This all started a few months back where I started to get pain in my lower right side and thought it was appendicitis, at the time I was still waiting for my ultrasound to check things out. I was on the search of ways to help reduce the inflammation diet wise but also any other ways to help reduce the pain. It would get really intense in my lower right abdomen and my stomach. I tried the DIY Castor Oil heating pad found on Wellness Mama’s website which I will link below. After about 20 mins the pain subsided and it brought a lot of comfort. It turns out it’s quite possible it’s actually my gallbladder as the pain is also a little higher than the appendix. If you know my husband and I, we like to approach anything natural, so I started with a juice cleanse, this Castor oil mask and now mostly vegan till symptoms subside completely. Guess what? The pain has reduced a lot!
The second thing I used Castor Oil for is a Castor Oil hair mask. It helped my dandruff go away and not only that my hair felt so soft and it looks healthy! No more itches and flakes. To make the Castor oil hair mask (which is going to sound kinda gross) I wisked together Castor Oil, a few egg yokes and honey, that’s it! I started from the roots and worked my way down my hair and threw it up in a bun for 45 mins. I washed my hair right away with a natural shampoo that got rid of the stickyness.
So what is Castor Oil?
“Castor oil is a multi-purpose vegetable oil that people have used for thousands of years. It’s made by extracting oil from the seeds of the Ricinus communis plant.”
What are the benefits of Castor Oil?
- Relieves Pain
- Helps fight fungus
- Keeps your hair and scalp healthy
- Natural laxative (Helps with constipation)
I highly recommend Castor Oil! My husband tried it for his dandruff and it worked for him too! His was a little more severe than mine so in those cases doing it more often is recommended. Make sure you find a good high quality brand. Amazon is a great place to look. I have a good brand attached here:
Here is the link to the Castor oil heading pad and Castor Oil Hair Mask!
If you have any stories of how Castor Oil has helped you in any way I would love to hear about it in the comment section 🙂