Castor Oil (Organic)


Castor Oil (Organic)

Castor Oil is considered by many to be one of the finest natural skin emollients available today.  Castor oil celebrates a history of use that dates back to biblical times.  Since then, it has been used therapeutically to help support and soften healthy skin and hair, and is commonly used in some of today’s most popular cosmetic and beauty formulas.

Castor oil is high in ricinoleic acid.  This acid is a very effective natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent.  This can help keep any fungus or bacteria from inhibiting hair growth. It has a unique ability to be deeply penetrating, and this helps it to deliver its nourishment deeply into the pores and the follicles that produce hair.  To thicken hair that is thinning at the edges of your hairline, you can use pure castor oil.  Another use is to apply the oil to eyelashes to help thicken and strengthen them, as well as to help prevent thinning and shedding.  Massaging castor oil into achy joints will give you a bit of relief from the pain caused by arthritis. castor oil rubbed into the skin can help to improve elasticity and prevent stretch marks caused by pregnancy.  Used as a poultice it may help reduce inflammation and relieve period pain, muscle sprains, bruising and arthritic pain.

How to make a poultice:

  1. Place castor oil in a pan and heat.
  2. Do not boil.
  3. Dip a piece of cheesecloth or other white cotton material into the oil until the cloth is saturated.
  4. Make sure the cheese cloth is at right temperature by touching it before you place the poultice on the skin. Apply the cloth to the affected area and cover with a piece of plastic or wool and use it to keep the pack warm.
  5. Keep the pack in place for 1-2 hours, as required.
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