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.