With the right techniques and formula, a good DIY body wrap can be just as effective as salon ones at a smaller cost. Body wraps can reduce cellulite, help you lose inches, detox the body, and tighten and hydrate the skin – just remember to keep realistic goals in mind. When wrapping the body, make sure to wrap it tightly, but not so tight you lose circulation. Now let’s get started with these 6 DIY body wraps that will help you detoxify your body while also getting you rid of cellulite and extra pounds.
Here’s what body wraps can do for you:
- Lose weight
- Banish cellulite
- Detoxify your body
- Nourish your skin
- Increase your metabolic rate
- Skin regeneration
… and much more. Many people are swearing by the awesome effectiveness of homemade body wraps.
How Does a Body Wrap Work?
Body wraps are worn for one main reason – to get you as hot and sweaty as possible. To get satisfactory results that make you lose inches, clear off toxins and hydrate your skin, we tackle one area at a time in a body pack. Even a steam room or a sauna can’t give you as effective results as a body wrap can, provided you follow our guide to the letter and use 100% organic ingredients.
Start off with full body skin exfoliation. Next a thick paste of the your chosen combined ingredients is slathered on your body and the whole area is wrapped up in plastic or any other material which will promote blood circulation, boost your immune system, and get you all sweaty.
6 Super Effective Homemade Bodywrap Recipes for Various Body Issues:
Target Problem #1. Cellulite:
The Cellulite Body wrap:
Seaweed and clay both act as powerful ingredients in battling cellulite, shifting inches and rejuvenating your body. Here’s how you create one of the most effective wraps for cellulite:
What You Need:
- 1 cup Seaweed Powder
- 3 tablespoons Almond Oil or Olive Oil or any oil you like
- 2 cups warm water (or coffee for an extra cellulite-busting kick)
- 2 drops essential oil (Rosemary, juniper, or fennel)
Mix all the bodywrap ingredients to form a mud-like consistency. Stand in your tub or on newspapers or a large towel to avoid a mess. Start by smearing the paste all over your lower half body.
Now you have two options:
- wrap yourself in plastic, followed by bandages, as plastic increases heat;
- or wrap your lower half in bandages dampened in warm water for hydration.
Both methods work well. Choose what works for you and go with it. Wrap yourself in a blanket and relax for one hour. Remove all seaweed with a warm shower.
Target Problem #2 – Weight Loss:
The Skin-Tight Jeans Bodywrap
What You Need:
- 2 cups green tea (or water but green tea helps with weight loss)
- 1 cup bentonite powder (clay)
- 2 drops of a diuretic essential oil
Mix all ingredients to form a paste. Do not use a metal bowl as it might react to the clay and draw traces of the metal. Follow the directions of the bodywrap described above and do ensure that you take a good shower to remove all traces.