Castor Oil Packs

The application of castor oil externally has been well explored throughout history. A castor oil pack can increase circulation, improve lymphatic function, decrease inflammation (internally and externally) and promote the elimination of toxins and the healing of tissues.

Materials Required:

  • Undyed cotton towel or wool flannel of sufficient size to cover the abdomen
  • A bottle of unrefined, cold pressed castor oil
  • A hot water bottle or heating pad
  • Fiber (Psyllium)


  1. Apply the castor oil over the abdomen (caution must be exercised; castor oil will stain clothes).
  2. Place the towel or wool flannel over the area of the abdomen where the castor oil has been applied.
  3. Apply a heating pad or hot water bottle, as warm as is comfortably bearable, on top of the towel or wool flannel. Apply a plastic water proof barrier between heating pad and castor oil towel.
  4. Place another towel on top of the heating pad or hot water bottle.
  5. Leave pack on for 20 minutes.
  6. After the pack is completed, wash the oil off with warm water and baking soda (1 tsp. to 1 pint of warm water)