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Castor oil is extracted from the beans of the Ricinus communis, and enjoys a history dating as far back at 4000 B.C. The botanical—considered a potent, multi-purpose healing wonder—was originally discovered in ancient Egyptian tombs by archeologists. According to the Ebers Papyrus, an ancient Egyptian medical text written in 1500 B.C., castor oil has benefits for eyes as it was used to protect irritated eyes as well as for lubricating the face. It was also used to fuel oil lamps. It has since been used cosmetically and medicinally in the United States and throughout the world. In the 1800’s, it was...

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