by CraftBits (Shellie Wilson)
What you need
Ingredients are below
This procedure aids the body to further breakdown fat. By applying pressure wraps it compacts the detoxified fatty tissue cells toning and reducing the outer fat.
The herbs and minerals provide much needed nutrients to the cells, which penetrate our cell walls and releases the fatty material into our lymphatic system, which then carries out excess fat and toxins from the body naturally.
Skin is the largest Breathing organ of our body and everyday we expose it to harmful toxins, smoking, air pollution, Chemicals and even exposure to the harmful dry windy weather. These harmful toxins get caught up in our fat cells, leaving us feeling sluggish, fatigued and sometimes rather physically ill.
Body wraps are not only for weight loss they are a total body Makeover internal and external. A well designed body wrap can help fix your skin problems, improve circulation, ease muscle and joint pain, rid the body of harmful toxins and activate the breakdown of fat cells so it can be eliminated from the body naturally through our own lymphatic drainage system.
Rather then me telling you what your body needs, I have provided you with a list of over 50 ingredients that you can choose from to tailor a recipe to suit your own requirements, skin type and what you can easily and cost effectively obtain.
Select an area that is quiet, peaceful and warm. You may need to heat this area. For a full spa treatment, set the mood with relaxing music and some candles.
Several days before the Wrap, ensure you have started detoxing your insides by drinking 2 liters of water each day and eating a healthy diet. Exfoliate your skin using an exfoliating mitt and avoid shaving or waxing for a few days. Before applying the wrap take a warm shower to open your pores up to allow a quick absorption of the minerals.
Making some cloth wraps:
You can use medical bandages or a cotton sheet that has been cut into strips to wrap your body in. Make sure that these are small enough to handle and roll them up ready to use. The main object of these bandages is to allow the fat cells to collapse under the compression of the bandages or wraps.
Preparing your ingredients:
Select your ingredients from the list provided based on what you can obtain easily and also what you feel your body needs to detoxify. You can make it as intense or as simple as your like. Once you have them ready boil 1.8lts of water in a large stainless steel stockpot. Once it has reached boiling point remove it from the heat and add all your selected ingredients and allow it to cool down for 10 minutes. This mix is now ready to use.
Dip your bandages or cloth wraps into the mix one by one making sure your mud mix stays warm, you may need to re-heat it if it cools too quickly. Thoroughly soak each bandage into the mix then wrap it around your body starting from your ankles and working your way up. If you are getting help with this by all means wear underwear, it wonýt make much difference to the outcome. It is however important to stay warm, so if your room is too chilled wrap yourself in a washable blanket lay back and relax for at least 60 minutes.
Natural Clay: Choose 2 cups of clay suitable for your skin type.
Dead Sea – Mineral and nutrient enriched for detoxification
Green Clay – Detoxifies, oily skin, stimulates circulation
Moroccan Red – Exfoliates, stimulates circulation Fullers Earth -Oily skin, exfoliates and stimulates circulation Red Clay -Stimulated circulation, removes dry skin cells Rose Clay -Exfoliates, stimulates circulation
Salt: Choose 1 cup of salt
Epsom Salts – Relaxes the nervous system eases pain and removes toxins
Sea Salt – Draws toxins from the body
Dead Sea Salt -Skin tonic, detoxifying, nutrient enriched
Herbs: 1 cup in total .Try to add at least 2 different herbs.
If the herbs are not already powdered then puree them in a blender.
Aloe Vera – Soothes and Heals
Neem Leaves – Anti bacterial, anti fungal
Rose Petal Powder – Stimulates Circulation
Alfalfa Leaf powder – Relives muscle and joint pain, fatigue
Calendula powder – Heals broken skin
Chamomile Powder – Anti inflammatory, Calming
Stinging Nettles Powder – Deep cleanser, soothes irritated skin
Parsley Powder – Detoxifying, soothing
Peppermint Leaf – Stimulation, soothing, stomach upset
Rosehip Powder – Vitamin c, nutrients
St Johns Wart Powder – Healing nutrient
Kelp Powder: 1 cup
To detoxify the body and add vital nutrients that help reduce cellulite and increase circulation
Moisture Agents: Replace the water you will bring to the boil with any of these wetting agents E.g. Add 1 cup of milk, then remove 1 cup of water from the 1.8 liters of spring water.
You can substitute any of these moisture agents for the water. Try and choose 3 different ones to benefit different areas
Apple Cider Vinegar – Helps to heal bruises, soothes irritated skin
Glycerin – Deep skin Moisturizer
Chamomile – Promotes relaxation and detoxifies
Witch Hazel – Skin toner and cleanser
Goats Milk – Balances Ph levels in skin and exfoliates skin cells whilst moisturizing
Whole Cream Milk – Relieves dry and itchy skin and full of nutrients
Fruit Juice – Full of vitamins
Yogurt – Soothes dry and irritated skin
Lemon Juice – detoxifies and cleanses skin cells These essential oils are used to combat cellulite and detoxify the body
Essential Oils – 18mls in total combined oils Or 1% of mix
Lavender Essential Oil – Headaches, stress, insomnia, minor burns, skin rashes, lowers blood pressure. Calmative. Basil Essential Oil- Anti bacterial, headaches, mental alertness, fatigue, stress, Period pains(Blends well with lemon and fennel). Lemon Essential Oil- Cellulite, oily skin, anti bacterial, asthma and other respiratory complaints.
Patchouli Essential Oil – Tightens pores, combats wrinkles, Mobilizes cellulite, stress reliever, insomnia, relaxant, acne, eczema, psoriasis, sores and minor burns (Blends well with lavender and sandalwood).
Sandalwood Essential Oil– Calms the mind and spirit, oily skin, soothes irritated skin, and is an aphrodisiac for men. (Blends well with lavender and sandalwood).
Spearmint Essential Oil – Soothes the skin, calmative, and settles upset tummies.
Lemon Grass Essential Oil – Skin toner, oily skin, fatigue, muscle aches and gastric infections- (Blends well with tea tree and lavender).
Tea Tree Essential Oil – Anti- fungal, acne, skin toner. (Blends well with spearmint, sandalwood, lavender, and eucalyptus).
Juniper Berry Essential Oil – Cellulite, uplifting (Blends well with lavender, patchouli and sandalwood).
Fennel Essential Oil – Diuretic, circulation. Cleansing oil, indigestion and gas. (Blends well with lavender, lemon, basil and sandalwood).
Cypress Essential Oil – Diuretic, varicose veins, circulation, coughs and colds. (Blends well with lavender , sandalwood and patchouli)
Natural Additives: 2 tablespoons of any
Aloe Vera Gel – moisturizer
Rice Bran Powder Fine – Prevents wrinkles, exfoliates skin, absorbs excess oil and dirt
Honey Powder – Skin cleaners, softener, absorbs dry skin.
Coconut Milk Powder – Skin softener, full of nutrients
Moisturizing Oils – 2 tablespoons in total only.
Almond Oil – mature skin, sensitive or dry skin
Aloe Vera Oil – anti ageing, skin irritations, cuts and minor burns
Palm Oil – Moisturizing oil
Apricot Kernel Oil – Skin irritations, dry inflamed skin. Absorbs quickly.
Refined Emu Oil – repairs damaged and wrinkled skin, muscle and joint pain, repairs scar tissue.
Shea Oil – retains skins elasticity, moisturizes dry cracked skin
Sesame Oil – moisturizing, retains skins elasticity
Sunflower Oil – moisturizes, regenerate and condition skin
Soybean Oil – moisturizing oil filled with vitamin E
Evening primrose Oil – eczema, nourishes dry skin
Flaxseed Oil – eczema, psoriasis, acne and aging skin
Olive Oil – regenerate new skin cells, draws moisture to external skin cells
Macadamia Oil – Penetrates the skin quickly, anti oxidant
Rapeseed Oil – strengths skin tissue full of vitamins and minerals
Preparing your ingredients
Once you have your ingredients ready boil 1.8lts of water in a large stainless steel stockpot. Once it has reached boiling point add the herbs and remove the pot from the heat. Add all the remaining ingredients to the pot stir well and allow it to cool down for 10 minutes.
Dip your bandages or cloth wraps into the mix one by one making sure your mud mix stays warm, you may need to re-heat it if it cools too quickly.
Thoroughly soak each bandage into the mix then wrap it around your body starting from your ankles and working your way up. If you are getting help with this one by all means wear underwear it won’t make much difference to the outcome. It is however important to stay warm, so if your room is too chilled, wrap yourself in a washable blanket. Lay back and relax for a good 60 minutes.