Hi, if you read my article about microdermabrasion , you know I fell in love with another beauty blog run by 2 awesome people, myawesomebeauty.com. I subscribed to their newsletter and found out they published a super post about body wraps. I had always heard about them but never really took the time to dig deeper.
well, I did this time and I am thrilled and absolutely want to talk about it.
You know that relaxing spa trips can rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit, but they can also drain your wallet, especially it is already very thin….
It’s hard to relax when you know that a detoxifying mud bath is going to cost you more than your monthly mobile phone bill.
Luckily, there are at-home solutions for treatments that help to reinvigorate you just like at a professional spa. One of the most popular and healthful treatments is using a body wrap. What seems like a self-mummification technique is actually a great way to heal your body while having a relaxing afternoon in your own homemade spa space.
Body wraps are essentially herbal treatments that are applied your skin for a certain purpose, such as detoxifying the skin, healing or slimming the body.
The most common way to do a body wrap is to apply your herbal mixture directly onto your skin and then put wrapping over it, but you can also soak the wrappings in the solution before you apply them. This method saves you time, but it can also be much messier. Either way, the effects will still be the same when using the body wrap.
There are essentially three different types of body wraps: 1) Detox wraps, 2) Healing wraps, and 3) Slimming wraps. Each has their own function, and the types of ingredients for each one vary.
- Detox wraps are meant to cleanse the body of impurities and toxins, drawing them out with ingredients like seaweed and mud, which absorb those impurities. After using these types of body wraps, users often feel that their skin is smoother and softer. Detox wraps are also very helpful when it comes to treating acne and blemishes on the skin that are caused by bacteria.
- Healing wraps work really well for when you’re feeling sick or a bit under the weather. Achy backs and sore muscles can really dampen your day, so these wraps come in handy. Healing body wraps can soothe those sore muscles and relieve stress, leaving you feeling better and more rejuvenated. A commonly used ingredient in these types of wraps is lavender, which has a naturally calming effect.
- Slimming body wraps help to promote weight loss. Slimming body wraps essentially squeeze your body into the shape it should be while also slowly drawing out residual water weight. These effects are temporary, but you’ll definitely notice a slimness and firmness in your shape after using these wraps. When used in conjunction with other weight loss techniques, these body wraps help to speed up the body slimming process.
Body wraps use a few healthy ingredients that are easy to find and easy to use, so instead of going to the spa, you can make your own at home. You can find loads of recipes on the internet for the different kinds of wraps; here’s one recipe for a body wrap for you to try out at home that I got from myawesomebeauty.com ! They have plenty of them.
1 cup bentonite or green clay
1/4 cup sea salt
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 cups water
- Boil the water and add sea salt until it is dissolved.
- Add the 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. Most salons will recommend that you use bandage wraps, as the compaction helps to squeeze the tissues together for greater results. Lay in the tub for a minimum of 45 minutes to one hour.
My sister tried it with me, it was super fun to do ( a bit messy ) but we love the results. it is like a mini sauna to detox. we bothe felt very “light” and relaxed. My skin was super smooth and clean. it is basically a mask for your body that I will do probably every week.
if you try it, please share your results 😉