How to Use a Castor Oil Pack on Your Sinuses


Castor oil has been used for many years as a natural home remedy treatment for psoriasis, pulled muscles and sinus irritation. The nasal sinuses are open areas in the skull that are lined with moist membranes. The sinuses are located between the eyes, in the middle of the forehead, on each side of the nose and on each cheek just above the teeth. Inflamed sinuses can swell, which make it hard to breath and can cause pain. A warm castor oil pack may offer relief from sinus pain and pressure.

Things You'll Need

  • Three layers of natural, un-dyed wool or flannel cotton
  • Castor oil
  • Plastic wrap
  • Scissors
  • Hot water bottle or electric heating pad

Cut three pieces of natural un-dyed wool or white flannel cotton in a size to cover the affected area. Cut a piece of plastic wrap the same size as the pieces of cloth.

Soak the wool or cotton with pure castor oil. Make sure each piece of wool or cotton is thoroughly saturated but not dripping with oil. Use only natural un-dyed wool or flannel cotton. Castor oil can cause some dyes to fade, which may stain your skin.

Place the layers of cloth that is saturated with castor oil on the affected sinus area. Cover the cloth with the piece of plastic wrap. Place a hot water bottle over the cloth. The plastic wrap will prevent the oil from soiling the hot water bottle. If you do not have a hot water bottle, you may use a small electric heating pad over the plastic covered cloth.

Relax and leave the castor oil pack on the affected area for up to 30 minutes. Breathe normally and allow the castor oil to permeate your skin over the inflamed sinus area.

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