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Anyone use Alba Un-petroleum jelly?

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I was using alba un petroleum jelly before pregnancy for my cracked heels and really dry hands. Tonight I looked at the ingredients and noticed that the first ingredient was castor oil. Now I'm worried. I know drinking castor oil can induce labor but what about the topical use of castor oil?
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swissmiss2584 - I wouldn't worry about it too much, especially if you've only been using it on your hands/feet. Might make you feel a little better to share that I actually have a cyst on my left ovary that I treated with castor oil packs (pre pregnancy) and asked my midwife about doing it while pregnant (only when it bothers me which fortunately hasn't been very often). She said as long as I only use it on the ovary and not over my uterus and with no heat applied, it is totally fine. 

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Thanks everyone!
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