Our Castor Oil is a vegetable is obtained through pressing the seeds of the castor oil plant (Ricinus communis). Our Castor oil is a colorless to very pale yellow liquid with a distinct taste and odor. Castor oil has been around for a very long time, and has been widely used for medicinal purposes in its native lands spread across Africa, the Indian subcontinent and the Mediterranean basin. Castor oil is considered a warm oil that promotes the circulation of fluids in the body. It is excellent as massage oil, and can relieve the soreness resulting from overworking the muscles. If you have aching calf and thigh muscles after vigorous exercise or active sports practice, apply a little castor oil on the sore area and rub it in. Castor oil is a good carrier oil for essential oils. Add a few drops of chamomile oil or peppermint oil to a tablespoon of castor oil to make a massage more relaxing and healing. Massaging just any part of the body with castor oil does not result in extra hair growth, but applying it to the scalp does. The mechanism at work could be the ability of this warm oil to improve circulation. Castor oil can be used to moisturize dry skin. Being highly viscous, the oil stays put, and penetrates deep into the skin tissue and nourishes it with fatty acids. Many pricey commercial moisturizers contain castor oil, but you can get all its benefits from direct application.