6 DIY Body Wraps Recipes for Weight Loss

By December 17, 2020 DIY, Skin

After becoming a mom, losing weight was one the biggest challenges. Thankfully these easy DIY Body Wraps recipes helped.

Read on to know how you can get them at home.

Recipes for Homemade Body Wraps DIY at home to lose inches, detox and fight cellulite

Body wraps serve many purposes. They play a vital reduction in weight reduction as they improve your body’s metabolism rate, while giving it a detoxifying effect. It also helps to get rid of cellulite as well. However, these body wraps are quite expensive. The more benefits they provide, the higher they are priced.

This is why we started researching some techniques to make these wraps right at home. And we did come across some amazing ideas that we have put across here. The best part of these wraps is that they cost very little compared to those available at salons, but they are as powerful (if not more) as them.

Thanks to the effective ingredients of the wrap, you can feel pampered right inside your homes. Let’s get to know more about these body wraps in these sections.

Weight loss and body wraps – How does it work?

Diy body wraps to lose weight

Body wraps are usually made from linen or plastic. You can use them to cover certain areas of your body. You first wear a layer made from herbal ingredients, before you wrap that area with body wraps. The warmth generated from these wraps helps you cut the extra flab from specific areas in your body. Thanks to this, you can lose weight without working out.

Gone are the days when women wore only linen body wraps. Today, wraps made from plastic or blanket material are highly popular too. They give you salon-like treatment by helping you reduce weight in the desired areas. However, to achieve the results you want, you should choose the right type of body wrap for your body. Here, we give you some basic ideas of body wraps, to help you make the right decision.

5 Advantages of using body wraps

There are 5 benefits of using body wraps.

1. Helps to reduce cellulite and manage weight

Good body wraps help to tighten your skin and make it look slimmer than before. You can also get rid of your water weight, thanks to which you can keep your weight under control.

2. Helps to exfoliate the skin

It would help if you got rid of the dead cells thoroughly before wearing body wraps. This exfoliation process uses natural ingredients to keep your skin fresh.

3. Helps in hydration

Body wraps help to skin soft and supple before and after the treatment. Regardless of the ingredient used in them, these wraps can keep your skin well-hydrated.

4. Detoxifying effect

Good body wraps made with effective ingredients help to flush out the toxins from your skin. Therefore, your skin is free from blemishes and impurities.

5. Keeps you relaxed

While you wear the body wraps on, you will feel relaxed mentally and physically. The salon-like experience of these wraps and the magical aromas of the natural ingredients give you a calming effect.

Homemade DIY Body Wraps Recipes

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You must have now understood how easy it is to make your own body masks at home. To get this salon-like treatment right within your home is quite exciting, indeed. Here are some recipes to make other interesting body wraps right in your homes:

Body Wrap Recipe for Burning Fat

Ingredients:

  • Apple cider vinegar – ½ cup
  • White clay – 1 cup
  • Powdered neem – 3 tablespoons
  • Grapefruit essential oil – 2 drops

Directions:

  1. Take all the above ingredients in a bowl and mix them well
  2. Apply a very thin layer on the affected areas
  3. Cover these areas with a plastic wrap
  4. Remove the wrap after an hour

Body Wrap Recipe for Detoxification

Ingredients:

  • Epsom salt – ½ cup
  • Natural clay – 1 cup
  • Warm water – 2 cups
  • Almond oil – 4 tablespoons
  • Essential lavender oil – 2 drops ( only if you want)

Directions:

  1. Add the Epsom salt to warm water and mix until salt dissolves completely.
  2. Take a linen bandage and dip it in this warm mixture for 2 minutes
  3. Mix the other ingredients to form a paste-like consistency
  4. Apply the paste on the affected areas
  5. Wrap well with the linen bandage
  6. Remove after one hour

Body Wrap For Cellulite

Ingredients:

  • Epsom salt and white clay- 1 cup each
  • Warm water – 2 cups
  • Olive oil – 50ml
  • Rosemary essential oil – 2 to 3 drops

Directions:

  • Mix the Epsom salt in warm water and wait till the contents are dissolved well
  • Keep a linen bandage dipped in this solution for about 2 minutes
  • Mix the other contents in a bowl, so that they form a paste
  • Apply a thin layer of this paste on the affected areas
  • Cover the paste with the linen bandage wrap
  • Let the wrap remain for an hour

Body Wrap For Rejuvenating Skin

Ingredients:

  • Strawberries and grapes – 10 each
  • Papaya pieces – ½ cup
  • Lemon essential oil – 2 drops

Directions:

  1. Mix the fruits and essential oil very well in a bowl
  2. Apply a thin layer of this mixture on the affected areas
  3. Cover the areas well with a plastic wrap
  4. Remove the bandage only after an hour

Body Wrap For Skin Tightening

Ingredients:

  • White clay – 1 cup
  • Water and Bengal gram flour – ½ cup each
  • Yogurt – 2 tablespoons
  • Orange essential oil –  3 drops

Directions:

  1. Take all the contents in a bowl and mix well
  2. Apply a thin layer of this mixture on the affected areas
  3. Cover well with a plastic wrap
  4. Leave the wrap on for an hour, before removing it

These are some of the quick and easy body wraps you can do at home to shed a few inches. Are you looking for some more professional salon-like recipes? Here you go:

DIY Vicks Body Wrap

If you want spa-like body wrap treatments at home, you can try out this one using Vicks. It helps to keep cellulite and stretch marks at bay.

Ingredients:

  • Vicks
  • Plastic Wrap
  • A Blanket
  • 45 minutes 😛

Directions:

  1. Vicks VapoRub – to be applied on your stomach
  2. Plastic wrap – Use good quality plastic wrap and cover the Vicks on your stomach using 2 layers
  3. Blanket – Using a blanket, cover the wrap  on your stomach tightly. Leave the blanket on for about 45 minutes

How to use body wraps for weight loss?

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Now the real question is How to use homemade body wraps for weight loss. I’m go explain you 7 steps that you need to follow to get it done with ease.

Step 1 : Clean your body

We recommend you to keep your body clean by taking a shower before applying body wraps. When your body is free from dust, it can absorb the goodness of the ingredients of the wraps very well.

Step 2 : Exfoliate your skin

It would be best if you used a gentle and natural homemade scrub to exfoliate your skin properly.

How to make your own scrub at home?

Here are the ingredients you need to make this scrub easily at home:

What do you need

  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of fine sugar
  • 1 or 2 drops of essential oil (preferably lemon flavor)

Process of making the scrub

  1. Take a bowl and mix all these ingredients very well
  2. Touch the mixture with 2 to 3 fingertips and apply the scrub on your body using mild pressure
  3. Massage that particular area in gentle, circular motions to exfoliate your skin well
  4. Scrub well the same way for about 7 to 10 minutes
  5. Now, use a soft and wet cloth to wipe off the scrub thoroughly

Step 3 : Apply the body mask

Take a little bit of body mask and apply it on specified areas only. Remember that you need just a little bit of mask to bring about weight loss.

If you are interested in making your own natural body mask at home, you can follow these processes:

How to make body mask at home?

What do you need

  • 1 tablespoon each of natural clay or Dead Sea Clay and Aloe Vera Gel
  • 1 teaspoon each of Epsom salt and honey
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of rose water
  • Essential lavender oil  – about 2 to 3  drops for the aroma

Process of making the body mask

  1. Take all the above ingredients in a bowl and mix them well
  2. Now, take only a very thin layer of this mixture and apply it on the areas where you want to lose cellulite and a few inches
  3. Cover the affected areas with a plastic wrap

Step 4 : Wrap the body

Cover the areas with a plastic wrap. Plastic wraps are effective and easy to maintain as well. Ensure that you don’t cover these wraps too tightly, as it may cause damage to your skin. If you plan to wrap the areas on your face, such as chin and neck, you should first wear a shower cap. Then wear the wrap over your head, as you pull it down to your chin.

To make this process easy, you can consider wrapping your upper body on the first day, and your lower body on the second. Sometimes, you might want to use wraps only on particular spots like thighs or abdomen. In that case, you can cover only those areas with the wrap.

Step 5 : Just sit back and enjoy

This is only the waiting phase, as you have to give time for the wrap to do its job. While the wrap works on cutting down the cellulite, you can sit back and enjoy a salon-like ambiance at home. In the meantime, the wrap starts generating heat, and you start to sweat. Let the wrap remain on your body for an hour.

Step 6 : Unwrap and cleaning

Take out the wrap carefully after an hour. Ensure that you shower immediately to wash off all traces of the body mask from your body.

Step 7 : Moisturize the body

Now, it is time to hydrate your skin with a proper moisturizer. Apply a generous amount of moisturizing lotion, coconut oil, or creams that reduce stretch marks on the areas that were covered with the body wrap.

How to make Homemade body wraps more effective than before?

stomach wraps at home

Here are the 5 easy tips to follow to make your homemade DIY body wrap more effective.

1. Drink enough water

If you want your body wraps to work well, you need to drink about 750 t0 1000ml of water before wearing them. Body wraps generate a lot of heat and eliminate the toxins from your body. Hence, we recommend keeping yourself hydrated with water, tea and other beverages while wearing wraps. You can infuse the flavors of lemon, cucumber, mint and berries as well, for better hydration.

2. Use natural ingredients

If you are looking for the best body wraps for inch loss, you should choose the ones made from organic and natural ingredients. Yes, there are quite a few readymade wraps available in the market; however, we request you not to buy them, if their ingredients aren’t organic. The best way to achieve weight loss with the help of body wraps is to choose organic products, and follow our instructions properly.

3. Prepare your body well

Even if you have chosen the best body wraps for inch loss, it is important to prepare your body well to absorb the contents of the wraps. Taking a warm shower and using natural scrubbing agents to exfoliate your skin well and remove the dead cells. Are you looking for an effective homemade scrub? Here are the ingredients you should mix:

  • 2-tablespoons each of powdered orange peels, rice flour, lime juice and gram flour
  • 1-tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 to 7 tablespoons of water

4. Wear your wraps regularly

Looking to lose weight with body wraps? If yes, you should ensure that you don’t just wear them on special functions. We recommend you wear your body wraps at least twice a week. You can experiment with different wraps with different ingredients to get the best results.

5. Don’t use your body wraps too much

Many women make the mistake of wearing these body wraps every day, because they want to lose a lot of weight and look as skinny as possible. However, in reality, these wraps don’t work that way. When you wear them every day, you are doing yourself more harm than good. It is ideal for wearing these wraps twice a week.

Tips to get spa-like body wrap treatment at home

body wraps to loose inches

  1. Keep your room and bathroom clean and mess-free
  2. Choose a nice and cozy place to do the treatment; for washing off, you can use the bathtub
  3. Keep all the ingredients that you need right by your side
  4. Keep a bowl of rose petals dipped in water near the place where you are getting your body wrap treatment done for a spa-like ambiance
  5. You can use scented candles in the room, so that you can inhale the aromas as you wait for the wraps to do their work
  6. Ensure that there is relaxing music playing in the background to set the mood right. I love to listen to Tibetan chants while doing body wrap treatments at home.
  7. Keep two slices of cucumber on your eyes and relax, while you wait for the body wraps to do their job
  8. You can also watch a movie or read something when you are getting your treatment; remember not to work during this 1 hour

With these simple and effective tips, you can convert your home into a spa. However, you may wonder if body wraps are as effective as they claim to be. The next section will clear your doubts about the same.

Do body wraps really help you to lose weight?

There is no definite answer to this question. It depends on the type of wrap a woman uses, the duration for which she wears it on, water retention capacity of a woman’s body, and much more. Body wraps are temporary solutions that help you to cut 1 or 2 inches off from the extra flab on your body. If you expect magical results like losing 10 pounds in an hour with these wraps, you will be disappointed.

Always remember to wear these wraps about twice a week only. Overusing them can lead to skin-scarring and problems in blood circulation. How do you measure how much weight you have lost with these homemade wraps? Keep reading to know the answer.

How to Measure weight loss after body wrap treatments

  • Measure the affected area’s width using a measuring tape
  • Record it your notepad
  • Click multiple pictures of the affected areas, so that the photos are of different angles
  • Get on with your homemade body wrap treatment
  • After removing the wrap, measure the affected area’s width again
  • Click multiple pictures in different angles again
  • Write down the revised measurement to know how much weight you have lost

Points To Remember

  • Never forget to shower and exfoliate your skin well before using body wraps
  • Wrap a small spot of your body first to know if you are allergic to the plastic or linen material
  • Always use body masks that you have prepared freshly
  • While linen bandages are quite popular, plastic wraps help you to give quicker results
  • Wrap the bandages properly; they shouldn’t be too tight or too loose
  • Ensure that you treat all the affected areas well
  • Always check with your doctor about using these body wraps, if you have any existing cardiac or other ailments
  • Pregnant and nursing women should refrain from using body wraps
  • Kids should stay away from using body wraps for losing weight

Final Words

These homemade body wraps are hugely popular today, because they are affordable and free from side effects. They help eliminate the extra flab on your body, while keeping your skin fresh and rejuvenated. So what are you waiting for? Do you want to look thinner and fresher in 60 minutes? Try these easy homemade wraps right now. What do you think about them? We will be happy if you could leave a comment for us.

 

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Hello friends, Séverine here. I’m living in Milan and speaking Italian with a French accent*. I have decided to open a blog, centered around things that I am passionate about (interior design, cooking, traveling and fashion) to share them with other people. Comments, hints and tips are always welcome, I hope you will enjoy it!.

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