Castor oil derived from the seeds of the Ricinus Communis plant, and the baking soda- a white crystalline powder, both possess the healing and beautifying virtues. They are the miraculous natural ingredients for skin care individually and their blending effect is more powerful to treat a variety of skin disorders. With their medicinal properties, they effectively treat various skin disorders and treat a number of health conditions effectively than antibiotics available in the market.
There are pieces of evidence of Ancient Egyptians using castor oil to protect the eyes from irritation, Cleopatra used it to brighten the whites of her eyes, our grannies have also used castor oil in diverse ways to moisturize the skin, curing constipation, nourishing the scalp and thereby enhancing the hair growth. The alkaline baking soda also has impressive properties and was used in ancient times for whitening teeth, treating acne, exfoliate skin and for the detoxification process.
Due to the global rage of organic products in the market, castor oil and baking soda are used as natural ingredients in making skincare products. In cosmetic products that promise hydrating the dry skin, castor oil is one of the ingredients for sure as it works as an emollient. It has unique water-binding properties and therefore helps the skin to properly absorb other ingredients present in the product.
Likewise, the baking soda too is used in myriad cosmetic and safe skincare products due to its versatile properties. It is used as a pH balancer in facial care products like cleansers, scrubs and face washes. It is used in shampoos as it helps to gently cleanse the hair and leave them shiny and grease-free. Plus, it is used in deodorants as it neutralizes the acid present in sweat and thereby reduce the growth of odour producing bacteria.
When these ingredients—castor oil and baking soda—are blended together, their power increases and the mixture boasts of therapeutic qualities that are nothing less than a miracle. The mixture helps to lighten the dark spots, heal bruises and bug bites and cure fungal infections.
Blending a teaspoon of baking soda in water and then rub it for 5-10 minutes on your armpit’s skin. After that, wash it off with cold water and massage the area gently with castor oil. While baking soda helps to exfoliate the skin and remove the odour, castor oil restores the moisture and lightens the skin of your underarms.
The mixture can be also applied on the tanned and pigmented skin. Castor oil has the hyperpigmentation agent and baking soda works as the excellent exfoliator. Hence, the mixture helps to lighten the dark spots, discoloration of skin, heal scar and acne marks.
Getting Rid of Warts and Moles
To effectively remove warts and moles, make a thick paste of baking soda and castor oil, apply it on the affected areas, cover it with a bandage and remove it the next morning.
Within four to six weeks, the warts and moles will dry off and disappear.
Treating Chronic Hoarseness
Apply the paste on the neck area and massage it for few minutes. Both the natural ingredients soothes the chronic hoarseness and vocal cord strain.
Relieving Wounds, Burns and Bug Bites
To heal wounds, injuries, burns and the irritation caused by bug bites, apply either castor oil or baking soda mixed with warm water on the affected part to speed up the healing process.
Eliminating Fungal Infections
If someone is suffering from Athlete’s foot or fungal infection, it is highly recommended to apply the castor oil on the affected area every day.
Heal Stretch Marks
The application of castor oil and baking soda is also suggested for pregnant women. Using castor oil during pregnancy that is massaging it gently on stomach prevents stretch marks. One can also use it after the pregnancy to reduce the stretch marks.
In this contemporary era, where everyone is living a hectic lifestyle and going far from nature, such natural remedies are one of the ways to adopt natural things in daily routine and eventually feel close to nature. Pharmaceutical products are excellent for healing, but something healed by natural ingredients ensures that the healing is not just effectively done but the problem is cured completely by treating the root cause of the disease.
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