If you are interested in learning how to make a body wrap that will help shed inches, tighten loose skin, and detoxify your body, read on! I don’t like to “toot my own horn,” but I like to think of myself as sort of a body wrap guru.
Before you begin making a body wrap, there are some things you will need. Some of the things can be found around your house, while others will have to be purchased either online or at a local health store.
What You’ll Need to Make a Body Wrap:
You will need a number of things before you get started in making your own body wrap.
Here is a list of exactly what you need:
In order to make an effective home body wrap you will need a body wrap solution to apply to your skin before you wrap yourself. These ingredients are becoming easier and easier to find online and at local health food stores.
The best ingredients to start with are:
- Body wrap clay – Clay is a little messy, but if your goal is to lose inches then it is a must. There are different types of body wrap clay including dry mineral clay, sea clay, and seaweed mud clay.
- Herbal liquid – Herbal liquid formula is fantastic on it’s own to help improve the skin and detoxify the body. It can also be added to your clay to maximize the benefits of your body wrap.
- Liquid Aloe Vera – Pure Aloe Vera is a great for body detoxification and is known for being extremely good for the skin. Aloe Vera liquid can be used alone or added to your clay.
Important! Although you can combine all of these ingredient together to make a “super solution”, using only clay, herbal liquid or Aloe Vera alone will work fine for your body wraps.
As an option, you can add some essential oils to your body wrap solution. The body wrap ingredients that I sell have essential oils in them already, and you will find this quite common depending on where you shop.
In addition to the ingredients, you will need some body wrap accessories in order to make your body wraps. Nothing too crazy here so don’t worry…
- Large pot to fill with boiling water
- Dry skin brush
- Robe and/or large blanket
- Body wrap bandages
- Access to a shower / bath
Once you have your desired body wrap ingredients along with the accessories, you are ready to start your wrap!
Making Your Body Wrap: Step-By-Step Instructions
Now that you have everything you need to make your home body wrap, you can finally begin!
Step 1: Prepare your skin for the body wrap. The best way to do this is to use a dry skin brush to exfoliate. This will help open the pores in your skin allowing the body wrap ingredients to penetrate deeply.
Step 2: Fill a large pot with water and heat it. If you are using an herbal liquid body wrap solution or Aloe Very as opposed to clay, then you will actually use this pot to head the solution. If using a clay, then fill this pot with water.
Step 2 (if using clay based formula): Begin to apply the body wrap solution to your skin starting from your legs and working your way upwards.
Step 2 (if using liquid based formula): Dip your body wrapping bandages in your heated liquid solution allowing the formula to absorb into them.
Step 3: Begin to apply the wraps to your body, starting from the ankles upwards. Wrap slowly, making sure that the body wraps are tight, but not so tight that they hinder circulation.
Step 4: Find a warm relaxing place to sit for 45-60 minutes. The bathtub is a great place. Apply a robe, blanket, or wear a sauna suit and lie down and relax! Peaceful music and aroma therapy will help calm you.
Step 5: After 54-60 min, slowly remove the body wrap bandages. Be sure to move slowly as you might feel light headed at this point. Once the wrapping bandages are removed, you can take a warm shower or bath to remove the body wrap solution from your skin.
Step 6: Apply a post body wrap moisturizer to your skin after your shower or bath. This will make your skin feel silky smooth!
Let’s Wrap This Up…
There you have it… a step-by-step guide that explains how to make your own body wrap. I hope I’ve made things as clear as possible in this article. I am currently working on videos and pictures that will make things easier to understand, so stay tuned!
Please post a comment below if you have any questions or need any clarifications.
I’d also really like to hear about your body wrap experiences, whether they were at the spa, or in your own home!