Castor Seed Botanical Oil – Great for Medicine Kit


Castor seed botanical oil has been used as an herbal medicine for literally thousands of years.  It is one of nature’s most healing substances.  It has been used in ancient Egyptian and Ayurvedic healing traditions.  In the 1920’s, the famous psychic healer Edgar Cayce brought it into the spotlight, using it as a healing compress for many conditions.

It is an emollient oil that  is rich in anti-oxidants, minerals, and beneficial fatty acids.  It enhances skin hydration, is deeply moisturizing, and an emollient and scar treatment.

It has a slight aroma, but is mainly used for its remarkable properties as a compress.  It is a quality carrier oil that can be blended with pain relieving essential oils for use with arthritis pain and swelling.  It is also very useful in treating constipation, and has been used by herbalists as an aid to childbirth.  Applying castor seed oil compresses to the abdomen can stimulate uterine contractions to start labor, as well as stimulating peristalsis to relieve constipation.

Castor seed oil is a perfect addition to an herbal medicine kit.  It is gentle and effective, and can be taken internally at the proper dosage.

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Size:  30 ml violet glass bottle  OR  4 ounce BPA-free plastic bottle)

Source:  South Africa

Production method:  Cold-pressed from castor seed

Botanical name:  Ricinus communis

Note:  Castor oil’s healing benefits come from it’s main component; a rare fatty acid known as ricinoleic acid, which makes up about 90% of castor oil.

Physical Properties of Castor Seed Botanical Oil


Internal–(oral, with proper dosage and purity–some helpful articles are available here and here), suppository

External–topical, skin and hair treatment, massage, cosmetic use, compress (abdominal, joints), wound applications, carrier oil

 Observations and Anecdotal Information

Castor seed  botanical oil has been used for generations in making a healing compress for the skin, for rashes, dermatitis, scars, and various skin conditions.

This cold-pressed oil is a luxuriant emollient, superb for healing skin and wounds.  It is a well known home remedy for acne and dermatitis.  It is also used for reducing the pain, joint swelling, and inflammation of arthritis.

It is a powerful skin regenerator.  It is also used internally or as a compress, for constipation.  Most people will have relief from constipation within a few hours of using castor oil packs or taking small doses internally.



  • Castor seed oil is classified as safe at normal dosages.
  • Do not use castor seed oil if you are pregnant!  It can promote uterine contractions.
  • Do not use it internally for longer than a week.  Dosage and purity are very important for using castor seed oil internally.

None of our products are recognized or approved by the FDA.  They are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.  This information is anecdotal, and is provided for educational purposes only.  It is not meant to be taken as medical advice.  See a health care professional for medical advice.

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Weight 0.004 kg

1 ounce amber glass bottle, 4 oz BPA-free plastic bottle, 100 ml violet bottle, 30 ml violet bottle

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