Our bodies process toxins every day, so we need to to ensure we are consistently making sure these toxins don’t stay in our bodies for long periods of time. There are many ways to do this: tongue scraping, dry brushing, and using castor oil packs.
Common symptoms that we have toxins in our bodies include headaches, fatigue, bad breath, body odor, a coating on our tongue, digestive problems, cravings, moodiness, poor sleep, and even skin irritations and acne. Cleanses are great because it allows us to focus on getting our nutrients from the right sources, increase hydration, and improve our flow of oxygen.
Some benefits include better digestion, improved skin, stronger nails, shinier hair, reduced inflammation, improved body odor and breath, reduced cravings, improved sex drive, better sleep, mental clarity and reduced anxiety.
The castor oil wrap is another gateway to detoxification. This method has been used for many centuries and originates in India. To make this pack, you just rub castor oil on your abdomen and apply 2 to 3 drops of your favorite essential oil. Wrap your body in a towel or an old shirt and place a hot bottle of water on your abdomen for about 45 minutes.
When removing the pack, you will feel lighter, more energized, and your skin should feel great. You will want to take a shower or bath to remove the oils and repeat this regularly. Castor oil packs have also been known to help with inducing labor for those expecting.
I love to add eucalyptus oil or grapefruit, or sometimes lavender. Its fun to experiment depending on your mood and your needs. I highly recommend giving it a try!