You may have heard people talking about body wraps or even had a body wrap yourself at a spa or by purchasing a body wrap kit. There’s a lot of reasons for a body wrap. There are four major types of body wraps, detox, cellulite elimination, hydrating and weight loss ones. Exfoliation of the body is the first step or a dry body brushing to get rid of loose flaky skin and make the process more effective by allowing penetration of the skin. Wraps at spas and even some you purchase are expensive, so to save money and get all the benefits, using DIY body wraps is a logical solution.
Lose weight with a body wrap.
As with every body wrap, you need to start by exfoliating. You can make a good exfoliating cream using 2 parts coconut oil and 4 parts sugar. Add essential oils if you want more fragrance. Put the mixture on and scrub it off with a loofah. Once you’re done, it’s time to proceed with the wrap. Apply a mixture of 2 cups green tea with one cup bentonite clay powder and two drops of diuretic essential oils such as cedar or patchouli. Put a light coating on one area, such as one leg, cover it with plastic wrap and then an elastic bandage to keep it held tighter. Move on to the next section, then sweat it out and allow the wrap to work, approximately an hour, take a room temperature shower and apply moisturizer.
Get rid of cellulite with a wrap.
You’ll need olive oil or almond oil, seaweed powder, warm coffee and rosemary, juniper or fennel essential oil. Mix a cup of seaweed powder, 3 tablespoons of oil, 2 cups of coffee and 2 drops of your favorite oil. Apply, wrap, wait and rinse then apply moisturizer. Bentonite clays can be used in place of seaweed. This mixture can help tighten skin.
Detox with a body wrap.
Get rid of all the toxins and feel refreshed when you use this body wrap. You’ll be mixing chamomile tea, Epsom salt, coconut or olive oil and rosemary essential oils for this one. Combine a cup of Epsom salt, four cups of steeped chamomile tea that cooled, 3 tablespoons of oil and 2-3 drops of the rosemary essential oil. Apply to the skin, wrap and sweat out your toxins.
- Be careful not to wrap the elastic bandage too tight. You want it tight enough to fit snuggly but not so tight as to cut off circulation.
- Rejuvenate your skin and hydrate it with a mixture of seven drops of grapefruit essential oils, two to three drops of fennel and two cups of olive oil. Spray it on your body and wrap.
- If you want to get rid of muscle aches and pain, consider a spicy wrap solution. Mix 20 tablespoons of warm water with ten tablespoons of white clay and 2 tablespoons of cayenne powder. Add a crushed aspirin to the water for even more relief.
- While the weight loss wrap may temporarily take off some weight, for more permanent results, eating a healthy diet is best. At I Am Breakthrough Wellness, we can help you with a personalized plan.
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