Making a homemade body wrap to reduce cellulite is a somewhat involved procedure, but certainly doable, and at a fraction of the cost of professional spa wraps. The three keys to a successful wrap are heat, hydration, and exfoliation. Make sure the temperature of the room is warm enough to allow for maximum absorption of the ingredients through the skin. Especially with the warmer room temperature, however, it is important to make sure you are adequately hydrated. Also, any toxins eliminated by the wrap will be excreted via the urinary tract, so drinking plenty of water before and after is advisable. For optimal absorption of wrap ingredients, exfoliate thoroughly to remove the surface layer of dead skin cells.
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Things you need
- Glass jar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon freshly ground coffee beans
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped hazelnuts
- 2 teaspoons almond oil
- 2 teaspoons jojoba oil
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 8 drops orange essential oil
- Dash of cinnamon
- 1 cup ginger root powder
- 1 cup Epsom salts
- 1 cup bentonite clay
- 1 cup boiling water
- Thin towels
In the glass jar, mix coffee grounds, hazelnuts, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Add the olive, almond, and jojoba oil, and stir. Finally, add the orange essential oil, and mix until it is evenly distributed. Store the scrub in a glass jar with a lid that seals tightly.
In the shower or bath, after cleansing your skin, apply the coffee scrub by massaging into the skin in a circular motion. If the scrub is irritating or breaking the skin, too much pressure is being used.
Make sure the temperature settings in the room are warm, but not so hot as to be uncomfortable.
Mix the dry ingredients for the cellulite wrap (clay, ginger powder, and Epsom salts). Add the boiling water, and stir to incorporate.
Apply the paste mixture to the desired areas, massaging a little to help increase absorption.
Taking the thin towels, tightly wrap the desired areas. Make sure they are wrapped securely, but not so tight as to cut off circulation. Lie down and relax for about 40 minutes, keeping the wrappings securely in place.
Remove the wrappings and rinse off in the tub.
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