil massage sessions and your stretch marks are gone. Applying for a month and your warts will be disappeared. Likewise, massaging your scalp with some castor oil every few days stimulates hair growth, reduces hair fall, and gives you stronger roots.
Consume 5 drops of castor oil everyday to keep away your allergies.
Consume 2 drops everyday can reduce your addictions to alcohol and even nicotine from smoking.
The Benefits Of Mixing Castor Oil And Baking Soda
Combining the powers of baking soda and castor oil together, a naturally potent remedy that helps to treat a few other health problems too.
1. Dark Spots
Mix baking soda with castor to remove the dark spots, marks, and blemishes on your face
Mixing baking soda and castor oil you can treat your skin injuries, be it paper cuts, burns, and even bruises. The baking soda fizzes out the bacteria and dirt, while the castor oil helps close the wound up.
3. Bug Bites
Mix castor oil and baking soda and apply it to those itchy and swelling bug bites on your skin can give you some instant relief.
4. Fungal Infections
Those troublesome fungal infections like athlete’s foot can be remedied with a coating and massage using castor oil and baking soda.
DIY Compress Fusing Castor Oil And Baking Soda
Castor oil is often used as a massage oil or to produce hot compresses. Here, we have the recipe for a natural hot compress that integrates the therapeutic wonders of both baking soda and castor oil.
First, you need to make a compress using castor oil, for which you will need some cold pressed castor oil, a bottle of hot water, some plastic wrap, a cotton towel or clean gauze, and a towel for when you’re done.
Firstly, clean your skin with some baking soda, and then soaking the gauze in some castor oil.
Next, carefully apply the gauze on the area that you want to be treated i.e. where you want better circulation or less numbness, etc.
Gently, wrap the ailing area in the plastic foil and place the hot water bottle on top of that to warm the area.
Once you’re comfortable with the heat, fasten it the towel.
Let this be for about an hour and then take the layers off and clean the skin with some baking soda.