YES, this is the body wrap recipe as seen in the December 5, 2011 issue of Woman’s World Magazine. And YES, it is the home body wraps recipe I used those many years ago. They didn’t follow it exactly as I do, as I prefer to use Dead Sea Salts as opposed to Epsom salt, but they only suggested the Epsom salts because they are more easily available. I’ve provided some links below to make it easier.
I have been performing body wraps on over 5000 clients over the past 12 years and enjoying the benefits myself for over 15 years! I do know body wraps and finding many of my clients with limited budgets, I put together products that I know work to help detoxify and achieve inch loss that my clients could their own at home body wraps recipe in between coming to see me for a professional strength wrap.
I still recommend this to my clients for in between their compression wraps with me. (Although most find it is way too much time and trouble to do on their own!)
The professional body wraps such as LA SlimWrap, Inc. have a higher concentration of herbs and minerals and many more ingredients than is cost effective for someone to create their own professional at home body wraps recipe. However, there are a few simple ingredients that can be used at home and in this at home body wraps recipe to help the body rid itself of excess waste and toxins at an affordable cost and get some great benefits to look and feel better.
Clay Cream Ingredients:
¼ cup Dead Sea Salt or ½ cup of Epsom Salt
2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1 Green Tea Bag
3 cups distilled water, divided
Optional: You may use Apple Cider Vinegar (I use Bragg – Organic Apple Cider Vinegar ) in place of the water.
Or use ½ Apple Cider Vinegar and ½ distilled water
Optional: If you are using only the distilled water, then you may add a couple drops of your favorite essential oil if using only water.
Wrap Soak Ingredients
½ gallon distilled water
½ cup Epsom Salt or 1/4 Dead Sea Salt
2 Green Tea bags
Long Underwear (1 top and 1bottom, preferably white as colored ones may bleed their color into the solution)
About 18 body wrap elastic bandages (Contact me … Andrea@SpalonTechniques.com … for the high quality wraps I use at $4.00 each)
OR you can use white sheets or purchase about 3 yards of a stretchy rib knit material and cut into 6 inch wide X 54 inch strip as wrap bandages
Plastic wrap (such as Glad food wrap)
A Sauna Suit or plastic paint drop cloth(s) … You can either put on the sauna suit to keep warm and relax or you can cover your couch, chair or bed with a plastic drop cloth and wrap it around you then cover yourself with a blanket or two to keep warm.
Some people find it easy to put a blanket down in the bathtub (without water) , then the plastic and they get in, cover themselves with the blankets and relax in the bathtub. Put on some of your favorite music, light a candle and enjoy!
In a medium size pot, bring 2 cups distilled water (or Apple Cider Vinegar or combination of the ACV and distilled water) with the green tea bag to a slow boil. While 2 cups water is coming to a boil, in a separate small pot warm up remaining cup of water (to be used if clay mixture is too thick). When 2 cups begins to boil, take out tea bag and add Dead Sea Salt (preferred) or Epsom Salt and stir until dissolved. Add olive oil and continue stirring while you add Bentonite. Lower heat to simmer and continue to stir. If adding essential oil, now is the time. Stir until a paste forms. If mixture is too thick, use remaining cup of warm water to thin the clay mixture a bit. If too thin, add a bit more clay.
Allow mixture to cool.
Wrap Soak Directions
In a large pot bring ½ gallon distilled water along with tea bags to a slow boil, add ½ cup Dead Sea Salt or Epsom Salt, turn off heat and stir until Salt dissolves. Allow to cool off a bit until able to touch, then soak a pair of thermal long underwear (top and bottom) for about 15 minutes. You can also use a white sheet cut into strips, or even a t-shirt type of material cut into strips that you cut about 2 yards long and roll up.
Apply the warm clay mixture from ankles up to waist and either put on the thermal bottoms or start wrapping. Then continue applying clay mixture to the tummy, back and arms and put on the thermal top or continue to wrap.
*If using the long underwear, you will wring out excess liquid and slip on. If using the body wrap rolls (either the elastic or sheets or stretchy material), you will need to wrap yourself from feet on up and cover you whole body. Be sure to wring out the wraps before application so as not to drip all over.
If you use the plastic wrap: Now you will take a roll of every day plastic food wrap and wrap yourself to keep the thermal underwear or the wraps up against your body to stay warm. Make sure you cover everywhere you wrapped!
Now you can either put on cotton sweat pants and sweat shirt to stay warm or a long robe or lie down and cover yourself with blankets to stay warm.
If you use the sauna suit: You will not need the plastic food wrap, but will just slip the sauna suit on and then find a comfortable place to relax and can cover yourself to keep warm.
If you use the plastic paint drop cloths: You may either first cover yourself in the plastic food wrap and then lay down on the drop cloth and cover with blankets or just lay down on the plastic paint drop cloths and wrap it around you and then cover yourself with a blanket(s) to keep warm.
Relax for 45 – 60 minutes. Unwrap and wipe off excess clay mixture with wet warm towel. Do not bathe or shower for at least 8 hours. You can apply your favorite lotion, if you so choose.
It is highly recommended that you wrap yourself 2 – 3 times a week for one month, then once a week for a month and then once a month to maintain the results. Remember to drink plenty of water each day to help the body to rid itself of toxins and excess water. A good gauge of the amount of water you should be drinking is 1/2 your weight in ounces. (For example, a 150 lb. person should drink 75 ounces of water each day.)
Although this at home body wraps recipe can provide a nice alternative to a professional body wrap, professional body wraps do provide greater inch loss, toning, detoxification and reduction in cellulite due to their higher concentration of minerals and or herbs.
Also, due to the time involved in preparing, wrapping, unwrapping and clean-up with using this or any other at home body wraps recipe, many people (actually most people) find performing and preparing at home body wraps recipes themselves quite time consuming and cumbersome and will most always seek out a salon or spa offering a professional body wrap to obtain the best possible results.
But if you are not near a spa or salon that offers professional body wraps such as as LA Slim Wrap body wrap (the ONLY professional body wrap I recommend! LA Slim Wrap Locations), then try this at home body wraps recipe.
Go ahead and try my at home body wraps recipe or seek out an LA Slim Wrap location near you and be sure to let me know about your experience. It is my hope that you will love LA Slim Wrap body wraps and their benefits as much as I do.
Please contact me if you have any questions at 630-343-9730 or email us at info@SpalonTechniques.com