Do not use a castor oil pack during pregnancy, or menstruation.
• 1-pint cold pressed castor oil
• 1-10”X14” wool flannel cloth, (or cotton flannel if you are allergic to wool) that has been pre-washed before use. Let dry naturally and fold several times to make a large flat pad
• 1 box Saran wrap
• 1 very large bath towel
• Several safety pins
• 1 old shower curtain or plastic table clothe to protect your bed from the oil
• Several old towels that may be stained with oil
• 1 box baking soda
• Gallon zip lock bag to store the cloth in after you are finished (refrigerate the cloth)
• heating pad
How to make a castor oil pack
1. Turn the heating pad on medium heat setting.
2. Take 4 ounces of the oil and place it in a small glass container and sit it down in a small pot of hot water, or in a sink to warm the oil.
3. Cover the bed with plastic shower curtain or plastic tablecloth.
4. Lay out a sheet of Saran wrap and place the folded cloth on top of it. Saturate the cloth with the oil and place the warm oil side on the right side of the body and wrap the body with the large towel to hold in place.
5. Lie down and put the heating pad on the covered oil soaked cloth for 1-2 hours.
6. You may increase the heat as needed, but do not fall asleep.
7. Afterward, put the oilcloth in the Ziploc bag and store it in the refrigerator.
8. Repeat the procedure no more than three times per week. Baking soda removes the excess oil from your skin.
9. You may see a chocolate brown discharge from an old cyst that has been discharge, a whitish discharge, or blood tinged discharge from the vagina. These events can occur several days or even weeks after these hot oil packs.
10. See your doctor if you experience fever, heightened pain, or any adverse change in your condition. Trust your instincts and good judgment.