Caster oil packs have been used for many centuries originating in India. Castor oil is derived from the seeds of the Ricinus communis plants that grow wild in wastelands across tropical regions. Many of castor oil’s benefits come down to its chemical composition. It’s classified as a type of triglyceride fatty acid, and almost 90 percent of its fatty acid content is a specific and rare compound called ricinoleic acid.
Castor Oil Packs are most notably used as a gentle way to detox the body by placing a castor oil saturated piece of flannel placed over the abdomen with heat for about an hour.
You may already know that you can use essential oils to support your body in releasing toxins when you want to cleanse, but have you considered that using essential oils can have a detox affect even when that's not your intended reason for using them? Understanding this goes a long way to help you understand why your body may respond to essential oils, especially if you are new to using them, in a less than desirable way.
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