SOLVING AN ANNOYING PROBLEM
Not my usual kind of post, but I had to share something I found that works to remove Castor Oil stains from cotton fabric. Does it work on blended fabrics? I think it might, but one might have to apply this stain remover immediately.
Anyway, I have used Castor Oil Packs for over 15 years and recently started rubbing Castor Oil all over my skin. This advice came my way through [Vitality Capsules] Dr. Jennifer Daniels, MD monthly question and answer hour, and two friends who are patients of hers. I have used Castor Oil as a massage oil in small amounts, not slathering it on, and then leaving it on to seep it. Applying a thick coat and leaving it on for 45 minutes, in some cases maybe more, is what Dr. Daniels recommends. I was very, very reluctant to do this because Castor Oil, if you did not already know, is almost impossible to get out of fabrics. This is especially true if not addressed immediately. Sometimes even if it is caught right away.
PLANT BASED STAIN REMOVAL
A product that I found while shopping at Bed Bath and Beyond called Whip – it is a non-chemical based stain remover. I never liked using Shout or some of the other stain removers available here in the US. I was conscious of not getting them on my skin. Anything that gets on the skin adds more pressure on the liver to detoxify.
I did have luck with Whip-it on new and not so new Castor Oil stains. One stain was on a cotton fabric that had been through a washer and dryer cycle. The dryer cycle usually will help lock in the Castor Oil. The heat from the dryer usually spells the end of any possibility for getting a Castor Oil stain out. Whip – it was able to remove this tough type of stain. Pretty amazing. The fabric was cotton. Again, not sure if Whip-it would remove a similar type Castor Oil stain on a blended fabric. Definitely worth trying.
I suggest buying the Whip-It that is specifically for Laundry. I can see that he other Whip-It, in the spray bottle, is also good. When it comes to Castor Oil I would go with something more viscous and hardcore. The Laundry Whip-It comes in the blue bottle with a dispenser at the tip. Again, it is the Whip-It that is specifically designed to target laundry stains. This would be my first choice.
Castor Oil is an amazing tool for healing and Whip-It makes it less of a problem if you get it on something other than where you want it to be. All you Castor Oil users know it happens. As careful as one can be, **it does happen : )