I started using castor oil and it has dramatically reduced my PMS symptoms. I am not kidding. However, i don't go through the whole ritual of the wrap. i don't have the time to clean up the mess or the time to lay around. What i do is rub castor oil around my midsection, front and back, and it has cut my cramping and pain down 90-95%! I found it to be a great moisturizer as well. I had lots of bumps on my legs and tried every moisturizer known to man, even pure shea butter and nothing has worked better than castor oil. it will forever be a staple item in my household.