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Old 12-17-2008, 09:29 AM
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Default Castor Oil SMELL!

Look, I really REALLY want to use my castor oil, but it stinks. I have an exceptional reaction to it because I drank some to induce my labor once (hey, had to get her OUT) and now I can NOT tolerate the smell. Does anyone know of a particular brand that doesn't smell so...castor oilish?
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:39 AM
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Default Re: Castor Oil SMELL!

Mine dosen't really have that much of a smell. It dosen't bother me at all. I use the kind from Wal-mart. Maybe you could add some scented oil to it.
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:41 AM
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Mine dosen't really have that much of a smell. It dosen't bother me at all. I use the kind from Wal-mart. Maybe you could add some scented oil to it.
what section in wal-mart did you find castor oil?
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Default Re: Castor Oil SMELL!

What kind do u have? The Jamaican black castor oil or the clearish, yellowish regular one?

My black castor oil has no bad smell. Just smells kinda smokey. The regular one stinks to me too and i threw it away.
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:49 AM
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Default Re: Castor Oil SMELL!

I had the same problem. Smelled sour, stank and rotten.
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what section in wal-mart did you find castor oil?
In the pharmacy where the laxitive stuff is.
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Default Re: Castor Oil SMELL!

^^See, that's the stuff I have...I can NOT take it...
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Mine dosen't really have that much of a smell. It dosen't bother me at all. I use the kind from Wal-mart. Maybe you could add some scented oil to it.
I may have to try that...thanks!
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Default Re: Castor Oil SMELL!

I read that the ancient egyptians used to mix Sweet almond oil with their castor oil to make it easier to spread and to make it smell more pleasant. Maybe you can try it.
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Default Re: Castor Oil SMELL!

I was just thinking about posting this! The Jamaican Black Castor Oil that I have smells kinda like cigarettes!
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I was just thinking about posting this! The Jamaican Black Castor Oil that I have smells kinda like cigarettes!
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Old 12-17-2008, 01:01 PM
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Default Re: Castor Oil SMELL!

I mix mine with conditioner as a prepoo (JBCO) ! No smell here
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Mine doesnt smell....I got mines from Walgreens.
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I was just thinking about posting this! The Jamaican Black Castor Oil that I have smells kinda like cigarettes!
Oh good I'm not the only one that hates the smell. I hate Jamaican Black Castor Oil and will never buy it again. I gave mine away. I thought it smelled smokey, like if I had burned food or something LOL

Oh and I buy my castor oil at Walgreen's in the laxative aisle for less than $5 a bottle. Yeah its nasty but God knows I've put horse stuff and vajayjay cream on my scalp so this can't be THAT bad!
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^^See, that's the stuff I have...I can NOT take it...
Hmm, maybe it's because i've been using it for so long that I'm immune to it, lol. I only notice a faint smell....I even use it on my face sometime. I know that's probably gross to you, lol but it's good for breakouts.

.....but yeah, try a scented oil of some kind. I hear peppermint covers most everything.
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Default Re: Castor Oil SMELL!

you think castor oil smells? i don't think it smells. in fact, it smells like nothing compared to MTG and Wild Growth Hair Oil
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:43 PM
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Default Re: Castor Oil SMELL!

castor oil has a smell?

-goes to search for my bottle-
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Default Re: Castor Oil SMELL!

I buy mine from Walmart or Kroger and I never really noticed a smell. I think I will be skipping the Black Castor Oil if it smells so terrible.
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Default Re: Castor Oil SMELL!

I got some from Rite Aid that says odorless and tasteless.
I don't smell a thing but my mom says she can smell it faintly.
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Default Re: Castor Oil SMELL!

I think it is the Jamaican or "Black" castor oil that smells. My mom used to get the real deal from JA and put it in my hair and I remember HATING the experience. The smell was tough and it was so sticky but it worked. I purchased some black castor oil last week and the minute I opened the bottle the smell took me back. I only use it at night. The smell is horrible but by the morning I don't smell it anymore. I also mix it with other oils for sealing. It doesn't make the smell disappear but it helps with the consistency.
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