Home Health Castor Oil is a cold pressed and cold processed, pure, natural emollient oil that softens and nourishes the skin.Castor Oil is ideal for use in castor oil packs and is excellent for massage into joints and muscles. Castor Oil is a natural emollient that penetrates the surface layers of the skin making it softer and more pliable. The effects of externally applied Castor Oil can be enhanced through the use of a castor oil pack – a piece of wool flannel saturated with the oil and applied to the body. Use of a pack allows the greatest penetration in a specific area of the body. The application of heat further increases this penetration, allowing the oil to better impart its natural qualities to the body. Instructions for the preparation and application of castor oil packs are supplied with each package of Home Health White Wool Flannel. Home Health’s Castor Oil is the finest quality available. Castor Oil may be useful as a skin softener, to treat gastrointestinal problems, lacerations, skin disorders, and to relieve pain and stiffness associated with arthritis and rheumatism.