Did you know that castor oil is good for detoxification and hormone health? If you’re looking to support your hormones, castor oil is it! Listen in as I talk about the many ways you can use castor oil from head to toe.

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Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • Castor oil’s chemical composition and its benefits
  • The different ways to use castor oil
  • The benefits of massaging castor oil all over your body

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Castor oil in a non-volatile fatty oil derived from the seeds of the castor bean plant.
  • Castor oil is used to boost lymphatic health and circulation, and to support immune health.
  • Castor oil can be used to treat constipation when ingested.
  • Studies suggest that many of the castor oil’s benefits come down to its chemical composition. Almost 90% of its fatty acid content is a rare compound called ricinoleic acid.
  • Castor oil contains beneficial salts and esters that mainly act as skin conditioning agents.
  • Castor oil is good for cuts and sunburns.
  • Castor oil is great for hair growth.
  • Castor oil is known to benefit your breast health and all the way down to your ovaries.
  • Castor oil also helps decrease menstrual cramping and breast tenderness.
  • Most people tend to avoid oils to cleanse the skin because they think it’s going to make their skin more oily, but using plant oils is really the most beneficial way to clean the skin and really restore your natural radiance.

 

Action Steps:

  • Avoid using vegetable oils for cooking.
  • Mix castor oil with a little bit of jojoba oil for skincare. This works really great for taking off your make-up.
  • Mix some castor oil with a little bit of coconut oil (1:1) for sunburns. This also works as a natural lip balm.
  • Hydrate your skin with a quarter cup of castor oil with a three-quarter cup of either olive oil or jojoba oil. This is a great moisturizer from head to toe.
  • Try growing your eyelashes by applying castor oil on them using a mascara wand.
  • Use castor oil mixed with coconut oil as a hair mask for strong, shiny hair.
  • Rub the castor oil all over your body, from boobs to pubes.
  • Avoid using the castor oil during your period as it increases circulation and lymphatic flow.
  • Make a castor oil pack:
  • Take a piece of flannel, approximately the size of your hand and saturate it with high-quality cold-pressed castor oil.
  • Lay the flannel on top of your liver (located on the right side of your body, just under your ribs) and place a hot water bottle on top of it.

 

Samantha said:

“The castor oil encourages lymphatic drainage, and it can be really great for helping to shrink cysts and fibroids.”

 

“[Castor oil] is incredible therapeutic, it’s wonderful for the skin, it’s wonderful for detoxification, and for liver health.”

 

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