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A body wrap is a beauty treatment that helps you tone up and tighten your body, improve your body circulation and detoxify your body. There are many spas that offer different types of body wraps like chocolate, aloe vera, organic seaweed powder, etc. Body wraps basically work in two stages through absorption and squeezing. By wrapping the body, the pores get opened and fluids are extracted or absorbed by the wrap. This stage is called the absorption stage of the body wrap. Once the fluids are extracted, empty pockets are left in between the cells that when squeezed together, makes the body thinner and leaner than before.
Not everyone has the time and the patience to go to the spa to get a body wrap done. This is why you should give yourself a partial or full body wrap in the privacy in your home with the help of homemade body wraps. Not only do you save time, you also save money as the kit basically costs about 1/3 of what a salon may charge for the same wrap!
When applying a body wrap at home, it is necessary to choose a place in your house where you will not be disturbed for an hour. You need some space where you can lie down comfortably. To do this, you can put a camping mattress on the floor, or a plastic sheet to avoid any potential mess on the floor or furniture where you lay down. Once the are where you will lay down is ready, place some towels within reach so you can wipe yourself off after the body wrap is done. Don’t forget a blanket to wrap around you so you stay warm.
Take a warm shower before applying the wrap as this opens the pores of the body and facilitates better absorption of the body wrap. The next step lies in mixing the body wrap and smearing in onto the body, as you would a suntan lotion. Then wrap plastic wrap around your body, then towels, a bath robe and blankets. A thermal blanket can be used to keep yourself warm if you feel cold with the body wrap on.
The nest step is to sit or lay down and relax for half an hour to one hour. When the time is up, remove the blankets, towels, robe and plastic wrap form your body. Step into your shower and wash all traces of the wrap off with warm water. At this stage, the wrap is complete. Remember it is always better to drink lots of cucumber water both before and after the body wrap. This helps in flushing the toxins out. It is also advisable to stay away from caffeine, soda drinks, sugar, fried fatty foods and alcohol for 48 hours after the body wrap, to experience a better effect from the body wrap.
I made two face masks and one body wrap so far from this organic seaweed powder. There is no doubt about the seaweed contents – you can smell is as soon as you open the jar but I like the earthy scent. I followed the directions on the container for both the face mask – and made a similar mixture for the body wrap. I added lavender essential oil to one face mask, peppermint to the other and a combination of lavender, lemon and peppermint to the body wrap.
I did one face mask on me. One on my husband. Then the body wrap was on me. I could feel the mask tightening on my face and skin. I knew that was how it would extract impurities. My husband had never had this done before and said I used too much peppermint – but I only used 3 drops – and he got a sinus cleaning which is what I wanted to happen.
The seaweed powder is very fine and a very high quality product. Both of us were left with silky, smooth, clean skin. I felt very confident using this product knowing it was made from USDA certified pure organic kelp powder harvested from the Atlantic Ocean. Seaweed is a great item to add to a lot of homemade beauty products. It is packed full of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, and amino acids all naturally derived from nature. This makes me feel good about using it because I know my skin is absorbing many of those items that it would not get otherwise.
I love this product – and if you are only doing facials or an occasional body wrap it will last a long time. Fantastic, high quality product that I recommend!
This article is to be used for informational purposes only. The information contained herein is not intended to be used in place of, or in conjunction with, professional body wrap advice.