Are you healing with castor oil yet?
For centuries, health care providers and folk healers have been using castor oil because of the many benefits it offers. Castor oil has traditionally been used as a remedy for treating various skin conditions and infections, relieving constipation, and increasing the health of hair (including lashes and brows). And, recent studies have shown that castor oil can be used to support the immune system, as an anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial agent, and a lymphatic stimulant. But…
Not All Castor Oil Is Created Equal
Castor oil is considered a vegetable oil that is pale yellow in color and is produced by crushing the seeds of the castor oil plant.
Castor oil is a carrier oil … meaning it will penetrate into the deep layers of your tissue, carrying benefits to hair follicles and organs while supporting your digestive system, immune system, hormones, microbiome, and more! Castor oil holds the full spectrum of light and increases lymph flow and boosts cell communication … it somehow manages to differentiate between healthy cells that need to be nurtured and cell debris that needs clearing away … amazing, right?! My kids always joke that I think it’s the solution for everything … Well, this or raw apple cider vinegar!
If you want the highest level of nutrients and benefits (and don’t want to be counterproductive with your wellness efforts), it’s important to choose a pure, organic castor oil that was obtained through a cold press extraction process. Some castor oil manufacturers use chemicals to extract the oil from the seeds of traditionally grown (non-organic) castor trees. Expeller pressed uses the hexane solvent to increase the extraction rate of organic castor oil. The hexane used during the extraction of oil contains impurities and can produce unwanted adverse effects. In hexane-free castor oil, the oil is safe, pure and free from all harmful chemicals.
Castor oil should ALWAYS be bottled in glass (dark glass) because it preserves, whereas plastic bottles may leach hormone-disrupting compounds into castor oil that may be carried into the body, canceling out the benefits and then some.