Herbal body wraps!

Herbal body wraps are used to produce both therapeutic and cosmetic benefits. This is done by cleansing the body of toxins and reducing several inches. Herbal body wraps are good for anyone who wants to improve, tone and tighten the skin. People with lose skin due to weight loss or pregnancy can especially benefit from it. Those who undergo joint pain and inflammation can benefit from the effects of herbal body wraps. Simple herbal body wraps are made up of clay and some natural sea salt. To make these herbal body wraps more complex you can add more ingredients such as herbs and not more than 2 tablespoons of essential oil.

Essential oils that you could use for herbal body wraps include: lavender, sage, lemon, sandalwood, lemongrass, rosemary, grapefruit and olive oil. Herbs that can be added to herbal body wraps include: alfalfa leaf powder, ground basil, chamomile flower powder, rose petal powder and rosehip powder.

Herbal body wrap recipe for clay body wrap include: 1 cup bentonite or green clay ¼ cup sea salt 2 tbsp. olive oil 2 cups water

To make the body wrap concoction, boil water and add sea salt until has dissolved. Add the remaining ingredients and stir. Adjust the water to form a wet paste. Rub the mixture over the entire body and cover yourself with thin towels or a clean white sheet. Salons recommend that you use proper wrapping sheets in order to squeeze the tissues together for better results. Then lay in the tub for 45 minutes to one hour.

Herbal body wrap are considered messy. So, the best place to do herbal body wraps is in the bath tub. Better bring a portable television or listen to your favorite tunes while laying on the tub for 45 minutes to one hour. Take a warm shower before you apply the herbal body wraps in order to open the skin pores. Drink plenty of water before and after the herbal body wrap to flush out toxins. You can use an inexpensive thermal blanket to keep warm. And finally, avoid caffeine, sugar, fried fatty foods, soda drinks and alcohol for the next 48 hours.

Another way to draw out toxins from the body is to take a hot Epsom salt bath. Hot water draws out toxins out of the body and as the water cools it pulls of the toxins from the skin. When magnesium sulfate or Epsom salt is absorbed through the skin while bathing, it draws the toxins in the body, reduce swelling and relax muscles. Do not take hot baths if you have high blood pressure, heart, diabetes or kidney problems.

Epsom salt detox bath recipe:

1 cup Epsom salts

handful of sea salt

2 tbsps.of bath oil.

Pour the above in the bath tub as the water is filling.


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