Ricinus communis, bean, cold pressed. This is an unsulphanated oil with exceptional healing qualities. It is deeply hydrating and nutritious, with gentle healing qualities for skin and body care. It offers support through massage for joint conditions such as rheumatism, arthritis and gout, assists the flow of lymphatic fluid, which can have a direct effect on fatigue and even depression. Antioxidant properties support its general tonic reputation, as well as use against liver spots (age spots) on the skin surface. Blends well with: Arnica infused oil, Lavender True/ Spike and Juniper Berry.
Massage direct to affected area to support effective recovery from sprains and injury. Also around the joints to assist healthy circulation, which may be especially useful for stiffness and pain related to RSI. Add a teaspoon of Arnica infused oil and a few drops Lavender for added healing and soothing benefit.
- Sprains and Repetitive Strain
Castor oil has nourishing and anti-inflammatory properties that support natural healing and restoration in damaged joints. Combine 1tsp with 5 drops of Juniper Berry and German Chamomile to create a deeply therapeutic night time treatment.
Soak a clean, organic, colour-free cotton cloth in warm Castor oil and place it on the right side of the abdomen. Put plastic over the cloth, a towel and then a hot water bottle and rest for up to 2 hours. Rinse with water and baking soda. Repeat 3 times a week for up to 3 months.
Castor oil can be simply, gently warmed and massaged onto the stomach in a clockwise direction. Or applied (as for detox above) on a warm pack.
- Arthritis and Rheumatic Pain
Traditional & Historical Information
Leaves and Bark from the Evening Primrose tree were reportedly used by native cultures of North America for stomach and liver complaints, coughs and infertility. The therapeutic value of the seed oil is a more recent discovery. It has been the subject of numerous scientific trials and has shown to be of particular benefit to women during the various phases of menstruation and menopause. It has anti-oxidant, astringent and sedative properties that have been utilised in a variety of modern natural health treatments. It is a rich source of essential fatty acids for dietary supplement that translates equally well as a nourishing skin food.
Do not apply to broken skin. NOT for use during pregnancy, breastfeeding, or during menstrual flow. NOT recommended for ingestion (consult a qualified health practitioner). Avoid eyes, flush with water. Keep out of reach of children.
Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body process for optimum health and wellbeing. The information here is NOT meant as recommendation for cure of any medical condition or disease.