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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!

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Body Wrap Recipes

Professional salons charge an arm and a leg to carry out body wraps. This is completely justified as the procedures uses special ingredients and body wrap recipes and lasts for about one hour. If you want to save money, you can prepare your own body wrap recipes at home and do the body wrap at home.

Good Body Wrap Recipes:
There are thousands of websites online that offer good body wrap recipes to choose from. A few of the most popular body wrap recipes that are commonly used include the following:

1-Algae body wrap recipes are easy to make. You can make algae based body wrap recipes by combining spirulina powder that is commercially available. Combine the spirulina powder with kaolin or white clay, sea clay and aromatherapy oils of your choice. If you do not want to use spirulina, you can also use kelp powder in the body wrap recipes .There are many more algae-based body wrap recipes that you will find but most body wrap recipes follow a 2 parts powder to 1 part liquid ration to hydrate the solids in the mixture.

2-Detoxifying body wrap recipes will usually contain mineral salts like Epson salts or Dead Sea salts that are rich in minerals. These salts are also skin tonics and they draw toxins out of the body along with extra water. Mineral based body wrap recipes will contain about 1 cup of mineral salts with 3 cups of water, honey powder or aloe vera to hydrate skin and skin hydrating oils like shea, olive and sunflower. A few body wrap recipes will also contain glycerine instead of oils.

3-Herb-based body wrap recipes will contain aromatherapy oil and herb extracts along with actual herbs to improve skin texture and health. For example, some herbal body wrap recipes will contain neem leaves that are antibacterial, alfafa leaf powder to reduce muscle pain, parsley powder to reduce redness and swellings, peppermint leaf to stimulate and soothe skin, rosehip powder to provide nutrients. Along with these herbal powders, the body wrap recipes will also contain essential oils like lavender essential oil, patchouli essential oil and sandalwood oil to relax and rejuvenate the body and mind.

Ideally, before you do the body wrap you will have to do an entire body exfoliation. Exfoliation can be done with a simple sugar, salt and honey mixture which is excellent for toning the skin and removing dead skin cells. However, you can use any combination of ingredients in your body wrap recipes to do exfoliation as well as for the wrap. Do remember to do a patch test 24 hours in advance to rule out allergies to the body wrap recipes.

The Body Wrap

There are so many different varieties of the body wrap that you can choose from; it can get a little confusing. How do you choose the body wrap that will have the most effects on your body? How long will the body wrap take and how expensive is it? Even if the body wrap is expensive, will you be able to see immediate results? When you are spending money on the body wrap, you need to be able to see results and we suggest that you start by getting a detailed consultation with your salon technician. Here is what you can do.

Start by selecting a good spa for the body wrap:
Most spas do offer different varieties of body wraps. These body wraps also contain active ingredients that will work on your body to cause weight loss and inch loss. We suggest you choose a spa that also has a medical consultant or a nurse on call 24 hours a day. This is because patients may develop allergic reactions or even panic reactions to the full body coverage of the body wrap. In fact, Naturopathic spas or Ayurvedic spas are excellent for weight loss and inch loss. These spas will have special packs that will contain working ingredients. The spas will have trained professionals who will apply the body wrap correctly to ensure faster weight and inch loss.

Consult with the spa technician before you choose and apply the body wrap:
Before you actually choose the body wrap, we suggest you consult with the salon technician or take an appointment with the spa doctor. Let them know if you have any skin conditions or health problems that may interfere with the body wrap. Please note that the body wrap you choose will be covering your body for more than an hour and it may exacerbate skin conditions that are already present. Ensure that you check the body wrap ingredients and how they work on your body. Consult with the naturopathic physician or your personal physician before proceeding. Do not do the body wrap if you have claustrophobia or fears of small enclosed areas.

Prepare for the body wrap:
The body wrap will cause loss of water. It is very necessary for you to drink water before the body wrap, during the body wrap procedure and after the body wrap as well. This will ensure that you are properly hydrated. Some salon technicians also recommend that you do a whole body scrub before the body wrap. A body scrub will prep your skin by removing the dead skin cells and open skin pores for better penetration of the body wrap. After the body wrap, the salon technician will take you to a shower room where you can wash off the body wrap. They will then treat your skin by applying lotion to hydrate it. Do not massage your skin again after the body wrap but apply lotion and rest.