Benefits of CASTOR OIL
- Can be used as an emulsifying agent.
- Detoxifies and cleanses the skin.
- Protects the skin against harsh environmental conditions.
- Reduces age spots, warts, and moles.
- Effective emollient for severely rough, dry and cracked skin.
- Helps with skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.
- Good for acne prone skin helps to break up clogged glands and pores. It also helps to sanitize the skin because it contains undecylenic acid, which kills the virus and bacteria that causes acne.
- Very little scent.
- Dilute to a maximum of 10% of the recipe.
- Thick oil, leaves a sticky residue on the skin.
- Great shelf life (at least a year). If refrigerated after opening.
Castor oil is an incredible oil but is not typically used as a carrier oil for essential oils. It does leave a sticky residue and will stain clothing. Because of the sticky feeling you should use this oil of maximum of 10% of the recipe.
Castor oil originates from the castor plant, Ricinus Communis. The castor plant commonly grows in tropical regions. In the past castor oil was frequently given to children as a laxative. Edgar Casey popularized castor oil as a miracle oil to help with numerous ailments.
This miracle oil is a powerful emollient for dry skin and can help to detoxify and cleanse the body and skin. Castor oil packs are used for complicated health issues including Edema, Ganglion Cysts, Herpes, Infertility, Fibroid Cysts, Fibromyalgia, Hypothyroidism, Lupus, Psoriasis, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s Disease, to name a few. Edgar Casey even had a protocol for Cancer incorporating Castor oil packs. Castor oil packs are also beneficial to detoxify and stimulate the lymphatic system. Before using castor oil, you should speak with your physician because it can cause rashes. A patch test should be conducted to assure you are not allergic to it.
Castor oil is utilized for many skin conditions including warts, wrinkles, moles, cellulite and some skin diseases such as ringworm and athlete’s foot. It is also one of the unique oils used as an emulsifying agent. This oil also places a protective barrier on the skin to protect against harsh environmental conditions.
Castor oil is detoxifying and helps excrete clog glands and pores, in addition to helping cleanse and remove dead skin cells that can clog the sebaceous glands. Castor oil is comprised a compound called undecylenic acid, which can help to sanitize the skin and kill viruses and bacteria that can cause acne. You can detoxify by adding Castor oil to you nightly skin care routine. Simply massage oil into the skin and either wash off the excess or experiment with leaving on overnight and washing face in the morning. It is very sticky.
Castor oil is extremely moisturizing and an excellent skin emollient that helps with skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis that can cause severely rough, dry skin. By adding castor oil to your entire nightly skin-care routine, you can prevent your skin from becoming dry and itchy during the harsh winter months.
Castor oil has been traditionally used as a laxative. It is recommended to consult your doctor or health care provider before using internally. Castor oil taken internally is fast acting, and prolonged internal use can lead to dehydration. This oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties and thus effectively cleans the intestine of waste and harmful bacteria and fungi.
Blending Castor Oil with Essential Oils
Castor Carrier Oil Mixture:
10% Castor Oil
90% Sweet Almond Oil, Grapeseed Oil or Jojoba Oil
Blending Essential Oils:
Body Massage Oil: 40-60 drops of essential oil to about 4 ounces of Castor Carrier Oil Mixture.
Everyday Home Use: 10-20 drops of essential oils with 1 ounce of Castor Carrier Oil Mixture..
Therapeutic: 25-30 drops of essential oil to about 1/2 oz of Castor Carrier Oil Mixture.
- Therapeutic blends are normally used to address a specific health issue and is not used long-term.
- Some Essential Oils need fewer drops due to their high potency.
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