Castor oil treatment for pilonidal cysts

castor oil treatment for pilonidal cysts

Castor oil is a vegetable oil obtained from the castor bean. It’s found in soaps, the inks you use for printing and the plastic goods you use every day. Unlike other vegetable oils, it plays a notable role in conventional medicine and in the industrial world, among many other areas.

How to use castor oil to treat your pilonidal cyst

Here’s a pilonidal cyst remedy that has received great feedback from many pilonidal cyst sufferers. For this treatment you will be making a castor oil pack and placing it directly on your cyst.

Making a castor oil pack is pretty simple. First, take some flannel, cloth or an old t-shirt (preferably cut into small sections so it can be used multiple times) and soak it with the castor oil. Next, put the castor oil pack on your cyst and hold in place with gauze and medical tape.

Keep this on for several hours, and then redo it again once the castor oil has soaked in. You will want to repeat this process several times throughout the week.

Castor oil should not be used on broken skin, during pregnancy, breastfeeding, or during menstruation. Consult a doctor before taking internally becasue it can be toxic to the body.

Here’s a video on how to make a castor oil pack


What type of castor oil to use?

Look for cold-pressed or cold-processed castor oil only. The color of the oil should be a very light or pale yellow. Here are some good quality brands below.

castor oil for pilonidal cysts


castor oil for pilonidal cysts


Castor oil pack starter kit

Castor oil packs can be somewhat time consuming to prepare, especially if you don’t have everything readily available. For those of you who like the easy way out, consider getting a castor oil starter kit.

These kits have everything you could possibly need to make a quality castor oil pack in half the time and with alot less mess. The one below was the only one I could find, but after seeing what it comes with, I feel that it’s really the only one you’ll ever need.

Here’s what you get:

  • one bottle of 100% cold-pressed castor oil
  • 100% natural and extra thick wool flannel – (reusable)
  • an additional two more flannel cloths
  • castor oil wash – to clean yourself up after treatment
  • king size electric heating pad

Check it out below.

castor oil for pilonidal cysts


Browse more castor oil products by giving the carousel a spin


Have you ever used castor oil to treat your pilonidal cyst?

If so, please share your experience with us in the comment section below.


Michael Lynch is a former pilonidal cyst sufferer, freelance medical health researcher and writer. He devotes much of his free time helping other sufferers deal and cope with this terrible disease. Contact Michael

7 Responses to Castor oil treatment for pilonidal cysts
  1. ben
    August 3, 2011 | 6:01 AM

    I tried to put this on submit your own remedy but page does not load.i eat a few yogurts and bananas and it goes away sometimes that evening or in a few days. have had them before and this always works got the advice from my doctor.

  2. chris
    August 29, 2011 | 2:13 PM

    I am a new sufferer and finally found relief from castor oil. I tried tea tree oil first and the sting was unbearable (even diluted it with olive oil). This weekend I applied castor oil and the cyst began to drain. I was so surprised-and relieved! The cyst is now very small and I realized I was sitting down normally with no pain. So far, castor oil has been the best treatment I’ve found.

  3. A. sathiya
    September 19, 2011 | 12:27 PM

    Hi, i had surgery for pilonidal cyst while i was 18, it was a horrible experience. After 10 years again now i got pilonidal cyst, i consultated DR she sais it was recurrence. I fed up with surgery i tried castor oil application, amazingly it worked within a day itself, please dont go for surgery maximum cure by natural remedy

    • Michael Lynch
      September 19, 2011 | 11:58 PM

      I couldn’t agree with you more…

      “maximum cure by natural remedy”

      • Imas
        March 26, 2012 | 1:56 AM

        hi and thanks for sniharg12 years ago i fall on my tailbone,few days later i felt an inflammation arround the tailbone and alot of pain started,after a week i decided to lance the inflammation by myself, i pushed hard, then blood and yellow liquid and a surprising compressed bundle of hair,after that i felt comfortable, and i had no problem with the cyst for a few coming years, i got it painful when caused by prolonged sitting which agravates and creates pressure on the when i have the problem i try to heal it with lancing the liquid and 1 or 2 shot IM antibiotic,then avoid the direct pressure on it.

  4. M.Hendrock
    January 21, 2012 | 3:03 AM

    I had a pilonidal cyst about 12 yrs ago. I finally went to the emergency room because of the pain, the doctor just stuck a needle into it, never got anything out (I do recall threating him if he didnt stop, sorry doc) anyhow I dont remember anything coming out of it, at least not much. Fast forward to today, had one come back, bad!!!!, this was monday, lots of reading all week, dying in pain, dont care for doctors, especially there, found a few web sites about natual ways to get it to drain. Now this thing had to be 2″ under my skin, and a little bigger than an egg, I first started with garlic oil, just pulled a clove from the kitchen, squished into a clean gauze and put it on the cyst. I did this tuesday and wednesday. I also kept a heating pad on the cyst almost 24/7. Thursday I applied a castor oil pack for about an hour at night, with the heating pad also. Still very painful at this point, friday, heating pad all day, friday night, hooray, that monster let loose, instant relief, heaven. If anyone who has one and not fond of going to the E.R., or your family doc, try this, it absolutely works. Now to figure out how to keep it away.

Leave a Reply

Wanting to leave an <em>phasis on your comment?

Trackback URL /trackback