Herbal Recipes For Body Wraps
The body wrap produces a number of therapeutic and cosmetic benefits for those seeking natural alternatives to weight loss in the United Kingdom. In our earlier blog post, “How UK Residents Should Use a Body Wrap,” we covered some of the basics on how to choose the right wrap materials, and how to apply the wraps correctly for optimal results. In this blog we’re going to cue you in on some excellent herbal body-wrap recipes that will work wonders for your body, mind and soul.
A simple yet good way to start the base of a wrap is with a mixture of clay and natural sea salts. Once you get the base down, you can add more natural ingredients like herbs and essential oils.
Here’s a list of recommended herbs and herbal extracts:
- Lemon thyme
- alfalfa leaf powder
- rose hip powder, rose petal powder
- dried chamomile flowers
- ground basil
Here’s a list of recommended Essential Oils:
- orange peel
- olive oil
Research your herbs and build your knowledge in herbology. Based on your research, you’ll have a better idea of what herbs and essential oils you might like to use in your wraps. For starters you’ll want to get your base mixed:
To get your base started prepare the following:
1 cup green clay
1/4 cup sea salt
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 cups of water
Bring water to a boil and add the sea salt. Reduce heat and wait until salt is completely dissolved. Add the remaining ingredients and stir. Simmer for several minutes until wrap paste is a suitable consistency.
Let paste cool so that it’s warm to the touch. Rub the mixture over your entire body and cover yourself with thin towels or a clean white sheet. Most salons will recommend that you use proper wrapping sheets as the compaction helps to squeeze the tissues together for greater results.
Lay in the tub for a minimum of 45 minutes to an hour.