I'm doing an easy body wrap at home using the same ingredients used by the pros.
A basic guide for a body wrap mixture is 64 ounces of water, 2 cups of clay, 1 cup of salt, and then any additional ingredients. Using this as a base, you can add a variety of natural ingredients for additional skin benefits. There are many claims surrounding these treatments ranging from weight loss to cellulite removal, but despite outrageous and unproven claims, there are some undeniable benefits.
Body wraps are great for replenishing lacking nutrients, especially those that are essential for healthy skin cells. There are tons of minerals in the dead sea salt (if that's what you use), plus seaweeds are exceptionally high in essential skin nutrients like silicon and magnesium. Seaweeds can encourage healthy new skin cell formation that keeps skin looking youthful, plus it helps promote even skin tone. Body wraps can also help with skin irritations like eczema, dry and dull skin, or body acne. They can even help with sore muscles! Body wraps can be an easy way to maintain skin health and prevent future problems like sagging skin, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, acne, etc, etc, etc.
I'm cutting the standard base recipe (above) in half for this video, since I didn't think I'd need quite so much.
You can definitely do these wraps the traditional way, by soaking the standard linen (or other) bandages in the mix. I'm simplifying this process by using tight clothing instead of bandages to hold the mixture against my skin, just to make the process much easier and faster. Use clothes you don't really care about!
I am not applying this for weight loss, so I am not too concerned about compression. Wrapping in plastic traps in heat and moisture, but you can also try using a plastic sauna suit to avoid unnecessary plastic waste...and it might make the process even easier and faster. You can also avoid the plastic altogether, especially if you are using clothing to apply your wraps instead of bandages.
Since the plastic wrap is a standard step, I made a (failed) attempt. Plastic waste is a big no-no for me personally, especially after spending years in kitchens seeing how much it is used on a daily basis, so my personal recommendation is to skip the plastic...but feel free to wrap how you wish!
DIY Body Wraps:
32 ounces of water
1 cup bentonite clay
1/2 cup dead sea salt
1/4 cup kelp/spirulina mix
1/8 cup aloe powder
You will also need:
Tight leggings or tights
Tight, long sleeve shirt
Plastic film or a sauna suit
You can add 1/4 cup or so of body oil if your skin is very dry.
Bring water to a boil, then add ingredients and stir to dissolve. Allow mix to cool slightly, then submerge clothing inside-out into the mixture so that the inside of the clothing is saturated. You will then put the clothing on the correct way, so that the inside is - inside! Leave on 30 minutes to one hour, and it is recommended to do light exercise while wearing to open pores, and to trap heat and moisture. Rinse body and clothing clean when finished.
We have 2 DIY Body Wraps Mixes available, Seaweed and Red Wine.