Castor Oil packs have been shown to increase lymphatic fluid drainage through the body, which essentially cleans out your blood, tissues, immune and digestive organs. This is a great way to keep your blood clean, bowels regular, and immunity up and active!
3. Castor oil masks for your hair can leave your locks luxurious, moisturized and thick.
Castor Oil has anti-microbial action which can help with dandruff or any scalp conditions that may be compromising the quality of the hair, while the vitamin E content in the Castor Oil helps to moisturize the hair shaft, leaving you with shiny lustrous locks. Mix castor oil with olive or coconut oil, as the castor oil can be rather thick. Leave in for three hours with a shower cap on (or overnight) and then wash out with a mild shampoo.
4. It's great for elbows, knees, and those darn cracked heels.
Ah yes, those dry and hard-to-truly-get baby-bum soft areas of your body. Rub some castor oil into your elbows, knees, and heels after a shower, while you’re still a bit damp, and watch as those dry scales start to fade, fade, fade away into shiny, soft skin. You can thank me later.
5. Castor oil is a wonder for period cramps.
Remember those castor oil packs that I outlined above for detoxification and lymphatic drainage? Did you know that you can keep those packs in a plastic re-sealable sandwich baggie in the fridge for up to 30 uses? Just re-apply oil as needed with each subsequent use. Which brings me to how amazing these packs are for those horrible monthly period cramps. Take that castor oil flannel pack, place it on your lower abdomen above your uterus (which is just at your pubic bone, beneath your navel) add a hot water bottle and relax. Those cramps will lessen. (Please note that if your cramps are unbearable or are accompanied with clots and heavy periods, you need to speak to your Naturopath or GP as you probably need to examine other factors that are causing your painful periods.)