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I love the feel of cold pressed Palma Christi oil as a carrier for massage. I've been avoiding it since I got pregnant because castor oil has such a bad rap in pregnant women. I've been thinking that surely it'll be fine once I get closer to my due date. But really, does anyone know whether or not castor oil will cause problems if used topically during pregnancy. I'm around 18 weeks, if it makes a difference. I've been wondering if alternating warm castor oil packs with cold witch hazel compresses might help increase circulation to help treat/ get rid of a vulvar varicosity I've got that I know is only going to get worse if left untreated. (I'm already taking 400 IU of vit E a day, which seems to be helping.)
So yeah or nay on topical castor oil? There's not much info out there that I can find.
Laura, mama to J (15), N (12), E (9) , M (6), and our little caboose, R (3).