Castor Oil packs have been used for centuries in many different cultures, from the ancient Egyptians and Greeks, to Traditional Chinese Medicine and modern Naturopathic Medicine, among many others.  They are known for reducing inflammation, naturally detoxifying the liver and improving lymphatic circulation, among many other health benefits! Castor oil (ricinus communis) comes from the castor seed and is extremely high in ricinoleic acid, which is highly anti-inflammatory, pain relieving and is rich in antioxidants.

Other uses for castor oil packs include: helping with constipation, deep sleep, hormone imbalance, joint and muscle pain, fertility, lymphatic drainage, less stress and overall immune health. We can't recommend castor oil packs enough, as they are amazing for overall health!

We recommend using on a daily basis for best results.  As we are all bio-individual, benefits are seen immediately in some and in others it may take more time. Using our organic castor oil wrap with organic, hexane-free castor oil is a fantastic form of natural self care and healing! 


We recommend you start wearing your pack for 1 hour a day and work up to wearing it overnight, every night!  Simply put 1-2 tbsp of organic, extra virgin cold-pressed, hexane-free castor oil in an amber glass bottle in the center of your compress, avoiding the seams. For a gentle liver detox, put the pack over the liver (located on the right side, underneath the rib cage), or over the thyroid, joints or anywhere else you are experiencing inflammation.  When finished, simply store in the bag provided.  


Our Plum Roots Castor Oil Pack is made out of 100% Organic Bamboo Cotton and an outer PUL layer.  Our soft bamboo cotton is safe and naturally hypoallergenic, with no dyes or chemicals, which is great for even the most sensitive skin.  We have a double layer of organic cotton bamboo, which makes it more absorbent with an outer layer PUL to prevent leaking.  Our pack is comfortable for wearing around the house or for wearing overnight while sleeping!  For best results, consistency is important. Our packs are reusable, mess free and highly absorbent.  The old way of using castor oil packs was messy and time consuming.  With our wrap, simply put 1-2 tsp. of castor oil in the center of the wrap, avoiding the seams. 

Our packs are 17 Inches across, by 9 inches wide.  The straps are 26 inches long and are adjustable. 


Washing the compress will decrease the lifespan, but you can soak overnight in a mixture of hot water, baking soda and natural dish soap.  In the morning, hand wash with hot water and natural dish soap and hang to dry.  We recommend replacing your pack every 3 months, depending on usage.  Please note, due to castor oils thick viscosity, it does stain, so we advise wearing old clothing.  We recommend only hand washing and not putting in your washing machine.  


Do NOT use castor oil packs when pregnant and they are contraindicated with women with IUD's.  Castor oil is for external use only.  Check with your health practitioner to see if castor oil packs are right for you. 

The information and products available at Plum Roots are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.