produce What are they?

Castor oil (the oil from castor seeds) contains a fatty acid called ricinoliec acid and has been used for hundreds and thousands of years to treat many health conditions. A castor oil pack is a way for the body to absorb the benefits of the oil through the skin (rather than swallowing the oil). However, it can be an irritant to the skin and the digestive system, so care must be taken.

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There are many health benefits to using a castor oil pack, however there is not a lot of research to support these claims. One of the main benefits is that the castor oil pack can stimulate the lymphocytes (which are white blood cells – part of the immune system). This helps the body to expel toxins by boosting lymphatic drainage.

It is also claimed to:

  • Improve liver function
  • Relieve pain
  • Decrease inflammation
  • Increase blood circulation
  • Promote tissue healing

In particular, I use them because I believe that my liver requires extra support to process toxins. And personally, I have found that they have reduced my nausea. How do I use them?

To make a castor oil pack, I get a flannel and saturate it with castor oil (I use organic, cold-pressed oil from Pukka). Then I place the flannel (oil side down) onto my skin over my liver. I cover it in cling film and then place a hot water bottle over the top (sometimes I place an extra layer of clothing between the cling film and the hot water bottle if I feel it is too hot). I leave it on for an hour. I have read that you should do this no more than 4 days per week. Afterwards, I wrap the castor oil pack in cling film, place it in a container and put it in the fridge. I re-use it for 3-4 weeks (topping it up with more oil as necessary). How much does it cost?

Each flannel costs about £2. A bottle of castor oil lasts about £10 – and will usually last me 2 months.

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As castor oil packs come with a warning, first you will need to feel happy about doing them – so you may want to consult with an expert. I find them easy and soothing. But do be careful with what clothes you wear because the oil can stain. Old clothes or pyjamas are best.


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