Basic Body Wrap Recipe

A body wrap not only removes unwanted toxins but also replaces them with minerals that our bodies need. This is a basic recipe.

Basic Body Wrap Recipe

What you need

Ingredients are below


Herbal extracts, essential oils and minerals are heated and applied to the skin to help draw out accumulated toxins that sit on the skin and soft tissue layers. This procedure aids the body to further breakdown fat. By applying pressure wraps it compacts the detoxified fatty tissue cells toning and reducing the outer fat.

The herbs and minerals provide much needed nutrients to the cells, which penetrate our cell walls and releases the fatty material into our lymphatic system, which then carries out excess fat and toxins from the body naturally.

Skin is the largest Breathing organ of our body and everyday we expose it to harmful toxins, smoking, air pollution, Chemicals and even exposure to the harmful dry windy weather. These harmful toxins get caught up in our fat cells, leaving us feeling sluggish, fatigued and sometimes rather physically ill.

Body wraps are not only for weight loss they are a total body Makeover internal and external. A well designed body wrap can help fix your skin problems, improve circulation, ease muscle and joint pain, rid the body of harmful toxins and activate the breakdown of fat cells so it can be eliminated from the body naturally through our own lymphatic drainage system.

Rather then me telling you what your body needs, I have provided you with a list of over 50 ingredients that you can choose from to tailor a recipe to suit your own requirements, skin type and what you can easily and cost effectively obtain.

Process Overview

Select an area that is quiet, peaceful and warm. You may need to heat this area
For a full spa treatment, set the mood with relaxing music and some candles.

Body Preparation:
Several days before the Wrap, ensure you have started detoxing your insides by drinking 2 liters of water each day and eating a healthy diet. Exfoliate your skin using an exfoliating mitt and avoid shaving or waxing for a few days. Before applying the wrap take a warm shower to open your pores up to allow a quick absorption of the minerals.

Making some cloth wraps:
You can use medical bandages or a cotton sheet that has been cut into strips to wrap your body in. Make sure that these are small enough to handle and roll them up ready to use. The main object of these bandages is to allow the fat cells to collapse under the compression of the bandages or wraps.

Preparing your ingredients:
Select your ingredients from the list provided based on what you can obtain easily and also what you feel your body needs to detoxify. You can make it as intense or as simple as your like. Once you have them ready boil 1.8lts of water in a large stainless steel stockpot. Once it has reached boiling point remove it from the heat and add all your selected ingredients and allow it to cool down for 10 minutes. This mix is now ready to use.

Application process:
Dip your bandages or cloth wraps into the mix one by one making sure your mud mix stays warm, you may need to re-heat it if it cools too quickly. Thoroughly soak each bandage into the mix then wrap it around your body starting from your ankles and working your way up. If you are getting help with this by all means wear underwear, it wonýt make much difference to the outcome. It is however important to stay warm, so if your room is too chilled wrap yourself in a washable blanket lay back and relax for at least 60 minutes.


Natural Clay: Choose 2 cups of clay suitable for your skin type.
Dead Sea - Mineral and nutrient enriched for detoxification
Green Clay – Detoxifies, oily skin, stimulates circulation
Moroccan Red – Exfoliates, stimulates circulation Fullers Earth -Oily skin, exfoliates and stimulates circulation Red Clay -Stimulated circulation, removes dry skin cells Rose Clay -Exfoliates, stimulates circulation

Salt: Choose 1 cup of salt

Epsom Salts – Relaxes the nervous system eases pain and removes toxins

Sea Salt - Draws toxins from the body

Dead Sea Salt -Skin tonic, detoxifying, nutrient enriched

Herbs: 1 cup in total .Try to add at least 2 different herbs.

If the herbs are not already powdered then puree them in a blender.

Aloe Vera – Soothes and Heals

Neem Leaves – Anti bacterial, anti fungal

Rose Petal Powder – Stimulates Circulation

Alfalfa Leaf powder – Relives muscle and joint pain, fatigue
Calendula powder - Heals broken skin

Chamomile Powder – Anti inflammatory, Calming

Stinging Nettles Powder - Deep cleanser, soothes irritated skin

Parsley Powder - Detoxifying, soothing

Peppermint Leaf – Stimulation, soothing, stomach upset

Rosehip Powder - Vitamin c, nutrients

St Johns Wart Powder – Healing nutrient

Kelp Powder: 1 cup

To detoxify the body and add vital nutrients that help reduce cellulite and increase circulation

Moisture Agents: Replace the water you will bring to the boil with any of these wetting agents E.g. Add 1 cup of milk, then remove 1 cup of water from the 1.8 liters of spring water.

You can substitute any of these moisture agents for the water. Try and choose 3 different ones to benefit different areas

Apple Cider Vinegar – Helps to heal bruises, soothes irritated skin

Glycerin – Deep skin Moisturizer

Chamomile - Promotes relaxation and detoxifies

Witch Hazel - Skin toner and cleanser

Goats Milk - Balances Ph levels in skin and exfoliates skin cells whilst moisturizing

Whole Cream Milk - Relieves dry and itchy skin and full of nutrients

Fruit Juice – Full of vitamins

Yogurt - Soothes dry and irritated skin

Lemon Juice – detoxifies and cleanses skin cells These essential oils are used to combat cellulite and detoxify the body

Essential Oils - 18mls in total combined oils Or 1% of mix

Lavender Essential Oil – Headaches, stress, insomnia, minor burns, skin rashes, lowers blood pressure. Calmative. Basil Essential Oil- Anti bacterial, headaches, mental alertness, fatigue, stress, Period pains(Blends well with lemon and fennel). Lemon Essential Oil- Cellulite, oily skin, anti bacterial, asthma and other respiratory complaints.

Patchouli Essential Oil – Tightens pores, combats wrinkles, Mobilizes cellulite, stress reliever, insomnia, relaxant, acne, eczema, psoriasis, sores and minor burns (Blends well with lavender and sandalwood).

Sandalwood Essential Oil- Calms the mind and spirit, oily skin, soothes irritated skin, and is an aphrodisiac for men. (Blends well with lavender and sandalwood).

Spearmint Essential Oil – Soothes the skin, calmative, and settles upset tummies.

Lemon Grass Essential Oil – Skin toner, oily skin, fatigue, muscle aches and gastric infections- (Blends well with tea tree and lavender).

Tea Tree Essential Oil – Anti- fungal, acne, skin toner. (Blends well with spearmint, sandalwood, lavender, and eucalyptus).
Juniper Berry Essential Oil -Cellulite, uplifting (Blends well with lavender, patchouli and sandalwood).

Fennel Essential Oil – Diuretic, circulation. Cleansing oil, indigestion and gas. (Blends well with lavender, lemon, basil and sandalwood).

Cypress Essential Oil- Diuretic, varicose veins, circulation, coughs and colds. (Blends well with lavender , sandalwood and patchouli)

Natural Additives: 2 tablespoons of any
Aloe Vera Gel -moisturizer Rice Bran Powder Fine- Prevents wrinkles, exfoliates skin, absorbs excess oil and dirt

Honey Powder- Skin cleaners, softener, absorbs dry skin.

Coconut Milk Powder- Skin softener, full of nutrients

Moisturizing Oils- 2 tablespoons in total only.

Almond Oil -mature skin, sensitive or dry skin

Aloe Vera Oil – anti ageing, skin irritations, cuts and minor burns

Palm Oil – Moisturizing oil

Apricot Kernel Oil- Skin irritations, dry inflamed skin. Absorbs quickly.

Refined Emu Oil- repairs damaged and wrinkled skin, muscle and joint pain, repairs scar tissue.

Shea Oil – retains skins elasticity, moisturizes dry cracked skin

Sesame Oil- moisturizing, retains skins elasticity

Sunflower Oil- moisturizes, regenerate and condition skin

Soybean Oil- moisturizing oil filled with vitamin E

Evening primrose Oil- eczema, nourishes dry skin

Flaxseed Oil – eczema, psoriasis, acne and aging skin

Olive Oil- regenerate new skin cells, draws moisture to external skin cells

Macadamia Oil- Penetrates the skin quickly, anti oxidant

Rapeseed Oil -strengths skin tissue full of vitamins and minerals

Preparing your ingredients
Once you have your ingredients ready boil 1.8lts of water in a large stainless steel stockpot. Once it has reached boiling point add the herbs and remove the pot from the heat. Add all the remaining ingredients to the pot stir well and allow it to cool down for 10 minutes.

Application process:
Dip your bandages or cloth wraps into the mix one by one making sure your mud mix stays warm, you may need to re-heat it if it cools too quickly.

Thoroughly soak each bandage into the mix then wrap it around your body starting from your ankles and working your way up. If you are getting help with this one by all means wear underwear it wont make much difference to the outcome. It is however important to stay warm, so if your room is too chilled wrap yourself in a washable blanket lay back and relax for a good 60 minutes.

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  1. Can you save the rest of your wrap if you don’t use it all?

  2. I’ve done this wrap b4. It’s great and effective. I use SARAN WRAP! Allows me to get it tight and it’s easier. Dollar store brand works too. Then I either put on sauna suit or get under blankets with heating pad. Love them

    • I’ve found an EASIER, CHEAPER and FASTER way!! I was doing the ace bandages, went to Dollar store and bought about 18. They curl up, they come undone, the pins pop and poke you, I was through with it! Bought a Bodyshape suit from Marshalls on sale for $11.20!! It’s the same as the bandages only faster, more comfortable, everything!! It soaks up everything the same, stays in place, no pins sticking you! WAY WAY BETTER!!! AND cheaper!

  3. wonderful just wondering if I am suppose to use ALL OF THE ingredients listed. IM confused lol . Could you please get back to me. I would like to start wrapping asap

  4. Aednat Majere says:

    I don’t have any cotton pillow cases to cut up…would it still work if I lathered my legs with the mixture, then wore two pairs of black tights?

  5. Precious Brown says:

    Great tips, ur truly a blessing! Thanks for all the knowledge

  6. Can this be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge for future uses?

  7. I cant wait to try it! I just started doing the Wrap It products they work very well, but very expensive. Hopefully this will do the same or better. It has alot of the same ingredients a Wrap It.

  8. I will definitely try your recipe little by little because there are plenty on it on your recipe. :) I usually went to the body contour company in Coconut grove with my fave body wrapping sessions.

    thumbs up to the recipe for people who have less budget

  9. can anyone share what they use ? I’m confused on how many ingedients to use. Thank you so much.

  10. Love this…very informative. Tried lastnight….only problem is that its extremely messy. I think next time I might try putting the mixture on first then wrapping with bandages.

    • I placed painters plastic drop cloth on the floor and stood on while I applied and also in the empty bathtub where I rested for the hour, also covered in an old blanket

  11. So with the ingredients posted above.. how many do i choose to mix in the water for the wrap ?

  12. I am starting on a new healthy diet but have a lot of loose skin from having my babies so a healthy diet won’t be able to help me with that problem, but I sure hope this will! Thank you so much for posting this :)

  13. used this and i noticed a difference use cypress and patchouli oil… which makes you really sleepy(they sedate).. my belly skin has tightened up and looks smaller with less cellulite… yeah.. oh like this website for dry ingredients… thanks to the guest who put it on here.. and thanks to the author of this recipe for your time!

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  15. Didn’t lose any inches but it felt really detoxifying and I was almost pouring sweat when I took the wrap off. My skin is really soft now too. :)

  16. I tried this last night. I have to say I was a little disappointed. I didn’t lose inches but my skin is super soft now. I have noticed a major reduction in cellulite and it even help with stretch marks. My booty feels really smooth :). My issue was probably not wrapping myself tight enough for inches to be taken off. Also, I didn’t have enough mixture for my whole body(got up to my chest). I would recommend ringing the clothes out a bit a definitely wrap tight!

  17. This is very iformative. The fact that there are options to switch things up from time to time is an added bonus.

  18. I work in a all organic place that makes lotions and shampoos and stuff, i have every one of these ingredients. and even every oil named in 55 gallon drums, and about 350 essential oils on hand even the kelp and clay. ive been eating 1/4 tesp of clay every day. i cant wait to get back to work and start mixing… thank you for the info.

  19. I like to make sure that the kids are out of the house when I do my body wraps. I bought a book called Wrap Yourself Slim that contains a lot of different stuff about thalassotherapy and aromatherapy but your recipe looks great.

    Make sure you go to the bathroom before you start wrapping and have everything you need to hand (book, favorite CD, cocktail etc!)

  20. I got all my ingredients off ebay. Thank you for posting this! You are going to save me hundreds on those pre made wraps.

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