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DIY Body Wraps (Remove toxins and lose weight)

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I have been using body wraps regularly for the last while and I can really notice the difference in my waist size. I make DIY body wraps to remove toxins and lose weight from my waist, but you can use them for any areas of your body you want to tone and shape. It is simple to do and requires very little effort.

Obviously they are no miracle weight loss sorcery as they don’t involve any dieting or exercise. I wish!! They do, however help tone the waist area by fusing out toxins and water weight. Losing water weight only results in temporary weight loss so the DIY body wraps are only a quick fix. This can be great for helping to fit into that little black dress or pair of skinny jeans that no longer quite fit.

For me, I am trying to lose the baby weight from my midriff. I have noticed it is helping me by motivating me to eat healthier and exercise more, in order to achieve this permanent toned look. It is a good idea to do the wraps once a month or so, to flush out any toxins. You will lose on average an inch in circumference after an hour or so.

I have been using the DIY body wraps every couple of days in a bid to tone up for my holiday. I am going on a well deserved sun holiday in a couple of weeks but I really need to lose some belly fat if I want to fit into my swimsuit. It is definitely helping so far.

You can make these DIY wraps quickly and easily in 5 minutes with mainly kitchen basics so it doesn’t take up much of your time. You can also use these wraps to tone and slim your thighs, upper arms and any other areas where you have excess fat. Once you can manage to wrap the cling film around, you are good to go.

French green clay, Himalayan salt and green tea mixture

The whole idea of a wrap is to make the body sweat in that particular area, therefore flushing out toxins as well as water, which in turn, slim down that area and leave your skin lovely and soft. By using nice detoxifying ingredients and minerals such as salt along with oils for moisturisation, you end up with a more toned, slimmer and baby soft belly, legs or upper arms. You can even do a full body wrap if you are feeling like a complete detox.

The ones I have used are made from all natural ingredients that you may even have lying around your house. They are left on for an hour or 2 rather than overnight, even though I know there are ones you can leave on overnight. I find them a little uncomfortable after a while so I choose not to leave them on longer.

It is important to stay well hydrated when doing a body wrap. I advise having a large glass of water prior to starting your body wrap and you can sip on water for the time you are waiting. Just have a glass of water handy so you remember to keep hydrated.

You will notice you will need to urinate more frequently for the rest of the day or at least a few hours. This is your body flushing out water weight and excess toxins.

You should exfoliate the area well with a scrub such as sugar and olive oil or an exfoliating scrub. Natural ingredients are best.

Here are the ones I have tried and tested and work well for me so far –

For all of these wraps you will need :

  • A roll of cling film
  • A roll of bandage or a corset
  • A towel or 2 to wrap around you
  • A mixing bowl

French green clay wrap –

3 tbsp French green clay

5 tbsp hot water

1 tbsp Himalayan salt (best) or sea salt

Mix all the above ingredients well in a bowl until a sloppy mud consistency is achieved.

Coat the area you wish to wrap in the clay mixture. Massage it in well and wrap the cling film around a few times.

Use the roll to pull the cling film taught but not too tight so that it is comfortable but forming a cocoon.

Follow with the bandage and wrap around to cover the area and help hold in the heat.

Wrap a towel around yourself, tuck it in and put a baggy sweater on over to hold in place.

Leave on for 1-2 hours.

Remove and wash off with warm or tepid water.

Green clay body wrap

Epsom salt wrap with vitamin E –

4 tbsp epsom salt

Vitamin E oil

Mix together the salt and vitamin E oil until a paste is formed.

Heat in the microwave for 20 seconds.

Apply the mix by gently rubbing it into the area you want to wrap.

Wrap the area with cling film a few times and pull it taught, not tight.

Follow with the bandage and wrap around  to hold in place or put on a corset.

Wrap a towel around yourself, tuck it in and put a baggy sweater on over to hold in place.

Leave on for 1-2 hours.

Remove and wash off with warm or tepid water.

Green tea and coconut oil wrap –

1 green tea bag

3 tbsp of coconut oil

Heat the coconut oil for 20 seconds in the microwave until warm and liquid.

Cut open a teabag of green tea

Empty the content into a bowl and add in the coconut oil.

Mix well and apply to the area you wish to wrap.

Use the roll to pull the cling film taught but not too tight so that it is comfortable but forming a cocoon.

Follow with the bandage and wrap around to cover the area and help hold in the heat.

Wrap a towel around yourself, tuck it in and put a baggy sweater on over to hold in place.

Leave on for 1-2 hours.

Remove and wash off with warm or tepid water.

Mud wrap with green clay base in a bowlCling wrap around the midriff Towel wrapped over the clingfilm on torso

If you try any of these, do let me know how it goes for you in the comments. I love hearing your feedback.

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