Castor oil pack (pain management)

Pain Management
Mental Wellbeing
Immunity
Weight Management
Hormonal Imbalance
Digestive Health

Research shows that castor oil has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and anti-fungal qualities, and the numerous benefits of castor oil pack for the relief of pain are well documented. Castor oil has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years.

Castor oil is made from “castor beans” which are the seeds of the Ricinus communis plant, and Naturopathic practitioners recommend buying organic, hexane-free castor oil.

Castor oil pack is for topical use only, and the reason for applying it is that the oil pack is soaked with more oil than if it was rubbed into the skin, which allows for greater absorption. Use of the pack externally helps with numerous internal health issues, and is known to reduce aches, pains, inflammation and swelling, enhancing detoxification, and helping with numerous digestive issues.

There are some ready-made options available or you can make your own.

Ready made and ready to use castor oil pack from Castorvida

How to make a DIY Castor Oil pack:

Firstly, please check for any allergic reactions by applying a little oil on the inner wrist and leave for a few hours.

THE PACK: please dedicate an old towel and a flannel for this purpose

Fold a small towel in half

Place a new plastic bin liner (folded) on top of the towel to protect it

Place a soft absorbent flannel on top of the bin liner (this will be soaked with the oil)

 

Prepare a small heat pad or a hot water bottle, and a larger towel to wrap around yourself, or the area you will place the pack on.

 

Pour some castor oil onto the flannel, but do not over soak it so it drips, and work it in.

Your pack is now ready:

 

Place the pack - soaked flannel onto bare skin - on the affected area, wrap yourself/ the area of concern with the larger towel, hold in place, lie in a comfortable position and apply the heat pad or water bottle. Relax with the pack for a minimum of 45 minutes.

 

If you wish to leave the pack on overnight, it is useful to keep the large towel and the pack underneath in place with a scarf or a fitting T-shirt or leggings.

 

When you have finished, fold the pack onto itself, and place it into a plastic bag for next time - one pack can be used multiple times. Next time, just add more oil onto the flannel.

  

Wash the skin with warm water and bicarbonate of soda.

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