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    Sold by weight. Ricinus communis L. This oil, derived from the castor bean and obtained by cold pressure, is rich in fatty acids and very moisturizing and lubricating to the skin in general. It acts as a humectant, attracting moisture to the skin. Castor oil packs applied with warm flannel are believed effective for pain relief and to 'draw out' cysts, boils and warts.

    Ayurvedic medicine has long used castor oil for lumbago, sciatica and rheumatism. In the Canary Islands the oil is used to prevent sore nipples in nursing mothers and is also rubbed onto their scalps to prevent post natal hair loss. In soapmaking, although castor oil would appear to require less sodium hydroxide, it sometimes requires more due to its high ricinoleic acid content. It's also a well-known superfatting agent and well suited for shampoo bars and skin-care products. Without other oils, it produces a transparent soft soap. In combination with over vegetable oils, however, it makes a wonderfully emollient, hard bar of soap. SAP value: 180.3. INCI: Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil.

    From folk medicine: Castor oil fomentations are recommended for ridding the body of hardened mucus in the form of cysts, tumors and polyps. The castor oil is applied by soaking a flannel cloth in the oil and applying it over the liver. A hot water bottle or electric heating pad is applied on top of the pack and left on the area for 30 to 60 minutes. This is repeated daily for three days followed by olive oil massages over the same area for three days. On the seventh day, it is recommended by some that the patient should rest by fasting on nothing but distilled water. Depending on the particular case, this procedure should be repeated for between six weeks to six months to properly cleanse the system.

    Materials Needed To Make A Castor Oil Pack (1) Three layers of natural, uncolored wool or flannel cotton large enough to cover the area being treated. (2) Castor oil. (3) Plastic wrap large enough to cover the cloth. (4) Hot water bottle or electric blanket. Procedure: (1) Soak cotton with castor oil. It should be saturated but not dripping. (2) Place the pack on the area being treated, for example lower right abdomen [liver]. (3) Cover the pack with plastic wrap and place a hot water bottle over the pack. (4) Leave the pack on for 30-60 minutes. Use the castor oil pack 3-7 days per week. Precautions include avoiding meal times, not using the pack during heavy menses, and avoiding contact with fabric that could become stained. The same pack may be used for weeks or months. Refresh with additional oil if necessary. Conditions are said to have been responsive to castor oil applications include (please consult with a health care professional before you apply a castor pack; the information we provide below is just that, information which is readily available to all either in books or on the web): skin keratosis; ringworm, fungal and bacterial infections; wounds; abdominal stretch marks (prevention); bursitis; sebaceous cysts; warts; liver or age spots; muscle strains; ligament sprains; itching; chronic fluid retention with swollen joints and pain; arthritis; upper respiratory infections involving the sinuses, tonsils and inner ear; colon problems involving inflammation; gallbladder disease; boils; liver cirrhosis; hepatitis; menstrual-related congestion; constipation, bowel impaction or adhesions; bladder and vaginal infections.

    Additional info from renowned herbalist Susun Weed:

    The commercially extracted (not infused) oil of the seeds of this poisonous plant was the remedy most frequently recommended by the psychic healer Edgar Cayce for resolving lumps and growths. (The poison isn�t in the oil, but�if taken internally�castor oil is a strong laxative.)

    The classic application is a hot castor oil compress made by baking a flannel cloth saturated in castor oil in the oven until it is thoroughly heated. This hot compress is applied, covered with plastic and/or layers of towels to hold in the heat, and kept on as long as possible. In extreme cases, compresses are applied continuously, day and night. For small lumps, room temperature castor oil is applied morning and night ( before bed), and covered completely with a regular adhesive strip (or two). Note from Camden-Grey: Please set your oven at the lowest possible temperature and check on it every 5 minutes until done. It's your responsibility to do this properly!!

    Note: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose or treat any condition. Please consult your health care professional with any health-related concerns and for diagnosis and treatment.

    Susun Weed, PO Box 64, Woodstock, NY 12498, Fax: 1-845-246-8081

    Visit Susun Weed at: www.susunweed.com

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    This product is food grade; however, Camden-Grey sells its products only for external use. It is the customer’s responsibility to understand the information contained in a product’s MSDS and to become familiar and well versed in how each product should be used, including a product’s precautions, if any. MSDS’s are posted on our site, look for the MSDS link at the top, right, of all our pages.

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    A must-have supply.
    Add this to your soaps for moisture, lather and stability. Add to lip balms for shine and top notch moisture. Use in salves for excellent healing properties. Best price around!
    BEST CASTOR OIL ONLINE
    I LOVE THIS CASTOR OIL BECAUSE THE PRICE IS SO CHEAP AND I THOUGHT THAT IT WOULD NOT BE AS GOOD AS OTHER CASTOR OILS THAT I PURCHASED I WAS SO WRONG IT DOES NOT HAVE THE HORRIBLE SMELL LIKE OTHERS AND ITS WAY THICKER THAN MY OTHER CASTOR OILS THAT CLAIM TO BE UNREFINED.THIS WORKS PERFECTLY FOR ANY ONE WHO SUFFERS FROM DANDRUFF ALL YOU HAVE TO DO ITS MAKE SURE YOU CLEAN UR HAIR REALLY GOOD THEN ADD THIS AND UR SCALP WILL STAY MOISTURIZED AND IT DOESNT CLOG MY PORES I WILL NEVER BUY CASTOR OIL ANY WHERE ELSE
    Lovely
    Not only was the castor oil affordable but it was quality! I was able to use this castor oil in two soap recipes that came out great. I will order again!!
    GREAT for natural hair!
    I love to use castor oil on my hair and in my hair products (and on my body). This is the cheapest that I have ever seen a 16oz bottle. I paid $14 for the last bottle that I ordered from another site and the quality was nowhere near as good as Camden-Grey's. I'm SO happy that I found this site :o)
    oil cleansing method LOVE LOVE LOVE IT
    I bought this oil to use along with jojoba oil for my facial oil cleansing method and it worked so well. You mix 1/3 castor oil and 2/3 jojoba oil together and massage into your face very well, the take a hot washcloth , lay it on your face and steam it till the cloth gets cold and do it several times then take the wash cloth and wipe the rest of the oil off but keep some on the skin and your face is so soft and clean. Do it at nite before bed. You can use olive oil sunflower oil or jojoba oil with the castor oil, but I REALLY LIKE THE JOJOBA
    Castor does the trick!
    Camden Grey's castor oil makes a great soap! I use it in most of my recipes and I've always been pleased with the quality soap it produces. Great oil with a great price!
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    EO = essential oil

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    HOW OILS ARE DISPENSED: All our products are dispensed by weight. EO's in 8 oz. through 2 lbs. - amber plastic pharmaceutical-grade bottle. EO's in 5 and 10 lbs. - heavy duty plastic container w/pouring spout, the oil may remain inside the container at least 2 months. EO's in sizes of 25+ lbs. - industry-standard metal or plastic can with a pouring spout, the oil may remain inside the metal can indefinitely and up to 2 months in the plastic pail. It's our decision in which type of pail we dispense the product, metal cans are not readily available. CARRIER OILS - plastic bottles/pails depending on the size ordered, do not need to be transferred to glass unless you wish to do so. FO's - in plastic containers, contents do not need to be transferred to glass unless you wish to do so.

    Essential oils in sizes from ½ oz. to 4 oz. are dispensed in amber glass bottles without orifice reducers or glass droppers. If we ever run out of amber glass bottles, we reserve the right to use any other glass bottle available at that time. The only sizes of EO's dispensed with orifice reducers are 1/32, 1/16, 1/8 and 1/4 oz. sizes. If you require bottles/vials with orifice reducers or Eurodroppers, we sell those separately.

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