Homemade herbal body wrap recipe
Herbal body wraps have been all the rage in recent years. Women pay ridiculous sums of money to go to spas and have herbal body wrap treatments. Wouldn't it be better to do it on a dime? Try your own herbal body wrap recipe at home!
People have become wiser. Before the era of the internet, you had to leave your home and go to the library for information on simple topics. If you wanted to learn more about beauty treatments and new trends, you had to wait for the next issue of Vogue Magazine and wish they mentioned what you want to know. You had to guess recipes and ask around and out about new ones through word of mouth. Now all you need to do is Google it. Gone are the days when you had to actually go all the way to the salon to get your hair done. Remember those images of housewives from the 60s returning home from the salon with their hair in an up-do? You can now learn to do any hairdo yourself through DIY help tutorials online. Even when it comes to things you had previously never heard of, such as body wraps, you can learn to do at home with an herbal body wrap recipe.
A body wrap first started out as wrapping plastic around a body tightly to cause vasodilation and weight loss. The weight loss is temporary but helpful when you have an event to attend and a dress to fit into! There are different body wraps for everyone's unique needs. Those with seaweed help detox your body and those with shea butter help in softening skin, giving it a glow which can make anyone red carpet ready. So don't delay trying your own herbal body wrap recipe at home. You can add ingredients to modify it in order to suit your needs.
Herbal body wrap recipe
1 cup green clay
1/4 cup sea salt
2 cups water
2 teaspoons alfalfa leaf powder
1 teaspoon chamomile flower powder
1 teaspoon lemongrass oil
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
To get started with your herbal body wrap recipe, bring the water to boil in a pot. Add the sea salt. Stir until it dissolves. Add the remaining ingredients and stir. Allow to boil until enough water has evaporated and a wet paste is left behind. Allow to cool until it is warm and not hot.
Rub the paste over your entire body in order to exfoliate and slough away dead skin. Cover yourself with thin towels or a clean white sheet. You can even try wrapping yourself with plastic wrap or salon bought wrapping sheets. Wrap yourself tightly so that the tissues are squeezed together to get the best of the ingredients in your herbal body wrap recipe.
Lie down in your bathtub and relax for a minimum of one hour. Read a book or listen to music to pass the time. Set the alarm if you fear you'll fall asleep. It would be helpful to use a neck pillow. Don't fill the bath with water! Your wrap will come undone.
Alfalfa leaf powder
Alfalfa leaves contain chlorophyll and Vitamin A. These ingredients added to an herbal body wrap recipe act as microbial agents and skin soothers. It reduces infections and heals dry skin.
Chamomile oil is great for an herbal body wrap recipe because as you enjoy your hour of relaxation and let the vitamins soak into your skin, the chamomile soothes your nervous system. The smell alone helps release nervous tension and helps decrease headaches.
Lemongrass oil also works with chamomile oil in a good herbal body wrap recipe to clean the skin and prevent any infections. It contains antimicrobial agents and soothes aching muscles.
Olive oil is an essential ingredient in any herbal body wrap recipe. It is a classic home remedy for burst pimples because it helps prevent scarring, even for bacne (acne on your back). It also softens the skin.