Castor Oil

Castor Bean 2 pg header xCastor oil is a vegetable oil obtained by pressing the seeds of the castor oil plant (Ricinus communis).

It has a long  and varied history as a healing agent in folk medicine. Historically, and in Naturopathic medicine, castor oil has been used for a variety of health concerns. It has been considered to have a number of healing actions, including:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antifungal
  • Antibacterial
  • Emollient
  • Pain relief

HEARTSCENT offers a variety of ways to incorporate this lovely oil into everyday wellness and comfort.

CASTOR OIL is often applied externally to treat sore muscles and joints as well as bruising.  Massage oil into affected area.  It is often combined with a Castor Oil Pack for added benefits.  HOW TO USE CASTOR OIL PACKIMG_3451 1K SQ

It can also be applied directly to the skin for its skin healing properties.  As it is kind of heavy it is nice to mix with lighter carrier oils. Castor oil is a key component in our OCM (Oil Cleaning Method) cleanser.

INGREDIENTS: organic castor oil

4.0 ounce (116 ml) Organic Castor Oil in an amber PET plastic bottle with flip top cap 

Price: $10.00

Arnica montana is traditionally used for treating bruises, sprains, inflammation, arthritis and most soft tissue injuries. We infuse organic arnica flowers in organic castor oil and grapeseed oil to draw out the natural healing elements of the plant.  Arnica in combination with castor oil and therapeutic essential oils provides comfort for sprains, stiff sore muscles and joints.

A salve is a semi-solid topical blend. Applying this all natural salve is a great way to deliver the benefits of essential oils and herbal infusions.

FOR ACUTE Injury –  We recommend the CASTOR OIL SALVE plus (next tab) as it is more concentrated.

FOR CHRONIC aches & pains –Use CASTOR OIL SALVE as neededIMG_3426 1K SQ

  • Inhale and rub CASTOR OIL SALVE into affected area.  Increase circulation by applying heat or massaging area until warm.  Repeat as needed.
  • Using essential oil blends at the first sign of discomfort or to maintain wellness is the most effective use of this all natural option.
  • As with all natural products it is advised to store away from heat and direct sunlight to maintain quality.
  • As with any product if irritation occurs, discontinue use.

Aroma :  Fresh and slightly minty

INGREDIENTS: arnica* infused castor* & grapeseed oil, beeswax, vitamin e, lavender*, rosemary*, marjoram*, black pepper*, white camphor*, eucalyptus* – *organic

1.0 oz (28g) SALVE in reusable tin  

Price: $17.00

This is a more concentrated version of the CASTOR OIL SALVE.  With an increase in the amount of essential oils in this salve, it is ideal for ACUTE injury (recent injury due to sports, falls etc) when you need a little extra help.  As always, seek medical attention if the injury is more serious than the usual aches and pains.

FOR REGULAR DAY-TO-DAY aches & pains –Use CASTOR OIL SALVE (previous tab) as needed

FOR ACUTE Injury –

  • Along with RICE –
    • REST
    • ICE
    • COMPRESSION
    • ELEVATION
  • img_9853-copyWe recommend the CASTOR OIL SALVE plus as it is more concentrated then CASTOR OIL SALVE
    • Inhale and rub CASTOR OIL SALVE plus into affected area.  Increase circulation by applying heat or massaging area until warm.  Repeat 3-4 times a day or as needed for up to two weeks.
    • In general, using herbs and essential oil blends at the first sign of discomfort or to maintain wellness is the most effective use of this all natural option.
    • As with all natural products it is advised to store away from heat and direct sunlight to maintain quality.
    • As with any product if irritation occurs, discontinue use.
  • Adding a CASTOR OIL PACK may enhance the benefits of all castor oil products  HOW TO USE CASTOR OIL PACK

Aroma :  Fresh and slightly minty

INGREDIENTS: arnica* infused castor* & grapeseed oil, beeswax, vitamin e, lavender*, rosemary*, marjoram*, black pepper*, white camphor*, eucalyptus* – *organic

2.0 ounce (59g) Salve in amber PP jar with screw top lid

Price: $49.00

CASTOR OIL PACKS with CASTOR OIL may be used for skin healing properties or for general aches & pains and immune support.  CASTOR OIL Salves may also be massaged into affected area for the added benefit of ARNICA and essential oils

  • Saturate wool pad with organic castor oil (or apply CASTOR OIL SALVES) to affected area.    Cover with enclosed vinyl piece with print side away from wool.  Top with hot water bottle or heating pad set at a comfortable temperature.  Relax for 20 – 60 minutes or as advised by health care practitioner.  MORE DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS
  • In general, using at the first sign of discomfort or to maintain wellness is the most effective use of this all natural option.
  • As with all natural products it is advised to store away from heat and direct sunlight to maintain quality.
  • As with any product if irritation occurs, discontinue use.
  • CARE: Saturated wool pad may be used for many applications.  Store in a plastic bag between uses.  Vinyl may be washed with soap and water and air dried as needed.IMG_3378 copy

Each Pack includes: ONE piece 100% wool and ONE piece decorative vinyl overlay (vinyl design may vary).

Our packs are available in TWO sizes:

  • SMALL CASTOR OIL PACK -8″ X 12″  
    Price: $15.00
  • LARGE CASTOR OIL PACK – 12″ X 18″    
    Price: $22.00

*For educational purposes only.  These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

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