Castor oil is extracted from the seeds of the castor oil plant (ricinus communis). The extracted oil is pale, yellow, transparent, has a strong and rather unpleasant taste and is thick and viscous. It is known as "Aceite de Ricino" or "Aceite de Castor" in Spanish, Erand Oil (Velakennai in Tamil) in India, where the plant is native, "Kharwa" in Arabic, "Ma Hong Liang" in China, "Kastorka" in Russia and "Minyak Jarak" in Indonesia.
Castor oil is a triglyceride, made of fatty acids, 90% of which is ricinoleic acid, thought to be responsible for its unique healing properties. It has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties as well as anti-microbial, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties inhibiting the growth of many bacteria, yeasts, molds and viruses. Properties that explain why castor oil is known to work on many skin conditions.
Castor oil has been used for centuries for its therapeutic and medicinal benefits. Ancient documents revealed that castor oil has been used medicinally in China, India and Egypt as well as Rome, Persia, Greece and Africa. There is evidence that it was grown in England as early as 1562 but its use goes back even further. In ancient Rome, the castor plant was called the "Palma Christi" or the "Hand of Christ" because the leaves were said to look like the hand of Christ. Even though Castor Oil has been used for generations, Is Castor Oil for vagina tightening?
Castor Oil has many medicinal and therapeutic uses. It can be used for birth control, constipation, leprosy, syphilis, to induce labour in pregnancy, to induce an abortion, to start the flow of the breast milk, to treat inflammatory skin disorders, boils, carbuncles, abscesses, to soften skin, bunions, calluses and corns, to dissolve cysts, moles and warts, to alleviate period pain and menstrual cramps, to shrink swollen lymph nodes, to treat vaginal and urinary tract infections, to cure acne, to prevent scars, to help soften and remove scar tissue, to cure skin infections, to prevent stretch marks, to remove age spots and so much more.
Castor Oil's main component (Ricinoleic acid) acts as a humectant, by attracting water to the hair and skin, helping it to be absorbed readily into skin and hair, providing to the skin and the hair nourishment and moisturizing effects, properties that will also help increase skin thickness. Castor oil also contains some phytosterols (ß-sitosterol, campesterol and stigmasterol) giving it its anti-inflammatory, non-irritating and itch reducing properties.
Even though its properties explain why castor oil is known to work on many skin conditions and Castor Oil for skin tightening works, none of them have a vaginal tightening effect. Castor Oil for vagina tightening will not have any effect. Women use Castor Oil based solutions to tighten the skin, for example by mixing some lavender oil or lemon juice with castor oil, that they will rub onto their skin. Unfortunately, the vagina is a complex organ and solutions like these will not work to tighten the vagina.
Castor Oil's properties can help to wash and heal the vagina but will not have any vagina tightening effect. Castor Oil does not have an astringent property, causing the contraction of the skin, blood vessels, and other tissues, allowing for the tightening of the vaginal walls. This is why we do not recommend applying Castor Oil for vagina, labia or lips tightening. Castor Oil will not help to contract the vaginal muscles and is not good for vaginal tightening. Castor Oil for vagina tightening will not work.
As a precaution, you should never prepare your own vaginal douches or solutions. Your vagina has a pH that plays a major role in your overall vaginal health. Vaginal pH allows to measure the degree of acidity of the vaginal environment. Typically healthy women have a vaginal pH around 3.5 to 4.5. Keeping the vaginal pH in balance is essential to make sure yeast and bacteria is keept in check, to avoid getting infections, developping bad odor, disconfort, itching, burning and irritations.
To avoid suffering from one of those vaginal issues we suggest using one of the brand name vaginal tightening products we carry rather than a home made remedy that could jeopardize your overall vaginal health by unbalancing your vaginal pH. Our vaginal tightening products adhere to strict quality control regulations and have standards in place to make sure they are safe for your health.
If you really want a "Castor Oil" based vaginal tightening product, the following vaginal tightening products contain "Castor Oil", but if you want vaginal tightening products made of known vaginal tightening ingredients feel free to browse the vaginal tightening products we carry, all made of proven vaginal tightening ingredients such as alum, manjakani, pueraria mirifica, witch hazel, pomegranate, kacip fatimah and others.
So the answer to following questions is NO:
There is no empirical evidence or scientific studies proving that "Castor Oil" can tighten the vagina, even though it has been used to tighten the skin.