I understand, things are unbalanced for you. The pack may have felt uncomfortable and you didn’t love it. Sometimes this happens.
And maybe it just didn’t make you feel any better.
If this is the case, the cool thing about the Castor Oil Pack as part of your self-care routine is that if it doesn’t seem to be helping you poop better, sleep better or stress less, it’s usually a sign of dehydration.
You see, because Castor Oil Packs help balance stress and inflammation and support cleansing, the body begins to move things out, and water is the universal solvent. Without it, stuff gets stuck and feels uncomfortable.
For most people, drinking more water and ensuring they are hydrated during the day of their Castor Oil Pack helps. When this is addressed, they begin feeling better and their results improve over time.
The most important thing is consistency in your practice. Ideally your Castor Oil Pack is done daily with sufficient water intake to help support the body’s natural cleansing processes.
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