You may be familiar with castor oil’s healing properties and have been using it for a long. But did you know the quantity of castor oil you consume or apply is effectively absorbed into your body? Have you ever had satisfactory results from using castor oil? Not sure? Well, to ensure the effectiveness and ease of castor oil application, The Goodbye Company has developed castor oil packs.

These packs facilitate the application of castor oil and make the process less messy. They also ensure maximum oil absorption into the skin so you can get the most of its therapeutic benefits real quick. So are you excited to know more about this incredible product? Let’s unleash the wonders of this ancient panacea.

The Ancient Remedy Making A Comeback!

Castor oil is a vegetable oil obtained by pressing the castor beans of the Ricinus communis plant. The pale yellow liquid is a rich source of ricinoleic acid, with many surprising health benefits. Castor oil has a long history of applications in various traditional systems of medicine.

In Ancient Egypt, Ricinus oil was used for its laxative properties to treat constipation and bloated stomach. The purgative effects of the oil were also used to cleanse the gut. Ayurveda reports that castor oil was applied topically to treat skin conditions like acne, eczema, and dermatitis in the past. It was also considered a great savior for arthritis, sprained joints, sore muscles, and menstrual cramps. Though men and women of all ages used it, it had contraindications in pregnant females (castor oil stimulates uterine contractions that can lead to labor).

Today castor oil is being used for all the above-stated benefits, and numerous other innovative kinds of research are being processed. Among the several applaudable innovations in the design and dosage form of Ricinus oil, castor oil packs are worth mentioning. These packs are easy to use, store, and apply. Also, it ensures maximum oil absorption for ultimate therapeutic benefits.

What Is Castor Oil? Exploring The Origin, Extraction, And Composition

Castor oil is a vegetable oil extracted from the castor beans of the  Ricinus communis plant that grows in tropical areas of Africa and Asia. The translucent liquid is obtained by cold pressing the ripe beans. The oil is rich in ricinoleic acid and comprises additional fatty acids, such as linoleic acid, oleic acid, stearic acid, palmitic acid, and linolenic acid. The principal constituent, Ricinoleic acid, has numerous health benefits, as stated below.

Castor Oil Pack- A Time-Honored Therapeutic Technique

A Castor oil pack is a piece of cloth, particularly wool, cotton flannel, or any other dense fabric, that can soak and hold the thick castor oil. It is a naturopathic therapeutic technique applied externally on the skin to attain various health benefits. These advantageous effects of the pack on the body can be enhanced by using warmth, particularly from a heating pad or warm compression. Doing this can promote faster oil absorption into the skin, more rapid action, and quicker relief.

You might have encountered various homemade or commercial castor oil packs to facilitate castor oil application. I recommend using The Goodbye Company castor oil packs if you want to achieve maximum benefits, just as the naturopathic treatment does. I love their product because they are made of 100% cotton flannel that sheds no threads. Moreover, the pack’s design has a less messy layer that can facilitate the application. Also, you can reuse this pack by refrigerating it and get the most out of it at just one price.

From Skin To Intestine: How Castor Oil Packs Enhance Wellbeing?

Castor oil packs have numerous health benefits. This naturopathic technique can relieve stress and make you feel relaxed, calm, and poised. In a relaxed state, your whole body responds positively; you have higher dopamine and serotonin levels and fewer stress hormones like cortisol. As a result, your skin glows, your gut feels good, and you eliminate toxins from your body faster. This mechanism also aids you in alleviating pain and inflammation, so in short, “A castor oil pack a day keeps the doctor away.”

It’s Stress-Relieving:

Do you know that our brain rewards us when we satisfy food cravings like sugar, salt, soft drinks, and junk foods? Well, it’s true. Our brain releases dopamine when we eat fatty meals, which makes us feel good and relaxed. Similarly, castor oil is rich in fatty acids such as ricinoleic acid, stearic, oleic, and palmitic acid. Applying this oil to the skin stimulates our brain to release happy hormones, making us feel calm and contented.

So what happens when you apply castor oil with a castor oil pack? Castor oil packs work by two mechanisms:

  • Firstly, these packs enhance the absorption of castor oil (particularly more absorption when you use a heating pad or warm compress), promoting the action of active ingredients.
  • Secondly, the soft touch of the organic cotton pack stimulates somatovisceral reflexes (sensory receptors). The nerve endings in our skin transmit sensory signals to the brain, releasing substances that directly act on our body organs. Major body organs that play a crucial role in making our body feel relaxed and healthy are the liver, pancreas, kidneys, adrenal glands, and the gut.

When your liver gets stimulated, it enhances its detoxification process. Similarly, castor oil pack helps kidneys filter more blood and cleanse your body of toxins. Improved blood circulation to the pancreas increases pancreatic juices that promote healthy digestion. Likewise, all body organs respond positively, changing your body state from stress to relaxation. The following illustration will help you understand the working mechanism of The Goodbye Company castor oil pack.

Benefits To The Skin:

Ricinoleic acid-the principal constituent of castor oil has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, soothing, and emollient properties. Applying castor oil to your skin using The Goodbye Company castor oil pack enhances the product absorption to maximize the benefits.

The oil mimics the action of prostaglandins and reduces redness, puffiness, and itching. According to a scientific study, ricinoleic acid also reduces the secretion of substance P, which is a neurotransmitter that carries pain stimulus. So if there is no substance P, there will be no pain. Moreover, castor oil can moisturize chapped lips, wrinkled and dry skin. Therefore, the castor oil pack works great for people with eczema, sunburn, insect bite, and skin allergies.

For Joint Pain And Inflammation:

The structure of ricinoleic acid resembles prostaglandin and mimics its anti-inflammatory action (prostaglandins can both induce and resolve inflammation; it, in fact, controls the inflammatory process). This property of castor oil reduces inflammation of the joints so that it can help with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. Not only this, castor oil increases blood circulation in the area of the joint and enhances the supply of oxygen and nutrients. This supply aids in alleviating inflammation. Moreover, the analgesic and emollient action of castor oil helps with the pain and lubricates joints to reduce friction, respectively.

Do you want to get 100% results of castor oil on inflamed joints? Do you want to ensure castor oil reaches your deep body tissues and synovial joints? Try using The Goodbye Company castor oil pack because this organic and soft-to-touch flannel soaks enough castor oil and gently delivers it to your body. Applying warmth utilizing a heating pad or a warm compress enhances absorption into the deep tissues, alleviating pain and inflammation quickly.

Gut Health:

Do you know what microbiome is? The microbiome is an internal and external (topical) environment of our body in which numerous probiotics (good microbiota) and conbiotics (harmful microbiota) live. The internal environment typically includes organs like the gut, mouth, and vagina, where these bacteria, yeast, and viruses thrive. Likewise, the external or topical environment comprises the skin, nails, and scalp where these microorganisms live.

Gut health is measurable by the good balance of this microbiota, where probiotics should be more than conbiotics. Probiotics are the safeguards of your gut since they produce B vitamins, enzymes, and proteins that not only keep your gut health but also keep conbiotics in check. In contrast, conbiotics are so harmful that they can create a biofilm, a protective layer that prevents them from being killed. That biofilm is so strong and resistant that it should be first broken apart to be removed from our bodies.

Besides the high-potency antimicrobials and few natural remedies, castor oil is the best organic solution to kill and remove harmful microorganisms from your body. In the absence of conbiotics, probiotics work great and keep your gut healthy. They also promote good bowel movements, reduce bloating, abdominal cramps, and inflammation, and mitigate the deleterious effects of auto-immune and hormone-induced gut diseases.

Well, now you know all the beneficial effects of castor oil on your gut; it just makes sense that you should use castor oil packs regularly. Because ingesting castor oil may not provide the best results due to impaired absorption, some people may have problems consuming it orally. Therefore, the best solution is to use The Goodbye Company castor oil packs that facilitate absorption into the skin and provide maximum therapeutic effects while minimizing side effects.


Are you experiencing any irregularities in your digestive system? Or have you been experiencing difficulty in passing stool? To be honest, it’s a serious health hazard because the waste and toxins that should release from your body are recirculating, leading to a toxic build-up. This indigestion and state of constipation can increase the levels of cholesterol and urea in your body. It may also cause hormonal imbalance and a bloated stomach.

Castor oil packs from The Goodbye Company slowly release castor oil drops deep into the skin, targeting prostaglandin EP3 receptors. Stimulation of these receptors causes smooth muscle (present in the gut and uterus) contraction and promotes healthy bowel movements. These movements facilitate the digestion of food and help the excreta pass out of your body. You can see visible results in just 3 days.

As mentioned before, castor oil can also stimulate the contraction of uterine smooth muscles. Therefore, pregnant females should not use castor oil and castor oil packs since these can terminate the pregnancy and induce labor.


When facing gut issues like inflammatory bowel disease or inflammatory diarrhea, you may likely get a beer belly or a bloated stomach. But why? It’s because inflammation causes water retention. To understand this, think of the inflammatory response as a fire burst. In order to put this inflammatory fire out, our body accumulates water that causes beer belly.

When it remains for long, such a condition can lead to obesity. Therefore, you should use a castor oil pack daily to prevent such a precarious state. The anti-inflammatory property of ricinoleic acid can put out this fire and evade water accumulation in the body.


Castor oil packs in a detoxing spa help better cleanse and detox your body. It is because when you are relaxed, there is more blood circulation toward your body organs that responds positively and eliminates toxins more quickly. In contrast, when stressed, your blood circulates toward the body’s extremities, releasing stress hormones and preparing your body for a fight and flight response. In such a stressful condition, you may feel side effects like irritation, headache, joint pain, and mood swings after having a detoxifying spa.

Castor oil packs immediately shift your body from stress to relaxation by triggering the sensory receptors and stimulating the release of dopamine and serotonin. So it helps your body and mind feel cleansed and calm.

Even if you are not taking detoxifying spas, your body naturally removes toxins. The liver, kidneys, and gut all play a significant role in eliminating wastes and harmful excreta from your body. Your gut detoxifies by producing stool and kidneys via urine following blood filtration. However, the major detoxifying organ of your body is the Liver. The liver detoxifies the human body via two mechanisms; Phase I and Phase II mechanisms.

Phase I mechanism utilizes the cytochrome P450 family of enzymes that convert harmful toxins into less harmful ones. Following this process, some toxins may remain harmful when they build up in the body. Therefore, Phase II metabolism converts such substances into water-soluble ones to quickly eliminate them from your body. This mechanism is possible due to glutathione, sulfates, and glycine. Amongst these, glutathione is the master antioxidant.

However, glutathione stores are adequate in the body; they regenerate slowly. Also, the food sources such as rooibos tea, cruciferous vegetables, whey protein, spinach, and asparagus can restore glutathione stores. But they do not do this quickly due to impaired absorption and enzyme breakdown, so there’s a risk that such harmful toxins may build up in the body.

You can take IV infusions of glutathione, but they are so pricey up to the rates of gold. Moreover, oral supplements face the same issue that natural food sources do. According to some scientific research conducted on rats, castor oil enhances glutathione production in the body, which is why castor oil has been used since ancient times in naturopathy.

Today to facilitate the application of castor oil, The Goodbye Company has developed castor oil packs that you can use regularly. You can apply this castor oil pack on the upper right quadrant of your body just beneath the ribcage. Cover the pack with a plastic film and apply a warm compress. You can also use a heating pad to promote faster absorption and more rapid action.


Step-By-Step Guide To Using Castor Oil Packs

  • Wash your hands and open The Goodbye Company castor oil pack.
  •  Lay down on an old towel or a cloth sheet to absorb excessive castor oil that can drip from your castor oil pack.
  • Place the castor oil pack on the area of your body you want to treat, for example, the stomach, liver, or knee joints.
  • Cover the pack with a plastic sheet to apply a lighter compress. Such pressure will add to the absorption of oil into the skin.
  • If you want to speed up the action of the castor oil pack, apply a warm compress or use a heating pad or a bottle.
  • Apply this for about 40-60 minutes, and do not sleep to avoid burns.
  • Store your pack in a neat and clean container and put it in the refrigerator for reuse up to 30 times. Do not wash the pack since it can be messy and deteriorate the integrity of the product.

Safety And Precautions

  • Do a safety test before you use castor oil or pack for the first time. Apply a few drops of the oil on your wrist and leave it for about 24 hours. If there’s no irritation, itching, or redness, you can safely use this fantastic product.
  • Do not perform a safety test on an open wound, recent injury, burns, boils, or cuts. Also, do not use castor oil packs on such stated body areas.
  • Do not use castor oil packs if you are pregnant or breastfeeding your baby. Castor oil can terminate the pregnancy by promoting uterine contractions. Moreover, the effects of ricinus oil on lactation are under research.
  • Put your refrigerated castor oil pack at room temperature to melt, and do not heat it in a microwave since the oil and the cotton fabric can catch fire.


Can I Wash My The Goodbye Company Castor Oil Pack Before And After Use?

It’s best to wash the product before first use to avoid any foreign materials or chemicals (even if it is organic, it may contain traces of chemicals during processing). However, do not wash the pack after use; it will become messy and non-useable.

Can I Use The Goodbye Company Castor Oil During My Periods?

Yes, you can safely use The Goodbye Company castor oil packs during your periods because applying it with heat can soothe your menstrual cramps. However, if you are using the pack for the first time, wait for your periods to end, and try it on a regular day. After knowing the results of the safety test, you can then use it during menstruation.

How Much Castor Oil Should I Apply To My Pack?

You can apply a tablespoon of castor oil n the center of your pack. Let it soak, and then use it on your skin.

How Does The Thick Castor Oil Gets Absorbed Into My Skin?

Castor oil comprises numerous fatty acids, about 75-85%. These fatty acids make the oil viscous. Its molecular weight is 298 daltons. According to the 500-dalton rule of dermatological science, substances with molecular weight less than 500 can easily permeate the epidermis and dermis and can reach blood and lymphatics. Moreover, when you apply compression or warmth, it, in turn, increases the deeper penetration of the product.

Alas!  I Broke My Castor Oil Bottle Again. Why The Goodbye Company Castor Oil Comes In A Glass Bottle?

Castor oil is a non-volatile fatty acid-containing carrier oil. If the company uses plastic bottles, the oil can grab the plastic and other carcinogenic chemicals from the bottle, which will also be distributed to your body. Therefore, The Goodbye Company always manufactures the safest products and packaging, such as these amber glass bottles. These are safe and clean and prevent oil deterioration from light and oxygen. Moreover, the closures and caps are air-tight to avoid any debris entry.

Is The Goodbye Company Castor Oil Pack Safe For The Skin?

The Goodbye Company castor oil pack is made of 100% organic cotton flannel that is safe and soft to the touch. Also, it contains no traces of brominated flame retardants that can deleteriously affect hormonal, nervous, and immune systems.

When And How Long Should I Use My Castor Oil Pack?

You can use castor oil packs daily at any time of the day. However, using it before bedtime will help promote sound sleep. You can wear your pack with a heating pad for a maximum of 60 minutes. If you are not using any heating product, you can safely wear the pack overnight.

What Is The Shelf Life Of The Goodbye Company Castor Oil Pack?

With regular use and safe handling, you can use The Goodbye Company castor oil pack for up to 2-3 months.

Why Should I Heat My Actor Oil Pack?

Heat is not necessary. However, you can use heat only if your body naturally does not heat quickly. Actually, heat is required to promote oil absorption into the skin. Moreover, applying such warmth during your periods will help with abdominal cramps and uterine contractions.

Summing Up

Since ancient times, castor oil has been used for naturopathic therapeutic purposes. You may be familiar with castor oil’s analgesic, anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, emollient, soothing, and detoxifying properties by reading the above article. And you surely want to achieve such beneficial effects up to the maximum.

Well, for that purpose, The Goodbye Company has manufactured castor oil packs that will resolve all your issues. Now you can safely apply castor oil on your body without worrying about the mess and impaired absorption. Castor oil packs can effectively absorb the oil into your skin to provide more rapid action. Also, you can apply the pack about 30 times, which means value for money. Use it regularly and get a healthy body and a healthy life.

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