Homemade Body Wrap (Part 2)

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This homemade body wrap section is continued from Make Your Own Body Wrap

Ginger and Strawberry – Body Cellulite Wrap

Body Cellulite Wrap

Cellulite is actually pockets of fat stored under the skin and is unfortunately the vain of just about every woman over the age of 25. Cellulite is mainly caused by having poor circulation that can slow down the removal of any toxins or fluids stored within the body.

By warming your skin blood rushes to the surface enabling the ingredients from this homemade body wrap to reach the blood stream more efficiently. This helps to flush out the toxins and any other impurities from the body that are responsible for the cellulite, water retention and other common skin problems.

The ginger, strawberries and clay blended together makes an excellent circulation stimulant.

Ingredients

  • 2 (4 inch) ginger roots (gives a wonderful warming effect)
  • 4 tablespoons (60ml) of Kaolin clay powder
  • 15 large strawberries (give cleansing astringent properties)

Method

  1. Place the ginger, strawberries and kaolin clay into a blender and blend for a minute, if the mixture feels a bit too runny add a little more clay until you reach a good thick paste.
  2. Apply to the areas of the body affected by cellulite or poor circulation then wrap with tin foil or plastic wrap. Relax for about 20 minutes before rinsing off with warm water followed by a quick cold rinse.

Heating It Up (circulation)

Homemade Mustard body wrap

There are lots of natural ingredients around to help heat up the body and improve circulation, apple cider vinegar, nutmeg and root ginger works well.

Or you could also try a blend of cedarwood, lavender, and grapefruit essential oils. Simply steep them in a sink of hot water, then soak a towel in the water. Wrap the towel around the area of your body you want to treat.

Mustard has a heating effect on the skin, as the skin rises in temperature it helps bring the blood to the surface, and increases circulation.

This mustard body wrap will help relax and relieve tired, aching joints and muscles.

Ingredients

Method

  1. Combine the mustard and flour with a little warm water to make a paste. Add the essential oils and mix well.
  2. Slightly warm the paste in a microwave or by standing it in a bowl of hot water before applying to the painful area. Leave for 10 minutes then rinse with warm water.
  3. To make the mustard pack more affective wrap with bandages, or plastic wrap to preserve the heat and induce perspiration.

Homemade Slimming Wrap

Homemade Slimming Wrap

If you’re going on a special night out or just need to lose a few inches to fit into a favourite outfit then this is the homemade body wrap for you.

Using the right mineral and essential oils you can achieve an instant (although temporary) Inch loss. This wrap works with elasticised cotton bandages soaked in a warm seaweed and clay solution that acts like a vast compress. It works by drawing out the unwanted toxins from your body, and helps to expell fluids via the body’s own waste disposal process.

Ingredients

Method

  1. Blend together the seaweed, fuller’s earth and lime juice to produce a paste.
  2. If the mix is too thick add a little water to it then stir in the almond and the essential oils.
  3. Thin the paste out into a fluid consistency by adding a little warm water to it, and then soak the bandages in the warm seaweed and clay mixture.
  4. Starting from the ankles, wind the bandages up the legs keeping the bandages taut enough to compress the fatty tissues without feeling uncomfortable.
  5. You need to keep this on for 45 minutes so relax and have a lay down in a warm room before discarding the bandages and rinsing off with warm water.

Tip

Use a shower curtain or a foil thermal blanket (they aren’t usually very expensive and can be reused) over the bandages to preserve the heat and induce perspiration.

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A Healing Homemade Body Wrap

Healing Homemade Body Wrap

Many herbs have great healing properties. If you’re stressed or generally feeling unwell, you may find you feel better after releasing some of the built up toxins in your body.

Before you begin to make this homemade body wrap, put down some old towels on an air mattress or in the bath tub. Warm up the room to a comfortable heat and light some scented aromatherapy candles to promote relaxation during your wrap.

Drink plenty of water before, during and after your wrap.

Method

  1. Pour 3 cups of boiling water into your sink and leave some herbal tea-bags (chamomile tea is best) to steep.
  2. When the tea is strong, soak an old sheet with the tea. The tea should still be warm, but not overly hot.
  3. Mix together two tablespoons of Olive Oil with a few drops each of Lavender, Peppermint and Geranium essential oils. Massage the oil into your body and then wrap yourself in the old sheet, leaving your arms and head free.
  4. Wrap the sheet in some plastic wrap to keep the sheet close to your body, but not constricting.
  5. Lie down on the old towels and wrap these around you too.
  6. Set a timer for 20 minutes. When your time is up, unwrap yourself and rinse off in a warm shower.



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