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Ailment: Blepharitis (red eyelid margins)

Remedy: Castor oil

Castor oil. Castor oil's healing properties, ailments used for, how to make and use a castor oil pack.

Comment posted by D Harrison of Eureka, CA, USA on 11 April 2023 at 4:24       5440

Sudden rosacea and blepharitis onset at age 60. Did Keto. No sugar, no gluten. Did liver cleanses. For months. Added vitamin D to clear skin, couldn’t sunbathe enough. Still no improvement. Added multivitamins. Daily. Thought about the chlorine in bathwater being a factor. Bought 15 stage water filters....added powdered vitamin C to baths. Reduced the temperature. Still nothing worked, still had red acne and pustules. Bought new soaps, EWG verified stuff with no harmful chemicals. Lotions. Lots of money... Then decided to try castor oil on my eyelids for my nightly dry eye. Instant improvement in my dry eye rather than getting up 3x a night with my eyelids dried and stuck to my eyeballs....I finally went all night with my regular tears moisture. Then I dug into researching that success some more....Demodex mites cause both rosacea and Blepharitis! Diluted tea tree oil on skin. BAM! Skin cleared. Maintaining nightly castor oil on eyelids. Aggressively now boiling sheets, clothes, hoodies. Daily eyelid cleansing, face, head, neck, shoulders. My facial skin is no longer bumpy, red, or irritated with looks like porcelain. It’s only been a week since I attacked this from the mite standpoint, but I AM SO RELIEVED. This battle lasted over a year. Large quantities of mites have been found in biopsies of rosacea papules and pustules. Keep that in mind.

Comment posted by AnaBanana of Scottsdale, Arizona, USA on 15 June 2017 at 5:9       4645

I knew a young man from Europe who kept hiding his hands, when I inquired through his interpeter, I implored him to show me his shame was hands just covered in warts, poor thing! We went to the drug store and got thick white cotton gloves, 2 bottles organic cold pressed castor oil. I explained when home to clean hard surfaces with vineger, rub in castor oil, put gloves on, reapply at night, for at least 6 weeks. After 1 month he showed up so excited, nearly all gone, he had suffered for years. I did encourage him to continue 1 more month to be sure to get all the root of the wart.

I also use castor oil on my face and eyes. Drop clean organic castor oil into my eyes to kill Demodex mites. I tear for a couple days because of mite die off. I have used it on my face, ears, nose, body, mixed with eucalyptus oil for face and brows. It really gets red, they hate it, but after a few days, much cleaner, better, pores smaller.

Comment posted by Rob M of Melbourne, Vic, Aus on 12 June 2017 at 21:14       4643

I had red eyelids and was losing my hair on eyelids and around eyes. Add 5-10 drops of tea tree oil to your shampoo. Use full strength organic castor oil on your eyelids and eyelashes, apply with a cotton tip or a clean finger. It kills mites is not harsh. It doesn't sting and doesn't harm your eyes. Put it on in the evening, re-apply before going to bed. You can also use castor oil on your face and eyebrows.

Comment posted by Andrea of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on 30 September 2014 at 23:3       2913

Have you been doing it everyday? In my experience you can't stop....even if it seems to get a little have to continue daily treatment for months as you have to go through a number of die off stages. That was my mistake the first time around. Have you tried castor oil? That I believe is safe to go around your eyes. The mixture of castor oil and selson blue shampoo has been one of the best things for me. I put a mask of it on. Then I have a bath which has tea tree oil and selson blue in they had started going on my arms and I had to put that to a stop. And tea tree oil in my hair. I haven't let my dogs sleep with me for a couple months and I lie on a different towel every they are probably in your pillows. I have never felt face is clear except for the odd dot here and there. I use tea tree oil day and night also. I only use olive oil or coconut oil to remove make up and hydrate my face. No chemicals. Just as an FYI....when they die your face looks worse...which is when I would give up the first time I tried. This time I dealt with the took until week 7 for my face to look really good. I feel amazing now. I don't itch at all anymore.

Comment posted by Angie of Rochester, New York, United Statues on 1 December 2013 at 0:18       1580

Hello all! I cotton swab full strength tto all over my face every night and my skin has improved so much!! I used to just treat my pustules but then bumps would just show up on other places on my face so that's why I started treating my whole face. I also found that drawing salv helps get rid of super stubborn pustules. MOST IMPORTANTLY, I think flushing and redness meanings the decent amount of demodex mites have died (the redness is a direct reaction to their decaying bodies and their bacteria)... So I ENCOURAGE anything that makes me flush bc I want these suckers dead.... This method works for me. Has anyone else thought of this? Also, castor oil helps to provide me with relief from dry red eyes.

Comment posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 29 June 2012 at 13:23       685

LLB please read the link on Castor oil above. It has different properties to all other oils.

Question posted by LLB of Seattle, WA, USA on 12 December 2011 at 6:41       541

What are the reasons/benefits for using different dilution oils? When/why should you use Castor vs Macadamia oil for example?

Comment posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 21 July 2011 at 14:11       475

Hi Sandy,I find that castor oil is gentle and it sooths inflammation. It also has anti-microbial properties, so if there is any kind of infection it helps. Castor oil acts as a kind of barrier, stopping drying out and crusting

Question posted by sandy of tyler, tx, usa on 21 July 2011 at 13:51       474

Question: what does castor oil do for your eyelash line?

Comment posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 6 March 2010 at 18:52       3

After doing the regular eyelid cleaning routine (details on the Blepharitis link): Wash your hands and dry them if they are not already clean. Wet the end of your finger with half a drop of castor oil, wipe off any excess. Your finger should be wet with the oil, but no sign of a drop forming. Spread a small amount of the castor oil with your finger tip along the eyelids and lashes, while your eyes are closed. If you use too much, oil will get in your eyes and you will have blurry vision until it disperses. I found after two weeks that the eyelid margin was softer, the crusting was much less, and the red effect of the blepharitis was much less severe.