You’ve likely heard many of the benefits of castor oil for your body, but did you know that it also has a wealth of fantastic everyday uses around the home? You’d be surprised by exactly what castor oil can be used for around the home. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of those top everyday uses for castor oil in your home.
Of all the uses for castor oil around the home, you likely didn’t expect for one of them to be a scissor lubricant. But you can use castor oil to give an old pair of scissors a new lease of life, by using it is as a lubricant.
There are other lubricants available that can be used with scissors, but many of which are dangerous to use on scissors that might be coming into contact with food. Castor oil can actually be digested, unlike other lubricants. All you need to do is rub your scissors, or other kitchen utensils with castor oil and let them sit for a while. Make sure that you then wipe the scissors clean with a wet cloth before use.
Moles can be something of a nuisance, especially when they’re consistently digging holes in your back yard. But you likely didn’t know that castor oil can actually be used as a pretty effective mole repellent. Moles absolutely hate castor oil, which is why it’s one of the most effective substances to keep them away from your garden.
If you have a mole problem in your garden, mix ½ cup of castor oil with about 2 gallons of water and pour it into the mole holes. Castor oil won’t kill the moles, but it will lead them to keep away from your garden.
This one more relates to your pet rather than your home, but castor oil is a pretty effective treatment for any of your pet’s ailments. Pets often suffer from areas of infected skin, so just rub a little castor oil on the infection and it will soothe the pain.
It will also stop your pet from licking their wounds and spreading the infection.