Happy-Gut Tip #05

Colonics for gut helath

Tender Loving Care for Belly


By Julia Loggins

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Edgar Cayce first taught us about castor oil packs. Castor oil is a sticky, gooey oil, from the castor bean, that soothes, cleanses and calms the gut, the liver and the whole belly, when made into a poultice that is applied externally. Because the castor oil pack made popular by Edgar Cayce is a bit involved, I created one I call the “Cheater’s Castor Oil Pack,” because it’s a fast and easy version of his, but just as effective. I have discovered that if something is not fast and easy, hardly anyone does it, including me.


Caster Oil pack for colonic cleansing

Make a Caster Oil Pack for Your Colon

Use this pack when you are constipated, bloated and gassy, or wish to purify your liver during a cleanse. It is also recommended for anyone dealing with a serious illness, for whom serious detoxifying is vital. It is safe and gentle, yet potent, so it’s great for children and adults alike.

Cheater’s Castor Oil Pack

Spread a thin layer of castor oil on your tummy. Wear an old t-shirt that you do not mind getting stained, and lie down for thirty minutes; or use before going to sleep. The pack’s effectiveness is increased with a heating pad placed on your belly for twenty minutes prior to using the pack.

If you do not have a heating pad, you can make one. Place one pound of raw rice in a sock and tie one end. Heat the rice sock in the microwave for two minutes and a half minutes, and place on your tummy. Very soothing anytime!


Happy-Gut Reminder: Castor oil packs take care of the gas!