|Latin Name: ||Ricinus communis |
|Status: ||1st press, organic |
Castor Oil is obtained by cold pressing the seeds of the plant that have been sun dried. It is not to be confused with Turkey Red Oil or Sulfated Castor Oil (which is very dark in orange in colour). Castor Oil has a long history of use dating back to early Egyptian and Roman cultures. It is very thick and viscous which makes it useful in conditions where moisture needs to locked in or out. It is too thick to be used as a carrier oil for massage but has reported uses in topical treatments for liver and age spots, and warts. We have reported success from customers who used Castor Oil to get rid of skin tags (it takes consistent use for a few months). Castor has been indicated for use in cases of acnes, eczema, psoriasis and rashes. A book about the Vermont style of folk medicine by D.C. Jarvis published in 1958 lists numerous conditions which respond well to the topical application of Castor Oil, including irritation of the conjunctiva of the eye; to promote healing of the umbilicus in a newborn; and to increase milk flow in lactating women when applied to the breasts. Castor Oil can be applied to sore, irritated, or inflamed nipples. Castor Oil is listed for about 30 treatments by Edgar Cayce. It has been reported to be effective for muscle and back pain, inflammation, abscesses, constipation, painful periods, pain and swelling for varicose veins, and lumpy painful breasts from cystic breast disease. Add Castor up to 10% in blends, or use full strength on skin tags and in castor oil packs.
Shelf Life: 6 months- 1 year. Refrigeration recommended