A timeless ingredient, with a variety of uses, castor oil is commonly used to soften the skin and hydrate the hair for added strength, fullness, and shine. Rich in ricinoleic acid, castor oil is a natural moisturizer that helps retain moisture in the outer layer of your skin. Perfect for use with a warming massage to soothe and relax sore muscles and joints,apply for bolder brows and beautiful lashes, smooth the appearance of uneven or discolored skin, and soften cuticles, calluses, and other dry areas. For deep absorption, apply castor oil over your abdomen in a pack.
Pure, Cold Pressed Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil.
Instructions for a Castor Oil Pack
You Will Need:
- Cold Pressed Castor Oil
- Cotton Cloth (old flannel sheeting or a cotton face cloth works well)
- Plastic Wrap
- Hot water bottle or wheat bag – we prefer no electric heating pad.
- Place a large piece of plastic wrap on the counter; lay a piece of cotton cloth on the plastic.
- Pour the castor oil on the cloth
- Place over skin with the cloth touching the skin and the plastic on the outside to protect your clothes. (Best to still wear an old shirt so that it doesn’t matter if it stains)
- Apply an external heat such as a wheat bag or hot water bottle.
- Leave on as long as you wish, but at least a minimum of 1 hour.
You can apply over any ailing area.
The castor oil will penetrate 4 inches into tissue and draw out toxins. You will likely not see any color change on the cloth; this does not mean it isn’t working.
When you remove the pack you may put the cloth into a plastic bag and store it in the fridge. When you wish to use it again, just refresh with new castor oil. You may do this several times before using a new cloth.
External application of castor oil has the most remarkable healing properties.
Present day health care practitioners regularly recommend application of castor oil packs in order to:
• improve elimination
• stimulate the liver and gallbladder
• dissolve adhesions
• dissolve stones or lesions
• relieve pain
• relax the nerves
• remove toxins
• increase circulation of blood and lymph
• improve digestion
• reduce inflammation and swelling
• stimulate the endocrine system