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You no longer have to travel far and wide into luxury spa treatment territory to get a luxurious spa detox body wrap treatment!
People are making homemade body wraps for detox in the privacy of their own cozy homes.
A homemade body wrap is just as effective as the deluxe high ticket item, and it’s certainly easier on one’s pocketbook!
All you need to do to make the most effective detox body wrap recipe is gather up the very best ingredients for your own at-home detox body wrap.
HOW TO MAKE A HOMEMADE DETOX BODY WRAP
A PINCH OF SALT, A BIT OF CLAY
The two primary ingredients of a homemade detox body wrap are Salt and Clay.
The Formula is: 1 cup of salt to 2 cups of clay.
Use natural sea salt for better results. You may use Epsom salt if you wish.
DEAD SEA SALT
Dead Sea Salts are salts that are mined from the Dead Sea, a salt lake lying on the border between the nations of Israel and Jordan. Flavius wrote that the salts from the Dead Sea healed the human body more than two thousand years ago.
You will find Dead Sea Salt available for purchase at many health markets and herb shops and online.
Bathing in high quality sea salt can replenish vital minerals that are critical to the metabolism of your skin.
Whenever it’s possible, use genuine Dead Sea Salts in your homemade detox body wrap. The mineral contents and detoxification capacities are beyond compare.
THE IMPORTANCE OF BODY CLAY
Medicinal Clay has amazing healing, soothing, beautifying and detoxifying powers. This is why it is such a potent ingredient and such an essential factor for a rewarding body wrap.
● aids in exfoliation
● draws out skin toxins and impurities
● has soothing effects on the skin
Several types of therapeutic clays may be used for a homemade detox body wrap. However, French Green and Bentonite clays are considered to be the best due to their exceptional ability to draw toxins through the skin and out of the body.
ESSENTIAL OILS ARE OPTIONAL
Using essential oils to your homemade detox body wrap is optional. Adding these beneficial oils to your body wrap will boost its detoxifying capability.
You will only need a few drops to add to the mixture to get the desired effect. The aroma therapy will also fully relax you once you are all wrapped up!
● Juniper Berry – to detoxify, reduce cellulite and calm the nerves
● Lemon and Grapefruit – to detoxify the liver, stimulate the senses, brings clarity to the mind
● Laurel – for the lymphatic system.
Also optional, but oh, so wonderful and useful! Add a cup of powdered sea vegetables to boost its effectiveness. Combining sea vegetables with the body wrap mixture brings vitals nutrients to the skin. This helps to improve circulation and helps to get rid of cellulite.
● Bladderwrack powder
● Irish Moss powder
● Kelp powder
For the Detox Body Wrap Mixture:
Add 1/2 gallon of water to the dry ingredients. Try these variations: substitute 1 cup of water for apple cider vinegar, milk powder, Dead Sea water or glycerin.
Milk has been used to soften skin for centuries, while apple cider vinegar aids in detoxification if taken internally. Natural glycerin helps the skin retain moisture.
MAKING THE DETOX BODY WRAP
First, bring the water to a boil in a large stainless steel pot on top of the stove. Then, remove it from the heat.
Add all of your chosen ingredients into the water. Stir. Let the mixture sit for 15 minutes to cool.
Prepare a space where you will be comfortable and warm in a private area, somewhere you can relax while you are all wrapped up in the body wrap.
Then, dip some cut sheets, or thin towels or Ace bandages into the mixture. Start to wrap yourself, beginning at the ankles. After you have finished wrapping all the parts of your body, lie down and relax for one hour. Listen to some soothing music, burn a little incense.
When the time is up, rinse off in the shower or bath.
Make sure you drink plenty of water both before and after doing the wrap to help in flushing the toxins from your body.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU USE A DETOX BODY WRAP
There is no definitive answer as to how often you should use a detox body wrap.
If you feel that you need a cleanse, if you feel worn down and sluggish, perhaps with headaches, losing your mental focus…then you may indeed need a detox body wrap or detox bath, or even something more intense, such as a heavy metal cleanse or colon cleanse.
Detoxing takes time. You may need more than one session before you begin to feel better.
THE DETOX PATCH
And, for those of you who do not wish to go through the messy practice of a full detox body wrap, try a Detox Patch!
A detox patch consists of an absorbent pad with adhesive edges, usually applied to the feet before bedtime.
Derived from ancient Japanese and Chinese methods which date back thousands of years, these patches use tree sap vinegar (wood vinegar and bamboo vinegar), mushroom powders and starches to help the body detoxify.
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