Decide what kind of wrap you want to make. Body wraps can be made to accomplish different goals. Customization is always an option, but there are a few main types of wraps that are commonly used. Healing wraps. Detox wraps.
Make a basic detox wrap. After you have decided which kind of wrap you want, its time to gather the ingredients for your wrap. You can purchase a pre-made mixture or collect the following ingredients to
create your own basic detoxifying body wrap:
1 cup of salts (Mineral, Epsom or Sea)
3 cups of water (Spring or purified)
1/2 cup Aloe Vera
3 tablespoons of oil (Shea, Olive, Sunflower or other oil) or 1/4-1/2 cup of glycerin.
Add 1-2 teaspoons of essential oil or aromatherapy oil
A chamomile or other herbal tea bag to the water while you are heating it.
Make a basic healing wrap. If you have any sore muscles, stress, or just generally feeling unwell, you may want to make a healing wrap. The ingredients help to remove the effects of stress and restore a sense of well
being. Pick up the following ingredients:
Herbal tea bags (chamomile is best).
Olive Oil (2 tablespoons)
Lavender Essential Oil.
Peppermint Essential Oil.
Geranium Essential Oil.
These wraps can compress areas of the body, resulting in a slimmer look. They may also remove water weight. Gather the following ingredients.
3oz (85g) of dried, seaweed powder
30z (85g) of Fullers earth powder
8 tablespoons (120ml) of lime juice
1tablespoon (15ml) of Sweet Almond Oil
1/2 teaspoon (2.5) of clear honey
4 drops of Sandalwood essential oil
2 drops of Rosemary essential oil
2 drops of Lavender essential oil
Purchase large rolls of elastic (Ace) bandages. The bandages will soak up the wrap mixture and hold it to your skin.
The wider and longer the roll the more skin area you will be able to cover.
These can be found in drug stores but may be cheaper online.
Purchase the average of 15 rolls of bandage. Try a dry wrap first to make sure you have enough. Purchase large safety pins. These pins will be used to secure the bandages. The bandages typically come with clips but safety pins make for faster work and a more secure wrap.
Prepare your space. You will want to make your space clean, protected, and relaxing. Make sure you have plenty of space to move and relax in. Bring in any decorations that help make your space a relaxing one.
Try using candles or relaxing music in your space.
Turn up the heat to keep the space warm and comfortable.
Realize that you will likely drip on the floor or other surfaces, so have plenty of towels.
Prepare your wrap. To make a wrap, you will need to soak your bandages in your solution. Mix and heat your ingredients and then soak your bandages in them.
Heat a pot of water on a stove-top, using medium heat.
When hot, add in your ingredients. Stir to mix ingredients.
Stop before a boil. Remove from heat.
Add about 2-3 cups of the mixture to another, cooler, container.
Add bandages and let the mixture become warm. Add cool water to speed the process up.
Place your container with the wraps on a surface that is at hip level for easy use.