I was looking through my body wraps recently, trying to come up with ideas for some new wraps to bring to you. One of the favorites on Pinterest is my chamomile wrap, so I dug through my multiple boxes of tea in my kitchen cabinet. This was one of them I chose to try. After all, if it can detox you on the inside then why not on the outside.
I opened up two of the tea bags and emptied them into a small bowl. I stirred in about a 1/4 cup of lotion. If you are large person you may need to double this recipe to have enough. Don’t forget to take a hot shower first or to wet down a hand towel with water as hot as you can stand it and drape it over the area you plan to wrap until it cools. It is a simple step but it can double the effectiveness of your wrap by opening up your pores to allow the wrap ingredients to seep in.
Once you have finished wrapping yourself up, pull your underwear up over the bottom of the wrap. This way if it leaks a little it doesn’t get on your clothes.
Spread the mixture over the area in a thick layer. Do not rub it in. Wrap with several layers of plastic wrap and then the ace bandages. Sit back and relax for the next 4 to 6 hours. Move around if you like but don’t do any bending or twisting or the wrap will roll up or leak on you, which is messy. I left mine on for 4 hours and lost 1 and 1/2 inches as you can see below.