The Benefits of Castor Oil Postpartum

The Benefits of Castor Oil Postpartum

Queen of the Thrones castor oil uses for postpartum and breastfeed

The Benefits of Castor Oil Postpartum

Written by: Heather Tanti R.P.N (non-practicing)

Medically reviewed by: Victoria Williams R.H.N.

Est. reading time: 12 minutes

In the profound journey of motherhood, marked by sleepless nights and selfless sacrifices, a woman’s body undergoes amazing changes to bring life into the world. 

As we navigate the challenges of postpartum, breastfeeding, recovery and more, you can find comfort and support from Castor Oil and Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs– a gentle, natural tool to bring you mind, body and spiritual wellness.

Benefits of Castor Oil

You’ve likely heard of Castor Oil before, perhaps your grandmother swore by it for helping you go number 2? Or maybe you’ve read online it can help induce labor?

While Castor Oil traditionally has been used as a stimulant laxative when taken orally, research has shown this to be a rather harsh evacuation on your bowels, causing urgency, cramping and discomfort1.

But today, Castor Oil has been celebrated all over the world for its multi-purpose abilities, bringing you whole body wellness- without needing to consume it!

Sounds wonderful, agreed? Let’s break down a few of Castor Oil’s uses, shall we?

Castor Oil uses

Castor Oil for postpartum hair loss

Let’s be honest, most of us enjoyed how healthy looking our hair seemed to be during pregnancy, right? The shine, length and thickness visible for all to see… 

But now, it’s like it falls out in clumps after every shower… you watch it swirl down the drain with a heavy heart, knowing it once was once full of so much vitality. Can you relate?

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Sure, there’s tons of hair care products lining store shelves promising healthy looking hair, but with a little one keeping you busy, where do you find the time?

Not to worry, my friend, because we get it. Time and money are valuable these days, which is why we strive to bring you self-care that is simple and adaptable in your day-to-day life.

Find support with Castor Oil for postpartum hair loss, PLUS:

  • Support thicker, longer hair
  • Nourish breakage and split ends
  • Enhance shine and strength2

You’re going to love the Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Hair Mask, a nourishing, natural hair remedy you can do from the comfort of home!

But it doesn’t stop there, Castor Oil can be used for lashes and brows too!

Castor Oil for constipation post delivery

Postpartum constipation- the unwelcome guest that makes its appearance after childbirth, right? As if postpartum recovery wasn’t challenging enough, then when you add in the discomforts of constipation post delivery it can feel like you’re giving birth all over again, can you relate?

Wearing a Liver Castor Oil Pack is a safe and gentle practice that supports liver detox, inflammation4 and constipation5 6. However, if you are breastfeeding, it may be best to avoid it until you’re finished breastfeeding, to avoid toxins in breast milk. 

Good news though, mama! Postpartum is the ideal time to reset organs and nourish depleted tissues, so beginning with the Pelvic Castor Oil Pack practice is a great place to start! (Save the Liver Castor Oil Pack until after you’ve finished breastfeeding.)

Queen of the Thrones how do Castor oil pelvic packs help postpartum body

So, how does it all work to support your body postpartum?

    • May help balance inflammation in your pelvic area
    • Nourishes and supports your organs during postpartum recovery
    • Supports cleansing of the uterus & fallopian tubes
    • Enhances circulation and lymphatic drainage to this sensitive area.
    • Support for constipation post delivery.

It’s like a little helper for your hormones and gut, supporting you after the rollercoaster of childbirth.

Sounds good, agreed?

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Castor Oil for scars and stretch marks

So, you’re navigating the waters of postpartum, focusing on recovery and being a new mom to your little one. But maybe you’re looking to use Castor Oil for scars and stretchmarks, hoping to lessen their appearance, is this you?

Those stripes of honor from the journey of motherhood are beautiful representations, a canvas made from creating new life.

So how can we begin to support these delicate etchings on our skin?

Castor Oil is a great option for soothing scars and stretch marks while delivering essential nutrients to your skin. However, please note that if you have a fresh C-section scar or incision, refrain from applying Castor Oil or a Castor Oil Pack over the open wound.

A great way to utilize Castor Oil for scars and stretchmarks is with the Fascia Body Roller– this self-care gem is armed with refreshingly cool metal balls that roll effortlessly across your body.

Fascia body rolling may help support:

 

    • Enhanced circulation and lymphatic drainage
    • Breaking down scar tissue from injury, surgery, cesarean section, and/or endometriosis
    • Appearance of stretch marks, scarring, cellulite and varicose veins  postpartum
    • Tight IT bands and sore muscles through fascia release
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Castor Oil & cabbage leaves for breasts

If you find yourself in the midst of swollen, tender breasts, whether during pregnancy or postpartum, you may be searching for natural relief.

Mastitis is a common, uncomfortable condition that affects many women on their postpartum and breastfeeding journey. Can you relate?

Now, you may have heard about cabbage leaves helping to support the discomfort associated with mastitis, but is there any truth to it?

Using cabbage leaves may help alleviate breast engorgement pain and extend breastfeeding duration. Some studies indicate its effectiveness, while others suggest it may not be as useful.7

Queen of the Thrones Castor oil and cabbage for breasts

How does Castor Oil combined with cabbage leaves offer support?

Using Castor Oil and cabbage leaves is a bit of a home remedy approach that some people try to help with mastitis. Now, keep in mind, these aren’t proven cures, and what works can vary from person to person.

So, with Castor Oil, some folks think it might help because it’s believed to have anti-inflammatory properties in the form of ricinoleic acid. Applying Castor Oil Packs to your sore breast(s) may help calm down the inflammation and make things feel a bit better. Also, massaging with Castor Oil might support blood circulation, which could be helpful in fighting off any potential infection.

Now, cabbage leaves. People sometimes use chilled cabbage leaves as a sort of cold compress for their breasts. It’s supposed to be soothing and might help with the pain and swelling. 

How exactly do you combine this duo to help support breast discomfort? Get the recipe in the free download below!

Melanie and her son from Queen of the Thrones postpartum

As you cradle your little one and savor those precious moments, consider incorporating these natural remedies into your self-care routine. The nurturing properties of Castor Oil can lend a comforting hand, offering support during this transformative period.

Here’s to finding solace in the simplicity of Castor Oil– a gentle companion for every new mom as she begins the amazing adventure of motherhood.

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*Remember, always check with your healthcare provider before beginning any new practice to ensure it is right for you.*

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  1. Mascolo N1, Izzo AA, Autore G, Barbato F, Capasso F.Nitric oxide and castor oil-induced diarrhea.J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 1994 Jan;268(1):291-5. PMID: 8301570 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8301570
  2. McMullen R, Jachowicz J. Optical properties of hair: effect of treatments on luster as quantified by image analysis. J Cosmet Sci. 2003 Jul-Aug;54(4):335-51. PMID: 14528387. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/14528387/
  3. Marwat SK, Rehman F, Khan EA, Baloch MS, Sadiq M, Ullah I, Javaria S, Shaheen S. Review – Ricinus cmmunis – Ethnomedicinal uses and pharmacological activities.Pak J Pharm Sci. 2017 Sep;30(5):1815-1827. PMID: 29084706 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29084706
  4. Vieira C et al. .Effect of ricinoleic acid in acute and subchronic experimental models of inflammation. Mediators Inflamm. 2000;9(5):223-8 PMID: 11200362 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11200362
  5. Arslan GG, Eşer I. An examination of the effect of castor oil packs on constipation in the elderly. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2011 Feb;17(1):58-62. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2010.04.004. Epub 2010 May 18. PMID: 21168117 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21168117
  6. Sorin Tunaru,a Till F. Althoff,a Rolf M. Nüsing,b Martin Diener,c and Stefan Offermannsa,d,1 Castor oil induces laxation and uterus contraction via ricinoleic acid activating prostaglandin EP3 receptors. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Jun 5; 109(23): 9179–9184. Published online 2012 May 21. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1201627109 PMID: 22615395 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22615395
  7. Boi B, Koh S, Gail D. The effectiveness of cabbage leaf application (treatment) on pain and hardness in breast engorgement and its effect on the duration of breastfeeding. JBI Libr Syst Rev. 2012;10(20):1185-1213. doi: 10.11124/01938924-201210200-00001. PMID: 27820535.

 

Can I use Castor Oil during pregnancy?

Can I use Castor Oil during pregnancy?

Can I use Castor Oil during pregnancy by Queen of the Thrones

Can I use Castor Oil during pregnancy?

Written by: Heather Tanti R.P.N (non-practicing)

Medically reviewed by: Victoria Williams R.H.N.

Est. reading time: 15 minutes

Within a mother’s heart lies hidden stories of incredible strength, shared in the lullabies sung to nurture the hopes, dreams, and the tiny life growing inside. 

Pregnancy is a canvas on which life flourishes, a journey marked with unfading symbols of love and sacrifice. However, behind the soft glow and beauty of motherhood lies the unspoken toll it takes on a woman’s body. Can you relate?

On the hunt for relief and support, mothers-to-be turn to remedies like Castor Oil, seeking solace from the stretch marks, tiredness, and the telltale signs of this beautiful journey etched upon their skin.

 But with this come questions of uncertainty… 

 Is it safe?… How can it be used? … 

 With so much conflicting information, where do you begin? This blog will aim to answer those pressing questions, finding ways for you to find comfort in Mother Nature’s nourishing touch.

Can I drink Castor Oil while pregnant?

queen of the thrones risks of drinking castor oil during pregnancy

In the whirlwind of advice and home remedies, the idea of drinking Castor Oil in late-stage pregnancy is sure to come up in conversation. It’s a question that’s likely to cross the minds of many expectant mothers searching for relief, as it’s thought to be a quick way to induce labor… 

We get it, those last few weeks of pregnancy can feel like an eternity, right? And you might be tempted to try anything to kickstart labor… But, before you reach for that bottle of Castor Oil, let’s talk about the potential dangers.

Why drinking Castor Oil can be risky?

You’ve probably heard the rumors- some people swear by drinking Castor Oil to induce labor. The idea is that it works by irritating your bowels that causes contractions of the intestines and uterus.

But here’s the thing: It’s risky business.

Drinking Castor Oil during pregnancy puts you and your baby at risk, and it should ONLY be done under the supervision of your doctor or midwife.

Even if it’s taken in late-stage pregnancy as a support to induce labor, it can cause  stomach cramps, and a one-way ticket to diarrhea town.

Not exactly the glamorous entrance into labor you had in mind, right?

Castor Oil during pregnancy may cause preterm labor

While there are many natural remedies available, it’s important to be aware of any potential risks associated with them. Castor Oil is a natural product that has been used for centuries for various purposes, including inducing labor1 Castor Oil is known to stimulate the bowels and cause contractions in the intestines. Once released in the intestine, it binds to receptors in the smooth muscle cells of the intestinal walls, causing them to contract and move waste through the colon2.
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This is why Castor Oil is often used as a natural laxative, and when used during pregnancy may lead to uterine contractions, increasing the risk of premature labor and delivery, which can be dangerous for both mother and baby.

It is always best to consult with your healthcare provider before using any natural remedies during pregnancy.

Castor Oil’s star ingredient: Ricinoleic acid

Castor Oil’s magic comes from ricinoleic acid, a unique fatty acid that is not found in many other vegetable oils. It has been found to have anti-inflammatory3, analgesic, and antibacterial4 properties.  This makes it a popular choice for a variety of uses, from promoting hair growth to relieving constipation. When applied topically, it can help hydrate and moisturize dry skin, and may even help the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles!  With its many benefits and versatile uses, it’s no wonder Castor Oil has been a staple in natural medicine for centuries, agreed?
Queen of the Thrones ricinoleic acid in Castor Oil

However, to be on the safe side, since it’s unclear whether the topical use of Castor Oil could promote uterine contractions, it should be avoided during pregnancy altogether.

Can a Castor Oil Pack be worn during pregnancy?

Castor Oil Packs are a wonderful approach to natural self-care, and are ideal for supporting gentle liver detox, lymphatic drainage, balanced inflammation and deeper sleep (just to name a few!).

However, whether you’re a long time Castor Oil Pack user or you’re new to this wonderful self-care practice, you will have to put your beloved Castor Oil Pack aside for the duration of your pregnancy.

Why is this? Well, because Castor Oil is widely used by midwives to stimulate labor when consumed orally5, it is unclear if topical application has the same effect. To err on the side of caution, it is best to avoid Castor Oil Packs during pregnancy to limit any potential risks to you or your baby.

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How to use Castor Oil Packs postpartum

Congratulations, Momma! You made it to the postpartum period, which is a testament to the strength and resilience of your body after 9 months of nurturing new life. It’s natural to feel a bit lost in this new chapter, especially when it comes to postpartum care.

Are you wondering how or where to get started with Castor Oil Packs now that your pregnancy is over? You’re not alone, and you’re in the right place!

Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil for postpartum

Postpartum is a crucial time for new mothers, and it’s important to prioritize self-care during this period

A Castor Oil Pack worn on the pelvic area is a natural way to support your body’s recovery process, and bring you some much-deserved comfort!

Wearing a pelvic Castor Oil Pack may help your organs reset by supporting inflammation balance6 and circulation via nitric oxide promotion7. They’re also great for relaxation and stress-relief (every new momma’s dream!)

The Queen of the Thrones® Pelvis & Hips Castor Oil Pack is like a comforting warm hug for your pelvic area that deeply deserves some tender loving care.

As always, make sure to check with your healthcare provider before trying any new postpartum care routines.

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Conclusion

Thanks for having this heart-to-heart chat with us about navigating Castor Oil during pregnancy. While a supportive practice to enjoy daily, it’s important to remember to put your beloved Castor Oil Packs and Castor Oil aside for the duration of your pregnancy. 

Thankfully, you can begin to look forward to creating a postpartum self-care routine that is natural and safe once your baby arrives with Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs.

Don’t forget to download your Postpartum Guide on Castor Oil Packs!

Don’t forget to download your Postpartum Guide on Castor Oil Packs!

Wishing you warmth and wellness during this special time.

Disclaimer: Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil is for topical use only. Always talk to your doctor before starting any new practice. Do not use Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil during pregnancy or on open wounds. This is not intended to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease. This is not medical advice. This is for educational purposes only. Results vary.

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  1. Kozhimannil KB, Johnson PJ, Attanasio LB, Gjerdingen DK, McGovern PM. Use of nonmedical methods of labor induction and pain management among U.S. women. Birth. 2013;40(4):227–236. doi:10.1111/birt.12064 PMID: 24344703 

  2. Sorin Tunaru,a Till F. Althoff,a Rolf M. Nüsing,b Martin Diener,c and Stefan Offermannsa,d,1 Castor oil induces laxation and uterus contraction via ricinoleic acid activating prostaglandin EP3 receptors. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Jun 5; 109(23): 9179–9184. Published online 2012 May 21. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1201627109 PMID: 22615395

  3. Vieira C et al. .Effect of ricinoleic acid in acute and subchronic experimental models of inflammation. Mediators Inflamm. 2000;9(5):223-8 PMID: 11200362 

  4. Al-Mamun MA, Akter Z, Uddin MJ, Ferdaus KM, Hoque KM, Ferdousi Z, Reza MA. Characterization and evaluation of antibacterial and antiproliferative activities of crude protein extracts isolated from the seed of Ricinus communis in Bangladesh. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2016 Jul 12;16:211. doi: 10.1186/s12906-016-1185-y. PMID: 27405609; PMCID: PMC4942971. 

  5. Moradi M, Niazi A, Mazloumi E, Lopez V. Effect of Castor Oil on Cervical Ripening and Labor Induction: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Pharmacopuncture. 2022 Jun 30;25(2):71-78. doi: 10.3831/KPI.2022.25.2.71. PMID: 35837141; PMCID: PMC9240406.

  6. Vieira C et al. .Effect of ricinoleic acid in acute and subchronic experimental models of inflammation. Mediators Inflamm. 2000;9(5):223-8 PMID: 11200362 

  7. Mascolo N1, Izzo AA, Autore G, Barbato F, Capasso F.Nitric oxide and castor oil-induced diarrhea.J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 1994 Jan;268(1):291-5. PMID: 8301570
4 Benefits of Castor Oil for Men’s Health

4 Benefits of Castor Oil for Men’s Health

Queen of the Thrones Castor oil pack for men

4 Benefits of Castor Oil for Men’s Health

Written by: Heather Tanti R.P.N (non-practicing)

Medically reviewed by: Victoria Williams R.H.N.

Est. reading time: 14 minutes

For men, taking charge of your well-being involves more than just hitting the gym or taking your supplements- it’s about holistic self-care. One often overlooked companion in the realm of men’s health is Castor Oil, a versatile and natural oil that seamlessly integrates into your daily routine, offering a range of benefits for both physical and mental well-being.

Let’s explore how incorporating Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil and Castor Oil Packs into your self-care may help support your journey towards wellness and balance in your daily life.

Benefit 1: Castor Oil for men’s hair

Did you know that Castor Oil has gained popularity for its potential benefits in supporting hair growth, shine and more?

Because Castor Oil is rich in fatty acids, it is believed to help nourish the scalp, strengthen hair, and may even help stimulate hair growth, naturally!

Castor Oil for men’s facial hair

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Have you found yourself struggling with growing facial hair? Tirelessly trying product after product, searching for one that helps you grow a beard or moustache easier?

Or maybe you’ve already grown facial hair, but it’s so itchy and rough that you struggle to keep it. Is this you?

Have you considered Castor Oil? This natural oil is packed full of fatty acids that are thought to help support the look and feel of your hair, including facial hair. But how?

Many of Castor Oil’s beneficial properties come from 4 fatty acids:

Ricinoleic acid: Thought to help enhance blood circulation via nitric oxide promotion1 2 and support healthy-looking hair due to its potential antifungal and antimicrobial properties.3

Oleic acid: Considered to contribute to beard softness and hydration, by potentially providing moisturizing benefits for your hair.4

Stearic acid: Stearic acid is thought to preserve natural hair color by acting as an emollient. This can indirectly enhance color perception by supporting overall hair shaft health. Well-moisturized and healthy hair is less susceptible to damage, supporting less breakage, and contributing to vibrant, long-lasting color. Additionally, stearic acid is believed to help control excess oiliness in the hair.5

Linoleic acid: Thought to help contribute to the retention of moisture in beard hair follicles, potentially preventing dryness and supporting overall beard health.6

Isn’t it amazing what four simple fatty acids may do to support your hair? Let’s keep going!

Castor Oil for razor burn

Razor burn is an all-too-familiar companion for many men, causing discomfort, redness and irritation after a close shave. While there are various remedies available at local stores, Castor Oil for men is gaining traction for natural support against the irritating struggle with razor burn.

Razor burn occurs when the skin becomes irritated after shaving, often due to friction, sensitive skin, or dull blades. 

Common symptoms can include:

    • Redness
    • Itching
    • Inflammation
    • Discomfort

Plus, men with coarse or curly facial hair are often more prone to experiencing razor burn. So, how can Castor Oil, particularly Castor Oil for men, help support the frustrating aftermath of razor burn?

Queen of the Thrones Castor oil supports razor burn
Anti-inflammatory properties: Castor Oil contains ricinoleic acid, a supportive, natural anti-inflammatory fatty acid7 that may help ease redness and swelling often associated with razor burn. Applying a small amount of Castor Oil to the affected areas may help soothe irritated skin, naturally.

Moisturizing effect: One major irritation with razor burn is dry and flaky skin. Castor Oil is known for its moisturizing qualities8, bringing natural hydration to the skin, helping to support dryness that may exacerbate razor burn symptoms.

Rich in fatty acids: As discussed earlier, Castor Oil is rich in fatty acids, including ricinoleic acid, which has both antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It also contains oleic, stearic and linoleic acid which help contribute to the oils ability to soothe irritated skin.9

Curious to discover more uses of Castor Oil for hair support? Keep reading!

Castor Oil for receding hairline

Have you ever wondered what causes a receding hairline? Well, there are many factors, from lifestyle choices to hormones that may contribute to this confidence-depleting struggle.

Can you relate to any of the above? You’re not alone. In fact, by the time men hit 80, about 80% of them are dealing with male pattern baldness.10 

This isn’t just about hair; it’s got some pretty hefty psychosocial effects, impacting self-esteem, the perception of how others view you, and so much more.

So how does Castor Oil come in for support? Some people believe that massaging Castor Oil into the scalp can help stimulate hair growth, by helping blood circulation, and providing essential nutrients.

However, scientific evidence of this claim is limited, so realistic expectations need to be considered if trying this natural method. 

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Castor Oil for men’s dandruff

Dandruff is a common scalp condition that can affect men both physically and mentally, often causing itching, flaking, and discomfort. Can you relate?

While the exact cause of dandruff varies, factors such as dry skin, fungal overgrowth, or sensitivity to hair products may contribute to its development.

With many products lining the shelves promising relief, it can be difficult to distinguish where you should start, agreed? 

Why not start with Castor Oil? Due to its moisturizing properties, massaging Castor Oil into your scalp may help hydrate skin, potentially helping to limit flaking and itching..

Queen of the Thrones Castor oil fights dandruff

Additionally, Castor Oil contains fatty acids and antioxidants that might contribute to the overall wellness of your scalp.

However, while Castor Oil may offer potential benefits for alleviating dandruff, it should be considered as part of a broader approach to scalp care, including proper hygiene practices, and professional guidance when needed.

Benefit 2: Castor Oil for testosterone

Have you, or someone close to you been struggling with testosterone levels? 

Testosterone is a key male sex hormone that plays an important role in maintaining muscle mass, bone density, energy levels, and overall well-being.11 And as men age, testosterone levels may naturally begin to decline.

Lately there’s been growing interest and talk about Castor Oil and Castor Oil Packs for supporting hormone balance.

So, let’s explore the potential benefits of Castor Oil when it comes to testosterone and hormone balance, shall we?

Because Castor Oil is known to be rich in fatty acids, especially ricinoleic acid, the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties are believed to help support hormone balance, including testosterone.

And when you add a Castor Oil Pack practice into your self-care routine, it is thought to help your body’s natural regulatory processes work better, including…

And so much more!

Because Castor Oil has anti-inflammatory properties, it is thought to help support hormone balance. Why is this important? Well, studies have shown that chronic inflammation has been linked to lower testosterone levels.12

So, using a Castor Oil Pack, like the Queen of the Thrones® Liver Castor Oil Pack, may be a supportive addition to your self-care routine.

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Castor Oil for male fertility

Recently, there has been growing interest in natural remedies that may support male fertility. Have you heard this too?

While research is limited, some believe that Castor Oil may offer certain benefits for male reproductive health.

Thanks to Castor Oil’s nutrient composition, including vitamin E and fatty acids, it makes a great natural option for those looking for a companion to support their wellness and fertility.

Queen of the Thrones Golden Castor Oil for mens wellness and health
Plus, because Castor Oil is believed to help with inflammation, a factor that can impact fertility13, some people suggest that the anti-inflammatory properties could potentially have a positive impact on reproductive wellness in men.

One popular application of Castor Oil involves the use of Castor Oil Packs on the abdomen, like the Queen of the Thrones® Liver Castor Oil Pack. Incorporating a Castor Oil Pack practice into your daily routine is thought to help enhance blood circulation in the pelvic region, potentially offering support to reproductive organs.

 

Castor Oil for prostate

The search for natural approaches to support prostate health is vast, and for some, has led them to the potential benefits of Castor Oil and Castor Oil Packs as a holistic approach to prostate wellness.

Castor Oil’s nutrient-rich profile may provide support for prostate wellness, especially the anti-inflammatory component, ricinoleic acid. Because inflammation is known to be a common factor associated with prostate issues14, ricinoleic acid, when applied topically, may help bring additional support when managing inflammation within the prostate gland.

Queen of the Thrones support prostate wellness holistically

Looking to enhance your Castor Oil experience? Try utilizing Castor Oil with a Liver Castor Oil Pack

This easy, self-care practice may help encourage absorption of those beneficial nutrients found in Castor Oil, as well as provide a relaxing experience for you to unwind with.

Benefit 3: Castor Oil for hydrocele

Have you heard of a condition known as hydrocele? A hydrocele develops when fluid builds up between the layers that surround the testis and spermatic cord, referred to as the tunica vaginalis. 

This accumulation of fluid is caused by an imbalance in the secretion and reabsorption of fluid within the tunica vaginalis, and can either be congenital or acquired, usually through infection, injury or at times, malignancy.15

Sometimes hydrocele will go away on its own, while other times surgery may be required. However, supporting this condition, and modern medicine therapies with a holistic self-care addition may be beneficial.

So, in combination with doctors’ recommendations, adapting a natural self-care practice into your routine, such as with the topical use of Castor Oil, may help bring additional benefits to the things you are already doing.

Queen of the Thrones holistic approach to hydrocele management

How can Castor Oil help?

In a holistic wellness approach, your healthcare provider may suggest applying Castor Oil directly to the hydrocele as part of a broader treatment plan. This method is considered potentially helpful, particularly in cases where hydroceles result from injuries. 

Castor Oil contains ricinoleic acid, a fatty acid known for its anti-inflammatory properties. As a result, the topical application of Castor Oil for men may help contribute to the reduction of pain, swelling, and other discomfort associated with hydrocele. Always follow your doctor’s recommendations for a well-rounded approach to managing your condition.

Benefit 4: Castor Oil Packs for men’s wellness

In recent years there has been a growing interest in holistic approaches to men’s wellness, with individuals seeking natural remedies like Castor Oil Packs to help support their overall well-being.

Castor Oil Packs for constipation

Castor Oil Packs are commonly used to support digestive well-being. When applied to the abdomen, like the Liver Castor Oil Pack, Castor Oil’s unique composition, with the gentle compression of the pack is thought to help stimulate blood circulation and lymphatic drainage.16

This makes Castor Oil Packs a helpful self-care practice when it comes to addressing issues such as bloating and constipation, helping to bring gentle, supportive relief in your day-to-day routine.

Castor Oil Packs for relaxation

Queen of the Thrones Castor oil Packs for mens wellness
We could all use a little more relaxation, agreed? But with the busy hustle of life, relaxing often gets tossed onto the backburner for when there’s ‘time’… Can you relate?

So, how can Castor Oil Packs help support your relaxation? The process of applying a Castor Oil Pack can be a calming experience in itself. Taking the time for self-care and mindfulness during this practice may help contribute to less stress and anxiety.

How? Well, it is thought that the gentle compression of the pack adds a tactile element, helping to shift your body into the parasympathetic state of rest and digest.17 Sounds good, agreed?

Castor Oil Packs for sleep

Quality sleep is a cornerstone of wellness, agreed? When we don’t get enough sleep it can have a domino effect on various aspects of our well-being, including physical and mental wellness.

Establishing a consistent bedtime routine is crucial for signaling the body that it’s time to wind down, and incorporating a Castor Oil Pack practice into your nightly routine can help signal the mind and body that it’s time to relax.

Because the Castor Oil Pack acts like a gentle weighted blanket, they may help to build a sleep cycle that naturally supports your sleep hormone- melatonin through gentle compression.18

In closing…

When it comes to men’s wellness, there’s often an unspoken journey that gets overshadowed by stereotypes and societal expectations. One that demands self-care, acknowledgement of vulnerabilities, and a genuine commitment to well-being.

In this instance, Castor Oil Packs become more than a self-care practice, but a symbol that aims to help break free from the stigma that has long surrounded men’s wellness.

Imagine a nightly practice, a moment set out in the quiet of the evening when the rest of the world settles down. It’s here that the Castor Oil Pack becomes more than just a routine, but an act of defiance against the thought that men should shy away from tending to their emotional and physical needs.

It’s about acknowledging that, just like everyone else, men are entitled to moments of reflection, moments to address stress, and moments to embrace the beauty of vulnerability without shame.

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Valentine’s Day Self-Care Gift Ideas with Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil

Valentine’s Day Self-Care Gift Ideas with Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil

Queen of  the Thrones Valentines Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day Self-Care Gift Ideas with Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil

Written by: Heather Tanti R.P.N (non-practicing)

Medically reviewed by: Victoria Williams R.H.N.

Est. reading time: 12 minutes

Can you believe the month of February is here already? By now I’m sure you’ve been noticing Valentine’s ads, commercials and gift ideas online and at your local stores, doing their best to entice you into the ‘perfect’ gift, right?

But is there really such a thing as the ‘perfect’ gift? Perhaps you’ve been searching endlessly for something special for your partner, friends, family… but you keep leaving empty-handed because nothing quite feels right… is this you?

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. This time of year comes with a lot of unnecessary pressure when it comes to gift-giving, but our goal is to end that pressure by offering self-care gift ideas that are suited to wellness lovers, and are completely natural.

So, whether it’s date night, girls night, or family fun night- Queen of the Thrones® has you covered with gifts that keep on giving. Keep reading to explore our wellness gift ideas for this Valentine’s Day.

Personalized Valentine’s Gifts

Are you tired of buying the usual for Valentine’s Day? You know, flowers, chocolates, candy, maybe a teddy bear? 

While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with these gifts, sometimes it’s nice to step outside the norm and try something new, right? And who knows, that special someone in your life might absolutely love and appreciate it!

Taking that extra step to personalize a gift for those closest to you really adds an extra layer of effort and appreciation, agreed? 

Do you remember the last time you received something that was unlike any other gift? More than likely you can, and it left a lasting impression.

A personal touch really does say it all, and when you find the gift that you just know in your heart they’re going to love, you can hardly wait to see their reaction when they open it.

So, besides the standard Valentine’s gifts, what can you do to shake things up? What about creating a self-care night, whether with yourself, your partner, friends or family?

Self-Care Night Ideas

Self-care is one of those precious things that in today’s hustle and bustle we consider a ‘luxury’.

But you and I both know that making time for self-care shouldn’t have to feel like a long lost wish, right? What if you could skip the lines at the spa, the checkouts, the waiting list… and bring self-care night home?

Sounds wonderful, right? Well, with Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil as your shining star, you can make every night feel like the self-care spa night you and those closest to you deserve, not just on Valentine’s Day, but every day.

Have you or those you love been on the search for natural options for their beauty, wellness and everyday needs? 

It’s tough to find a brand you can truly trust, one that is both transparent in their ingredients, benefits, and their manufacturing standards, which can make the ease of finding simple, safe alternatives for your beauty routine and wellness a challenge, right?

No need to worry with Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil, because this gentle, yet powerful natural oil is sourced from the highest of standards, ensuring it is always:

    • USDA Organic & Non-GMO Project Verified – Avoiding pesticides, herbicides and GMOs
    • Extra Virgin – The golden standard, first press of oil
    • 100% Pure & Vegan Certified – No additives, preservatives, animal byproducts or anything other than straight up Castor Oil
    • EWG Verified® & Hexane-Free – Adheres to stringent standards of the EWG and is processed without solvents like hexane; a known nervous system and hormone disruptor
    • Bottled in Amber Glass – To preserve quality and nutrient profile of the oil, and avoid toxic chemicals found in plastic containers such as UV filters, slip agents and BPA
Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil customer testimony

So, without further ado, let’s share some amazing self-love inspired bundles with Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil, the perfect self-care gifts in the spirit of ‘love month’ this Valentine’s Day!

But first, are you curious what all these wellness tools and Castor Oil Packs can do when it comes to self-care this Valentine’s day and beyond? Let’s dive in!

Benefits of Castor Oil

Castor Oil for Liver

The liver plays a vital role in our body, serving as a multitasking hub for various functions like supporting metabolism, enhancing immunity, aiding digestion, and storing essential vitamins. Think of it as your body’s efficient multitasker, ensuring everything runs smoothly and stays in balance.1

With so many important tasks to its name, ensuring its wellness and care is crucial, agreed?

Don’t stress, because Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil, combined with the Liver Castor Oil Pack has got your back (or should we say your liver), when it comes to simple, natural and gentle self-care.

You see, Liver Castor Oil Packs are a centuries old, time-tested practice thought to support:

    • Gentle colon-cleansing, helping with bloating, constipation and discomfort.2 3
    • Enhanced lymphatic drainage4, helping with circulation, and detoxification support so that toxins may move out of the body more easily.
    • Balanced inflammation, Castor Oil contains ricinoleic acid, known for its anti-inflammatory properties5 that may help to ease and balance inflammation in the body, helping to bring more comfort.
    • Deeper sleep and relaxation, the gentle compression of the pack against your skin is thought to activate skin receptors6, and feel like a cozy weighted blanket, helping your body move into the rest and digest state, where relaxation becomes easier.
Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil Pack Steps

And so much more!

Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? You see, self-care gift ideas, and taking time for yourself doesn’t have to be complicated, or even take very long. 

In fact, the Liver Castor Oil Pack practice only involves 2 steps, and can be worn while you sleep, or even while going about your day!

Talk about easy, doable self-care, right? But what about another super important organ responsible for our overall wellness- the thyroid.

Castor Oil Packs for Thyroid

The thyroid gland is like your body’s manager of energy and growth. It controls your metabolism and helps you grow and develop. It works by releasing thyroid hormones into your bloodstream, keeping things running smoothly. 

When you need extra energy, like when you’re growing, feeling cold, or pregnant, the thyroid kicks into gear and produces more hormones to keep you going.7

When you think of self-care not just on Valentine’s but every day, most people don’t think about giving their thyroid TLC, right? Well, this tiny butterfly shaped gland in the front of your neck is just as deserving of some love and attention as the rest of your body!

Queen of the Thrones Thyroid Packs May Support these conditions

Thankfully, the Queen of the Thrones® Thyroid Castor Oil Pack is a simple, comfortable self-care practice with Castor Oil that you can do in 2 easy steps!

Fascia Body Roller

Everybody loves massages, right? But what we don’t love is the hassle it can be to find a massage therapist you feel comfortable with, endure the waiting list, and schedule it into your already busy schedule… Can you relate?

The Fascia Body Roller is your ticket to bringing the spa home for a relaxing, self-care experience of fascia rolling this Valentine’s Day (and any day after!).

Queen of the Thrones Fascia Body Rolling with Castor Oil Supports

This simple wellness tool is designed with flexible silicone and metal marbles so you can easily bring relief to pain and tension weighing you down.

The best part? This tool (featured in one of the Queen of the Thrones® Love Bundles), makes a great date night-in with your significant other. 

When paired with Queen of the Thrones® Organic Golden Castor Oil (sold separately), you’re bringing potential support to:

    • Discomfort caused by ovarian cysts, fibroids, and endometrial adhesions
    • The appearance of stretch marks, scars, and cellulite by enhancing lymphatic drainage and blood circulation, supporting collagen production for healthy-looking skin
    • Soothe muscle pain and tension – helping to restore proper blood and lymphatic flow in areas with soreness, fluid congestion, or inflammation
    • Support relaxation and less stress, helping you to unwind.8

Sounds wonderfully relaxing, agreed? Discover more about this amazing practice in the free eGuide below!

Pelvis & Hips Castor Oil Pack

When it comes to natural hormone balance and support, the Pelvis & Hips Castor Oil Pack is a great go-to for an easy self-care gift idea and practice you can do while you sleep!

This comfortable, cozy pack wraps around your pelvic area like a warm hug, working its magic from the outside in.

So, whether it’s that time of the month and you’re struggling with cramps, bloating, inflammation etc., or you are looking for a way to help balance your hormones- the Pelvic Pack helps bring you natural support.

And what’s more, this practice is just as easy as the Liver Castor Oil Pack to use!

Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil Pelvic Packs Support

Castor Oil Packs for Breasts

Since February is the month of love, why not show yourself some love with an easy, nurturing self-care practice? Castor Oil Packs for Breasts are a simple practice that can be a great way to take care of yourself and support your breast wellness. Your breasts are closest to your heart, and deserve to experience love and connection not just on valentine’s, but any time, agreed? So, what type of support and natural benefits can applying Castor Oil Packs to your breasts and body bring? Benefits for Skin: Castor Oil has been used for centuries as a natural skin moisturizer when applied topically, thanks to the omega-6 fatty acids. Stress Relief: Castor Oil Packs can help provide relaxation and stress relief. The gentle compression from the Castor Oil Pack helps muscles relax, while the act of self-care and taking time for yourself can help lower stress levels. Slowing down to apply a Castor Oil Pack encourages mindfulness and allows your mind and body to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Supporting Lymphatic Drainage: The lymphatic system plays an important role in eliminating toxins and waste from the body. Lymph fluid carries nutrients, oxygen, and antibodies, and also drains excess fluids and metabolic waste away from tissues. Lymph nodes filter the lymph fluid as it travels through the body.9 When the flow of lymph gets blocked or becomes sluggish, a buildup of fluid can accumulate and cause swelling and inflammation, also known as edema.10 Castor Oil Packs can be used to help support lymph flow, helping the body flush out toxins and metabolic waste. Breast Wellness: Castor Oil Packs help provide gentle support for overall breast wellness. Some women find Castor Oil Packs beneficial during times of breast tenderness associated with hormonal fluctuations. The ricinoleic acid in Castor Oil has anti-inflammatory properties that may help calm breast discomfort. The packs may also support circulation and drainage in the lymphatic system around the breasts, helping to remove waste, excess fluid, and toxins, allowing tissues to function optimally.
Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil Pack for Breasts Support

By supporting breast wellness naturally, Castor Oil Packs may be a helpful addition to your self-care routine during your monthly cycle or for those looking to enhance breast wellness. The soothing support makes Castor Oil Packs a thoughtful self-care gift idea for the women in your life.

And you guessed it, just as easy to use as the other Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs!


But, maybe you’re curious about the benefits of Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil specifically? Let’s discuss further!

Benefits of Castor Oil with rose quartz

When it comes to natural wellness, the spotlight is often on natural remedies that stand the test of time. Today, we explore the wonders of Castor Oil and welcome an innovative addition to your routine – the Castor Oil Rose Quartz Roll-On. Your easy, less-mess application of your beloved Castor Oil. 

Plus, it makes a great travel size for on-the-go TLC, and a beautiful self-care gift idea for those closest to you!

Succesful Queen of the Thrones Rose Quartz customer testimony

Castor Oil, extracted from the seeds of the Ricinus communis plant, has been a staple in traditional medicine for centuries.11 Packed with antioxidants, fatty acids, and anti-inflammatory properties, Castor Oil is a versatile oil known to offer a range of benefits.

So, what makes the Castor Oil Rose Quartz Roll-On a game-changer, and the perfect self-care gift idea this Valentine’s Day?

Effortless Application:The roll-on design of the product makes it incredibly easy to incorporate into your daily routine. The mess-less application ensures that you can enjoy the benefits of Castor Oil without the hassle.

Enhanced Support with Rose Quartz: Infused with the soothing energy of rose quartz, this roll-on takes self-care to the next level. Rose quartz is believed to enhance love, and positive energy12 13 – the perfect complement to the nurturing properties of Castor Oil.

Versatility in Wellness: Whether you’re targeting specific areas of your body or looking to enhance your overall well-being, the Castor Oil Rose Quartz Roll-On caters to both. It’s a portable, versatile addition that fits seamlessly into your self-care routine.

Sounds great, agreed? Get yours here!

Closing

This Valentine’s Day, shift the focus to wellness with Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil. From personalized gifts to self-care bundles, our products are designed to make every day a celebration of love and well-being.

We’re here to redefine the notion of the ‘perfect’ gift, and bring you self-care gift ideas that extend beyond the month of love, but continue to inspire the gift that keeps on giving- wellness.

Beyond the glittering trinkets and sugary delights, this February calls for a deeper connection – a connection with ourselves and those we hold dear. Picture a serene date night, bathed in the soft glow of self-care, where every gesture is a reflection of love and well-being.

This Valentine’s Day, embark on a journey where every drop of Castor Oil becomes a testament to the love you pour into yourself and your relationships.

In the spirit of ‘love month,’ our wellness bundles stand as a tribute to the art of caring. From self-care, to couples, to a complete Hormone Balance kit, there is sure to be a Love Bundle that’s perfectly suited for you.  Each bundle is a love letter, inscribed with the essence of Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil.

Are you a practitioner, health coach or wellness influencer? If you’re interested in recommending our easy-to-use tools and practically applying them in your health and wellness professional practice, in clinic, or online with the people you serve, you can join now!

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  1. Arslan GG, Eşer I. An examination of the effect of castor oil packs on constipation in the elderly. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2011 Feb;17(1):58-62. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2010.04.004. Epub 2010 May 18. PMID: 21168117 
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What Is Oil Pulling and Why Do It With Castor Oil?

What Is Oil Pulling and Why Do It With Castor Oil?

What Is Oil Pulling and Why Do It With Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil

What Is Oil Pulling and Why Do It With Castor Oil?

Written by: Heather Tanti R.P.N (non-practicing)

Medically reviewed by: Victoria Williams R.H.N.

Est. reading time: 7 minutes

Have you seen all the oil pulling buzz on TikTok? Now, what’s the scoop on this trend? 

Picture this: Swishing oil in your mouth for dental hygiene support and wellness benefits. Yep, that’s oil pulling (or oil swishing), an age-old practice that’s making waves. And guess what’s stealing the spotlight? Castor Oil, a top-notch choice for oil pulling with its natural support!

Curious to learn more about this practice? Keep reading

What is Castor Oil pulling?

Have you tried this trending, holistic practice that boasts not only oral hygiene benefits, but also a touch of ancient wisdom?

What is Oil Pulling by Queen of the Thrones

Oil pulling is a centuries-old tradition that’s making a modern comeback.

This ancient Ayurvedic technique is believed to help detoxify the body and support overall well-being. Pretty amazing, agreed?

You may have heard of oil pulling with sesame oil or coconut oil, but let’s shine the spotlight on Castor Oil; known for its varied wellness benefits, Castor Oil is derived from the seeds of the castor plant.  

It’s a powerhouse of nutrients and has been used for centuries in traditional home remedies, including oil pulling (it makes this practice quicker and stronger… more on this later!).

According to Ayurveda, there’s a theory that the tongue is linked to different organs like the kidneys, heart, lungs, small intestine, spine, and more. And the practice of oil pulling is thought to aid in the elimination of toxic heavy metals through saliva. 

When you engage in oil pulling, it may activate enzymes in your saliva that are thought to absorb various toxins, including chemical, bacterial, and environmental toxins from the bloodstream. These toxins are then thought to be expelled from the body through the tongue1.

Pretty interesting, agreed? 

Does oil pulling actually work?

Now, maybe you’re wondering if oil pulling actually works? Or whether this is just another one of those celebrity trends that come and go with little to no results. Is this you?

Castor oil dos and donts of-oil pulling by Queen of the Thrones
Let’s start with what oil pulling can (and can’t) do for your oral hygiene. Now, oil pulling is pretty supportive at tackling certain types of germs that may cause infection, but it’s not a superhero for everything. Unfortunately, it won’t magically fix those pesky raging gum infections or zap away cavities.

Here’s the deal: Oil pulling is supportive for removing bacteria from your mouth, but it doesn’t go all out and kill them. If you’re relying solely on oil pulling without the tag team of regular brushing and flossing, it’s not going to be your knight in shining armor for a healthy mouth.

However, don’t toss oil pulling out of your oral care routine just yet. When teamed up with good ol’ brushing and flossing on the daily, it can play a preventive role2. Picture it as the sidekick, helping to keep bad breath at bay, stains under control, and more!

Oh, and if you’re battling the dreaded dry mouth, we’re all in for some pre-bedtime oil pulling. It could be that extra boost of hydration that you need. 

So, in a nutshell, oil pulling is like a trusty sidekick in your oral hygiene journey, but it can’t do all the heavy lifting alone. Keep it company with your regular brushing and flossing routine, and you’ve got a winning team!

Let’s dive into the benefits of oil pulling next!

Benefits of oil pulling 

Having issues with your teeth can really impact how you feel and go about your daily life, agreed? 

Plus, it is believed that there is a strong link between problems in your mouth and other conditions that may be present in your body. Taking care of things like cavities and gum disease not only helps your teeth, but also is thought to help lower the chance of getting diabetes or heart problems.3 

Benefits of Oil pulling by Queen of the Thrones
Plus, some folks believe that oil pulling with sesame oil or coconut oil helps with gum health by easing inflammation and bleeding, as well as supporting dry mouth, throat, and chapped lips. And, as an added perk, it might even give your teeth a natural whitening effect!4 It’s like a natural, chemical-free way to say goodbye to those pesky stains.

Sounds wonderful, agreed?

And, because most toxins are lipophilic (meaning attracted to fats), the idea is that as you swish oil around in your mouth, toxins are absorbed into the oil to be spit out of your body.

Why use Castor Oil for oil pulling

Castor Oil is well known for its antimicrobial properties5 6, so it could be battling against harmful bacteria, plaque, and other germs that can set up camp in your mouth. 

It’s like sending in the cavalry to keep your oral environment in check!

Plus it’s been studied in periodontal medicine as a natural alternative to conventional denture cleansers, for its ability to break down biofilm7 8 9

Biofilm is a protective layer that bacteria creates to stop you from killing it… Think about that fuzzy feeling you get when you don’t brush your teeth for awhile. 

There are only a few natural substances that are able to break down biofilm, and Castor Oil is one of them! This is why you only need to swish for 1-2 minutes with Castor Oil, as opposed to the 20-30 minutes of swishing that are typically suggested for sesame or coconut oil. 

So, here’s to giving it a try and maybe uncovering a new dimension of self-care for your pearly whites!

Are you wondering how to do this natural practice? Read on for your easy steps!

How to oil pull with Castor Oil

Have you tried oil pulling before, but couldn’t stick to it because of the lengthy 20-30 minutes of swishing? Who’s got the time for that, right? 

How to do oil pulling with Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil

Not to worry, we’ve got you covered on the ‘how-to’ for oil pulling with Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil, that only takes 1-2 minutes!

How to do oil pulling at home:

    1. Pour 1 tbsp of Queen of the Thrones® Golden Castor Oil onto a spoon.
    2. Place the oil in your mouth and swish it around for 1-2 minutes.
    3. Spit the frothy, white oil into the trash when finished.
    4. Brush teeth and rinse your mouth thoroughly.

      That’s all there is to it! With practice, you can extend the duration of your oil pulling sessions as you become more used to the practice.

      Would you like a simple video tutorial on oil pulling with Castor Oil? Check out the easy how-to below!

And there you have it, the secret weapon in your wellness arsenal! 

Castor Oil, the unsung hero that seamlessly transitions from supporting your Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs to becoming the cornerstone of your oil-pulling journey.

So, as you embark on your daily routine, envision Castor Oil as your loyal sidekick, standing guard not just over your royal throne, but also over the brilliance of your smile. It’s more than just oil-pulling; it’s a journey into self-care, with Castor Oil leading the way.

Let this dynamic duo — your Castor Oil Packs and oil-pulling practice — weave a story of holistic well-being, from the soothing moments of self-care, to the daily dance of oral hygiene.

Are you a practitioner, health coach or wellness influencer? If you’re interested in recommending our easy-to-use tools and practically applying them in your health and wellness professional practice, in clinic, or online with the people you serve, you can join now!

Click here for references
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