DIY Slimming Body Wrap – Clay Edition
Sometimes diet and exercise just isn’t enough. You want to firm up that last bit of flab but nothing you do seems to help. If you are tired of waiting, a slimming body wrap may be an option to give you those results you have been dying for fast. So here is what you need to do.
After much searching on the internet you will find that most body wraps are mineral and/or clay based. Really it is the compression and the body heat generated from the wrap that does most of the work. So it is okay to be a little creative. Here is what was handy.
I wet down a hand towel with hot water. I laid down on my bed and draped it over my stomach for a few minutes until it cooled to open up the pores. The mud pack contained clay and sea salt. There wasn’t much in there so I decided to mix it with some lotion. I mixed equal parts mud and lotion.
I rubbed it over my stomach and sides. I didn’t rub it in all the way but applied it in a thick layer. In retrospect, I would warm it up in the microwave a bit before applying it. I took the plastic wrap and wrapped it around my stomach several times. I made snug but not tight. I used the ace bandage to secure it in place. I only had the one ace bandage and it worked okay but it would be better to use 2 or 3 because it wasn’t long enough to wrap more than a few times around my waist. It would be more effective to have the plastic wrap completely covered with an ace bandage wrap for more compression.
I left the wrap on for 6 hours. Next time I will leave it on overnight. It wasn’t too hot or uncomfortable or messy so that is probably a better plan. I didn’t do anything else special. I only did the wrap. Here are the results I got. Stay tuned for a second body wrap in the near future.
Happy wrapping. Hope your results are as good as mine.
Update: I didn’t measure my waist when I originally did this wrap. I recently did it again exactly as before and lost 3 inches from my waist.