Castor Oil Packs

Castor oil has been used for centuries. It is a very viscous oil that penetrates deep into the body, into the organs to help dissolve scar tissue, and to detoxify the organs... 

A few external uses for castor oil packs:

  • Increases circulation, promotes elimination and healing of the tissues and organs underneath the skin. 
  • Stimulates the liver, relieves pain, increases lymphatic circulation, reduces inflammation, and improves digestion.
  • Used for inflamed and swollen joints, bursitis, and muscle strains.
  • Applied to the upper abdomen to relieve constipation and other digestive problems, placed on the right side of the abdomen to stimulate liver detoxification.
  • Applied to the lower abdomen to relieve menstrual cramps and ovarian cysts.

Materials needed for a castor oil compress: 

  • Organic (if available) Castor oil (Check out our Womb Apothecary to order our Organic Herbal Infused Castor Oil) 
  • Piece of flannel
  • Towel dedicated to getting castor oil funky
  • Hot water bottle
  • Extra wash cloth near by to wipe hands if needed
  • Have everything you need to relax nearby; water, tea, journal. 

How to make a castor oil compress: 

  • Soak flannel in castor oil so that it is saturated, but not dripping 
  • Place the compress over the affected body part
  • Place wash cloth over flannel
  • Place the hot water bottle over the pack
  • Leave it on for 45-60 minutes
  • Rest while the pack is in place
  • After removing the pack, you can rub the castor oil into the skin and wipe off excess
  • Store the pack in a covered container in the refrigerator
  • Each pack may be reused up to 25-30 times
  • Frequency of use - It is generally recommended that a castor oil pack be used for 3 to 7 days in a week to treat a health condition or for detoxification, at least an hour per time.