Organic Castor Oil has been used for thousands of years, such as topically applying it on the skin in pregnancies, using it in the form of oil packs or the case of therapeutic massages.
In case of essential oils or any other ingredient applied directly on the skin or ingested, the highest quality should be considered to ensure safety and effectiveness.
Whenever considering to buy the essential oil, look for an organic, cold-pressed pure castor oil. Using pure, cold-pressed oil helps to increase the absorption of the oil through the pores of the skin.
How much Organic Castor Oil to consume
The amount of Castor Oil that should be taken internally depends on the purpose you want to use it for, your age, your current medical condition and health status and also the way your body responds to laxative-type treatments.
Make sure to read the instructions printed on the label of the oil carefully before buying the oil. Be cautious not to increase your dose of the oil more than that recommended and start by taking it in low doses. Try not to use it more than seven days or consult your physician.
The normal adult dose of the oil is one teaspoon daily before breakfast. This tiny amount is highly useful for improving the bowel movements and the blood flow of the body. Lesser dose helps to maintain the overall health. However, do consult your physician before regularly using the oil. For children, the recommended dose in half a teaspoon daily.
Pure castor oil can be used both in liquid and capsule form. As the oil is tasteless and not so pleasant to intake, it is usually diluted with some juice.
Concerns with Using Organic Castor Oil
USDA Organic Castor Oil is classified safe by the Food and Drug Authority for both internal and topical use. The active ingredients of the oil are considered safe and non-toxic for use. However, the increased amount of oil is risky and can cause various digestive issues like diarrhea and abdominal cramps.
Nausea and mild irritations in the gut region are also experienced by people taking Castor Oil, although it is not so common and mostly seen to appear in pregnant women.
Now coming to the topical application on the skin, the risks are very low compared to internal use of the oil as the oil is free from allergens, chemicals, and other risk causing ingredients.
Castor oil does not normally cause skin allergies or, but it is still best to perform a skin patch test on a small area of the skin before using it regularly. Also, make sure to keep it away from eyes and nose.