Supercharge your Detox with an Infrared Sauna Boosted Castor Oil pack!

Supercharge your Detox with an Infrared Sauna Boosted Castor Oil pack!

Castor Oil was used by Ancient Hebrews and in Traditional Chinese medicine, Indian Ayurveda, Ancient Egyptians and Mediterraneans for its rejuvenating health benefits including detoxification and fertility. For your own at home detox, apply cold pressed castor oil (preferably organic) in the middle of the castor pack or wool flannel (a few tablespoons is sufficient but I will sometimes apply to utter soaking). Place the soaked flannel underneath the right rib cage to effect multiple digestive organs, over the uterus for menstrual issues, or a smaller pack over the top of the neck for thyroid support. Adding certain essential oils to the castor oil before application can help with liver cleansing, parasitic protocols, digestive issues and immunity amongst other things.  Normally for a standard castor oil pack, you would then hang out like that for an hour.  You will also want a couple warm towels, plastic underneath to protect your mattress, and a heating pad over the top to increase the effectiveness of the castor oil pack. But there is a faster and much more potent way to get these benefits!  Using an Infrared Sauna has the added benefits of detox and cellular regeneration, which I will share more about below.

Applying castor oil over the belly and back (over the liver) and applying heat effectively helps the liver detox.  When you add proper detoxification oils and infrared sauna heat, you can boost detoxification.

Add a few drops of Zendocrine & Grapefruit essential oil to your carrier oil* with castor oil on top and sit in the sauna.  Do a quick patch test on your wrist overnight to make sure there are no allergies to the oils.  

Castor oil is thick and can stain clothing! Wrap flannel or muslin fabric around your body to protect clothing or sit on a towel in a Sauna. This pack from Queen of the Thrones and this one from Palma Christi are both good. You can pick up the Palma Christi castor oil pack in my Fullscript Practitioner Dispensary for a bit less than amazon. My Link in Bio contains general links for doTERRA, Relax Sauna and Therasage, (two portable ones that are recommended by doctors— many cheap home saunas have high levels of EMF, electromagnetic field, which is not good for electrically charged beings!).  I have a coupon code for $75 off a Portable Infrared Sauna; use “BMW” at checkout for that.  Sign up for emails for $200 OFF one of these low EMF upright silver saunas. A good introduction to the effectiveness of Infrared sauna can be found here: 8 Benefits of Infrared Sauna (I will link clinical studies on the benefits of IR Sauna treatments below.)

Zendocrine essential oil blend supports the body’s natural ability to rid itself of unwanted substances.* It combines Rosemary, Cilantro and Juniper Berry, known for their detoxifying properties and ability to support healthy liver and kidney function, while Tangerine and Geranium have purifying effects against unhealthy substances.* Zendocrine helps cleanse the body of toxins and free radicals that can slow the body’s systems down, leaving a heavy, weighted feeling.* I also recommend certain oils for boosting a gut or parasite cleanse as well as immunity, which include On Guard and Frankincense.  I would recommend this in this season of Covid infections as studies are showing that the disease can lodge itself in the biofilms that are so common in the gut as we get older.  More on that in this article. All the more reason to clear that out with a gut cleanse, which I wrote about recently here.  I have put together a cart of doTERRA oils + OnGuard for Parasite Cleanse & Immunity Boost (you can add or remove oils & membership, but it’s worth it once you have more than two things in the cart) here and I highly recommend these to boost both a detox and a gut cleanse.  It can be extremely helpful to have a binder to help encapsulate heavy metals and toxins so they do not recirculate.  I recommend Results RNA Zeolite Spray, which is a nanoparticle zeolite based binder and can be found in my Fullscript.  It is sublingual and I use it for myself and my kids starting with one spray per day and worked up to 12.  I also recommend replenishing with minerals.  Ideal Living has the AquaTru Reverse Osmosis Water Filter (I own the undersink version) which has an option for minerals in the actual filter.  I also like Quinton Isotonic, a sea kelp plasma mineral that tastes great and covers all the bases as well as Quinton Hypertonic, which is great for remineralization, energy metabolism, protein synthesis and cell division amongst other benefits.  Both can be found in my Fullscript Dispensary.

Benefits of Infrared Sauna: 

Studies have shown that near infrared light stimulates white blood cell production, promotes cell regeneration, restores enzyme activity, and reduces cell death. This helps your body repair cells and tissues that were damaged by heavy metals and toxins.  More on that in this article: Biological effects and medical applications of infrared radiation.


  • Improves heart function
  • Better sleep
  • Relaxation
  • Detoxification
  • Weight loss
  • Relief from sore muscles
  • Relief from chronic and joint pain such as arthritis
  • Clearer and tighter skin
  • Improved circulation
  • Help for chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Lowers side effects of diabetes

So if you didn’t already love the idea of infrared sauna… now you have all the more reason to make this a part of your health regimen!  My sauna with link is pictured below and I love that 1) my head sticks out as this is always the part of the sauna that I don’t love, and 2) It packs down to a compact size that can slide under the bed.  If you go this route with Relax Saunas remember to use my Brenna May Wellness code, “BMW” at checkout for your discount!

Be blessed, healthy and joyful my friends!

Brenna xo



*Normally I would recommend doTERRA’s FCO but it is currently out of stock.

#healthyliver #liver #detox #killbindsweat


Biological effects and medical applications of infrared radiation
What is an Infrared Sauna? Does it have Health Benefits?
Far-infrared saunas for treatment of cardiovascular risk factors
Clinical Effects of Regular Dry Sauna Bathing: A Systematic Review
How to Prevent Osteoporosis Naturally




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