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.