Castor Oil for so many things!

Castor Oil for so many things! 

Castor oil is a vegetable oil made from ricinus communis, a plant common in the Eastern areas of the world. 

Castor Oil has been found in ancient Egyptian tombs dating back to 4,000 B.C. and is native to the Ethiopian region of tropical East Africa. Evidence of its cultivation was discovered circa 500 B.C. in central Egypt where it was used in cosmetics, medicines and as a lamp oil. Castor oil is a thick, odorless oil made from the seeds of the castor plant. Its use dates back to ancient Egypt, where it was likely used as fuel for lamps as well as for medicinal and beauty purposes. Cleopatra reportedly used it to brighten the whites of her eyes.

India is known as the world leader in castor seed and oil production and leads the international castor oil trade. Castor oil production in this country usually fluctuates between 250,000 and 350,000 tons per year. Approximately 86% of castor seed production in India is concentrated in Gujarat, followed by Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan. Specifically, the regions of Mehsana, Banaskantha, and Saurashtra/Kutch in Gujarat and the districts of Nalgonda and Mahboobnagar of Andhra Pradesh are the major areas of castor oil production in India.

Castor oil is most well known for its laxative property; however, numerous communities report several other uses. For example, castor oil has been reported beneficial in uterine contraction, lipid metabolism, hair growth and antimicrobial activity, yet, the FDA has approved only its use as a stimulative laxative.

Castor Oil is…
it can soften skin.
it can promote healthy skin tissue.


Castor Oil has had a surge in popularity lately. Perhaps this is due to the long list of this mighty seed oils many applications, including…


  • arthritis treatment
  • strengthen hair growth
  • treatment for acne
  • skin moisturizer
  • deep cleanser
  • improves immune function
  • eliminate fine lines and wrinkles
  • reduces swelling and inflammation
  • support lymphatic system
  • increase circulation
  • heal wounds and abrasions         
  • relieve menstrual cramps             

And there are internal uses also...
  • relieve constipation
  • clean out intestines before surgery
  • induction of labor

Castor oil cream seems to be an effective alternative for treating infraorbital hyperpigmentation” 


 Although it has been around for centuries, we often ‘rediscover’ old world remedies in new and exciting ways. Castor Oil is having its day - again. 


 In the endless pursuit of the very best skin care ingredients, Castor Oil has proven itself as one of mother nature's finest oils. With so many uses for castor oil, it’s known but perhaps not fully understood.  It has a thickness to it that suggests its multipurpose powerful constitution. Nourishing and rich, this oil is a powerful addition to natural body care products. 

Castor Oil permeates the skin deeply and transports nutrients deep into the skin. This is why we put castor oil in Molly’s Oil. Named after our founder, Molly, this oil is exceptional. It feels and smells as good as it works. 


Experience castor oil and other amazing herbs in Be Rooted Botanicals, Molly’s Oil.  This special blend gets rave reviews and is the best cbd topical for rapid recovery, pain management and massage in our opinion, and our customers too.  Castor oil was carefully chosen for its healing properties and its ability to help penetrate the skin and take the other equally amazing herbs deep down into the skin with it where they can work their magic. At Be Rooted Botanicals, we pride ourselves in our expert herbalist formulations for maximum benefit and efficacy. 


Here’s Molly chatting about Castor Oil on our latest instagram post…