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Castor Oil

What is Castor Oil?

Grown in tropical regions, the Ricinus communis plant, commonly called “The Palma Christi,” produces seeds known as castor beans. When pressed, these beans release a highly concentrated oil rich in ricinoleic acid – an omega 9 essential fatty acid traditionally used and studied to address a myriad of health and wellness concerns.

Perhaps the most potent and powerful way to apply castor oil for deeply rejuvenating and restoring benefits is through the use of castor oil packs.

Choose your ingredients/tools.

  • Choose a Castor Oil (We Recommend "Heritage Store" Organic Castor Oil)

  • Choose an Application Method (We Recommend The Organic Cotton Castor Oil Pack)

  • Choose a Heat Source (Hot Water Bottle, Heating Pad, Heated Blanket)

  • Old towel, robe, or blanket (You will want to add a protective barrier between your body and where you will be lying (bed, couch, floor, etc.). This will ensure that excess oil is contained, preventing unwanted oil stains.) 


Set up your environment. 

  • Lightly saturate the castor oil pack (or wool flannel) with the castor oil.

  • Place the old towel or blanket where you will be lying down. 

  • Get comfortable. You will be lying down for 30 minutes to several hours.


 Apply the castor pack.

  • Lie down flat and place the saturated pack over your abdomen. 

  • Secure the castor oil pack with included straps.

  • Apply the heating pad/bottle/blanket.

  • Relax for as little as 30 minutes or as long as 3-hours.


Clean up. 

  • After removing the pack, wipe down the skin with the a solution of 1 tsp. baking soda in 1 pint of water and apply the mixture to your skin with a paper towel. Showering directly after also helps to remove any excess oil left on the skin. 

  • Castor Oil Packs are machine Washable.

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