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Hi everyone, my name is Nina Baker and I'd like to welcome you to my site, Body Wraps. As a licensed esthetician and a trained massage therapist, I've had a lot of experience when it comes to body wraps, slimming wraps and other types of modern and classical health and beauty treatments. I know there is a lot of information out there. Some good and a lot of it, well...not so good. I created this site as a place where we can all share tips and insights that will make us feel younger and look more youthful. Please feel free to leave a comment or question as I want you to feel like this site is yours as much as it is mine. Enjoy!

How To Do Body Wraps At Home?

Most people think that doing body wraps at home can be messy and dirty and they won’t be wrong. But we’ve got a few tips that will ensure that you save yourself the mess but still have a lovely time doing body wraps at home for detoxification and cellulite loss.

Body wraps at home:
Most body wraps at home will require a clean and quiet room where you can spend more than 90 minutes doing the wrap. As a result, we suggest you use your bedroom with an attached bathroom to do the body wraps at home. If you are going to do the body wraps at home on your bed, we suggest you cover the bed with a disposable plastic sheet. Ensure that you cover the bathroom floor or the path to the bathroom with more plastic sheeting. This will reduce the mess while doing body wraps at home. In the bathroom, ensure that you don’t slip and fall on the plastic sheeting that is present on the floor.

Body wraps at home: Doing a pre-scrub.
Before doing body wraps at home, you have to do a complete body scrub. Use a mixture of sugar, salt, honey and almond oil to make a complete body scrub. The sugar and salt in the herbal scrub removes superficial dead skin while honey adds moisture and almond oil softens and smoothes the skin for the next step. The scrub will also open skin pores to allow toxins and extra water to come out during treatment and ensure better skin and body health. After the scrub, you can take a steam bath to open your pores and prepare yourself for body wraps at home.

Body wraps at home: Choosing the wrap.
Although there are several different types of body wraps that you can choose for home use, we suggest you choose transparent gel like body wraps at home. These gel-like wraps will not stain your clothing or towels and will dry faster as they are water based. You will also be able to take a bath to remove the gel faster. We suggest you buy readymade beauty packs to use as body wraps at home. The body wraps at home will take about 120 minutes and buying a readymade pack will save time.

After completing body wraps at home, you have to apply a thick coating of body lotion which will tone the body and hold in moisture. Relax for 25 minutes after completing the body wraps at home and you will feel completely rejuvenated and fresh.

Tips while doing body wraps at home:
-If you can find someone to help you apply the packs and scrubs of the body wraps at home along with the bandages and wrapping, you will be able to feel much more relaxed and stress-free. However, you can do it yourself too.

-We do not recommend using bandages on yourself if you are alone at home and doing body wraps for the first time. We particularly do not recommend doing body wraps at home if you have chronic medical conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes.

Homemade Body Wraps

If you don’t have the time or the money to spend on a professional body wrap, you can make your own homemade body wraps and do a full body wrap at home. We’ve listed a few simple recipes and ingredients for homemade body wraps that you can use.

Sugar and Honey Scrub Followed by Oriental Papaya Homemade Body Wraps:
Most salons recommend that you do a full body scrub before using homemade body wraps. The scrub can be made by mixing together sugar and honey to make a thick scrub. The skin scrub is applied before the homemade body wraps. The oriental papaya and fruit-based homemade body wraps are made by pureeing the pulp of a very ripe papaya. You can also add two or three fruits to the same homemade body wraps. For example, papaya and pineapple is a good mixture for homemade body wraps as both fruits contain strong enzymes that rejuvenate skin.

Algae and Seaweed Homemade Body Wraps:
No one really likes the smell of seaweed but these homemade body wraps are particularly good for skin texture and cellulite, detoxification and blood circulation. If you live by the sea, you will be able to find local seaweed that you can use in your homemade body wraps. If you cannot source local seaweed, you can always use dried powdered seaweed or powdered spirulina powder to make your homemade body wraps. To make really great homemade body wraps, we suggest you combine lavender oil with rosemary oil and almond oil to make great seaweed homemade body wraps.

Sea Salt and Clay Homemade Body Wraps:
These homemade body wraps are great to tone skin, reduce cellulite and improve circulation. Green clay, Dead Sea salt, olive and almond oils and peppermint essence can be used to make homemade body wraps.

-Most homemade body wraps are perfectly safe but you may have latent allergies that might flare up. We suggest you do a patch test 24 hours before a full body application. Apply the homemade body wraps to the skin on the inside of your arm and wash it off after one hour. Wait for 24 hours to check for allergic reactions.
-Make sure you use the best and freshest ingredients in your body pack.
-Always start with a scrub as it removes superficial dead skin and allows the pack to penetrate better into the body.
-If you have a thermal blanket, it will work to raise your body temperature but you can just as easily use thin towels and bandages, or plastic sheets followed by a thick blanket.
-Run the shower in your bath to add a sauna component to your body wrap.