Castor Oil Pack

Castor oil has a high concentration of fatty acids, especially ricinoleic acid. Castor oil packs have been used for increasing local circulation of blood and lymph, relaxing smooth muscle, softening scar tissue, relieving muscle and joint pain, and helping to relax specific areas.


  • Castor oil packs soften fibrotic nodules and adhesions
  • Relieves muscle pain, including menstrual cramps
  • Assists in decreasing arthritic inflammation


  1. Cut or fold a piece of flannel so there are three layers of cloth, place on tray
  2. Pour enough oil onto flannel to soak the flannel, not dripping
  3. Apply to skin
  4. Cover the flannel with plastic
  5. Place a heating pad or hot water bottle on the plastic
  6. Leave for desired time
  7. Remove and clean area