Castor Oil Pack
How to Make a Castor Oil Pack
- Soft, clean, thick material like organic flannel, wool, or cotton (Or can be old clothing that no longer using)
- Castor oil
- Glass bowl
- Hot water bottle or heating pad
- Old clothes that you don’t mind getting stained
- Plastic bag
- Large towel
- Put on your older clothes. (oil may stain clothes)
- Take your piece of flannel or cotton and place it in the bowl. Then pour enough castor oil over it to saturate.
- Get your hot water bottle or heating pad ready.
- Place your towel on a flat surface like a couch, your bed, or the floor. For added protection you can also put down a garbage bag so that your bed or couch won’t get stained from any oil that manages to escape the plastic cover.
- Once you lie down, place your saturated flannel over the affected area of your body.
- Cover the pack with plastic.
- Place the heating pad or hot water bottle over the pack and let it sit for at least 45 to 60 minutes. During this time, you can rest or read a book.
- When the time is up, remove the pack and clean the area with water and a bit of baking soda.
- You can keep the pack in a plastic bag in a cool place or the refrigerator. (Can keep in a sealed glass jar in one of my kitchen cabinets) Just add another tablespoon of castor oil for the next session.
Some of the Benefits of a Castor Oil Pack:
- Supports the lymphatic system
- Increases circulation
- Prevents the growth of viruses, bacteria, yeasts and molds
- Fighting skin disorders and infections
- Helping to kill ringworm, skin inflammation, abrasions and fungal infections
- Helps heal acne
- Reduces itching and swelling on the skin
- Fights toenail fungus
- Can help ease constipation