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Body wraps are a popular weight loss technique, can trim a few inches from your body. The main goal of a body wrap is skin rejuvenation, overall general body healing, detoxification and weight loss. Body wraps are great ways to help reduce the appearance of cellulite, trim the stomach, buttocks and thighs and conditions and tones the skin. Body wraps are great for anyone who wants to improve tone and tighten the look and texture of their skin, including people with loose skin from weight loss or pregnancy.  A body wrap treatment can be a luxurious experience. It involves applying a mixture of ingredients to the skin, wrapping the body with warm cloths and relaxing for about an hour as the mixture absorbs into the skin.
Body wraps have become a popular and expensive therapy in spas. To be effective, one should receive a body wrap regularly. If it is not in your budget to pay for a body wrap at a spa, you can make your own wraps at home using natural ingredients that you can easily find. Making homemade body wraps is not difficult and is fairly inexpensive, and you can tailor the recipe to your needs. The process is simple and by doing one at home you can enjoy the benefits and save lots of money. Learn how to do a weight loss body wrap at home and save hundreds of dollars.


1-Simple Body Wrap


  • 1cup --- Bentonite or Green clay
  • ¼ cups --- Sea salt
  • 2 tbs --- Olive oil
  • 2 cups --- Water
  • 1 tsp --- Essential oil (anyone) Lavender, Sage, Lemon, Sandal wood, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Grapefruit, and Basil.
  • 1 cup --- herbal powder depending on your preference
  • (Alfalfa leaf powder, Burdock root, Calendula powder, Comfrey root, Chamomile flower powder, Clary sage, Dandelion root, Fennel seed powder, Ground basil, Ginger Root powder, Lavender Buds Powder, Neem powder, Parsley powder, Rosemary, Rose Petal powder, Rosehip Powder, St. Johns Wort )


Boil and remove the water from the heat, add sea salt until it is dissolved. Add remaining ingredients and stir. Adjust the water if necessary to form a wet paste. Rub the mixture over your entire body and cover yourself with thin towels or a clean white sheet. For better results wrap yourself in plastic wrap over the existing towel or white sheet that is used. Lay in the tub for a minimum of 45 min. to one hour.

2-Clay Body Wrap


  • 8 cups --- Distilled water
  • 1 cup --- Sea salt
  • 2 cups --- French Green clay
  • 1 cup --- Dulse (red algae)


After boiling 8 cups of distilled water in a pot and removing the water from the heat, add in 1 cup of sea salt, 2 cups of the French green clay, and 1 cup of powdered Dulse (red algae). Soak the bandages in the mixture. The mixture should feel slightly warm to the skin, but not overly hot. You can reheat the wrap ingredients if necessary. Begin wrapping your body with towels dipped in the mixture. Always remember to work from the ankles up to the neck.

3-Herbal Body Wrap


  • 8 cups --- Distilled water
  • 1 cup --- Epsom salt
  • 2 --- Cups Bentonite or Green clay
  • 1-2 tsp --- Essential oil any one, Lavender, Sage, Lemon, Sandal wood, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Grapefruit, and Basil.
  • 1 cup --- Herbal powder depending on your preference
  •  (Alfalfa leaf powder, Burdock root, Calendula powder, Comfrey root, Chamomile flower powder, Clary sage, Dandelion root, Fennel seed powder, Ground basil, Ginger Root powder, Lavender Buds Powder, Neem powder, Parsley powder, Rosemary, Rose Petal powder, Rosehip Powder, St. Johns Wort )


  1. Boil water in large pot. Remove from heat.
  2. Add 1 cup of Epsom salts.
  3. When salt is dissolved, add Bentonite or Green clay
  4. Add anyone of these essential oils 
  5. Soak ace bandages in the warm solution and start wrapping immediately. The best place for this is your bathtub or shower.  Begin with your problem areas.  To wrap your entire body, ask a friend to help.  The key is to wrap tightly (just don’t cut off your blood circulation) and keep the bandages wet.

4-Tea Body Wrap


  • 1 cup --- loose Green tea leaves
  • 2 tbs --- Coconut oil or Olive oil or any White lotion
  • 8 cups --- Distilled water
  • ¼ cup --- Sea salt


Body wraps containing tea can be effective at reducing the appearance of cellulite. The caffeine from the tea will help fight cellulite, detoxifying and improving the skin's circulation.
To make a tea body wrap, boil 8 cups of distilled water in a pot, remove the water from the heat and add 1 cup of loose tea leaves. To avoid having to strain the water, it is helpful to tie the leaves in a muslin or organza bag before adding them to the pot. Let the tea steep until the temperature decreases enough for you to comfortably stick your hand into the pot. Simply add the salt and coconut oil together. You will not need much coconut oil! A little goes a long way! If using a white lotion, try using a touch more. Dip towels into the tea mixture and begin wrapping your body with them, starting from your ankles and going up to your neck. It is fine to use older towels or rags; you will need between 6 to10 towels.

5-Detox Body Wrap


  • 1 cup --- Salts (Dead Sea, Mineral, Epsom or Sea)
  • 2 cups --- Dead Sea clay
  • 3 cups --- Water (spring or purified)
  • ½ cup --- Aloe Vera
  • 3 tbs --- Oil (Shea, Olive, Sunflower or other oil) or ¼-½ cup of natural Glycerin
  • 1 tbs --- Essential oil anyone Juniper berry, Laurel oil, Lemon and Grapefruit or aromatherapy oil
  • 1 cup --- anyone Bladder wrack powder, Irish moss powder, Kelp powder and Chamomile powder.


Begin by bringing the water to a boil on the stove and then remove it from the heat. Add all of your chosen ingredients to the water. Stir and let the mixture sit for 10 to 15 minutes, allowing the mixture to cool.  Next, dip some sheets or thin towels into the mixture, one at a time. Begin to wrap yourself up, starting at the ankles. After you have wrapped all of the desired areas on your body, lie down and relax for one hour. Rinse off in the shower or bath when time is up.

6-Herbal Body Wrap


  • 10 gm --- Black Myrobalan or Chebulic Myrobalan (Hareer) powder
  • 10 gm --- Mango tree bark powder
  • 10 gm --- Pomegranate tree bark powder
  • 10 gm --- Lodh Tree (Lodh pathani) bark powder
  • 10 gm --- Margosa Tree (Neem) tender leaves powder


Mix well all powders and store.Take as required and add milk to the powder to make a thin paste. Apply the paste to those areas where excess fat prevails and then apply the wraps. Wait for an hour and take bath.

7-Simple Sliming Body Wrap


  • 1 cup --- Mix seaweed powder
  • 2 cups --- Fuller's earth
  • ½ cup --- Lime juice
  • 1 tbs --- Almond oil
  • 2-3 tbs --- Honey
  • 1 tsp --- Essential oils


Mix all ingredients to form a wet paste. If the paste is too dry, add a small amount of warm water to the paste to create a fluid consistency, similar to paper mache paste. Soak the rolled ACE bandages in the body wrap solution. Squeeze the bandages while immersed to help the solution penetrate completely. Ring out the bandages and place on a plate or tray. Stand in the bathtub and apply the wraps. Wrap yourself in a foil thermal blanket and lie down in the tub for 45 minutes to an hour. Rinse off the body wrap solution in a warm shower.

8-Simple Homemade Body Wrap


  • 2 quarts --- Distilled water
  • 2 cups --- Cosmetic clay
  • 1 cup --- Dead Sea salt
  • 1 cup --- Kelp or bladder wrack powder
  • 1 tsp --- Essential oils
  • 2 tbs --- Coconut oil or Olive oil or any kind of cooking or cosmetic oil
  • 1 cup of mix herbs powder (Use herbs such as Neem powder,  Parsley powder, Aloe vera leaf powder, Fennel seed powder )


Let all of the ingredients steep in large stainless-steel pot for at least 15 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool down until it reaches a comfortable temperature before applying it to your skin for a body wrap treatment.

9-Slimming Body Wrap to Tighten & Detoxify

  • ¼ cup --- Ground coffee
  • ¼ cup --- Mineral oil
  • ¼ cup --- Dried rosemary
  • ¼ cup --- Dried thyme
  • ¼ cup --- Dried parsley
  • ¼ cup --- Epsom salt
  • ¼ cup --- Lime juice
  • ¼ cup --- Grapefruit juice
  • ¼ cup --- Sea salt
  • ¼ cup --- Aloe Vera


boil the mixture for about 2-4mins but make sure it's still pretty liquidly turn off burner and throw a couple ace bandages in to absorb some of it. Once the water is comfortable to touch but not cold, dip towels into the mixture and begin wrapping your body from ankles to neck. Lie in the dry tub for about 1-2 hours and then take hot shower.

How to Wrap Your Body

  1. Prepare a comfortable, warm and private room where you can relax while you are wrapped up. This can be messy so I would suggest taking the wrap in the bath tub.
  2. Stand in the bathtub. Apply the ACE bandages to your naked body. Start at your ankles and wrap the length of the leg, overlapping the wrap by at least a ½ inch to keep the wrap secure. Move the bandages around the legs, thighs, buttocks, abs, arms and chest in a circular manner, cocooning the body. The bandages should be tight, but not overly constricted where it feels painful.
  3. Depending on your size, you may be able to continue from your upper thigh around the hip. Wrap the hips, abdomen and chest.
  4. Wrap your arms starting at the wrist. Once you reach the shoulder, bring the wrap across your chest, behind your back and over the shoulder. Repeat for the other arm.
  5. Secure the bandages with metal clips if necessary. Attach the clip to both ends of the bandage or tuck in the end underneath the bandage to secure.
  6. Do not wrap your head or neck area. Move carefully for the next 50 minutes.
  7. Take remaining solution left in the pot and pour it into a squirt bottle.  Squirt more solution onto any areas that may feel like they are drying out.
  8. Lie down in the tub for 45 minutes to an hour. During this time, you should stay warm. You may also cover yourself with a thermal foil blanket to keep warm.
  9. After 50 minutes, unwrap yourself and dry off.  Allow the solution to remain on your skin for at least 8 hours (so wait to shower).
  10. While you may be tired after the wrap, you should feel rejuvenated and more energetic the next day.  You’ll see results after just one wrap, but if you do this wrap once every 10 days for 4-5 times you’ll see even better results.

Tips for Using

  1. Take a warm shower before applying wrap. This will open the pores.
  2. If you find it difficult to apply the wraps on your own, ask a friend for assistance.
  3. Be sure to drink plenty of (8 oz) water both before and after your wrap. That will help in flushing out the toxins and dislodged fat. Keep a glass of water nearby so you can sip while you relax.
  4. Remember to avoid unhealthy substances prior to the body wrap. Try to avoid caffeine, sugar, fried fatty foods, soda drinks, cigarettes and alcohol at least for the next 48 hours.
  5. It can also be boring laying in the tub and staring at the ceiling for 45 min.  To help make the time go by faster, you can listen to your favorite music on a walkman or bring in a portable television. 
  6. You may substitute any of the ingredients for other herbal extracts and essential oils. You may also include whole milk, goat's milk or witch hazel in place of any of the water in the body wrap.

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