Is Castor Oil Comedogenic and Will it Clog My Pores?

Is Castor Oil Comedogenic and Will it Clog My Pores?

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Is Castor Oil Comedogenic and Will it Clog My Pores?

Written by: Joanna Teljeur B.A.

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

Est. reading time: 7 minutes

Thick and luscious, Castor Oil feels glorious on your skin, especially when you smooth it on your face before bed. It’s rich texture alone makes you feel like your skin will plump up beautifully overnight. 

Maybe you’ve felt like slathering this golden oil filled with skin-loving fatty acids onto your face, letting the vitamins and nutrients do their handiwork. 

But then, you might have stopped suddenly and thought: “Wait a minute! Castor Oil is so thick and rich, will it clog my pores?”

Is this you? 

If you’re worried that Castor Oil could clog your pores, you’re not alone. There’s been plenty of confusion and debate about whether Castor Oil can clog pores or cause breakouts. But rest easy, because in this blog, we’ll explore the comedogenicity of Castor Oil, and delve into the reasons why it has been heralded as an amazing skin elixir, thanks to its rich composition of vitamins and fatty acids.

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Key Points:

    • Castor Oil is a non-comedogenic oil with a rating of 0-1, meaning it is not likely to clog your pores.

    • Castor Oil is an amazing moisturizer, and it is safe for most skin types.

Will Castor Oil clog my pores?

OK – the short answer: Castor Oil has a comedogenic rating of 0-11, which means that it most likely will not clog your pores or cause skin irritation. Or put another way, Castor Oil is a non-comedogenic oil.

What does comedogenic mean?

Comedogenicity refers to the ability of a substance, typically found in skincare and cosmetic products, to clog pores and potentially cause comedones. Comedones are non-inflammatory acne lesions more commonly known as pimples! 

Yes, we’re talking about those all-too-familiar blackheads and whiteheads that show themselves when your hair follicles become blocked by excess oil, dead skin cells, and other debris. So, if something is non-comedogenic, it means that it will not contribute to clogged pores and breakouts. Castor Oil is non-comedogenic.

What makes a substance comedogenic?

A substance is comedogenic if it blocks pores and results in comedones – AKA pimples. It’s important to remember that individual ingredients can be non-comedogenic but may become comedogenic when mixed with other substances. For example, Castor Oil is non-comedogenic, but if you mix it with beeswax or red dye (as many cosmetics do), then the mixture can be pore-clogging.

What is the comedogenic scale?

The comedogenic scale is a rating from 0 to 5. Simply put, if a substance has a rating of 0 it is considered non-comedogenic, meaning that it is less likely to clog your pores. Substances with higher ratings are more likely to cause clogged pores and lead to pimples, breakouts and whatever else you choose to call those dreaded lesions.

But again, if you love Castor Oil, you’re in luck because it has a very low comedogenic rating. So chances are, you can use it as a makeup remover and moisturizer and know that it will not contribute to breakouts!

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Understanding the comedogenicity of skincare and cosmetic products is especially important if you’re prone to breakouts or if you have sensitive skin. So, if this is you, be sure to look for non-comedogenic products that will minimize the risk of pore clogging, like organic Castor Oil.

Is Castor Oil good for skin

So, now you know that despite the thick and viscous nature of Castor Oil, it has a very low comedogenic rating. But you might be thinking, How can a rich, thick oil like Castor Oil NOT clog my pores? 

Castor Oil is an ancient, versatile, and beloved vegetable oil that has been used for centuries for its numerous self-care and beauty benefits, and one of its most popular applications is in skincare. 

While it might be extra thick and even sticky, Castor Oil may help moisturize and hydrate skin, while supporting the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Amazing, agreed

But let’s take a closer look at the main components of Castor Oil and what makes it so well suited for skincare.

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  1. Ricinoleic acid

Castor Oil is rich in ricinoleic acid, and by rich, we’re talking like 85-92% of the total fatty acid3 content.

When you apply it to your skin, ricinoleic acid may help support skin irritation, the appearance of redness, and may even create a calming sensation on skin, making it an excellent choice if you are experiencing any of these struggles. 

  1. Vitamin E

Castor oil contains a significant amount of vitamin E,5 which helps in maintaining skin wellness and may even support signs of premature aging, while potentially supporting the appearance of scars and blemishes.

  1. Omega Fatty Acids

Castor Oil contains essential omega fatty acids, such as omega-6 and omega-9. These fatty acids are vital for maintaining the skin’s moisture barrier, keeping it hydrated and nourished. Castor Oil also contains other fatty acids including linoleic, oleic, stearic, palmitic, dihydroxystearic acid, linolenic acid, and eicosanoic acid6.

  1. Polyphenols

Polyphenols are a group of natural compounds found in various plant-based foods, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, tea, dark chocolate, and wine.

Polyphenols are believed to support clearer, more radiant skin.

Who should use Castor Oil for skincare?

Castor Oil works beautifully as part of a general skincare routine. If you have mature or very dry skin, then you’ll especially love its moisturizing qualities. 

If your skin is oily, then you might only want to use Castor Oil on your face a couple of times a week, because while Castor Oil is non-comedogenic and won’t clog pores, it is an oil. We’re all biochemically unique, so try it on a small area of your skin first to see how it feels. 

If you have frequent breakouts, then Castor Oil may help support your skin by working as a natural cleanser.

Again, you may want to try it on a small area of your skin first to be sure if Castor Oil is right for you.

How to use Castor Oil for skincare

Are you ready to add Castor Oil to your skincare routine? Interestingly, you might be using Castor Oil already without even realizing it. You see, Castor Oil has been used as an ingredient in cosmetics, shampoos, soaps, bath oils, and countless other products for many years! 

But if you want to add this luscious oil to your skin in its pure form, then stick to brands that are 100% pure, organic, hexane-free, cold or expeller pressed, and bottled in amber glass. 

Why? Because the quality of the oil contributes to its comedogenicity. Basically, if a substance is impure, it could clog your pores.

Queen of the Thrones® Organic Golden Castor Oil is ideal for direct use on your skin and especially on your delicate facial skin because it is:

    • 100% pure
    • Certified organic 
    • Extra virgin
    • Hexane-free
    • Bottled in amber glass

Better still, Queen of the Thrones® Organic Golden Castor Oil is sourced by a naturopathic doctor and recommended by thousands of functional medicine practitioners, chiropractors, osteopaths, mental health doctors, health coaches, and wellness influencers who all include it as a foundational part of their practice.  

Castor Oil can be added to your skincare routine in a number of ways:

    • As a moisturizer: The fatty acids may help retain moisture, giving your skin that plump look we all love. It’s especially helpful if your skin is overly dry as it may help give your skin the nutrients it craves. And if you already have well balanced skin, then Castor Oil may help support this balance.
    • A facial cleanser: Castor Oil has naturally occurring properties that make it ideal as a gentle cleanser and make-up remover.
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    • As part of a face mask: The natural properties in Castor Oil help dissolve impurities on your skin like make-up residue, while adding moisture and a protective barrier to help your skin stay hydrated. 
    • Around your eyes for fine lines and wrinkles: Because Castor Oil is so rich and thick, it works especially well around your eyes to help support the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. To maximize the benefits, you can wear an Castor Oil Beauty Mask to bed at night. Wearing an eye mask to bed may even help support a more restful sleep while adding moisture to the delicate skin around your eyes.

Castor Oil is an amazing moisturizer it may even help promote a more even skin tone. In rare cases, a hypersensitivity reaction may occur, in which case you should discontinue use. 

If you’d love a little inspiration, you could start by trying this amazing recipe: 

Castor Oil Golden Mask: A Face Mask to Support Clear Skin

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

    • 2 teaspoons of Queen of the Thrones® Organic Golden Castor Oil
    • 1 egg yolk: Provides zinc to soothe and Vitamin A for dry skin
    • 1 tablespoon of raw honey: Honey has natural antibacterial properties which may help keep pimples at bay.

Directions: 

  1. Mix ingredients until it is smooth and spreadable. 
  2. Apply the mixture to your face (avoiding your eyes), and leave it on for 15-30 minutes.
  3. Using a warm washcloth, remove the mask until no residue is left. 
  4. Follow with your favorite moisturizer, or apply Castor Oil to target areas like wrinkles, frown lines, eyelashes, and eyebrows before bed.
  5. You can also deepen this practice by wearing the Castor Oil Beauty Mask while you sleep.

So there you have it. Castor Oil is generally non-comedogenic and unlikely to block pores for most people. Its unique composition, including ricinoleic acid, vitamin E, omega fatty acids, and polyphenols, makes it a valuable addition to your skincare routine. 

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1.  Final report on the safety assessment of Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Glyceryl Ricinoleate, Glyceryl Ricinoleate SE, Ricinoleic Acid, Potassium Ricinoleate, Sodium Ricinoleate, Zinc Ricinoleate, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Ethyl Ricinoleate, Glycol Ricinoleate, Isopropyl Ricinoleate, Methyl Ricinoleate, and Octyldodecyl Ricinoleate. Int J Toxicol. 2007;26 Suppl 3:31-77. doi: 10.1080/10915810701663150. PMID: 18080873.

3. Omari, A., Mgani, Q.A. and Mubofu, E.B. (2015) Fatty Acid Profile and Physico-Chemical Parameters of Castor Oils in Tanzania. Green and Sustainable Chemistry, 5, 154-163.

5. 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.

6. Omari, A., Mgani, Q.A. and Mubofu, E.B. (2015) Fatty Acid Profile and Physico-Chemical Parameters of Castor Oils in Tanzania. Green and Sustainable Chemistry, 5, 154-163.

Spring Cleanse for Body, Mind & Spiritual Wellness

Spring Cleanse for Body, Mind & Spiritual Wellness

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Spring Cleanse for Body, Mind & Spiritual Wellness

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

Reviewed by: Victoria Williams R.H.N.

Est. reading time: 17 minutes

As the seasons change, so do our bodies’ needs. If you’re anything like me, you’re feeling the urge for a fresh start—a clean slate for your body, mind, and spirit. But where to begin? 

Fret not, because spring has sprung! And with it comes the perfect opportunity to hit the reset button, agreed? But let’s face it, embarking on a cleanse can sometimes feel like trying to solve a Rubik’s Cube blindfolded – confusing, overwhelming, and just a tad frustrating. 

Not to worry though, because I’m here to be your guide through this journey, armed with the ancient wisdom of natural cleansing and the modern magic of Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil practices. 

So, grab your favorite mug of herbal tea, cozy up, and let’s dive into the wonderful world of natural spring cleansing together!

What is a full body cleanse?

Do you find yourself wondering what exactly a cleanse is, and why they may be beneficial? Well, much like our shelves and living space becomes cluttered, so does our body.

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This build up of ‘stuff’, or in the case of cleanses, toxins, can really hinder how well our body manages its natural processes, and can even make us feel weighed down, and out of sync with ourselves… Can you relate? Cleansing and detox are natural functions your body does everyday that are crucial for staying healthy. They help remove harmful substances from our cells, which can otherwise cause sickness and even death if left unchecked. This process includes getting rid of toxins from both outside sources (like pollution) and those produced within our bodies.1It’s clear that our world is getting more polluted, with chemicals from industry, pesticides, heavy metals, and radiation. These toxins can harm us in many ways, like causing cancer, messing with our reproductive system, affecting our metabolism, and even impacting our mental health. They build up in our bodies over time, especially through the food we eat. Sometimes, when different toxins mix together, they can become even more dangerous than they are on their own.2So, where exactly do we begin to understand the different types of cleanses, and which may be right for you? Let’s explore further!

Types of cleanses

Embarking on a journey to cleanse your body can lead to renewed energy, clearer skin, and support your overall well-being. But with so many options available, where do you begin?

Whether you’re looking to kickstart a healthier lifestyle or simply give your body a reset, understanding these different approaches will empower you to make informed choices for your wellness journey.

Liver cleansing

When you think of cleansing your body, your mind probably goes right to liver cleansing, right? Well, you’re right, supporting liver cleansing is a great place to start when beginning your cleanse and detox journey.

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The liver acts as your body’s defender against harmful chemicals. It does this by changing these chemicals into forms that can easily be flushed out of your body through urine, bowel movements, or even sweat. This protective process relies on special enzymes in the liver that help break down and neutralize these toxins. However, sometimes these enzymes can also turn chemicals into more harmful substances. This variation in enzyme activity can affect how your body reacts to different drugs and toxins. By giving your liver a little extra care and attention, like a cleanse, you’re setting yourself up for a healthier detox journey.3

Colon cleanse

Chances are, you’ve likely heard of a “colon cleanse” before, right? It’s not just a passing trend; in fact, it’s an important step in the cleanse and detox journey. 


Widely recognized as a way to flush out toxins and rejuvenate your system, colon cleansing has gained popularity for its potential health benefits.

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Can supporting colon cleansing help with certain ailments? It seems so! One popular way to support colon cleansing is colon hydrotherapy A.K.A. colon irrigation, where water is fed into the colon to help flush out waste. Studies suggest it might be useful for things like bowel issues, constipation, and fecal incontinence. Some people even find relief after surgery.4

Lymphatic cleanse

Now, I know what you’re thinking, what on earth is a lymphatic cleanse? It might sound unfamiliar, but stick with me – it’s an essential piece of the puzzle for detoxifying your body.

Here are some benefits of manual lymphatic drainage techniques (MLDTs) when it comes to supporting your body to cleanse and detox:

  • Stimulating the lymphatic system: MLDTs may help support lymph circulation, allowing your body to get rid of waste more effectively.
  • Removing biochemical wastes: By speeding up the removal of toxins from your tissues, MLDTs encourage detoxification.
  • Supporting fluid dynamics: MLDTs enhance fluid movement in your body, which may help balance swelling (edema).
  • Balancing stress: MLDTs can help calm your nervous system, leading to a more relaxed and balanced state.5
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Juice cleanse

The health of our gut microbiota is really important for overall wellness, agreed? When we drink vegetable and fruit juices, we’re getting a dose of polyphenols, oligosaccharides, fiber, and even nitrate (like beet juice), which could act like prebiotics, supporting good gut health. Juice cleanses have become quite trendy lately, and one study investigating a 3 day juice cleanse showed significant changes in the gut microbiome which were associated with weight loss. 6 More research is needed in this area.So what is a juice cleanse exactly? A juice cleanse is a unique way to help your body detox. It involves drinking only fruit or vegetable juices for three to ten days while avoiding solid foods. The idea is if you give your digestion a “break” by only consuming nutrient-rich fluids, more energy can be focused on flushing out the “junk.”
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Let’s be honest, juice cleanses can be appealing often due to the fact that they promise quick weight loss by cutting down on calories for a short period. But here’s the catch: once you go back to your normal eating routine, that weight often creeps back up.So, yes, these trendy diets might help you drop some pounds, but it’s partly because you’re eating less.7

What about a 7 day body cleanse?

When it comes to cleansing, the idea of committing to weeks or even months can seem overwhelming. However, a 7-day body cleanse offers a manageable alternative that can still provide significant benefits. 

Let’s explore how a 7-day food-based cleanse may help support your wellness!

7-Day Mediterranean Castor Oil Pack Cleanse

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Let’s dive into the wonderful world of cleansing with a twist—the 7-Day Mediterranean Castor Oil Pack Cleanse (A.K.A. The Genesis Cleanse). 

This type of cleanse isn’t just a passing fad; it’s deeply rooted in centuries-old traditions of healthy living around the Mediterranean region, and the Mediterranean diet is one of the most researched and popular diets globally, linked to numerous health benefits.8

Picture this: vibrant markets brimming with fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, and olive oil. A Mediterra- nean cleanse isn’t just about what you eat; it’s a lifestyle celebrated for its heart-healthy benefits and delicious flavors.

For centuries, people living in countries like Greece, Italy, and Spain have embraced this way of eating, rich in whole grains, lean proteins, and plenty of plant-based goodness.9

Now, let’s dive into a new take on cleansing with Mediterranean foods and Castor Oil Packs, that’s inspired by the 7 days of creation in the book of Genesis.  

 

Unlike extreme juice cleanses or strict diets, the 7-Day Mediterranean Cleanse, also known as The Genesis Cleanse, is designed so that you don’t have to feel restricted; rather expansive and satisfied. You’ll enjoy vibrant salads, grilled fish, whole grains, and of course, the wonderful olive oil—while taking a break from processed foods and sugars.

Sounds wonderful, agreed?

Now, here’s the exciting part. If you’re looking to supercharge your cleanse experience, The Genesis Cleanse encourages you to add a little something extra—Castor Oil Packs

Queen of the Thrones® offers a unique 7-Day Mediterranean Cleanse that includes the gentle support of Castor Oil Packs.

What are Castor oil Packs?

Castor Oil Packs have been used for ages as a natural way to support natural and gentle detoxification while encouraging digestive wellness. 

The best part? They’re so simple to use: just apply an organic cotton pack with a few drops of Castor Oil to your abdomen. Kick back, relax, and let the magic happen.

And with Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs, the entire process is much easier, cleaner and more comfortable than ever before! 

Try the Liver Castor Oil Pack with organic Castor Oil with your next cleanse for that little extra touch of support.

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They truly make the perfect pairing! Imagine combining the benefits of a Mediterranean-inspired cleanse with the gentle detoxifying support of Castor Oil Packs. 

It’s like treating your body to a spa day from the inside out—nurturing, soothing, and oh-so-supportive!

Spring rituals for cleansing

Ah, springtime—the season of renewal and fresh starts. While many people think of cleansing as just detoxing with juices or healthy foods, there’s another side to it that’s all about spiritual renewal. 

Spring cleansing goes beyond what you eat; it’s about clearing out the old energy and making space for new, positive vibes. 

One popular way to do this is through spiritual practices like burning sage to cleanse your space and yourself.

Burning sage sticks and allowing the smoke to waft through your home or around your body is believed to clear away stagnant energy and support a sense of clarity and peace.

Another beautiful practice is setting intentions or affirmations for the season ahead. 

Take a moment to reflect on what you want to invite into your life—whether it’s joy, love, or a renewed sense of purpose—and speak these intentions aloud or write them down as a form of spiritual cleansing and manifestation.

Spring offers a natural opportunity to align with the energy of renewal and growth. Incorporating these spiritual cleansing practices into your routine can help you welcome the season with a refreshed mind, body, and spirit.

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In closing…

As we embrace the essence of spring and explore different avenues of cleansing and renewal, remember that wellness is a holistic journey encompassing body, mind, and spirit. 

While detox diets and juice cleanses can kickstart physical health goals, complementing these practices with spiritual cleansing practices adds a deeper layer of rejuvenation.

Consider incorporating simple yet powerful techniques like burning sage for energetic cleansing or setting heartfelt intentions to align with the season’s transformative energy.

And for gentle, nurturing support throughout your wellness journey, Castor Oil Packs may be just the extra TLC you’ve been looking for when it comes to your overall well-being.

As you navigate this season of renewal, remember to listen to your body and honor your inner rhythms. May your spring be filled with growth, vitality, and a renewed sense of balance. 

Here’s to embracing wellness in all its forms—body, mind, and spirit!

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2. Cohen M. ‘Detox’: science or sales pitch? Aust Fam Physician. 2007 Dec;36(12):1009-10. PMID: 18075624.

3. Grant DM. Detoxification pathways in the liver. J Inherit Metab Dis. 1991;14(4):421-30. doi: 10.1007/BF01797915. PMID: 1749210.

4. Hsu HH, Leung WH, Hu GC. Treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with a novel colonic irrigation system: a pilot study. Tech Coloproctol. 2016 Aug;20(8):551-7. doi: 10.1007/s10151-016-1491-x. Epub 2016 May 19. PMID: 27194235; PMCID: PMC4960275.

5. Vairo GL, Miller SJ, McBrier NM, Buckley WE. Systematic review of efficacy for manual lymphatic drainage techniques in sports medicine and rehabilitation: an evidence-based practice approach. J Man Manip Ther. 2009;17(3):e80-9. doi: 10.1179/jmt.2009.17.3.80E. PMID: 20046617; PMCID: PMC2755111.

6. Henning SM, Yang J, Shao P, Lee RP, Huang J, Ly A, Hsu M, Lu QY, Thames G, Heber D, Li Z. Health benefit of vegetable/fruit juice-based diet: Role of microbiome. Sci Rep. 2017 May 19;7(1):2167. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-02200-6. PMID: 28526852; PMCID: PMC5438379.7.

7. Obert J, Pearlman M, Obert L, Chapin S. Popular Weight Loss Strategies: a Review of Four Weight Loss Techniques. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2017 Nov 9;19(12):61. doi: 10.1007/s11894-017-0603-8. PMID: 29124370.

8.Guasch-Ferré M, Willett WC. The Mediterranean diet and health: a comprehensive overview. J Intern Med. 2021 Sep;290(3):549-566. doi: 10.1111/joim.13333. Epub 2021 Aug 23. PMID: 34423871.

9. Ventriglio A, Sancassiani F, Contu MP, Latorre M, Di Slavatore M, Fornaro M, Bhugra D. Mediterranean Diet and its Benefits on Health and Mental Health: A Literature Review. Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health. 2020 Jul 30;16(Suppl-1):156-164. doi: 10.2174/1745017902016010156. PMID: 33029192; PMCID: PMC7536728.

 

6 Scientifically Backed Ways To Support Your Breast

6 Scientifically Backed Ways To Support Your Breast

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6 Scientifically Backed Ways To Support Your Breast

Written by: Victoria Williams R.H.N. Victoria Williams Director of Operations at Queen of the Thrones Victoria Williams R.H.N.
Victoria is Head of Operations at Queen of the Thrones®. Victoria obtained a Pre-Health Science Certificate with Honours from Georgian College, which ignited her passion for natural wellness and nutrition.
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What Circadian Rhythm, Castor Oil and Walnuts Have in Common for Breast Wellness

“I learned to put myself first.”

“It was up to me to decide what to do with my life.”

You’ll hear phrases like this from women who’ve made significant lifestyle changes following breast cancer. Can you relate?

Or maybe right now, you or the people you serve are wondering, “how can I keep my breasts healthy?”

You see, it’s fairly common for a health scare to shock people into re-examining their lives and what matters most to them. Breast cancer is no exception, and it’s understandable. 

Breast health can help you look at your life differently. In fact, on an energetic level, breast issues can correspond to an imbalance of nurturing energy, usually focused on the self. So if you’re reading this now, or if you have breast concerns or discomfort, you could look at this as a time for reflection on how you can take better care of you – and especially the wellness of your breasts.

The old adage an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure is highly relevant for breast troubles. Perhaps you’ve also heard the phrase, “a pill for an ill”. Can you relate?

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Before giving away the reason behind this statement, let’s first look at a surprising statistic.

About 30 to 40% of breast cancers are linked to lifestyle factors.1

Yes. That’s true. While many believe breast disorders/conditions are genetic, hereditary connections are only responsible for less than 10% of the cases.2

However, there are lifestyle changes you can make right now to support your breast health.

Of course, it might be difficult to talk about your breasts and any changes you’ve observed. The breast is loaded with cultural meaning and importance, so yeah – talking about your girls is a little different from discussing changes in say – your feet. . . though feet are important too.

You may even avoid examinations like mammograms or thermograms because you’re worried about discovering something abnormal.

But, visiting your healthcare professional is the best way to understanding your unique body and the best steps to take.

So, with this in mind, let’s look at a few things that can influence your breast health.

The link between inflammation and breast health

You may have noticed soreness or pain in the breasts, especially around your menstrual cycle. You aren’t alone. These symptoms affect two-thirds of women, especially during the childbearing age.3 Are you wondering why this happens? Well, the answer lies in the breast structure.

You see, breasts comprise four main tissue structures:

  • Fat tissue
  • Milk ducts
  • Glands
  • Connective tissue

The fat tissue is influenced by fluctuations in fluid volume. So, this can cause your breasts to swell, resulting in soreness or tenderness, especially right before your cycle when estrogen levels increase. 

“What causes increased fluid?” 

A common cause for increased fluid volume is inflammation. Inflammation is kind of like a fire, and what do you use to put out a fire? Water.

Inflammation is part of your body’s process of fighting against things that harm it (like infections) in an attempt to restore balance.

So, when something damages your cells, your body releases chemicals that trigger an inflammatory response from your immune system. It’s a natural process, but in today’s modern world, inflammation is often out of control.

Did you know that lymphatic blockage can also cause inflammation?4

Lymph vessels are hollow tubes in your lymphatic system that allow lymph fluid to drain out of your breasts. But, if your lymph vessels are blocked, your breasts can become red, swollen, and inflamed. Makes sense, agreed?

Swollen lymph nodes may also be present under the arm, near the collarbone, or both. Disturbed sleep can also contribute to breast inflammation.

So, let’s dive into more about this and the connection between your…

Circadian rhythm and breast health

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Imagine having a hectic week, with only four hours of sleep every night for 7 days in a row. Sounds pretty terrible, right? You’d probably be irritable, frustrated, or even sad, agreed?

But, sleep isn’t only about the quantity, it’s also about quality. Even if you can sleep eight hours a day, but you wake up every two hours, you’ll wake up in the morning feeling exhausted. Is this you?

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This is because your body’s internal 24-hour clock runs in the background and regulates your sleep-wake cycle, hormones, and even cell division.

But, if your sleep-wake cycle is off, so is your circadian rhythm.

Circadian rhythms are physical, mental, and behavioral changes that follow a 24-hour cycle and they can affect hormones, body temperature, and digestion, not to mention how you feel when you’re sleep deprived or experiencing jet lag.

You see, different systems of your body follow circadian rhythms that are synchronized with a master clock in your brain.

This master clock is directly influenced by environmental cues, especially light, which is why circadian rhythms are tied to the cycle of day and night. Makes sense, right?

When properly aligned, a circadian rhythm can promote consistent and restorative sleep.

But, when your circadian rhythm is thrown off, it can create significant sleeping problems, including insomnia. Does this sound like you?

Research also reveals that circadian rhythms are integral to diverse breast health aspects5. Now, beyond sleep, have you ever wondered if there’s a connection between your gut health and breasts?

Gut microbia and breast health

Gut microbia are microflora in your digestive tract. While it may sound dangerous, these bacteria are helpful and regulate various body functions.

From protecting against disease-causing bacteria to regulating immune function, these bacteria support your health in various ways.6

In fact, your gut bacteria influences estrogen metabolism and adiposity, which are both associated with breast health.

Immune interactions with gut microbiota and microbial effects on host DNA also play a role in developing breast conditions. More specifically, a healthy gut microbiota has shown to play an important role in breast health because when estrogen is processed and released through your liver as bile, it ends up in your gut. If your gut bacteria are balanced and thriving, they may help control these estrogen molecules and keep them from creating carcinogenic problems in breast tissue.20 

So, keeping your gut microbiota healthy and thriving can also support better breast health.

Would you love to know more about how to balance your gut bacteria?

How can I keep my breasts well?

Now that you know the importance of breast health and the influencing factors, let’s look at four things you can do to support your breast wellness. Are you ready?

1. Eat healthy because food matters

Eating healthy is necessary for a healthy breast by Queen of the Thrones

You are what you eat. Have you heard this before? Some ways you can support your breasts nutritionally are:

  • Limiting your sugar intake
  • Eating whole foods including healthy fats, hearty proteins, and heaps of vegetables
  • Avoiding processed foods
  • Drinking plenty of water
  • Eating foods rich in flavonoids, such as broccoli, onions, celery, parsley, and green tea
  • Increasing your intake of nuts – especially walnuts

2. Get good quality sleep

Getting adequate sleep is one of the crucial steps to naturally support your breast health. Start by…

  • Having a consistent daily sleep routine: It’s ideal to sleep and wake up at the same time every day. This will help your body restore any imbalance and also help restore your circadian rhythm.
  • Being active: Regular exercise supports melatonin production, your sleep hormone. It can also sync your other body systems with your circadian rhythm.7
  • Avoiding caffeine in the evening: Caffeine is a stimulant that can keep you awake.
  • Limiting screen time: The blue light from your tablet/cellphone alters your melatonin production, disrupting your circadian rhythm.8
  • Wearing a Castor Oil Eye Compress to bed: Using this compress makes you feel relaxed as your Eye Compress gently blocks out distracting lights. Some studies show that wearing an eye mask to bed may help support melatonin production.9,10
Queen of the Thrones eye compress supports better sleep
It’s truly relaxing, and when you wear an Eye Compress with Castor Oil, you may be supporting natural inflammation balance11, as well as skin-loving nutrients like vitamin E, polyphenols and omegas13.

3. Use a Castor Oil Fascia Massage Roller to enhance your lymphatic flow

Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil Fascia Massage Roller Kit enhance your lymphatic flow

 

 

 

Did you know that a well-functioning lymphatic system is crucial for your breast health? It’s true! Keeping the lymph flowing through the lymph nodes in your breasts can support breast health by keeping inflammation low and, as a result, keeping your lymph nodes from getting clogged. 

The good news: there are multiple ways to support your lymphatic system, including a Castor Oil Fascia Body Roller.

You see, a Fascia Body Roller helps you do a gentle massage around your breasts so you can naturally support blood supply to your muscles, support the movement of lymphatic fluid, and assist in removing toxins from your body.

The network of lymph is directly connected to the fascia, which sits right underneath the skin.

So, fascia body rolling may help relieve muscle tension, activates your lymphatic system, and reduces pain and soreness. Plus, adding Castor Oil can further boost the benefits of the roller.

4. A simple massage can make a difference

Did you know that healthy breasts largely come from having a healthy liver?

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, negative liver emotions such as frustration, anger, and resentment can result in the accumulation of toxins in the body, adversely affecting your breasts.14

So how can you easily support your liver?

Massaging the liver aids in the removal of stagnated toxins15, protecting and supporting breast health.

Plus, wearing a Castor Oil Pack for Liver may also support breasts… But how? Read on!

Firstly, it’s mechanical, with the compression of the pack placed over the liver (under your right rib cage), in combination with the movement of your breathing muscles.

This may act like a pump to your lymphatic system, encouraging lymphatic drainage. Amazing, agreed?

Secondly, it’s neurological, because when the pack is placed on specific dermatomes, this activates the somatic visceral reflexes triggering the activity of internal detox and cleansing organs like the liver, kidney, gut, gallbladder, and more.16

Thirdly, the combination of both mechanical and neurological factors work because the pack stimulates the body’s skin receptors and natural oxytocin feedback loop. This helps activate the vagus nerve and help shifts your body into a rest and digest state17 where liver detox is optimized.

This direct effect of the Castor Oil Pack compress stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system. Plus, the penetration of the Castor Oil into your tissues may support inflammation balance.

Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil Liver Packs improves parasympathetic tone

Plus, the penetration of the Castor Oil into the tissues may help reduce inflammation via the Peyer’s patches.18

So, without the pack, Castor Oil will not penetrate as deeply and will instead act much more like a skin emollient. So, as you can see, you need the pack to experience the full range of benefits.

But, even though the Castor Oil Pack is traditionally worn over the liver for breast health, you can also wear Castor Oil Packs over your breasts.

However, don’t use the same pack for your liver as you do your breasts.

It’s unknown whether toxic substances are released via the skin with Castor Oil Packs, especially over the liver since it’s the hub for toxic cleanup in the body. So, to prevent the transfer of toxins to more sensitive areas, only use designated packs on the respective area.

Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs for Breasts come in 2 comfortable sizes – Small or Large.

Would you love to know how you can use Castor Oil to support your breast health? Click the button below to get 2 easy DIY Castor Oil recipes so you can support your breasts and lymphatic flow. Amazing, agreed?

5. Eat walnuts for breast wellness

Have you ever heard of the Doctrine of Signatures? You probably have without even realizing it. It’s a theory as old as ancient Greece and proposes that herbs and other substances can support the body part that they resemble.

While there is some truth to this supposition, it’s important to understand that there are also some dangers. But when it comes to the health of your breasts, recent research has shown that walnuts can actually be beneficial for women with breast cancer. 18, 19

Walnuts are recommend to improve breast health by Queen of the Thrones
In fact, some research has shown that if people with breast cancer eat as little as two ounces of walnuts per day for just two weeks, the gene expression can be altered. They also found that eating walnuts can actually slow breast cancer growth and lessen the risk of breast cancer occurrence in mice19. Amazing, right?

So, in this case at least, the Doctrine of Signatures really has some validity. Have you ever looked at the meat of a walnut? It bears a pretty close resemblance to blood vessels and glands in breast tissue.

6. Go blissfully bra-less

This is probably the best news you’ve heard all day, right? Well, here’s the thing, while going braless and its effect on breast health hasn’t been studied very much, there are some hints that may be something worth doing. Simply put, not wearing a bra most likely won’t cause any problems.

Medical anthropologists Sydney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer did a study and described their findings in their book titled, Dressed to Kill. They came up with some interesting evidence suggesting that there might be a correlation between wearing tight bras and breast cancer rates. 

And it makes sense if you think about it. In fact, the Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine suggests that wearing tight bras for long periods of time can actually restrict the movement of lymphatic fluid in your breasts which could compromise breast health21.

So, while you probably don’t want to go bouncing into work braless, you might want to release the girls for a few hours every day. Better still, go for a walk braless or do other kinds of light exercise to help move the lymph through your breast tissue.

A recipe to help support better circulation and lymphatic flow

Now that we’ve described a few ways to help you support better breast wellness, why not get started today with this easy and enjoyable recipe to help you reconnect to your body through self-massage.

Self-Love Breast Massage Recipe

Breast massage recipe by Queen of the Thrones

Ingredients:

  1. Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil
  2. Baking Soda
  3. Organic Rosemary Essential Oil

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, add about 3 tbsp of Castor Oil. 
  2. Then mix in a small amount of Baking Soda to form a paste. 
  3. Add 2-3 drops of Organic Rosemary Essential Oil. 
  4. Once you’ve made the paste, massage the mixture onto your breasts and armpits. 
  5. Allow it to absorb for an hour or more, then rinse.

Would you love more recipes for breast wellness? Download this free eGuide!

So, gorgeous, your breast health is in your hands. Try and add these six wellness habits as part of your life.

They will not only support your breasts’ health but also help support more energy, less stress, and a more balanced mood!

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Is Liver Detox the Missing Piece to Your Autoimmune Flares?

Is Liver Detox the Missing Piece to Your Autoimmune Flares?

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Is Liver Detox the Missing Piece to Your Autoimmune Flares?

Written by: Amanda Runnels, NTP, RWP, AIP Certified Coach.
Medically reviewed by: Melanie Swackhammer, BA

Est. reading time: 9 minutes.

 

Have you wondered where those mystery autoimmune flares come from?

If you struggle with autoimmune disease, you know how debilitating a flare can be, right?

You may even find yourself in the same boat that I’ve been in a time or two – weeks of feeling amazing and totally able to take on the world, just to find that one morning, out of nowhere, you wake up and feel like a truck has run you over. Can you relate?

When it comes to autoimmunity, there are multiple triggers that can send us into a flare and often with little warning. It can feel like a bit of a puzzle figuring out what’s triggering yours!

What comes to mind when you hear “autoimmune trigger”?

Well, when managing an autoimmune disease, it’s important to learn what your triggers might be.

If you’ve been at this for awhile, you probably already have a few that pop into your mind when you hear “trigger”. Maybe it’s:

  • Stress
  • Gluten
  • Sugar
  • Sleep
  • Nightshades
  • Environmental toxins
  • Inflammation
  • Leaky Gut

Do any of those ring true for you? They do for me, too!

I want to share with you, though, that there is something even deeper that could be setting you up for a flare – if not stalling your progress altogether.

Is your inflammation of the liver sabotaging you?

The liver is one of the hardest-working organs in the body. It carries out more than 500 vital functions – at the same time, all day, every day! So, it’s extremely important that we give our liver as much T.L.C. as possible. Makes sense, agreed?

Some of its most critical functions in the arena of autoimmunity are bile production, hormone clearance, and detoxification.

Let’s break each part down just a bit:

Bile production:

Bile is a necessary ingredient when it comes to an important topic…poop.

 

You see, without proper bile production, dietary fats will not get broken down appropriately, and eventually, this leads to the bottleneck of constipation.

If you aren’t pooping…you aren’t eliminating waste, and this helps to create the setup needed for some of those classic triggers…leaky gut, and inflammation.

Hormone Clearance:

Estrogen is one of the main hormones that the liver clears from the body.

You see, if estrogen isn’t being effectively removed from circulation by the liver, it becomes elevated. When estrogen is elevated, it is thought to increase inflammation which then causes the immune system to move into overdrive.

For someone with autoimmunity, we want the opposite…the immune system needs to calm down, not ramp up.

Liver Detoxification:

The liver is the body’s primary filtration system. Amazing, right?

With help from the kidneys, intestines, and lymphatic system, it cleans toxins from the bloodstream and turns them into waste which we then eliminate…it all goes back to that topic of poop!

But when the liver is under stress, its ability to filter toxins out is compromised. So, those toxins remain in circulation and not only create cell damage, but also increase inflammation.

Importantly, it is also believed that toxins may impair the thymus, a vital player in the immune system that provides protection against the development of autoimmune disease.1,2

So, keeping the liver happy is a huge puzzle piece in supporting overall health AND diminishing autoimmune flares!

Would you love to know how you can use Castor Oil Packs to support liver detox?

Wanna know how you can show your liver some love with liver detox?

Of course you do! You’re a smart cookie…otherwise, you wouldn’t be researching ways to take charge of your health!

There are lots of ways to support your liver and help it perform its job of detoxing. One of the most powerful, yet simple ways that I’ve found is the Castor Oil Pack for Liver, and Queen of the Thrones® makes it easy (and clean!) to use.

Absorbed through the skin, castor oil helps to accelerate the removal of toxins through better bowel movements, stimulate bile flow, move the lymphatic system and decrease inflammation.3, 4, 5

So, this is why I use and recommend Queen of the Thrones®️ Castor Oil Packs for Liver to my clients; to date, it’s the easiest, cleanest delivery method I’ve found for using Castor Oil Packs!

Plus, I know the quality of Castor Oil I’m getting is superior – all organic and no junk diluting it! Sounds wonderful, agreed?

I also recommend a few other easy-to-incorporate supports:

1. Eat your (bitter) greens!

Veggies like dandelion roots and greens, arugula, radicchio, mustard greens and burdock are great supports for the liver.

2. Add in liver-loving foods and consider an anti-inflammatory diet.

Bone broth, beets, artichoke and garlic are a few go-to foods for supporting the liver. If you have a diagnosed autoimmune condition, you might consider a therapeutic diet such as the Autoimmune Paleo Protocol (AIP). This has been instrumental in my own healing journey.

3. Reduce toxic exposure.

Removing plastics from your kitchen is a great place to start eliminating toxins. Cleaning up your personal care and home care items is important, too; the Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a fantastic source for rating the toxicity of your personal and home care items.

4. Incorporate “adjunct” liver detox strategies.

I’m a huge fan of infrared sauna sessions for stimulating liver detox. I use these in conjunction with my Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Liver Pack and dry brushing (not all at the same time).

Other great strategies to include are movement, Epsom salt baths and lymphatic massage.

Putting together your autoimmune “puzzle”

With autoimmunity, some days can feel like “optimal health” is a giant jigsaw puzzle that’s been dumped out onto the floor. Does this sound like you?

But, as you begin to pick those pieces up and put them together, you might find that one is missing and that the picture just isn’t coming together… and it could very well be that your liver needs attention. It’s ok, you’re still in the right place.

So, I say start supporting liver detox simply with a method that’s been proven to be effective. Strap on a Queen of the Thrones® Liver Castor Oil Pack and get to detoxing! Your liver will thank you!

Author Bio:

Amanda believes that the rest of your life can be the best of your life! She is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Restorative Wellness Practitioner and AIP Certified Coach who focuses on women’s health and issues related to autoimmune disease. Diagnosed in 2014 with multiple Autoimmune disorders, she knew she had to make the decision to be proactive about her health and learn new ways of doing things.

Amanda quickly implemented dietary and lifestyle changes including using the Autoimmune Paleo Protocol, enhanced liver support and stress reduction; within months, she began seeing and feeling improvement in her health. Inspired by her own experience, she’s made it her mission to tell others that it’s possible to live your best life, even with an autoimmune disease! You can find her autoimmune adventures as well as her catalog of anti-inflammatory recipes at www.unrefinedjunkie.com or connect with her socially at @unrefinedjunkie

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2. Marx A, Yamada Y, Simon-Keller K, Schalke B, Willcox N, Ströbel P, Weis CA. Thymus and autoimmunity. Semin Immunopathol. 2021 Feb;43(1):45-64. doi: 10.1007/s00281-021-00842-3. Epub 2021 Feb 3. PMID: 33537838; PMCID: PMC7925479.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7925479/

3. Vieira C, Evangelista S, Cirillo R, Lippi A, Maggi CA, Manzini S. Effect of ricinoleic acid in acute and subchronic experimental models of inflammation. Mediators Inflamm. 2000;9(5):223-8. doi: 10.1080/09629350020025737. PMID: 11200362; PMCID: PMC1781.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1781768/

4. Vieira C, Evangelista S, Cirillo R, Lippi A, Maggi CA, Manzini S. Effect of ricinoleic acid in acute and subchronic experimental models of inflammation. Mediators Inflamm. 2000;9(5):223-8. doi: 10.1080/09629350020025737. PMID: 11200362; PMCID: PMC1781768. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11200362

5. Grady, Harvey. “IMMUNOMODULATION THROUGH CASTOR OIL PACKS.”.

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How do Castor Oil Packs work?

How do Castor Oil Packs work?

Learn with Queen of the Thrones How Castor Oil Packs Work and how they help you to improve your health

How do Castor Oil Packs work?

Written by: Victoria Williams R.H.N.
Medically reviewed by: Melanie Swackhammer B.A.

Est. reading time: 9 minutes.

As a health care practitioner, you may have prescribed the traditional treatment method of castor oil packs for liver detox, lymphatic drainage or colon cleansing, right?

You did this by saturating an old cloth with castor oil and applying that gooey mess to various parts of the body because you know of the great health benefits that this treatment method offers. Can you relate?

And, if you’re like me, you stopped prescribing the old way of applying castor oil packs because that 12-step method was too messy, too complicated and your patients just didn’t comply to it. And I don’t blame them, do you?

Or maybe you had your patients do it the “lazy way” by simply just rubbing on the castor oil and then having them wear an old t-shirt. Sound familiar?

But, with the application of just the castor oil without the castor oil pack, we only get half of the benefits

Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil plus the pack help you you to obtain better health results

How do Castor Oil Packs work for lymphatic drainage and cleansing?

Firstly, it’s mechanical, with the compression of the pack placed over the liver (slightly covering the lower free ribs under your right rib cage), in combination with the movement of your breathing muscles, this serves to act like a pump to your lymphatic system encouraging lymphatic drainage1. Amazing, agreed?

Secondly, it’s neurological, when placed on specific dermatomes this activates the somatic visceral reflexes triggering the activity of internal detox and cleansing organs like the liver, kidney, gut, gallbladder2 and more.

Thirdly, it’s a combination of both mechanical and neurological because the Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack stimulates the body’s skin receptors which stimulate the natural oxytocin3 feedback loop activating the vagus nerve, shifting the body into a rest and digest state where liver detox is optimized.

Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil Packs Help you to activate the Vagus Nerve feedback
It’s this direct effect of the castor oil pack compress that stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system4-5-6. Amazing, right?

Plus, the penetration of the castor oil into the tissues stimulates lymphatic drainage and reduces inflammation via the Peyer’s patches7.

With no pack, castor oil will not penetrate as deeply and would act much more like a skin emollient, so the full range of benefits of the oil cannot be reaped.

Why is it important for castor oil to be in glass?

Lipotoxicity is why it is imperative to use castor oil that has only been contained in a glass bottle rather than in plastic8-9-10.

You see, castor oil is the master carrier oil, due to its structure and the molecular weight of ricinoleic acid11. And because of this amazing capability of transporting and transferring substances into the body, it is of the utmost importance to only use a high-quality oil that is organic, extra-virgin, cold-pressed, hexane-free and in glass.

And I am sure we are both on the same page when it comes to ensuring our prescriptions and protocols – like the application of Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs coming from a plastic-free environment – are helpful for our patients and ourselves, and not a harmful endocrine disruptive burden. Would you agree?

Why you need to replace your Castor Oil Pack?

Pouring a fresh coat of castor oil onto the Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack with each application is an important part of the protocol, as is replacing your castor oil pack.

Why? Well simply because we are unsure where the castor oil and toxins it collects eliminate through the body, or back into the pack through the skin.

A study compared oral castor oil metabolites and the metabolites produced with the castor oil pack and no castor oil metabolites were produced with the castor oil pack12.

This suggests that either the castor oil wasn’t absorbed or that the metabolites came out another way, perhaps via the skin into the pack.

So, to prevent possible reabsorption of any toxins that are being pulled out by castor oil, use a fresh coat of oil on every application and replace the pack every 3 months.

Plus, when it comes to fertility, it is especially important to ensure that your liver pack is placed only on the liver, the pelvic pack only on the pelvis over top of the uterus and ovaries, and the thyroid pack only on the thyroid. This is to avoid any possible transfer of toxins from organ to organ. Makes sense, right?

Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs – the game changer

With the application of this new and easy way of an old traditional method, with Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs in your practice, your patients, in most cases, will come back to you in follow-ups feeling better – because they can easily comply – and can safely be used with any other prescriptions that you recommend.

Plus, with regular practice your patients will train their body to respond better to stress, as well as naturally liver detox, lymphatic drain and colon cleanse with the support from their Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs.

Then what happens is we begin to start…

Improve Parasympathetic Tone with Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil Packs

You see, this is what makes Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs so unique and game-changing.

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2. Sikandar S, Dickenson AH. Visceral pain: the ins and outs, the ups and downs. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2012 Mar;6(1):17-26. doi: 10.1097/SPC.0b013e32834f6ec9. PMID: 22246042; PMCID: PMC3272481.

3. Walker SC1, Trotter PD2, Swaney WT2, Marshall A3, Mcglone FP4. C-tactile afferents: Cutaneous mediators of oxytocin release during affiliative tactile interactions? Neuropeptides. 2017 Aug;64:27-38. doi: 10.1016/j.npep.2017.01.001. Epub 2017 Jan 19. PMID: 28162847.

4. Rolls ET et all. Representations of pleasant and painful touch in the human orbitofrontal and cingulate cortices. Cereb Cortex. 2003 Mar;13(3):308-17. PMID: 12571120.

5. Francis S, Rolls ET, Bowtell R, McGlone F, O’Doherty J, Browning A, Clare S, Smith E. The representation of pleasant touch in the brain and its relationship with taste and olfactory areas. Neuroreport. 1999 Feb 25;10(3):453-9. PMID: 10208571.

6. Löken LS, Wessberg J, Morrison I, McGlone F, Olausson H. Coding of pleasant touch by unmyelinated afferents in humans. Nat Neurosci. 2009 May;12(5):547-8. Epub 2009 Apr 12. PMID: 19363489.

7. Holmes GM, Browning KN, Babic T, Fortna SR, Coleman FH, Travagli RA. Vagal afferent fibres determine the oxytocin-induced modulation of gastric tone. J Physiol. 2013 Jun 15;591(12):3081-100. doi: 10.1113/jphysiol.2013.253732. Epub 2013 Apr 15. PMID: 23587885; PMCID: PMC3832121.

8. Kim H1, Oh S1, Gye MC1, Shin I1,2. 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.

9. Amar SK1, Goyal S2, Srivastav AK3, Chopra D3, Ray RS2. 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.

10. Hafezi SA1, Abdel-Rahman WM1. The Endocrine Disruptor Bisphenol A (BPA) Exerts a Wide Range of Effects in Carcinogenesis and Response to Therapy. Curr Mol Pharmacol. 2019 Mar 6. doi: 10.2174/1874467212666190306164507.

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12. Alves SP, Araujo CM, Queiroga RC, Madruga MS, Parente MOM, Medeiros AN, Bessa RJB. New insights on the metabolism of ricinoleic acid in ruminants. J Dairy Sci. 2017 Oct;100(10):8018-8032. doi: 10.3168/jds.2017-13117. Epub 2017 Aug 10. PMID: 28803011.