Gut Health~Castor Oil Pack
Updated: Aug 18, 2019
Castor Oil Detox Wrap
Making changes to your diet is awesome; incorporating green smoothies and juices is a great way to stir things up within our intestinal tract and cleanse our organs. So once you have made a commitment to your health in new and exciting ways we need to be sure we help our bodies eliminate the toxic overload that it has been storing for so long. One of my favorite tools is the castor oil pack and it has been used by many cultures for centuries, have you tried it yet?
This can be highly beneficial as the castor oil absorbs into the skin. Castor oil is a thick vegetable oil derived from the castor bean. The castor oil detox wrap is another inexpensive way to naturally support your detoxification pathways, keeping elimination fluid, removing toxic overload and supporting your health in an impactful way.
Rub castor oil on your stomach, your liver (located in your right side, under your ribs), and your upper abdomen. Wear an old t-shirt to bed or you may prefer to soak a cloth or old shirt in the castor oil and then place it on your stomach, covering the areas stated above. Next, wrap your abdominal area in saran wrap (BPA-free preferred). You can lay a hot water bottle or heating pad on the top of the pack and relax as you release toxins. It is recommended to use a castor oil pack for 35-45 minutes 1-3 times a week during detox. Cleanse the area to completely remove any toxins pulled from the castor oil wrap. This can be done at any time that you are going to give yourself some self-care and self-love or at bedtime for ease.
Optional but powerful in the support of your castor oil organ cleanse is the addition of doTERRA essential oils mixed into your castor oil prior to application onto the abdomen. Add 5 drops each of DigestZen and Zendocrine essential oils.
DigestZen (digestive blend), contains oils such as peppermint, ginger, caraway, and fennel that are great for calming your upset digestive tract, facilitating motility and removing the gassy bloat, helping you maintain a healthy digestive system.
Zendocrine is a powerful blend of Rosemary, Cilantro, and Juniper Berry that are known for their detoxifying properties and specific ability to support healthy liver and kidney function. Also in this blend are Tangerine and Geranium, which have purifying effects against unhealthy microbes in your body therefore helping cleanse your body of toxins and free radicals that can slow your body’s systems down, leaving a heavy, weighted feeling.
Understand that seasonal cleansing is an important part of supporting the body in maintaining balance and keeping the elimination pathways open. The liver has 500 functions it performs and if it and your other organs are not working optimally, your body is more prone to dis-ease. Are you someone who would benefit from detoxing your organs? If so, check out my DIY seasonal detoxes or my mini detoxes and if you find yourself suddenly wishing for more check out my Feeling Fabulous Masterclass where you will learn the basics of nutrition.
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