- Purchase wool flannel and a bottle of castor oil from your health food store.
- Lay a piece of plastic the size of the wool flannel or larger (ex: a small basket-sized garbage bag). Place the wool on top of the plastic and pour the castor oil onto the wool saturating it fully. Then, fold the plastic and wool in half and into thirds, and put it between a heating pad with the temperature on high for 10 to 15 minutes. When pack is hot, unfold and apply with wool side towards your skin on your abdomen and intestinal area. Make sure to cover your liver and spleen. Your liver is directly under your rib cage on the right side of your body, and your spleen is directly opposite on the left side of your body under your rib cage.
- Apply a heating pad (set at medium or low) or hot water bottle on top of the pack on the plastic. Place a large towel underneath your body because the castor oil has a tendency to run when heated. It is a little messy but well worth the effort. Don’t use heat if you feel gaseous. Lie on your back in a quiet place for 1 to 1.5 hours. The castor oil has a calming effect on the nervous system. You will find yourself feeling very relaxed and calm.
- Remove the pack and discard the plastic. Put the wool flannel into a zip-lock bag and store it in the refrigerator until the next time you will need to use it. Do not attempt to wash the wool. You just need to add more castor oil the next time you use it and use a new piece of piece of plastic. The wool flannel will last a long time as long as you keep it in a cool place so the oil does not become rancid. After taking off the pack, wash your abdomen with baking soda (baking soda will cut the oil and neutralize the toxins that are transdermally pulled through the skin surface), or take a shower. Do not leave the oil on the skin because the toxins will reabsorb into the body.
Why use the castor oil packs?
Castor oil moves lymph and you have an extreme amount of lymph nodes in the large and small intestinal area. The packs are extremely beneficial but are not necessary to have a good colonic. The packs are also good to use on the chest and bronchial area when having congestion and on the back when having pain. The pack is very relaxing and calming to the nervous system; so, give it a try.