Body Wrap Recipe for Weight Loss and Cleansing - What to expect

Maybe a herbal body wrap recipe is just the right recipe for you after your 7 day cabbage soup diet. Body wraps are great for you if you want to improve, tone and tighten the look and texture of your skin.

body wrap recipe for weight loss and cleansing - what to expect

That's especially true with loose skin from weight loss or pregnancy.

Body Wrap Recipe for therapeutic benefits

Did you know that body wrap produces cosmetic and therapeutic benefits by cleansing the body of toxins and reducing inches? Also those who have inflammation and joint pain will experience the therapeutic effects of body wraps.

Mixture of clay and sea salt

It's easy to make a simple body wrap recipe. It's usually a mixture of a clay and natural sea salt. To this simple wrap you can add more ingredients like herbs and essential oil (up to 2 tbsp)

Sample of essential oils: For essential oils the following components or herbs are used in a body wrap recipe: Lavender, lemon, sage, sandlewood, lemongrass, rosemary, olive oil and grapefruit.

Sample of herbs for a body wrap recipe:
Mix together:

  • Alfalfa leaf powder, 
  • chamomile flower powder, 
  • rosehip powder, 
  • ground basil and
  • rose petal powder.

Body Wrap Recipe with Clay

  • 1 cup green clay or bentonite
  • 1/4 cup sea salt
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cups water

Let water come to a boil and dissolve sea salt in it. Add the remaining ingredients and stir. If necessary add water to form a wet paste. 

Rub the mixture over all your body and cover yourself with a clean white sheet or thin towels. Most salons recommend using proper wrapping sheets. The compaction helps to squeeze the tissues together for better results. Relax in the tub for a minimum of 45 minutes up to one hour.

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Body wrap session tips

  • The best place to take the wrap is in the bath tub, by this you avoid a bigger mess.
  • Time goes by faster if you use relax to your favorite music.
  • Take a warm shower to open the pores before applying the wrap. 
  • To support the detoxifying process drink lots of water both before and after your wrap.
  • To keep you warm you can cover yourself with a foil thermal blanket. (they are inexpensive)
  • Try to avoid caffeine, fried fatty foods, sugar, soda drinks and alcohol for the next two days.

Body Wrap and Weight Loss

Don't expect any long-term weight loss effects with body wraps. Yes, they can temporarily make you appear thinner. Also when you weight yourself then the scale can show a pound or two less. But that's of course water weight loss. But sometimes it's just that what you need before your special big day:)

Body Detox with Epsom salts

Another easy way to get the toxical elements out of your body is with an epsom salt bath which should be really hot. To draw these unhealhty elements out of your body to the skin’s surface you need hot water.

Naturopath Dr. Hazel Parcells explanation is: "The water cools down and pulls toxins from the skin. When magnesium sulfate (epsom salt) is absorbed through the skin in a bath, it helps to get the toxins from the body, relax muscles and reduce swelling."

Epsom salts have their names from the mineral rich waters of Epsom, England. There they were known at least as far back as Shakespeare's day.

Detox Bath Recipe with Epsom Salt

  • sea salt (a handful)
  • 1 cup epsom salts
  • bath oil (2 tablespoons)

While filling the the tub pour the ingredients into the bath

Caution: Take no baths if you have high blood pressure, diabetic, heart or kidney troubles.

Epsom Salt Scrub Recipe

Massage two tablespoons of epsom salts, mixed with 1 tablespoon of olive oil or bath oil over wet skin to exfoliate, cleanse and rub the rough spots softly. Rinse well.

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