We all have different reasons to cleanse, it’s important to know your own reasons. To mentally prepare for the day you choose to cleanse I recommend writing down your thoughts and feelings, your motivations for cleansing and what you hope to achieve, perhaps maintain your diary during the day if you can while cleansing.
Choose a good time to cleanse. This is a cleanse for a day when you have nothing else planned because you will be spending a good deal of time in the bathroom and you'll need plenty of rest during the day.
Even though this cleanse only takes a day it’s worth taking plenty of time to gather together all the ingredients and prepare for the day. Keeping a food diary for a few days before you start is also a good idea to bring about awareness of your existing diet and improvements that could be made after the cleanse.
Note: This cleanse takes some stamina because it involves ingesting caster oil which can cause nausea and be very uncomfortable. It also involves fasting from solid food for the entire day.
Organic, cold-pressed caster oil (suitable for internal use - check with the manufacturer), orange or grapefruit juice, ghee, herbal teas, vegetables of choice and vegetable stock or water, raisins
1 day Cleanse
6 am - Caster oil blend
6pm - Ghee and vegetable broth
Drink herbal tea throughout the day, use raisins to manage blood sugar levels.
Caster oil recipe
30ml fresh caster oil (check the date)
1/2 - 1 cup of orange or grapefruit juice
Mix the caster oil and fruit juice together. Stir well before consuming.
Ghee and vegetable broth recipe
2 tbsp ghee
1 portion of fresh green vegetables
300ml vegetable stock or water
1 pinch of paprika
Fresh chopped coriander, lemon or lime juice, salt, pepper to serve - all optional
Add the vegetables and pinch of paprika to the homemade stock (or water) bring to the boil and simmer for 8-12 minutes. Add fresh coriander, lemon juice, salt and/or pepper to serve. Some rice can be added to this recipe if you feel it is necessary.
This cleanse is NOT for the faint-hearted. It should not be done without proper consideration of your health. It is always necessary to consult your GP before choosing any dietary or lifestyle changes.
When choosing an Ayurvedic cleanse for yourself it is advisable to discuss it with your GP and/or work with a qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner familiar with cleansing.