The Magic Of Castor Oil

For Pain Reduction and to break up Scar Tissue, Stretch Marks, Moles, Warts, and Endometriosis

Castor Oil

Castor oil is a multi-purpose vegetable oil. It’s made by extracting oil from the seeds of the Ricinus communis plant. Castor oil is a particular type of triglyceride fatty acid, with nearly 90 percent of its fatty acid substance being ricinoleic acid, which is an unsaturated omega-9 fatty acid.

In History, castor oil was burned as fuel in lamps, used as a natural remedy to treat ailments like eye irritation, and even given to pregnant women to stimulate labor. Today, castor oil remains a popular natural treatment for common conditions like constipation and skin ailments and is commonly used in natural beauty products.

Castor oil has no noted interactions with other drugs.

This oil is known to be a powerful laxative (rinconelic acid in castor oil can help relieve occasional constipation), supports the immune system, is a natural moisturizer, promotes wound healing, acne reduction, fights fungus (such as warts or candida), keeps hair and scalp healthy, and is easily absorbed by the tissue being treated. Applying castor oil packs to any body parts trauma, such as sprains, bruises, or tissue buildup, will help relieve pain, reduce spasms, and benefit the healing process by minimizing swelling and relaxing the injured area.

Castor Oil is best known for its lymph-stimulating abilities and its anti-inflammatory qualities. As the oil is being absorbed into the body, its vibratory action stimulates the parasympathetic nerves located in the area, which activates the lymphatic system to drain. This process benefits an organ(s) or part of the body with restricted circulation flow. By increasing the movement of lymph through the vessels, this oil is one of the most effective agents for stimulating muscular and mucous membrane activity.

The digestive and nervous systems also have a primary effect when castor oil is used. Castor oil helps to coordinate the activity between the functions of the organs… an example is to help cleanse the gall bladder and liver of toxins.


  • DO NOT apply to open wounds!
  • Castor oil can cause side effects, such as allergic reactions and diarrhea, in some people.
  • Avoid use if hypersensitivity, GI obstruction or perforation, severe impaction, symptoms of appendicitis or acute surgical abdomen, ulcerative colitis, and rectal fissures.
  • It can also induce labor. DO NOT use it if pregnant!

Topical Uses for Castor Oil

  • Arthritis Treatment
  • To Strengthen and Grow Hair
  • Acne Treatment
  • Skin Moisturizer
  • Deep Cleanser
  • To Improve Immunity Function
  • To Eliminate Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Reduce Swelling and Inflammation
  • Support Lymphatic System
  • Increase Circulation
  • Heal Wounds and Abrasions
  • Relieve Menstrual Cramps

Oral Uses for Castor Oil

  • Relieve Constipation
  • Clean Out Intestines Before Surgery
  • Induction of Labor


Apply it directly to the skin as a massage oil, use it through a castor oil pack, or mix it with other oils to use it as a topical remedy. Orally, add it to milk or lukewarm water or take it as a supplement. It is an old remedy to take a tablespoon of castor oil to cleanse the colon (make sure to do this first thing in the morning before eating – it moves everything fast). Talk to your health provider before trying internally.

My favorite is a Castor Oil Pack.

Needed for the Castor Oil pack:

  • Castor Oil
  • Cotton pad/cloth (white)
  • Saran Wrap

Step #1: Clean the area to place the pack

Step #2: Using unbleached cotton flannel fabric, fold the cotton cloth into a pad (three to four layers). You can reuse the cotton pad for step 7 (new cotton pad needed for step 8)… if using it for a short period of time (up to 15 – 45 minutes), put a heating pad or hot water bottle over the area.

Step #3: Soak the pad with Castor Oil (not dripping, but all material covered and saturated – add more oil each day)

  • Reuse the pads by placing them in a Ziploc bag in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use them again.

Step #4: Place the soaked cotton pad over the area on the body related to the pain, trauma or health issue.

Step #5: Using the Saran wrap, wrap it many times around the part of the body with the cotton pad… not too tight. This acts as a vapor barrier to hold the castor oil in.

Step #6: Minimum 45 minutes, but best to sleep overnight with the pad on – 8 – 12 hours (if using while sleeping… use old sheets and nightwear – the oil may stain cloth)

Step #7: Repeat (steps 1-6) for three (3) days. To know you are done, the daily application is when you see oil floating in the toilet after urinating.

Step #8: Repeat every 1 to 3 months – for three more times or until the pain/issue is relieved

Store oil in a protected container for future use.

Other treatments you can use Castor Oil for:


1. Boost your brows and lashes.

Applying a little castor oil daily can help nurture your eyelashes and eyebrows. The best, no-mess way to do it: “I buy empty mascara bottles on Amazon and fill them with castor oil to brush it on my lashes at night,” says Svay.

2. Get shiny, healthy hair.

As for her hair, Svay smoothes SheaMoisture 100% Pure Jamaican Black Castor Oil onto her ends two to three times a week to prevent breakage.

3. Tame flyaways.

Smooth out your hairstyle by using a little bit of castor oil along your hairline.

4. Moisturize rough skin.

After applying her moisturizer, Svay rubs castor oil on her knees, elbows, and other dry patches to layer up and seal in moisture.

5. Condition your cuticles.

Svay adds that castor oil also works great on your manicure too. Use a cotton swab to dab a little on your nail beds for extra nourishment.

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