How to Use Your Abdominal Fertility Wrap
Directions: Saturate cotton flannel with oil and sprinkle about ½ tsp of herbs, if using, on flannel. Place over the lower abdomen, cover the flannel with plastic wrap and a towel, and place a hot water bottle over the pack. Rest, with feet up if you can, for 30-60 minutes. Store flannel in the refrigerator and use up to 20 times.
Important note: Please test the herbal rub on a small patch of skin first to ensure you do not have any adverse reactions. If you are actively trying to achieve pregnancy, we recommend you do not use after ovulation if there is a chance you might be pregnant.
Ingredients: Organic castor oil, squaw vine, chickweed, goldenseal root, marshmallow root, mullein leaf, plantain leaf, slippery elm bark, yellow dock root.
Here are some of the ways castor oil wraps may support fertility:
- The Lymphatic System: think of lymph as the garbage collectors of our bodies. It finds the ‘garbage’ (i.e. toxins, excessive hormones, and waste) and brings it to our lymph nodes, where it is processed and purified. However, our lymphatic system doesn’t have it’s own pump like the circulatory system does. It gets its movement from exercise, heat, and stretching. Castor oil packs can also benefit and stimulate the lymph, promoting detoxification and cleansing when applied to the pelvic region.
- The Liver: The liver, your body’s lymphatic powerhouse, stores & processes toxins and hormones in the body. Stagnation in the liver can lead to hormonal imbalance. Castor oil packs can also be applied to the liver to help it decongest, which may promote hormone balance.
- The Circulatory System: Blood is the body’s natural healing agent. Castor oil packs stimulate circulation in the body, helping to bring fresh, oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood to the reproductive organs. This enables healing of scar tissue, the breakdown of adhesions, and provides nutrition to the ovaries and uterus.
We recommend you do not use your castor oil packs during or after ovulation or if you could be pregnant, but they are a fantastic way to nurture your fertility during the follicular phase of your cycle, which occurs before ovulation.