How Castor Oil Supports Fine Lines & Wrinkles

How Castor Oil Supports Fine Lines & Wrinkles

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How Castor Oil Supports Fine Lines & Wrinkles

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

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

Est. reading time: 9 minutes

In our lifetime, our skin tells a unique story of our journey. Over time, that story can be etched in fine lines and wrinkles, marking the chapters of our experiences. While these signs of wisdom are a testament to a life well-lived, there’s no harm in wanting to preserve our youthful glow for a little longer, agreed?

This is where Castor Oil comes in as a natural elixir with an age-old secret.

In a time of ever-evolving beauty routines, it’s easy to overlook the simplicity of this humble oil. In this blog you’ll discover the wonders of Castor Oil as a trusted companion in your daily beauty routine.

So, if you’re ready to explore a natural path to timeless radiance, keep reading- because the journey begins here!

Castor Oil for eye wrinkles

Let’s begin with the windows to our soul- our eyes.

They say that our eyes reveal our innermost thoughts and emotions, but they also reveal the passage of time in the form of fine lines and crow’s feet. Can you relate?

The delicate skin around our eyes is often the first to show signs of aging. It’s as if our laughter, our tears, and every squint in the sun leave their traces there, right?

But don’t worry; Castor Oil is here to bring you natural support that you can feel good about.

Have you ever wondered why Castor Oil is considered an age-old beauty secret? It’s pretty simple really, this thick, nourishing oil is packed with essential fatty acids like omega-6 and 9, along with vitamin E1 that offer deep hydration, and help bring radiance back into your skin.

Amazing, agreed?

But the magic doesn’t stop there. Castor Oil is rich in antioxidants that help protect your skin from damage2, and is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which can help support puffiness and tired eyes!

Plus, when you combine your Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil with a Queen of the Thrones® Eye Compress, you’re taking your self-care and beauty routine one step further.

Imagine waking up in the morning with eyes that feel refreshed and vibrant. Sounds good, doesn’t it?

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Castor Oil for smile lines

Next in our timeless beauty talk is an area that often gets overlooked- our lips. Yes, that radiant smile can also succumb to the signs of aging, but don’t let that keep you from smiling!

If you haven’t noticed already, the skin on our lips is extremely thin and sensitive, making it prone to fine lines and wrinkles, especially as the years go by. But don’t despair; here comes Castor Oil to your aid once again!

Think of Castor Oil as your hydration hero, and when it comes to lip care, it works wonders. Its thick consistency locks in moisture and keeps your lips soft and supple.

Oh, and you know those little lines that can appear around your lips? Often referred to as ‘laugh lines’, these etches of time can be smoothed and supported naturally with, you guessed it- Castor Oil!

Furthermore, Castor Oil is rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins that nourish the skin on and around your lips. But there’s more to this story, the antioxidants in this golden oil may help to protect your lips from harmful UV rays, ensuring your smile stays ageless.

After all, who doesn’t want lips that feel as vibrant as ever, agreed?

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Castor Oil for forehead wrinkles

As we continue our exploration of Castor Oil’s wonderful beauty benefits, let’s now turn our attention to a specific area that often bears the weight of our emotions- the forehead.

Forehead wrinkles, sometimes endearingly referred to as “worry lines”, can add character to our face. They tell a story of our ups and downs… but for some, they can also be a reminder of time passing.

Can you relate?

That’s why Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil is here with its natural goodness to gently smooth out the sands of time.

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Did you know that the skin on our forehead is particularly susceptible to wrinkles because it’s constantly in motion? Think about it; we raise our eyebrows, frown, and express ourselves day in and day out. Over time, these repeated movements can lead to the development of fine lines and wrinkles.

This is where Castor Oil shines.

With its thick, hydrating nature, it works as an excellent moisturizer for the skin. And with regular application, you can help bring hydration to the skin on your forehead, like a well-deserved drink of nourishment.

But buyer beware, not all Castor Oil is created equally. Because Castor Oil is a carrier oil, you want to ensure you are using the best quality possible.

Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil is always:

    • Certified organic – avoiding pesticides, herbicides and GMOs
    • Extra virgin – the golden standard, first press of oil 
    • Hexane-free – processed without solvents like hexane which is a known nervous system and hormone disruptor3
    • 100% pure – no additives, preservatives or anything other than straight up Castor Oil
    • Bottled in amber glass – to preserve the quality and nutrient profile of the oil, and avoid toxic chemicals found in plastic containers such as UV filters, slip agents, and BPA4-5-6

Would you love even more ways to use Castor Oil for beauty? 

Download your 4 Castor Oil Recipes for Lashes, Brows, Skin, Hair & Nails below!

But that’s not all, Castor Oil is rich in ricinoleic acid7, a fatty acid that has been shown to have potential anti-inflammatory properties8. This may be a game-changer when it comes to supporting collagen production, a key factor in maintaining the elasticity of your skin. 

Plus, supporting collagen production can help limit the appearance of forehead wrinkles!

Sounds good, agreed? Stay with me to uncover more ways to nurture your skin for timeless beauty.

Castor Oil for neck wrinkles

Aging is a blessing, would you agree? But, it’s not without its moments of reflection. For many of us, one of the most telling signs of time’s passage is the appearance of wrinkles on our neck.

These lines often come hand-in-hand with a mix of emotions, as they signify the chapters of our lives. Can you relate?

Because the skin on our neck is thinner and more delicate, it is especially prone to the effects of aging. When neck wrinkles make their debut it can be bittersweet; a reminder of the joys, challenges, and experiences that have shaped us.

This is where Castor Oil steps in with its gentle, nurturing embrace.

Queen of the Thrones castor oil for neck wrinkles

Applying this oil to your neck is like giving yourself a warm, compassionate hug. Plus, the thick, moisturizing nature of it helps to hydrate and nourish the delicate skin in that area.

But Castor Oil goes beyond the surface. It’s rich in fatty acids and antioxidants, which work in harmony to protect your skin and may support natural collagen production.

The result? Youthful and revitalized skin!

Looking for more ways to support the skin on your neck? The Queen of the Thrones® Thyroid Castor Oil Pack can help bring targeted nourishment to the delicate skin in this area while also supporting your thyroid.

Talk about a win-win!

It’s important to remember that as we explore the uses of Castor Oil for fine lines and wrinkles, that embracing the signs of aging is also an act of self-love. These lines are not just markers of time, but also etchings of a life well-lived.

At Queen of the Thrones®, we believe that every wrinkle tells a story worth celebrating.

Castor Oil as a facial moisturizer

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We’ve journeyed through the landscape of ageless beauty, exploring how Castor Oil can help with fine lines and wrinkles– from eyes to lips, forehead to neck. But now, let’s return to the center stage that is our face- the canvas of our experiences and emotions.

Your face is a reflection of your inner world, would you agree?

This means that keeping it well moisturized is essential for maintaining that youthful, radiant glow we all love. Thankfully, Castor Oil can play a pivotal role as a natural facial moisturizer.8

When it comes to skincare, simplicity is often the key to achieving timeless beauty, agreed? Castor Oil, with its deeply hydrating properties, provides a nourishing foundation for your daily skincare routine.

When you apply Castor Oil to your face, it’s not just about hydration; it’s also about balance.

Castor Oil may help regulate your skin’s natural oil production, making it suitable for all skin types. It’s as if it understands your skin’s unique needs and adapts accordingly!

Pretty amazing, right?

Furthermore, because of its rich composition of fatty acids and antioxidants, it assists in supporting your skin from external stressors. Think of it like a shield that safeguards your face against the wear and tear of daily life!

How to Use Castor Oil for Crow’s Feet, Smile Lines and Wrinkles

Queen of the Thrones Castor oil skin care routine


  1. Cleanse your skin: Wash your face with warm water or a gentle cleanser and pat dry with a clean towel.
  2. Application: Take a dime-sized dollop of Castor Oil on your fingertips. Gently dab the oil on the areas with crows feet, smile lines and wrinkles.
  3. Massage: Using your fingertips, gently massage the oil into your skin in circular motions for 1-2 mins. Be gentle around the delicate eye area.
  4. Leave it be!: Let the Castor Oil absorb into your skin. You can either leave it on overnight or just enjoy it as a daily moisturizer for your skin!

*Always consult a dermatologist or skin care professional if you have specific skin conditions or concerns. In rare cases a hypersensitivity reaction may occur, in which case discontinue use.*


As we come to the end of our journey of Castor Oil’s ageless beauty secrets, let’s take a moment to reflect on the profound wisdom that time gives us.

Fine lines and wrinkles, whether they grace our eyes, lips, forehead, neck or face, are like pages of a book we’ve authored with the pen of life itself. They tell stories of laughter, tears, challenges and triumphs. They speak of a life truly lived, full of experiences that have made us who we are today.

In our search for ageless beauty, and ways to stall the hands of time, Castor Oil can support us.

But remember, these lines, these wrinkles, they’re not our enemies; they’re our companions in this beautiful journey called life. Celebrate the beauty of each wrinkle, and the memories they store.

So, my fellow travelers on the path to ageless beauty, let’s appreciate the passage of time and the wonders of Mother Nature’s Castor Oil as our trusted companion in all things beauty.

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2. Iqbal J, Zaib S, Farooq U, Khan A, Bibi I, Suleman S. Antioxidant, Antimicrobial, and Free Radical Scavenging Potential of Aerial Parts of Periploca aphylla and Ricinus communis. ISRN Pharmacol. 2012;2012:563267. doi: 10.5402/2012/563267. Epub 2012 Jul 11. PMID: 22919511; PMCID: PMC3418662.

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4. Kim H, Oh S, Gye MC, Shin I. Comparative toxicological evaluation of nonylphenol and nonylphenol polyethoxylates using human keratinocytes. Drug Chem Toxicol. 2018 Oct;41(4):486-491. doi: 10.1080/01480545.2017.1391829. Epub 2017 Nov 10. PMID: 29124983.

5. Amar SK, Goyal S, Srivastav AK, Chopra D, Ray RS. Combined effect of Benzophenone-2 and ultraviolet radiation promote photogenotoxicity and photocytotoxicity in human keratinocytes. Regul Toxicol Pharmacol. 2018 Jun;95:298-306. doi: 10.1016/j.yrtph.2018.04.003. Epub 2018 Apr 4. Erratum in: Regul Toxicol Pharmacol. 2019 Feb;101:201-202. PMID: 29626563.

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What is the Difference Between Cold-Pressed vs Expeller-Pressed Castor Oil

What is the Difference Between Cold-Pressed vs Expeller-Pressed Castor Oil

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What is the Difference Between Cold-Pressed vs Expeller-Pressed Castor Oil

Written by: Victoria Williams

How do you know you’re getting top quality Castor Oil? Is it enough to know that it’s organic? Or how about the extraction method? Have you ever wondered what the terms, cold-pressed or expeller-pressed mean or wondered how the extraction method of your Castor Oil affects its quality, and more importantly, its nutrient integrity? 

Afterall, you use Castor Oil because it’s loaded with nutrients, agreed? So, let’s explore the different extraction methods, how they work, their uses, and how all these factors affect that luscious oil you know and love.

Key Points:

  1. Castor Oil has a high stability level that makes it able to withstand high temperatures.
  2. Castor Oil’s nutrients do not begin to break down until the oil is exposed to 302°F (150°C).
  3. Expeller pressing only exposes the oil to 140-210°F (60-99°C).

The variable nature of Castor Oil

When buying large quantities of bulk Castor Oil, suppliers like Queen of the Thrones® must consider the quality of the beans themselves, and then choose the extraction method that will yield the best quality oil. 

As with any crop, the castor bean is affected by many environmental conditions. Sometimes the crop is abundant with super healthy castor beans, and other times the crop may be scanty. 

Because of this, Castor Oil, whether expeller or cold-pressed, goes through rigorous testing to determine if the product meets nutrient requirements. Here at Queen of the Thrones® we use a third party to test our Castor Oil, and from there we make a decision on whether to buy it.

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Does expeller-pressing destroy nutrients? 

It’s important to remember that because Castor Oil is a natural product, its composition may vary from batch to batch. 

Sometimes cold-pressed Castor Oil may test better, while other times, expeller-pressed Castor Oil may be the optimal choice. Every batch of Castor Oil is unique, and the quality must be verified through testing. 

Third-party testing of Queen of the Thrones® expeller-pressed Castor Oil shows that it meets key specifications, including fatty acids/ricinoleic acid profile and saponification within the same strict range of standards as cold-pressed Castor Oil. 

So whether you use it in a Castor Oil Liver Pack, Thyroid Pack, Pelvic Pack, or Eye Compress, remember that rigorous testing ensures the safety and quality of the Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil. 

From bean to oil: Castor Oil extraction

The Castor Bean Extraction Process: 

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Stage 1: Seed Collection

Ripe castor plants are selected for seed collection. The process begins by exposing these plants to the sun’s warmth, causing them to split open naturally, allowing the seeds to be gathered.

Stage 2: Dehulling

The castor seeds are stripped of their outer layers, a process that can be done manually or mechanically with the assistance of a castor bean dehuller.

Stage 3: Cleaning

After dehulling, the seeds undergo a thorough cleaning process to eliminate impurities such as sand, leaves, sticks, stems, and dirt. A seed cleaner equipped with revolving screens or reels is employed for this purpose.

Stage 4: Drying

To reduce moisture content and catalyze the extraction process, cleaned seeds are gently heated in a steam-jacketed vessel. This step hardens the seeds, preparing them for pressing.

Stage 5: Cold or Expeller Pressed

High-pressure crushing of seeds occurs in this stage. The extracted oil is filtered, and the residual bulk is blended with fresh seeds for further pressing, while the resulting residual bulk is referred to as Castor Cake.

Stage 6: Filtration

The oil is filtered through a fine filtration system to remove both small and large impurities.

Stage 7: Packaging

The final stage in processing is packaging the oil into steel or plastic drums (Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil is always in steel) to transport it to a bottling facility.

Stage 8: Bottling 

The Castor Oil is bottled into its final container, either plastic or glass, and ready for the wellness consumer to purchase (Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil will ALWAYS be bottled in glass!).

What is the difference between expeller and cold-pressed Castor Oil?

Expeller-Pressed Oils

The expeller pressing method involves physically pressing castor beans to extract the oils, avoiding the use of chemicals. While this technique employs pressure for oil extraction, the pressure itself can generate temperatures between 140-210°F, so it is not considered a true “cold processed” method.

Expeller pressing is a more efficient method of extraction because the heat that is produced helps extract MORE oil, meaning a higher yield is produced, and less of the plant is wasted. While this heat is higher than in cold pressing, it is still considered relatively low. 

Cold-Pressed Oils

Cold pressing oil, on the other hand, also generates heat, but it does not surpass 122°F during extraction.
In this process, the oil is extracted using methods such as bladder pressing (for softer fruits), hydraulic pressing, or low-resistance expeller pressing to ensure the temperature stays below 122°F. Sometimes cold water may be run through the machine to keep temperatures cooler.

How Castor Oil’s composition protects its nutrients from heat exposure

Castor Oil is rich and viscous. If you’ve used it, you’re familiar with its thick, sticky texture. And while this can make it messy to work with, it also helps protect its nutrients from heat. Castor Oil is considered to have a very high stability level, thanks to the high percentage of ricinoleic acid, which “…does not oxidize easily.” 1
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The oxidative stability of Castor Oil is 230°F1 2, and it doesn’t disintegrate until temperatures above 302°F3. So basically, the nutrients in Castor Oil don’t start to break down until it reaches these high temperatures.  So, how does this play into the extraction method?  Expeller pressing can expose the oil to temperatures up to 210°F, while cold pressing exposes the oil to up to 122°F – so neither method comes close to damaging the oil.  But when it comes to heat and extraction methods, it appears that Castor Oil’s nutrients stay intact. Why? Because the oil must reach 230°F before it begins oxidizing and the nutrients start to break down. And this is amazing because you can rest easy with the knowledge that the Castor Oil you know and love so much is also providing you with the nutrients you expect it to have!   Would you love to know more about the history, benefits and versatile usage of Castor Oil? Download your free eGuide now, Castor Oil: Magic or Myth? 

Castor oil uses and benefits

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If you’re reading this, you probably already know how Castor Oil is used, but just in case you don’t, we’re going to give you a thumbnail of its uses here.

Castor Oil has been used since ancient times as a beauty aid, in more recent times as a stimulant laxative, moisturizer, and most importantly, in Castor Oil Packs.

Liver Castor Oil Packs are the most well known application for Castor Oil because they are thought to have the most systemic benefits for the body when worn on the liver area. From hormone balance, to inflammation support to lymph flow, better sleep, digestion, and detox… the liver area is where the OG Castor Oil Pack was worn. 

A Thyroid Castor Oil Pack is thought to have similar benefits focused on the thyroid gland, but is famously known for helping to reduce the appearance of aging and wrinkles on the neck… amazing for supporting hormone balance!

Another common use of Castor Oil Packs is in the Pelvic and Hip area. Beloved by women (and men) of all ages, a pack worn in this area is thought to support the reproductive organs. This ancient practice is used to support fibroids, endometriosis, period pain, and perimenopause symptoms

Breast Castor Oil Packs are thought to support lymphatic drainage and blood flow to the breasts. These are both key components for breast health, especially since many women are used to wearing restricting bras. 

Lastly, the Castor Oil Eye Compress is a fan favorite because Castor Oil is well known for supporting the appearance of crow’s feet and dark circles, as well as supporting thick luscious lashes and bold beautiful brows. Not only that, but wearing an eye compress to sleep may help support natural melatonin production4 5.

You can see why it is such a well-loved oil, agreed? 

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1. Harhar & al. Chemical characterization and oxidative stability of castor oil grown in Morocco. Moroccan Journal of Chemistry 4 N°2 (2016) 279-284

2. Ntsako Portia Chauke, Hembe Elie Mukaya, Diakanua Bavon Nkazi Chemical modifications of castor oil: A review. Science Progress 2019, Vol. 102(3) 199–217 © The Author(s) 2019

3. Patel VR, Dumancas GG, Kasi Viswanath LC, Maples R, Subong BJ. Castor Oil: Properties, Uses, and Optimization of Processing Parameters in Commercial Production. Lipid Insights. 2016 Sep 7;9:1-12. doi: 10.4137/LPI.S40233. PMID: 27656091; PMCID: PMC5015816.

4. Rong-fang Hu, Xiao-ying Jiang, Yi-ming Zeng, Xiao-yang Chen, You-hua Zhang. Effects of earplugs and eye masks on nocturnal sleep, melatonin and cortisol in a simulated intensive care unit environment. Published online 2010 Apr 18. PMID: 20398302

5. Khoddam H, Maddah SA, Rezvani Khorshidi S, Zaman Kamkar M, Modanloo M. The effects of earplugs and eye masks on sleep quality of patients admitted to coronary care units: A randomised clinical trial. J Sleep Res. 2022 Apr;31(2):e13473. doi: 10.1111/jsr.13473. Epub 2021 Sep 12. PMID: 34514653. 

Are there hormone disruptors in ‘organic’ Castor Oil Packs?

Are there hormone disruptors in ‘organic’ Castor Oil Packs?

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Are there hormone disruptors in ‘organic’ Castor Oil Packs?

Written by: Dr. Marisol Teijeiro N.D. (inactive) Christine Ruggeri Dr. Marisol Teijeiro N.D. (inactive)
Dr. Marisol Teijeiro N.D. is an award-winning author and founder of Queen of the Thrones® line of products including the original less-mess Castor Oil Pack
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Medically reviewed by: Victoria Williams R.H.N.

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Here’s why you can feel safe with your Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack

So, you likely bought your Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack so you can support your hormone problems because it’s made with organic cotton flannel and manufactured with the cleanest standards possible, right? And now you may be wondering if you can counteract hormone disruptors with your organic cotton Castor Oil Pack?

You see, hormone disruptors (A.K.A. endocrine disruptors) are any compound/chemical that interferes with the natural function of your hormones. They may be connected to health conditions like ADHD, reproductive problems, thyroid conditions, diabetes, different types of cancers and more1.

And hormone disruptors aren’t just in the food you eat or in the air you breathe, but may be in everything you come into contact with (your clothes, sheets, furniture) through your largest hormonal organ2, your skin.

Would you love to know what to look for when you’re shopping so you can avoid hormone disruptors? Get your FREE ‘buyer beware’ checklist below!

And we wonder why almost everyone these days has some type of hormone problem, right? Estrogen overload, low progesterone, thyroid problems… Sound familiar?

But first, let’s start with Castor Oil Packs and why…

Castor Oil Packs must be done with organic cotton

This is important because many women and men do Castor Oil Packs with the goal of supporting their hormonal balance and helping to remove toxins and chemicals from their body.

Except the key is to use the RIGHT materials that come in direct contact with your skin, without hormone disruptors. Your Castor Oil Pack should always be made with organic cotton, wool, or linen that touches your skin. And always with organic Castor Oil in a glass bottle. Why?


Well, Castor Oil is the premier carrier oil that can permeate deeply through the upper layers of your skin and through the stratus corneum3. So, you only want to use Castor Oil that is 100% pure, organic, hexane-free, extra virgin, cold pressed, and bottled in glass to avoid the potential of chemicals that could be carried into your body.

So, if you’re using a Castor Oil Pack that:

✗ isn’t Queen of the Thrones®

✗ doesn’t have organic cotton, wool or linen touching your skin directly

✗ is paired with Castor Oil in a plastic bottle

It could actually be counterintuitive for a hormone balance, liver detox and cleansing self-care practice.

It’s every textile product you use, not just Castor Oil Packs!

You may not think about it because you haven’t been told, but, all textiles/materials in your life may be laden with toxins, chlorine, bleach, flame retardants and other harsh solvents/chemicals used during the manufacturing process.

Yes, this includes pads, tampons, diapers and clothes.

The problem with ‘organic’ bamboo in Castor Oil Packs

Most of the other Castor Oil Packs available are made from ‘organic bamboo’.

Bamboo material may feel super soft, but that’s only because it’s been chemically broken down to feel softer than normal cotton. It’s kind of like genetically modified fruits and vegetables that look perfect but have no taste, agreed?

You see, bamboo is known to be as strong as steel in the construction of buildings, with two times the compressive strength of concrete5! Because the fibers are SO strong, many toxic caustic chemicals are used to soften the strong fibers; making it even softer than cotton.

‘Organic bamboo’ uses toxic chemicals when it’s being processed6. The only part that’s truly organic is the initial bamboo plant.

Imagine the type of chemicals you would need to use in order to break down this strong plant to make it softer than all-natural organic cotton.

Sadly, this is common, and it’s truly about ‘buyer beware’. It’s shocking when you start seeing what is happening with Castor Oil Packs and other wellness products in the industry.

It comes down to trusting your supplier. Take note: if you can’t find a website for their company (and even if you do), you may want to proceed with caution. Always ask, read the label, and contact the company if you have any questions or concerns.

Would you love to know what to look for when you’re reading product labels? Get your FREE ‘buyer beware’ checklist below!

Why Choose Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs?

You see, the pack you have in your hands was made by our founder, Dr. Marisol Teijeiro, N.D. (inactive) who first used it when she fell dreadfully sick, she then shared it with her family, patients, and now with you.

As a naturopathic doctor and homotoxicologist with designations in environmental medicine, knowing the effects of using cheap chemical-laden materials, the packs were created to avoid this as much as possible in our world. She knew you needed a tool that would be easy to use AND support wellness, not make you sicker.

So, she selected the quality needed to make Castor Oil Packs easily accessible.

You also want a company you believe in and one that is honest about the deficiencies of their products.

You see, the part that touches your skin with the oil is organic cotton flannel. But, to create the convenience that you want with your pack, the outer layer is polyurethane (PUL) that is heat-bonded to an additional layer of organic cotton flannel.

Heat bonding is a cleaner alternative to chemical bonding, that helps to dissipate the phthalates in the protective layer (instead of adding chemicals to bond it).

Polyurethane is the material used in reusable baby diapers, and is considered one of the safest plastics, but still a plastic nonetheless. This protective layer is what makes the pack less-mess, more convenient, retains natural body heat so no external heat is necessary, and helps increase compliance.

Then these two layers are sewn together by hand in North America.

These modifications have all been made with your feedback and input. When Dr. Marisol Teijeiro N.D. (inactive) first launched a Castor Oil Pack, the entirety was 100% organic cotton. They were a lot more expensive, they leaked rapidly, and the organic cotton straps dug into peoples sides. It wasn’t making you, our most important person, happy.

So, she looked for the best possible midpoint solution that would agree with her standard and make you happy to use it even with these modifications.

To be clear, the part that is 100% organic cotton is the flannel, the part where the Castor Oil goes and the part that directly touches your skin.

Cheap organic vs. expensive organic cotton. Does expensive always mean better?

In Spanish, there’s a saying, “lo barrato sale caro”, which translates into “the cheap often becoming expensive.” So, it’s time for the health consumer like you to truly understand the game.

Remember, cheap becomes expensive and because this is your wellness, you can’t afford cheap. The investment in high quality is key because it’s as important to do self-care right with the right materials. Makes sense, agreed?

Let’s put it this way, we would rather people not do Castor Oil Packs than do them with materials that could be harmful.

It’s a jungle out there, with little regulation about materials.

There’s a huge lack of transparency, as some Castor Oil Pack manufacturers don’t even put labels on their products so you can know what you’re actually buying. How can you trust them if you don’t know what the product is made of?

Why Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs are the cleanest most convenient less-mess option

The self-care practices of Castor Oil Packs are often used to balance stress and inflammation7 as well as supporting natural liver detox8, lymphatic drainage9 and colon cleansing10.

So, one would think it’s imperative to have as clean as possible materials to do this practice, agreed?

Here’s why we feel Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs are your best option:

  1. The cotton flannel layer that touches the skin is organic vs. other packs that use chemically processed fabrics (i.e. bamboo)
  2. It’s been used in clinical practice by thousands who have benefited vs. dozens of capitalistic companies jumping on the bandwagon with no background due to consumer demand
  3. It’s meant to be used with fresh Castor Oil each time, and replaced after approximately 30 uses or 2 months, as its unknown whether or not toxins are transferred from the body into the pack and exposure increases over time as the natural materials break down

Is it perfect? Well, no, because we had to do a few workarounds to get compliance from patients.

All less-mess versions of Castor Oil Packs use a protective layer of some sort, whether it be a harsher plastic like vinyl or other.

Ultimately, the healthiest way is to use only cotton flannel, but you would lose all the convenience of the ‘less mess’ outer layer on the Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack.

Plus, that’s why you have the organic cotton flannel side of your Queen of the Thrones® Pack, that’s meant to sit on your skin and be as free of hormone disruptors as possible.

I know what you’re thinking, can’t I just rub the oil on my abdomen instead of using the pack? That won’t work because it’s not the oil that does the work, it’s the gentle compression from the pack WITH the oil.

Would you love to know all the reasons why the pack is essential? I have the answers for you in this blog post.

Because you’re reading this, you’re now aware of the quality of care that you need. If this scared you a little, that’s good because that’ll help you become more aware so you can make the smartest choices for you and your loved ones.


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