ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

DIY Slimming Body Wrap Recipe

Updated on July 22, 2013

Try DIY and let me make it for you!

Check out my Etsy shop filled with All Natural and Organic bath and body products!

I have created a green tea, coconut, and vitamin E Slimming body scrub to be used especially for this DIY body wrap!


You can also use the Organic Vanilla Latte cellulite reducing body scrub for the wraps as well as a few others in my store! Simply indicate salt scrub on your order!


Check out the Etsy Shop..HERE!

Budget Wrap Party Anyone?

As many of you may know, I have been on a weight loss and fitness journey for the past year or so. Even with all of the weight lost, I still find myself needing that extra boost to get into my "skinny' jeans (especially after a weekend of what I call ugly food)! So, my friend who sells the popular slimming body wraps talked me into buying a box. I paid $100 for only 4 wraps! What was worse was that I could only use each wrap one and if I wanted to do my 2 legs and 2 arms and my stomach...I would be paying $125 to do it just once! NOT IN MY BUDGET!

To be honest, I did try the wraps and was happy with my results. Then I noticed that the wrap company wanted me to wrap 2-3 times a week! That was REALLY not in the budget. Not only did they want me to drop a few inches, they wanted me to drop a few hundred bucks A MONTH! Since I am not made of money, I went to work finding a way to make these slimming wraps at home. I tried a few variations until I found one that produced the same results. For a fraction of the cost of just 1 wrap, I could wrap my entire body a few dozen times!


Here is how I got the popular "slimming wrap" results at home. The ideology behind the slimming wrap is easy to understand. The salt in the scrub enters your body through the skin. This influx of salt acts like a detoxing agent and causes your body to force out unnecessary water. The added benefit in my version is that the caffeine from the tea or coffee will help fight cellulite!

Please remember, this is NOT a get slim quick fix! It is, however, an extra boost to make your jeans button a little easier! You can wrap any area of your body that you would like (arms, legs, thighs, and belly) and can see some results on your first use! Use it a few times a week and you will notice a huge difference! Some people even wrap their chin and neckline!

Now....LET'S GET STARTED Wrapping!

First...The "wet" version.


Here is what you need:

  • Ace bandage or some type of fabric that can absorb water and be wrapped around the body.
  • You will need the ingredients indicated in the "recipe"
  • Saran Wrap or Plastic Wrap

The recipe:

  • 2 cups of water
  • 3 tea bags (I chose green tea) or a few teaspoons of coffee (used grounds are just fine)
  • 1/4 cup sea salt
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (or other moisturizing lotion or oil - yep, use olive oil if you want)
  • 8 ounce glass of water
  • pierce a capsul of vitamin E and squeeze it in too (optional)!

Directions:

Start out by drinking the 8 ounce glass of water!

  1. Bring the 2 cups water to boil with most of the salt, vitamin e, and tea bags or coffee.
  2. Let water boil for about 2 minutes then allow it to begin cooling
  3. While the water is boiling, combine the remaining salt (about 2 tbsp) with the coconut oil and massage into the area(s) you are treating.
  4. Soak the ace bandage in the salt water concoction and allow it to soak up the liquid.
  5. Tightly wrap affected areas with the ace bandage (make sure the water is NOT SCOLDING but is still warm! The warm water will help to open up your pores!)
  6. Lock in the moisture and body heat by wrapping the areas tightly with saran wrap.
  7. You can wrap before bed OR you can simply wrap before doing some light activity. Either way, leave the wrap on for a few hours.

So...how will you know it is working? Well, I experienced increased trips to the restroom and I used a tape measure both before and after to gauge my results!


The "dry" version.

There is also a much easier way to do the DIY wrap! if you don't want to deal with the "wet" version above, try this one! It still has great results and is great because you can wear it under your clothing and while doing almost anything! I still recommend wearing this wrap for a few hours or overnight.

  1. Simply add sea salt to coconut oil (or other white lotion)
  2. Drink 8 ounces of water
  3. Rub generously into trouble areas
  4. Tightly wrap these areas with saran wrap
  5. Follow up the saran wrap with the ace bandage to hold the saran wrap in place!
  6. Remove after a few hours

So...There you have it! I do prefer the "wet" version because of the added benefit of the caffeine BUT have received results from both!

As I mentioned, you can use any lotion or oil that you would like in the above recipes. I encourage you to remember that our skin is a conductor and not a carrier which is why I select organic coconut oil for my versions. If you have any allergies to coconut, please feel free to utilize olive oils and other lotions for your skin. I caution using scented and colored lotions simply because you are trying to encourage things to enter your body through your skin as well as telling your body to kick out toxins. By using an organic moisturizer, you will be helping your body utilize the wrap ingredients more efficiently and will see more results!

For best results: use a few times a week or as needed!


How do you "weigh" in?

Have you tried the pricey "slimming" wraps?

See results

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      krystal 

      3 years ago

      can you use tea and coffee?

    • profile image

      Jenae 

      3 years ago

      If there is leftover wrap mix, can you refrigerate and use another day?

    • profile image

      Brooke 

      3 years ago

      im curious as to how long the results last? I've recently lost 64 pounds and have a ton of loose skin on my tummy. We're headed on vacay in a couple of months and would like to try a bikini for the first time ever!

    • profile image

      claudia 

      3 years ago

      Thanks for the recipe. Tried it works body wraps but I have not seen significant results as promised. Too much money spent on them. Found your diy recipe more effective; with the money im saving with the ingredients on your recipe. I can do a whole body wrap vs one area only. Will check out your site for any tips on stretch marks. Thanks a lot for sharing

    • profile image

      laura 

      4 years ago

      these body wraps are awesome!!! i found that they worked a lot better if i wrapped myself with a heated blanket or even a heating pad would work! id lay in my bed and watch a movie.. by time the movie is donee id have 2 inches off my belly!!

    • profile image

      smith 

      4 years ago

      Do you think goat milk, honey lotion would work good?

    • profile image

      fifib 

      4 years ago

      Only tried the wet version so far and not a lot of inch loss yet.will try the dry version though and fingers crossed it works

    • profile image

      Harlowslove 

      4 years ago

      I love this! I tried it last night and I did not get huge results but my skin felt so great after! Thank you so much!

    • Mommymay profile imageAUTHOR

      Heather May 

      4 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks! It doesn't help loose too much actual weight BUT it definitely does help with inches!!! I try to be creative...mostly, I am cheap!

    • Careermommy profile image

      Tirralan Watkins 

      4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Mommymay, this is a very interesting read. I've heard of wraps for losing weight and never heard from anyone who's had it work for them. Your DIY version sounds awesome. You are one creative mommy!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)