You can make your own body wrap at home and the good news is that the entire process can be relatively easy! Not to mention, it will cost much less than a spa treatment (we’re talking around $5 per wrap as opposed to $100).
To come up with an effective body wrap, you will need to assemble some supplies. Some of the things can be found around your home while others will have to be purchased.
What You Need To Make Your Own Body Wrap
Here are the essentials to make your own body wrap. Keep in mind that for any of the items that you need to buy, you can save a considerable amount of money if you purchase in bulk.
Body Wrap Ingredients
You will need some decent ingredients in order to get good results from your body wrap. If this is your first wrap, there is no need to get too fancy. The ingredients below will be all you need to get started.
- Bentonite Clay – The clay is applied to your skin and helps draw out impurities as well as replenishes the skin with minerals and other nutrients. This is the most important ingredient of your wrap! If you are aiming for inch loss, clay is a must.
- Herbal liquids – Herbal liquids are often an Aloe Vera base making them great for the skin. These liquids can either be added to clay or used on their own by soaking your body wrap bandages in them.
Although you can use Bentonite clay or herbal liquids as the sole ingredients in your body wrap, I recommend that you use both in order to get the best results. If you are on a budget, go for the clay as opposed to the herbal liquid.
You can also add essential oils in to your formula when you make your own body wraps. There really is no limit in terms of the types of oil that can be used. Essential oils have many benefits, and can be purchased either online or at a health food store.
Body Wrap Accessories
In addition to the ingredients, you will need some supplies in order to make your own body wraps. You may already have many of these things around the house:
- Large pot to fill with boiling water (or special oven)
- Exfoliating skin brush
- Robe or sweat suit
- Body wrap bandages
- Access to a shower / bath
Assuming that you have all of the ingredients and accessories listed above, you can not begin the process of making your own wrap.
Here is how to do it…
Step 1: Skin Preparation
You will want to exfoliate the skin in order to help open your skin pores. The easiest way to do this is to use a dry skin brush, lightly brushing the skin in a circular motion.This is also a good time to take pre-body wrap measurements and record numbers on a sheet (thighs, hips, waist, breasts, arms).
Step 2: Fill a large pot with water and heat it. Do not allow the water to boil. If you are using an herbal liquid, add it to water.
Step 2 (if using Bentonite clay: Begin to apply a thin layer of clay on your skin. Always begin at the lower part of the body and work your way upwards.
Step 2 (if using liquid based solution): Dip your body wraps in to your heated liquid solution, letting allowing them some time to soak and absorb the liquid.
Step 3: Wrap your body with the bandages, again beginning at your ankles and working your way up towards your neck. The wraps should be snug, but not uncomfortably tight.
Step 4: One you have wrapped your self, you have two options. The first option is to go lie down and relax in a warm place. The second option is to exercise (treadmill, housework, jumping on mini-trampoline etc.). Option number two will yield better results, but is also much less relaxing. Whichever option you choose, aim for 45-60 minutes.
Step 5: Slowly remove the body wrap bandages, this time working from your neck downwards. Take a room temperature shower to remove the clay from your body. If you used an herbal liquid only, you may not need to bathe.
Step 6: Take post-body wrap measurements and compare to earlier measurements.
Step 7: Apply a post body wrap moisturizer to your skin.
Now it’s time to sit back and enjoy your new silky smooth skin and slimmer body!
Please post a comment below with any questions or experiences!