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NOW Foods Solutions Castor Oil -- 4 fl oz


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NOW Foods Solutions Castor Oil -- 4 fl oz

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NOW Foods Solutions Castor Oil Description

  • 100% Pure Versatile Skin Care
  • Skin Softener
  • Multi-Purpose
  • Non GMO Project Verified
  • Now® Solutions Products are Not Tested on Animals

Condition: Skin in need of a natural emollient.

 

Solution: 100% Pure Castor Oil is expeller-pressed from the seed of Ricinus communis and is virtually odorless. While its use is applicable to many other areas of wellness, Castor Oil is considered by many to be one of the finest natural skin emollients available today. Also known as Palm Christi (the "Palm of Christ"), castor oil celebrates a history of use that dates back to biblical times. Since then, it has been used to help moisturize and soften healthy skin and hair, and is commonly used in some of today's most popular cosmetic and beauty formulas.

 

Expeller-pressed and Hexane-Free.

 

NOW® Solutions is the next step in the evolution of personal care products. This comprehensive natural line encompasses moisturizers and serums, bath and body oils, shampoos and conditioners, oral care, skin care, and essential oils, all of which are formulated with the finest functional ingredients from around the world. NOW Solutions products avid harsh chemicals and synthetic ingredients in our formulations, to provide a more natural product line.


Directions

Suggested Use: For topical applications, apply a few drops of 100% Pure Castor Oil to the desired area and massage as needed. For soft hair, simply add a few drops to your favorite shampoo prior to washing.
Free Of
Animal testing and hexane.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Ingredients: Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil.
Warnings

For external use only.

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How the Ancient Practice of 'Gua Sha' Can Help Relieve Pain (and More)

Gua sha, pronounced GWAH-SHAH (sounds like something a kung-fu practitioner might yell, doesn’t it?) is an ancient Chinese remedy that’s making a comeback. Traditionally performed to break up stagnant ‘chi energy,’ today gua sha is gaining momentum as a method to unravel sore, stiff muscles, relieve chronic pain and rejuvenate fascia – the soft, fibrous tissue found all throughout the body.

Concept of How to Gua Sha Represented by Practitioner Working on Woman's Back with Jade Stone | Vitacost.com/blog

What is gua sha?

Gua sha is something of a cousin to massage. However, instead of manipulating muscles with hands, a practitioner scrapes the recipient’s skin with a rounded, smooth-edge massage tool (made of stone, jade, plastic, wood or stainless steel).

What happens during a gua sha session?

During a gua sha session, a technician (typically a masseuse) first applies massage oil to the recipient’s skin. Then, using a gua massage tool, the masseuse repeatedly scrapes in a downward motion in both short and long strokes across a person’s face, neck, back, arms, buttocks and legs. Usually, the technician will start with mild pressure, then gradually increase to determine how much intensity or force the recipient prefers. This movement stimulates microcirculation to soft tissues, increasing blood flow and promoting healing to the areas.

Why should you gua sha?

Besides the physical sensation and promotion of blood flow, the main benefit of gua sha seems to be its potential to reduce inflammation and relieve chronic pain, from joints and muscles to even arthritis and fibromyalgia. However, gua sha has shown to have a few more tricks up its sleeve. In several case studies, practicing gua sha seemed to: Although more research is needed, gua sha seems to be a natural inflammation-relieving technique worth trying!

How to gua sha at home

If you don’t have access to a gua sha practitioner, you can perform it right in the comfort of your own home. All you need is a ‘gua’ massage tool, an open mind, and you’re all set!

Step one – Gather your tools

Grab some massage oil (olive oil or coconut oil will also work) and a ‘gua’ (the scraping tool mentioned above. If you don’t have one, the back of a spoon will do in a pinch!

Step Two – Prep the area

Apply massage oil to the area you wish to gua sha.

Step Three – Proceed to gua sha

Scrape your Gua Sha tool (or spoon) in one direction over a stiff muscle, applying an equal amount of pressure. Typically, you should rub an area of about 2 – 3 inches of skin 6 – 8 times, then move on to another area. Your gua sha session should last about 10 minutes overall. *While gua sha may feel uncomfortable, it should not be painful, so adjust your pressure accordingly

Step Five – Clean up

Clean your gua sha tool after each session to make sure it stays sanitary. If you plan to use your tool on someone else, make sure to thoroughly disinfect it before and after each use.

Step Five – Relax

Time to take a moment and relax. Pour yourself a glass of lemon water and enjoy being in the moment. You can gua sha every day or once per week – it’s up to you! Keep in mind that after your session you may experience soreness, mild redness or even bruising.

Is gua sha safe?

Since this is a natural remedy, it’s generally considered a safe practice. Because gua sha involves scraping the skin, it can cause minor bleeding beneath the skin’s surface – which normally disappears within a couple of days. *You should avoid gua sha if you’re taking blood thinners from clotting disorders, or are recovering from surgery in the last six or so weeks Happy gua sha-ing!

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