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    • mlarmour
    • By mlarmour 17th Apr 17, 7:10 PM
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    Where to buy castor oil?
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    • 17th Apr 17, 7:10 PM
    Where to buy castor oil? 17th Apr 17 at 7:10 PM
    Other than online.
    I've been using it to help thicken up my hair and encourage it to grow after I lost half of it. I bought my first bottle online but ideally I don't want to purchase it again online - not a huge fan of online shopping. I've seen it in holland and Barrett but it was expensive. I've heard that boots have stopped selling it but I don't know how true that is.
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    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 17th Apr 17, 7:16 PM
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    Superdrug appear to have a special hair version selling as three for two.
    • chris n tj
    • By chris n tj 17th Apr 17, 7:16 PM
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    Could I please how you use this to thicken hair please. I havnt heard of it before and it just might be of help to my friend if I can tell how to use it. Thanks x
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    • Beenie
    • By Beenie 17th Apr 17, 7:17 PM
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    It's almost impossible to get at a chemist these days. I have no idea why.

    Do you go to France at all? All the pharmacies there sell it in small bottles for a couple of Euro (labelled as 'ricin')
    • mlarmour
    • By mlarmour 17th Apr 17, 7:31 PM
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    • 17th Apr 17, 7:31 PM
    Could I please how you use this to thicken hair please. I havnt heard of it before and it just might be of help to my friend if I can tell how to use it. Thanks x
    Originally posted by chris n tj
    I mix it 50/50 with another oil. I personally use coconut oil so that I have to warm it up before I can use it otherwise I forget to warm up my oil. I then use an applicator bottle to apply to my scalp and leave it on overnight before washing it out the next morning. By mixing it, it's easier to remove the next morning as pure castor oil is sticky and thick.
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    • mlarmour
    • By mlarmour 17th Apr 17, 7:33 PM
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    • 17th Apr 17, 7:33 PM
    It's almost impossible to get at a chemist these days. I have no idea why.

    Do you go to France at all? All the pharmacies there sell it in small bottles for a couple of Euro (labelled as 'ricin')
    Originally posted by Beenie
    Thanks. I don't really get to go to France, but I'll try Germany next time I'm there.
    Can anyone recommend any good online sites to purchase castor oil that aren't eBay or amazon?
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    • suejb2
    • By suejb2 17th Apr 17, 7:55 PM
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    • 17th Apr 17, 7:55 PM
    Castor oil
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    • 17th Apr 17, 7:55 PM
    I remember getting a small bottle from my local chemist back in 2002 to encourage my labour to start.

    It's probably not allowed now so just checking I see Morrison's have Ayumi Pure castor oil at £2.97 for 150ML

    It's gone tea time so safe to tell, I was on the toilet most of the evening, baby didn't move but other stuff did!

    Ayumi have a web site wwwayuuri.co.uk
    Last edited by suejb2; 17-04-2017 at 9:44 PM. Reason: Add web site.
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    • By krlyr 17th Apr 17, 10:35 PM
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    Thanks. I don't really get to go to France, but I'll try Germany next time I'm there.
    Can anyone recommend any good online sites to purchase castor oil that aren't eBay or amazon?
    Originally posted by mlarmour
    Why not eBay or Amazon? To be honest, you probably have more online protection through either of them. If you go for a "Fulfilled by Amazon" product then you should be pretty safe with it, if you're worried about buying from random strangers, as this means Amazon buys it and resells themselves (and they're very fussy - we sell to them at work)

    Otherwise, see if your local pharmacy can order you some in on special order.
    • asajj
    • By asajj 17th Apr 17, 11:19 PM
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    Superdrug http://www.superdrug.com/O-R-S/ORS-Essentials---Nourish-&-Seal-Black-Castor-oil/p/706006
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    • Livelongandprosper
    • By Livelongandprosper 17th Apr 17, 11:48 PM
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    I've managed to buy it in the pharmacy at Sainsbury's and at most independent pharmacies. You do have to ask at the counter, it's not sold from the shop floor
    • nitya
    • By nitya 18th Apr 17, 1:29 PM
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    You can get it from pharmacies and Ayurveda stores.
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 18th Apr 17, 4:42 PM
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    According to the Superdrug website, that I mentioned, the 'for hair' mixture appears to be a remedy used by black and Asian people (it's labelled as Jamaican ) , so perhaps suits a specific hair type.
    Last edited by teddysmum; 18-04-2017 at 4:44 PM.
    • Beenie
    • By Beenie 23rd Apr 17, 3:31 PM
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    I was in Boots today and couldn't find any castor oil, so I asked at the pharmacy counter.

    I was told that it is no longer sold as 'people abuse it'. I asked how, and the pharmacist said that people procured abortions with it.

    I only want it for my hair!!!!!!
    • surveyqueenuk
    • By surveyqueenuk 23rd Apr 17, 7:58 PM
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    There is plenty of castor oil to be had on eBay

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=castor+oil&_sop=15

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    • Beenie
    • By Beenie 24th Apr 17, 1:32 PM
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    Excellent link. Got myself a replacement bottle. Happy bunny!!
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