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Castor Oil Face Moisturizer
The main ingredient in my facial moisturizer is castor oil. Is it safe to use daily for months, as I have been?
Does castor oil contain ricin? I have read many good things about moisturizing with the oil, but also that the beans contain ricin. Isn't that dangerou
Yes: But not enough in the oil because heat is used in the production which denatures the ricin. There are so many really nice products for your skin, why would you use this (UGH!!) stuff??? Don't be a sucker. ...Read more
I ONLY want to use natural organic NO CHEMICALS on my skinWill castor oil break out my clear skin if I apply lightly on my face every night? Coconut?
I put castor oil on my and I slept with it for one hour I woke up having acne all over the side of my face;the oil stuck on the pillow\; please help?
Learn from this: I'm sorry somebody told you to do something this foolish. "Natural healing" is a fascinating area but plenty of these people are simply offering worthless remedies that may even be cruel pranks. Keep the area clean, and as you heal, start using something for acne such as a salicylic acid wash daily. ...Read more
My 4 month old son having eczema on his face n gp gavel us zinc + castor oil cream n after applying that it gets worse?
Eczema treatment: There may be additives within the medicine your doc gave you that your son is sensitive to. Let your doctor know about the worsening of symptoms with the treatment, as many other options are certainly available. Also, make sure chemical free on clothing/bedding/burp rags - anything that could touch his face. No dryer sheets, use scent-free detergents and face washes. Finally, moisturize often. ...Read more
I have hyperpigmentation on my face that is not acne related. I have heard castor oil works to diminish spots. Is castor oil really effective?
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
I massage my scalp with castor oil for faster hair growth, but I'm noticing small zits on my face. Is the oil causing this?
I use castor oil for my hair beard. ..is it 100% safe? Is there any minimal percentage that it might still contain the deadly ricin?
No: How many times have you heard of people dying of ingesting castor oil. Now it could be a vast coverup but think about it. A company would have to be manufacturing a quite deadly poison and convincing people to buy and use it. And their marketing plan would be terrible because they would have no repeat business. No. It's safe. It's mainly to relieve constipation and for that they do have repeat bus ...Read more
Soaks: It's best to soak a piece of cloth with the castor oil, then place it over the area to be treated. The traditional material is flannel. You can also then place a heating pad over the cloth, but place something between them so that the heating pad doesn't come in contact with the castor oil. ...Read more
Oil: Cod liver oil & other oils high in omega 3s improve the meibomian gland oil to stabilize tear film so does not evaporate quickly: see eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com "lid hygiene" for more info. ...Read more