How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks with Castor Oil

Treat your stretch marks instead of hiding them.
Treat your stretch marks instead of hiding them. (Image: Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

Castor oil has been used for skin care and other medical purposes for centuries. Many practitioners recommend castor oil massages during pregnancy to prevent the formation of stretch marks. Removing stretch marks that have already formed is more of a challenge, but castor oil may come in handy for this purpose as well.

Things You'll Need

  • Castor oil
  • Plastic wrap
  • Heating pad or hot water bottle

Rub a thick layer of castor oil over the stretch marks on your skin.

Tear off a length of plastic wrap. Pull it taut and lay it down over the castor oil.

Apply heat, such as a heating pad or a hot water bottle, for at least 20 minutes.

Remove the heat source. Remove and discard the plastic wrap.

Rub your skin in a circular motion to massage any remaining castor oil into your skin.

Repeat the process once a day for one week, then every few days until the skin heals and the stretch marks fade.

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