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Five uses for Castor Oil


Castor oil has to be one of my fav oils!

There are so many different benefits and uses with this ancient oil

To name a few:

1. Great for your hair

Castor oil is super moisturizing, rich in fatty acids, and great for circulation . It works by stimulating blood flow to the hair follicles thus promoting new hair growth and so great for those split ends. I have been using castor oil in my hair for the past two months and I can notice a difference. My roots come in a lot faster than usual and my baby hairs are growing….big win!

Castor oil hair treatment:

Castor oil can be pretty sticky/messy…. So what works for me is to have damp hair before hand as it can be easily applied throughout my hair. I emphasize my root area. You can leave on for 1-12 hrs. And to rinse you may need to shampoo twice as it is a thick oil.

Believe me, your hair will thank you for it!

2. Castor Oil Packs

This has to be one of my fav uses of castor oil. Castor oil packs are super beneficial for aiding the body with detoxing.

A Castor Oil Pack is a soaked castor oil cloth placed on the skin to enhance circulation, promote healing of the tissues and organs under the skin, and decrease inflammation. It is also quite commonly used as a liver detox.

How to use a castor oil pack:

Soak a flannel or cotton cloth in castor oil

Place onto the desired area

Overlap the cloth with plastic wrap

Place a heating pad on top

3. Dry Brushing

Dry brushing is AMazING! It’s super aiding your body stimulate important detoxification systems. After dry brushing apply the castor oil to further detoxify your body. And then proceed to taking a shower.

4. Acne

Castor oil can help the appearance of acne. It is high in ricinoleic acid which fights acne causing bacteria.

How to use for acne:

Wash face with warm water to open pores

Massage the oil into your skin

5. Dark circles under the eyes

Castor oil does wonders for those dark circles by increasing blood flow.  If you have a late night lather on the castor oil before bed. By the morning your eyes will look refreshed.

There are so many more uses for castor oil but these top five have to be my fav!


5 Health Benefits of Bee Pollen

 One of my new favorite things to add to my smoothies, cereal, or yogurt is bee pollen.


Bee pollen is one of nature’s most powerful foods. It’s more rich in proteins than any animal source and contains more amino acids than beef, egg or cheese of equal weight – who wouldn’t love that!?!


5 Health Benefits of Bee Pollen:

1. Skin Health – The amino acids and vitamins protect the skin and aid the regeneration of cells

2. Energy Booster – filled with carbs, protein, and B vitamin that help fight fatigue and enhances stamina

3. Promotes Healthy Digestion – Bee pollen contains enzymes that help with digestion. Enzymes help your body absorb nutrients from the foods you eat.

4. Fertility Health – helps with hormone health and restores and stimulates ovulation.

5. Speeds Metabolism – Bee pollen stimulates metabolic function and flushes out the fat.

Side note:

Do your part in taking care of the bee population as they provide so many benefits of life by planting plants they love :) .

Also, talk to your health practitioner before consuming bee pollen as you may have an allergic reaction.


The Best Natural Cold Remedies

It is flu season and low and behold I got the flu :(

So, the first thing I did was go to my closest healthy food store and stock up on these items:


The Best Natural Cold Remedies:

100 Billion Probiotic (obsessed, see why here)

1000 mg Vitamin C


Grapefruit Seed Extract (love this stuff, see why here)

NutriBiotic Throat Spray – (this one is a life saver)

Echinamide Quick Blast

Zand Organic lozenges

My throat was killing me – imagine swallowing food/liquids and it feels like your swallowing your tonsils….ya…..complete miserable. Within 24 hours my throat was way better. These products def cut half the time of this flu!


So, if you are looking for some natural products that will help alleviate cold symptoms I def highly recommend :)

Also, if you have a humidifer it helps a ton to breathe.

What are your go to remedies?


What Are Hormones?


I have always been so intrigued by our hormones and how our body works. So, I’m going to start a “Hormone Series” to share what hormones are all about.

Haven’t you ever wondered why sometimes during your cycle you have so much energy and feel so great and other parts you find it so hard to even get out of bed? Well, it’s your hormones.

What are hormones?

Hormones are chemical messengers that are made by a gland or cell. They are released to control and regulate the different parts of the body and bodily functions such as growth, development, and reproduction, as well as regulate the body’s metabolism, immune system, and mood.

What are the different types of female hormones?


Well that’s the start of the hormone series, follow up to see more coming soon!