Castor Oil Pack
Used over the lower abdomen they can:
-Increase lymph and blood circulation to the reproductive organs
-Shrink ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids and endometrial adhesions and help clear fallopian tubes
-Help to soften uterine adhesions and scarring
-Reduce menstrual cramps
-Support healthy bowel movements
You will need a hot water bottle, some clingfilm, a piece of cloth and some castor oil.
- Soak some castor oil on to the piece of cloth and lay on top of a length of clingfilm.
- Lay the clingfilm on top of the hot water bottle for a few minutes, with the cloth uppermost.
- Now place the cloth directly on to your abdomen with the clingfilm uppermost and put the hot water bottle on top.
- Cover with a towel and rest for 30 minutes.
The cloth can be stored in a sealed bag in the fridge and reused a couple of times before washing in hot soapy water. Discard after 20 use.
WHEN SHOULD IT BE DONE?
If trying to conceive castor packs can be done every 2 or 3 days from cycle day 5 until ovulation.
If you have endometriosis, fibroids or ovarian cysts they can be done daily.
If not trying to conceive you can use packs throughout the cycle around every 3 days.
Tempted to just rub castor oil on your belly and call it a day? The benefits described only work if the compress is used. You need the compression and trapping of body heat to allow the castor oil to soak into all layers of the skin and work its divine magic.
Please refrain from using during pregnancy, menstruation, or if you have an IUD.
Never heat a castor oil pack in the microwave.
If you’ve been doing 20 minute applications for a month and feel good, gradually work your way up to an hour.
Do 30 minute applications for your 2nd month, then 45 minute applications for your 3rd month.