The principle behind using castor oil is that the oil will help to stimulate your lymph system and also will have an anti-inflammatory effect because of the main component, ricinoleic acid, in the castor oil.
The castor oil also helps to get blood flowing to the uterus and into your ovaries. This can be especially good for women who have blockages or lead sedentary lifestyles, or who have congestion, inflammation and poor circulation to their reproductive organs.
Castor oil can be good to use if you are trying to detox and cleanse your body in the lead-up to conceiving a baby. It's great for dissolving scar tissue and can help oxygen to flow through your organs much more easily.
It's an easy routine to follow with many benefits to be had, and what's more the beautiful warmth radiating through your lower abdomen feels so nice!
The benefits of castor oil: How To Use Castor Oil For Fertility
You can buy a kit, or you can put one together yourself. Castor oil is very sticky and it will stain bedding and clothing, so please keep this in mind before attempting your first try. Wear some old clothes that you are okay if stained.
Make sure you have the following:
- bottle of castor oil
- hot water bottle
- piece of wool flannel
- plastic shopping bag OR large washer (washcloth)
Put about a tablespoon of the oil onto your lower abdomen, smoothing it across all of the area.
Use your washcloth or plastic bag to place across the lower abdomen, than place your hot water bottle on top.
Now for the easy bit lie down and read a book or sit at your computer whilst you let the castor oil do its magic for a minimum of 45 minutes, up to 90 minutes.
Try to do this routine at least 3 times a week, up to a maximum of 5 times weekly to really get the full benefits of castor oil.
Do not apply the castor oil whilst you are on your period.