Castor oil has been used since the times of Ancient Egypt. Rich in ricinoleic acid, it has been used topically as castor oil packs to support lymphatic drainage and general detoxification. Traditional Castor oil packs are time consuming, messy and require a person to lay down for an hour or more. CastorPatch solves this issue by turning the castor oil into a gel which is then applied to large oil tight patches which seal the castor oil gel against the skin. CastorPatch gives all the benefits of a castor oil pack without any of the inconveniences. Simply place two to three tablespoons of CastorPatch castor oil gel onto the bandage, then place on your desired location. A heating pad or hot water bottle may be used to increase effect but is not necessary since CastorPatch contains essential oils that may enhance transdermal delivery.
CastorPatch can also be applied directly over closed scar tissue, but depending on the location of the scar and your skill in applying the patch, it may be preferable to just rub some of the gel into the scar instead. You will need to shave the area you are working on.
While Castor oil packs are traditionally done over the liver and abdomen. this means that they will also go over the uterus. Some women find that castor oil packs help with the discomfort of PMS.
If hair is plentiful, shave area where CastorPatch is to be applied. CastorPatch gel should be a cold gel when applied, keep in refrigerator until you are ready to apply. Put 1-2 tbs onto the center of the patch being careful not to get any gel within 1 inch of the edge of the patch. Apply the patch from the bottom up. This is because the last part of the patch applied is more likely to have folds than the first part so if you don’t apply a patch perfectly, gravity will pull the gel downwards away from an imperfect seal. Do not smooth gel over the patch but leave it as a mound in the center. Do not touch the edges with oily fingers. Any gel on the edges will cause seal failure. Place over abdomen with the belly slightly pulled inwards. This will cause the patch to stretch outwards when you relax improving the seal. Stretch patch outwards as you apply. Any folds can cause the oil to leak. Do not smooth from the center outwards or oil will get into the adhesive and the seal will fail. A good seal can stay for hours. Do not try to reapply another patch if it fails. The residual oil will keep the next patch from adhering. If the seal is not perfect, you can still use the patch, just lay down and press on any leaking edge with a rolled up paper towel.
Ingredients: A proprietary blend of organic castor oil, onion extract and organic essential oils. Keep refrigerated and apply as cold gel. You can learn more about Castorpatch in the Videos section of this website.