FAQs about Castor Oil and Castor Oil Packs
Can I just drink Castor Oil or rub it on my skin?
Castor Oil is a stimulant laxative that when taken orally, can cause cramping and make you rush to go to the bathroom.
Simply rubbing Castor Oil on your skin and throwing an old T-shirt overtop (A.K.A. the “Lazy Castor Oil Pack”) only gives you about 50% of the benefits. Without the pack you lose out on supporting liver detox, lymphatic drainage and colon cleansing.
You see, the pack and the Castor Oil work synergistically together to help you feel better
Will it impact any of my medications, hormone replacement therapy, birth control pills, IUD or supplements?
No, Castor Oil Packs can be safely combined with any medication and supplement and may even help them work better.
Castor Oil Packs are safe to use while on hormone replacements, TTC medicines or birth control pills and support hormone balance if you are weaning off. They are safe to use with internal IUDs.
In very rare cases, a hypersensitivity reaction to Castor Oil may occur. If this happens, please discontinue use.
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Is the Castor Oil Pack for Liver messy?
Has the mess and fear of staining your fabrics stopped you from doing a Castor Oil Pack in the past? Probably, and that’s why this pack was designed by a naturopathic doctor just for you to be LESS-mess.
Although it’s not messless, it’s LESS messy than a DIY pack. Always wear an old T-shirt over top, just in case.
Please note: Your pack will become messy over time and it’s unknown whether or not toxins are absorbed into the pack, this is why it’s important to use fresh oil with each use and replace your pack after 2 months if you’re using it daily.
Do I have to add heat?
Extra heat is not necessary because the Castor Oil for Liver Kit is engineered to naturally hold in your body heat.
How can I use Castor Oil Packs for detox and cleansing?
Detox and cleansing are all about balancing your circadian rhythm. The nightly practice of the Castor Oil Pack for Liver (best combined with the Castor Oil Eye Compress ) promotes balanced hormones and excellent sleep. Many wake in the morning to have a great BM.
In the morning, waking and stimulating your skin (your largest organ) with a Castor Oil Dry Brush naturally promotes energy and helps to drain and cleanse detox byproducts that have built up during your sleeping hours.
You can find all of these easy health tools in the Day & Night Detox Kit.
What if you can’t afford it all? Begin with the Castor Oil Pack for Liver Detox Kit. It’s the best place to start (except if you are pregnant or breastfeeding postpartum!).
If you’re breastfeeding postpartum, the Castor Oil Pack for Fertility is ideal. Always check with your doctor if any new health practice is right for you.
Do I Have to Wash My Pack?
Like a house, if your foundation is strong, your house will last forever. If you are careful to keep the oil in the center of the compress, avoiding the seams, then there is no need to wash the pack. According to Edgar Cayce, the bedside healer who popularized the treatment in the early 1900s, castor oil packs were never to be washed.
If you keep the castor oil in the center of the Queen of the Thrones® castor oil pack, this will avoid the need to have to wash it.
How to Wash my Castor Oil Pack?
We recommend after a period of about three months, to replace the pack and start new. Washing your castor oil pack is quite easy. Ideally, your goal is to not wash it, instead being careful to keep the oil in the middle of the pack, away from the seams.
If you wish to wash the pack:
- Soak overnight in a bowl in a mixture of hot water, baking soda, and natural dish soap
- In the morning, hand wash with hot water and natural dish soap, wring it out very well
- Take an old tea towel (that you don’t mind ruining) and lay the outer layer of the pack against it. Roll the pack up in the tea towel, blotting out the oil until there is little oily residue left on the outer layer
- Hang to dry
- Put your castor oil pack in your dishwasher, securing it by tying the straps to the inner rack
- Run your dishwasher with a natural dishwashing soap/puck
- Remove from dishwasher, using an old tea towel, roll it up in the towel to blot and press out any oil residue
- Hang to dry
Can I Share My Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack?
Absolutely not! It’s like underwear, keep it to yourself. It’s for your own distinct health treatment and you do not want to be sharing it with anyone.