If you want to lose a few inches naturally, the body wrap method is just the solution. Read along to know their usefulness in weight loss and a few recipes for home-made body wraps.

Body Wraps For Weight Loss

Cleopatra, the Queen of Nile, is considered the epitome of everlasting beauty even centuries after her death. Women across the world wonder what Cleopatra’s beauty recipes might have been, given her iconic and exceptionally beautiful looks. From the Egyptian scriptures excavated many centuries later, it was found that among the many beauty lotions that she used, there was one for her body which had sea salt as one of its major ingredients. The importance of salts and minerals is evident in many herbal beauty recipes even today. One such product that has sea salt as a key ingredient is a body wrap. What is a body wrap? When women are willing to go under the knife to re-shape their bodies, a body wrap offers a much safer option as it does not involve shedding even a drop of blood. 

A body wrap is a back-to-basics alternative for detoxification and slimming of the body. With its therapeutic as well as cosmetic qualities, it cleanses the body of toxins and helps in getting rid of all that extra flab. No wonder body wraps are gaining popularity universally as an all-natural weight loss method. Body wraps are rather popular in spas, and different spas offer different and unique body wraps. A body wrap doesn’t necessarily require a massage and can even be done without one. If you wish to fit in to that skinny jean again without going into an operation theatre or on a crash diet, try the body wrap. You can find some interesting facts about body wraps here along with a few recipes if you plan to make one at home.

Body Wrap Recipes
The Basic Body Wrap Recipe
A simple body wrap recipe can be readied with some basic ingredients - clay, salt, herbs, liquefying elements and essential oils. Ingredients can be chosen from those listed below:
Clay: Bentonite or green clay
Salt: Sea Salt, Epsom salt
Herbs: Basil, Chamomile Flower Powder, Rose Petal Powder, Rosehip Powder, Fennel Seed Powder, Alfalfa Leaf Powder, Calendula, Powder, Ginger Root Powder, Lavender Buds Powder, Neem Powder, Parsley Powder.
Liquefying Agents: Apple Cider Vinegar or Glycerin (add equal amount of distilled water while adding the liquefier), Whole Milk Powder or Butter Milk Powder (Add water to make a thick cream from it).
Essential oils: Lavender, sage, lemon, sandalwood, lemongrass, rosemary, grapefruit, olive oil.


The Seaweed Body Detox Wrap
  • ¼ cup Dried or powdered seaweed
  • Water to make a thick paste
How To Prepare
  • In a bowl, mix the ingredients into a smooth paste.
  • Rub the paste all over the body, including the back.
  • Wrap plastic wrap over the body as tightly as possible.
  • Let it dry at least for 30 minutes.
  • Take a warm bath.
  • Apply a moisturizer thereafter.
Mud Body Wrap Recipe 


  • ½ cup Powdered clay
  • ¼ cup Powdered kelp (seaweed)
  • ¼ cup Sea salt
  • ½ cup Aloe Vera gel
  • 2 cups Water
How to Prepare
  • In a bowl, boil water and add salt into it.
  • Let it cool for some time until the salt is dissolved completely.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients into it.
  • Make a smooth paste out of it.
  • Rub the paste onto your body.
  • Wrap your body with plastic sheets.
  • Let it dry for at least 30 minutes.
  • Take a warm bath afterwards.
  • Pat the skin dry and apply moisturizer.

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