This is a recipe too but one for topical use only! Castor oil is very healing (to learn more, read “The Oil That Heals” by Dr. William McGarey) and belongs in everyone’s medicine cabinet. Many people have used it as a castor oil pack as recommended by Edgar Cayce and McGarey’s book explains how to do this. It is best used topically as the book explains unless you know what you are doing and wish to use it internally as a laxative!
However, to use topically as a massage or moisturizing oil it is too thick and sticky to use alone. Diluting it with a highly-absorbed oil such as argan is the key for using this therapeutic oil as a healing massage oil. The essential oils make it a delight to the senses and add to its healing properties. If you get massages, bring it to your therapist and ask her/him to use this instead of standard massage oils.
In general, for massage oils, use up to 15 drops total of essential oil(s) per ounce of castor/argan oil mixture. Make it in small batches (2-4 ounces) for freshness.
1 part castor oil ( be sure to buy organic, cold-pressed, solvent-free)
1 part argan oil (organic, cold-pressed, or jojoba oil)
frankincense essential oil
Pour equal parts castor oil and argan oil into a glass bottle. Cap and shake well. ( I use a 4 ounce brown glass spray bottle that the argan oil comes in.) Add the essential oils one drop at a time so you can count them. Shake again. Massage into sprain/strains, sore or inflamed areas, tight muscles, feet, hands. Also can be used on the face by bathing the face first with a warm wash cloth, putting a couple drops of the blend on the wash cloth, and brushing over the face–very light and feels great!