Can Castor Oil On Your Eyelids Help You Sleep?

Can Castor Oil On Your Eyelids Help You Sleep?

Are you exhausted from tossing and turning at night, struggling to get the quality sleep your body craves? You're not alone. Millions of people around the world suffer from insomnia and sleep issues. But what if there was a simple, natural remedy that could help you drift off to sleep more easily?

Enter castor oil - a centuries-old treatment that some claim can work wonders for your sleep. By applying a small amount of this versatile oil directly to your eyelids before bed, proponents say you can experience a deeper, more restful night's sleep. But does the science back up these bold claims?

In this post, we'll dive into the potential sleep-boosting benefits of castor oil, explore the research, and give you the lowdown on whether this natural solution is worth trying. Get ready to say goodbye to those sleepless nights for good.


Soothing Strained Eyes with Castor Oil: Can It Help You Sleep Better? 
I've been trying this bedtime routine every night because recently I've discovered that I'm getting eye strain from my computer screen use in the evenings (I work evenings). Even with my fancy blue light blocking glasses, I still find that by the time I climb into bed, my eyes feel like fried eggs. This explains why I was waking up with puffy eyes (read my blog post about that here).

But since using iAMA Castor Oil, this feeling dissipates almost immediately and my eyes feel soothed.

Artificial light affects our circadian rhythms and getting quality sleep is essential for our wellbeing. It sounds simple but many women do struggle with insomnia or poor sleep quality, especially with hormonal fluctuations, stress and menopause.

The skin around our eyes, including the eyelids, is very thin and delicate compared to other areas of the body which allows for faster absorption of castor oil. Using castor oil at night is that it can help relax the muscles around the eyes, which has calming effect on the entire body. 

The Science of how Castor Oil Supports Sleep

The key component in castor oil that may contribute to its sleep-promoting effects is ricinoleic acid. This fatty acid is known to have a mild muscle-relaxing, or spasmolytic, effect.

By helping to relax the tiny muscles that control the movement and tension of the eyelids and surrounding areas, castor oil may induce a greater sense of calm and reduce eye strain. Many people report feeling a pleasant heaviness or drowsiness in their eyelids after applying the oil, which can make it easier to drift off to sleep.

This soothing, relaxing action on the eye muscles may be particularly beneficial if you're struggling with eye strain from extended screen time or other factors. By melting away that irritating tension around your eyes, castor oil could be a simple, natural solution to help you feel more rested and ready for a good night's sleep.

Of course, everyone's body reacts differently, so the effects of using castor oil on your eyelids may vary. But many people find this simple technique to be an effective, affordable way to get the quality sleep their eyes and body crave.


How to Apply Castor Oil to Your Eyelids 

If you're eager to try this natural sleep remedy, the process is surprisingly simple. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to apply castor oil to your eyelids before bed. Don't put the castor oil inside your eyes!

  1. Start with high-quality, cold-pressed iAMA castor oil. You can buy it here.

  2. Using a clean finger or a cotton swab, gently dab a small amount of the oil directly onto your upper and lower eyelids. Be careful not to get any oil directly in your eyes.

  3. Gently massage the oil into the skin around your eyes in small circles, being careful not to tug or pull on the delicate eye area.

  4. Allow the oil to absorb for 5-10 minutes before going to sleep. You may want to place a clean washcloth over your eyes to prevent the oil from migrating.

  5. In the morning, simply rinse your eyes with clean water to remove any residual oil.

Should You Try It?

If you're curious about using castor oil on your eyelids, give it a go. It's safe, natural and there are no side effects as long as you use a high-quality, 100% organic, cold-pressed castor oil like IAMA's

P.S To help you get the most out of nature's golden elixir, with every purchase of IAMA Castor Oil, you'll receive our FREE user guide!


P.P.S Check out our favourite castor oil beauty blends, rituals and recipes here

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