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SO MANY USES!
August 9, 2018
I’ll try anything when it comes to natural remedies. Castor oil supposedly helps with almost everything from self care, beauty regimen, parasites, and even weight-loss?!! SIGN ME UP! I have gone through the inter-webs in order to find what I could do with this product, and I quite a few “remedies” of which I will share my experiences
CASTOR OIL PACK:
My doctor man told me I had a liver issue (no, I don’t smoke). Anyhow, I was talking with my friend about this issue and she told me that in addition to the milk thistle I was prescribed, a castor oil pack would help move things along. This was the reason I bought the castor oil in the first place. My friend is a super crunchy holistic student and said this brand was the one she trusted. After reading all the benefits of the castor oil pack, I was really excited to start it (probably because it was a good excuse to lay down and rest for 45 minutes without children crawling all over me). I really don’t know how my liver is doing, but the oil pack was wonderful and relaxing. I slept SO good that night!
I put these on my eye lashes for a week. Each night, I’d rub it into my weak lashes and sleep. The only downside to this is that in the morning my eyesight was a little blurry with the leftover goop. It wasn’t really that bad, only when I would fumble around in the dark trying to change the baby’s diaper. It just made the experience more extreme. I rarely wear makeup, and when I do it’s only mascara on Sundays. I didn’t think much of my lashes in the mornings until after a week on Sunday I was curling my lashes and YES, I noticed they were longer!! SAY WHAAA?? It was awesome!!
Castor oil is touted as being a hair rejuvenating miracle. I wash my hair once a week on Saturday nights. I figured why not throw some castor oil on my scalp before I shower… it felt really strange at first when I shampooed my hair, it was almost straw-like with the greasy feel. After conditioning my hair and letting it air dry, I kid you not, it actually felt silkier. I couldn’t stop touching this mane of mine, I felt like a beautiful unicorn hair model.
Ok, so most Castor Oils will say not to ingest (for legal reasons), but as long as it is hexane-free, you’re probably safe (BUT DO NOT USE WHEN PREGNANT!!!). There are a ton of people that use castor oil for cleanses (candida and whatnot), and so for the sake of science, I figured I’d give it a try. First of all, EW. IT. IS. GROSS. I tried a tablespoon of it one morning. OH HOW NASTY! And nothing happened. I just felt ill all morning. The next day, I decided (for the sake of science) to up the ante and hit two tablespoons of that nasty. This time, I used a medicine syringe and aimed for the back of my throat. It was still bad, but much better. Within the hour I had lost three pounds of whatever was sitting in my digestive tract; within the week of doing this every morning, I lost about six lbs. Was it worth it? I’m not sure, the trips to the bathroom were pretty violent and the castor oil tastes horrendous! I probably will not be doing that again unless I pick up a parasite somewhere.
My baby was a little constipated, and I learned that rubbing castor oil on baby bellies helps them “go.” I did this, I don’t think it helped.
my feet get super dry at night so I figured I’d try the castor oil on them. Right before tucking myself into bed I rubbed the oil all over my feet and then put socks on. Normally I can’t sleep with socks on, but this was different. After nursing my baby around 3 am, I took off the socks and my feet felt great. They were no longer oily so I could get back in bed without the socks, it was fantastic
I know there are a ton of more things to use castor oil for, and I am excited to try out some more natural remedies. This brand is great, I am more than pleased with it!