✦ May support less stress. The gentle compression of the pack on the body may promote the love and connection hormone, oxytocin, similar to a weighted blanket or a warm hug. Oxytocin helps balance cortisol (the stress hormone) and naturally shifts the body into the relaxed state. This can’t be done with Castor Oil alone, the pack is a must!
✦ May promote relaxation. The luxurious feeling of the soft cotton pack and the oil on the skin lights up the pleasure centers of your brain and may promote dopamine, a feel-good hormone that helps us feel satisfied.
✦ May support inflammation balance. Castor Oil contains 90% ricinoleic acid, a fatty acid that has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties via a reduction of substance P.
✦ May support liver detox. When the pack is worn over the liver area, the gentle compression stimulates somatovisceral reflexes activated via dermatomes and Traditional Chinese Medicine meridian that are thought to be connected to detox and cleansing organs including the liver, gallbladder, stomach, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, adrenals, small and large intestines, and colon. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the time of liver detox is between 1-3 am, so they’re best worn overnight.
✦ May support lymphatic drainage. With inhalation and exhalation, the gentle compression from the pack acts as a pump for the lymph that’s highly concentrated in the liver area, and may help support lymphatic drainage.
✦ May support colon cleansing, constipation and better bowel movements. Oral Castor Oil is a well known laxative, however, a study done in an old age home compared Castor Oil Packs to conventional laxatives and they were shown to be just as effective for constipation, but without cramping and a harsh urgency to run to the bathroom. Ricinoleic acid has also been shown to support peristalsis of the smooth muscle of the digestive tract.
✦ May support deeper sleep. Your new nightly routine caresses your curves and hugs your body like a weighted blanket as you wind down in the evening, slide under the covers and drift off into a deep sleep. Your pack is so comfortable you can cleanse while you sleep.
✦ May support hormone balance. Period problems, thyroid imbalance, PCOS, infertility, endometriosis, and menopause are all improved when liver detox, lymphatic drainage and colon cleansing functions are supported. Regular nightly Castor Oil Packs may help naturally support hormones by balancing the environment for optimized function.
✦ May support microbiome balance. Research in periodontal medicine has shown that Castor Oil is one of the only natural substances that can breakdown biofilm, a protective layer made by bad bacteria to prevent us from killing it. Castor Oil has also been shown to kill Candida.
✦ May support digestion and less bloating. Can be placed over the liver and abdomen acutely when symptoms of visceral discomfort are present. The pack helps to promote a feeling of calm and relaxation, while balancing inflammation6 and supporting good flow to the area.
✦ May support better blood flow/circulation to the liver. Castor Oil has been shown to promote nitric oxide, an antioxidant that supports better blood flow and circulation. Nitric oxide has also been shown to kill Candida.
✦ May support anxiety. Like the escape button on your computer, the Castor Oil Pack helps you instantly leave a place of stress by calming your nervous system similar to a weighted blanket. Regular nightly practice helps to retrain the parasympathetic state that is often overpowered by our sympathetic stressed state. Response to stress is better with improved parasympathetic tone.
✦ May support vagal tone, dermatomes, and Chinese meridians. The specific softness and weight of a Castor Oil Pack combined with Castor Oil activates a feedback loop via skin receptors that improve vagal tone. Specific dermatomes and Chinese meridians are stimulated that are thought to support organ function.
✦ May help your diet, supplements & treatments work BETTER. Castor Oil Packs may improve therapeutic effectiveness of everything you’re already doing to digest and absorb better. Emotions are processed better, and stools are eliminated with ease. Overall feeling better!