How to Make Body Wrap Slimming Gel

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A body wrap treatment involves applying a blend of natural ingredients to the skin, wrapping the body with warm cloths and relaxing for about an hour as the mixture becomes absorbed. Many salons and spas offer slimming body wraps, even though the weight-loss claims are unproven. But what they can definitely do is help with conditions such as acne breakouts and skin dryness. Whip up a DIY version in the comfort of your home for a spa-style treat at a fraction of the cost.

DIY a body wrap treatment at home with a handful of natural ingredients.

DIY a body wrap treatment at home with a handful of natural ingredients.

Things You’ll Need

  • Large stainless-steel pot
  • ½ gallon distilled water
  • 2 cups cosmetic clay
  • 1 cup Dead Sea salt
  • 1 cup herbs
  • Food processor, optional
  • 1 cup kelp or bladderwrack powder, optional
  • Large spoon
  • 2 to 5 drops essential oil, optional
  • 2 tablespoons oil, optional
  • Body wrapping cloths
  • Towels
Step 1:Fill a large stainless-steel pot with ½ gallon of distilled water. Bring the water to a boil, then remove it from the heat.

Fill a large stainless-steel pot with ½ gallon of distilled water.

Fill a large stainless-steel pot with ½ gallon of distilled water.

Step 2:Add 2 cups of cosmetic clay, 1 cup of Dead Sea salt and 1 cup of herbs to the pot. Use herbs such as aloe vera leaf powder, fennel seed powder or parsley powder. If using fresh herbs, grind them to a powder form in a food processor before adding them to the pot.

Fresh herbs need to be ground into a powder before they're added to the pot.

Fresh herbs need to be ground into a powder before they’re added to the pot.

Step 3:Add 1 cup of kelp or bladderwrack powder. Stir the ingredients well with a spoon.

Be sure to mix the ingredients well.

Be sure to mix the ingredients well.

Step 4:Stir in other optional ingredients. Add two to five drops of your favorite essential oil for a pleasing scent and up to 2 tablespoons of oil – any kind of cooking or cosmetic oil will do — if your skin tends to be on the dry side.

A few drops of your favorite essential oil will personalize the mixture.

A few drops of your favorite essential oil will personalize the mixture

Step 5:Let all of the ingredients steep in the pot for at least 15 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool down until it reaches a comfortable temperature before applying it to your skin for a body wrap treatment.

Keep a watchful eye on the time so you don't overcook.

Keep a watchful eye on the time so you don’t overcook.

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