Grasses of Life Organic Cold Pressed Castor Oil – 500ml

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Grasses of Life Organic Cold Pressed Castor Oil – 500ml

Product Description

Grasses of Life Organic Castor Oil is a true cold pressed oil and is never heated beyond 35 degrees to ensure its rich fatty acid profile is undamaged and intact.

We’ve chosen Grasses of Life above all other castor oils due to their transparent sourcing, fair trade status and organic certification standards. USDA, EU and JAS certified organic. Plus it’s ISO9001 and HACCP certified in India. 100% free from Hexane always.

In many holistic healing and practitioner circles, castor oil packs are referred to as a foundational treatment. When you do them, all aspects of your healing protocol (treatments, organic food, supplements, etc.) will work better. This is simply because castor oil packs help to engage what is known as the “vis”, or the vital life force. That which we cannot see, but stimulates our healing and rebalancing.

We’ve been using Castor Oil Packs as part of our healing protocols now for the past two years and find them incredibly useful and supportive to move through healing crisis’ much faster and with much less discomfort.

Castor oil has been shown to increase circulation and promote elimination and healing of tissues and organs underneath the skin.  It is particularly effective in being absorbed into the lymph circulation which can improve digestion, immune function and reduce swelling in injured joints and extremities.  It has also been specifically used in cases of menstrual irregularities, fibroids and ovarian cysts however please do not use castor oil packs on the abdomen during pregnancy or menstruation.

The active component of castor oil is a unique fatty acid called ricinoleic acid which has powerful anti inflammatory properties. Ricinoleic acid has a molecular weight of 298 Daltons, which allows it to enter the second layer of skin, the dermis, where our circulatory and lymphatic vessels reside. These vessels are like the highways of our bodies, carrying nutrients up to our brain and down to our toes.

It is the molecular weight of castor oil that makes it such an excellent vehicle for carrying the healing properties of essential oils deep into our tissues for transport to the rest of our body, just as a little aside note.

Castor oil supports your lymph fluid and entire lymphatic system by increasing the levels of lymphocytes in your body, which are the cells responsible for maintaining the health of your lymphatic system. Your lymph is quietly working behind the scenes as a part of your immune system to clear your body of wastes and unwanted materials. Keeping your lymph healthy is crucial for fending off disease and keeping your tissues free of toxins.

Castor oil also supports and promotes healthy liver function and the normalizing of liver enzymes. In addition, research shows that castor oil may help your body retain levels of the mother antioxidant glutathione — a crucial antioxidant for both phase one and phase two detoxification.

Castor oil packing areas and organs that feel weak or lacking in vital reserves is a great idea. The liver is an organ that can be targeted to support detoxification of the body and you would keep the pack in place for a solid 60 minutes with a heating pad.

Castor oil packs are really overlooked and are one of the simplest ways to enhance your health and vitality.

Castor oil supports your detoxification pathways through your lymph, liver, and digestion, and helps you wind down at the end of the day by pulling you into rest and digest mode. Safe and gentle enough to use for the whole family as needed.

Benefits and Uses of the Castor Oil Pack

  • Breaks down benign tumors, cysts and fibroids.
  • Detoxifies organs.
  • Removes stagnation and blockages in the GI tract.
  • Removes congestion in the uterus.
  • Stimulates lymphatic circulation.
  • Relieves constipation.
  • Supports digestion and assimilation.
  • Breaks up scar tissue.
  • Reduces inflammation.
  • Relieves arthritic, painful and swollen joints.
  • Relieves pain and inflammation in the muscles.

How to Do A Castor Oil Pack

I’ve done an in depth instagram story series on all things castor oil packing which you can find here.

1. Grab yourself an old flannel or cotton cloth/ face washer.
2. Soak the cloth in castor oil until it is completely immersed and saturated but not dripping.
3. Lie yourself down on an old towel to prevent any possible staining of furniture or your bed if you plan on sleeping with it on overnight.
4. Place the oily cloth over the area that needs healing (i.e. uterus, colon, liver, joint, etc).
5. Cover with another towel.
6. Place a hot water bottle, heated wheat pack (or heating pad) over the pack and towel.
7. Lay back and try and keep the pack on for 60 minutes.
8. Repeat daily, weekly or as directed.  Never use during menstruation as this may cause excessive bleeding and avoid using on the abdomen during pregnancy.
9. Store the oily cloth for reuse by keeping it in a glass jar in the refrigerator.  Use this cloth up to 30 times and then replace as needed.

Ingredients: Organic, Cold Pressed, Hexane Free Castor Oil sourced from India.