6 ways to Harness Breast Wellness with the Power of Castor Oil
Written by: Besa Berberi, Holistic Nutritionist
Medically reviewed by: Victoria Williams R.H.N.
Est. reading time: 7 minutes
Do you love your breasts?
Have you ever noticed how little women talk about truly loving their breasts? It’s a rarity, that’s for sure. More often than not, women are stuck in the constant battle of comparisons- scrutinizing their reflection.
They stare into the mirror, lifting one breast, and then the other, caught in the never-ending dance of ‘wishes and wants’. These wishes echo in their minds like a haunting melody…
“If only they were fuller, smaller, more lifted…”
In the mirror’s gaze, these contours on a woman’s body tell an untold story. They embody more than meets the eye. They are not just ‘breasts’, their purpose radiates softly through the ages, nurturing future generations to come.
Women are so quick to see stretch marks as unsightly, when those very marks are a testament of resilience and sacrifice. Every curve tells a chapter, each imperfection speaks of transformation, growth and the gift of time on this earth.
The truth? Our breasts deserve acceptance and unconditional love. So let’s celebrate these symbols of life. Silence the comparisons and replace those thoughts with the power of self-love.
How to Nurture Your Breasts with Castor Oil Packs
Have you ever wondered if your breasts could benefit from Castor Oil Packs?
You love your cozy Castor Oil Pack on your liver that helps you drift off into a deep sleep every night. And today, we’re excited to introduce a unique upgrade to a time-tested self-care practice: Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs for Breasts.
This natural approach to breast care has gained interest over the years, but here at Queen of the Thrones®, we’re always thinking, “How can we make it better?” We have revolutionized the experience with our unique, user-friendly design, which means less mess and more convenience.
This blog will tell you everything you need to know about our Castor Oil Packs for Breasts, including what they are, how they offer unique benefits, who can benefit from them, and how to use them.
What are Castor Oil Packs for Breasts?
If you already know and love Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs, you probably already know that it’s a timeless practice that was popularized in the early 1900s by Edgar Cayce5.
This traditional natural wellness practice involves applying Castor Oil to a cotton compress and wearing it on the body to support liver detox, deeper sleep, less stress, better bowel movements, and more. Similarly, applying a compress to the breasts offers targeted benefits because of the lymph nodes surrounding breast tissue. But we’ll get into the benefits of lymphatic drainage a bit later.
What’s so unique about our Breast Packs?
Our Castor Oil Packs for Breasts are crafted with a similar design philosophy to the original Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs, but with a unique twist! We’ve carefully designed these packs to fit comfortably under bras, ensuring discreet and seamless integration into your everyday routine, but without compromising on any Castor Oil benefits, of course.
Each Castor Oil Pack is still made of an organic cotton inner layer and less-mess outer layer, but we’ve added an easy button with elastic to secure the packs into place in any bra of your choice. Now you can embrace this convenience as you go about your day.
Are the Beast Packs suitable for all types of breasts?
The perfect breast doesn’t exist. We all come in unique shapes and sizes, and so do our breasts. That’s why our Castor Oil Packs for Breasts are made for any breast size, including small breast (for A-C cup sizes), and large breast (for D+ cup sizes) options. Choose the best fit for you!
How do Castor Oil Packs support your breasts?
Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil is great for a relaxing breast massage, here are 6 additional perks of using Castor Oil Packs for Breasts.
- Conditions and moisturizes skin. Skin care isn’t just limited to face and body. Your breasts are just as important. Castor Oil’s emollient nature and skin-loving antioxidants help nourish and moisturize the delicate skin of your breasts, supporting softness and suppleness.5
- May support lymphatic drainage. Congested lymph can affect all areas of the body, including breasts. Castor Oil Packs, applied to the breasts, are thought to support circulation, assisting in the removal of toxins and waste products away from the breast tissue.1 3 7
3. May support detoxification. Did you know that Castor Oil may help with preserving glutathione, your body’s master detoxification agent?8 Glutathione is an antioxidant that pulls toxins from our body2, and with toxins all around us, it’s no wonder that it may get depleted so quickly.
- 4. May support less stress. The gentle compression of the pack on your breast may promote the love and connection hormone, oxytocin11, similar to a weighted blanket or a warm hug. Oxytocin helps balance cortisol (the stress hormone) and naturally shifts the body into the relaxed state9. Think of it like a natural, nurturing embrace for your bosom!
- 5. May support inflammation balance. Castor Oil contains 90% ricinoleic acid, a fatty acid that has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties10. The warm and soothing nature of the Castor Oil Packs, combined with the inflammation-balancing benefits of ricinoleic acid, may provide temporary relief for women experiencing discomfort.
- 6. May support breast wellness. A study on an extract made from the fruit of the castor bean plant demonstrates an ability to trigger apoptosis (cell death) of breast cancer cells. Specifically, the extract was found to inhibit cancer cell motility, adhesion and invasion6.
Who can benefit from Castor Oil Packs for Breasts?
Most women can benefit from Castor Oil Packs for Breasts. Just like your liver and pelvic region, your breasts need equal amounts of care and attention. However, it’s essential to consider individual circumstances.
Here are some factors to keep in mind:
- Pregnancy – Pregnant women should avoid using Castor Oil Packs in general. Always consult with a healthcare professional for guidance during these stages.
- Lactation – If you’re breastfeeding, make sure to completely wash off any Castor Oil from your nipples/breasts before feeding so your baby doesn’t ingest any oil.
- Radiation treatments – Castor Oil is very nourishing and emollient for the skin, but it should not be applied before or after radiotherapy because it could ‘fry’ like oil. You should wait for at least a 12 hour period before and after radiotherapy before applying Castor Oil.
- Sensitivities or allergies – If you have a known sensitivity or allergy to Castor Oil, it’s best to refrain from using it. You can perform a patch test on a small area of skin before applying it to your breast to check for any adverse reactions.
- Breast implants or surgeries – If you have breast implants or have undergone recent breast surgeries, consult with your healthcare provider before using Castor Oil Packs for Breasts. They can provide personalized advice based on your specific situation.
In addition to your new Castor Oil Breast Packs, download these 2 easy Castor Oil Recipes for breast wellness!
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