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8 DIY Body Wraps for Weight Loss & Detox

With the right techniques and formula, a good DIY body wrap can be just as effective as salon ones at a smaller cost. Body wraps can reduce cellulite, help you lose inches, detox the body, and tighten and hydrate the skin – just remember to keep realistic goals in mind. When wrapping the body, make sure to wrap it tightly, but not so tight you lose circulation. Now let’s get started with these 8 DIY body wraps that will help you detoxify your body while also getting you rid of cellulite and extra pounds.

1. Easy DIY Body Wraps to Lose Weight

This tutorial for DIY body wraps to lose weight is a simple and cheap version for a quick loss of inches while you sleep. Just layer each item on in the correct order and head to bed. The tutorial just does a stomach wrap, but it can be applied to different areas like thighs or arms, as needed.

DIY body wraps to lose weight

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You only need:

  • Lotion. For the best results you should use lotions that contain seaweed, kelp, or mud, but any lotion you have will work.
  • Clear plastic wrap. Any kind will work. Just make sure you have enough to wrap the entire area you are working on at least twice.
  • Bandage wrap. Use the correct size for the area being targeted and make sure it can cover it completely.

2. DIY Coconut Sugar Body Wrap & Scrub

This version from BeautyProductWarnings of a DIY body wrap uses a homemade sugar scrub and then half an hour to work. To get started you need:

  • 1 part coconut oil. Any oil will do if you don’t like the smell of the coconut oil.
  • 2 parts sugar. Use fine granules, larger ones can tear the skin.
  • 2 drops essential oil. This is optional, just choose a scent you enjoy. Some like lemon, lavender, grapefruit, or lemongrass oils even specify they are good for detoxing the body.
  • Clear plastic wrap. The brand or size are not relevant, just make sure you will have enough to cover the desired area with at least 2 layers of plastic wrap.
  • A blanket or heating pad.
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3. DIY Detoxifiying Body Wrap

If you want to do a full DIY body wrap and want an alternative to using clear plastic, this tutorial from LiveStrong is for you. It only takes 45 minutes after you apply the green clay mixture. It uses:

  • Green clay. Use this as your base for a homemade clay wrap and boil with the following three ingredients.
  • Sea salt. Try to use finer salt, the larger grains can cut the skin.
  • Olive oil. There are options that come already infused with essential oils like this lavender and almond one.
  • Cotton sheet or thin towel. Start at your feet, wrapping each leg separately, and work your way up to your shoulders and then arms. Wrap it as tight as possible for the best results.

4. DIY Overnight Body Wrap

This next tutorial is a DIY body wrap for weight loss. It can be used on the entire body or just the sections that need work. For the best results, use it as an overnight wrap. You need:

green tea leaves for weight loss wraps

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  • Coconut or olive oil. Any oil will do if you don’t like the smell or texture of coconut oil.
  • Sea salt. Try to use finer salt, the larger grains can cut the skin.
  • Green tea bags. Cut the bags open to use their contents in the body wrap mix.
  • Clear plastic wrap. Any kind will work, just make sure you have enough to wrap the entire area you are working on at least twice.
  • Bandage wrap. Make sure it completely covers the targeted area.

5. DIY Anti-Cellulite Body Wrap

This body wrap works against cellulite, but can also help you with weight loss. Create the homemade paste, put it on your stomach, wrap it in plastic wrap and then relax for a few hours. To make the paste, you need:

  • Sea salt or Epsom salt. The Epsom salts come in a variety of pre-mixed ingredients, but the less extra ingredients, the better.
  • Coconut oil. This is the best kind of oil for this DIY body wrap.
  • Organic caffeinated green tea. This helps with circulation while wrapped up.
  • Organic cacao powder. The more anti-oxidants in it, the better.
  • Essential oils. This is optional. Choose a scent you enjoy and that will mix well with the scent of the coconut oil and cacao powder.
  • Clear plastic wrap.
  • Bandage wrap.
  • A blanket or heating pad.
stretched saran wrap

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Note: If you are looking for more DIY remedies against cellulite, you can go to our article on DIY cellulite cream recipes – 7 homemade cures using natural ingredients you commonly have around your kitchen or house. 

6. DIY Vicks Body Wrap

If you aren’t interested in using a homemade wrap mix, this DIY stomach wrap uses Vicks VapoRub to help with weight loss. It also has a chance to help with stretch marks and cellulite. It only requires 45 minutes and three items:

  • Vicks VapoRub. Rub this on your stomach.
  • Clear plastic wrap. Any kind will work, you just gather enough to cover the targeted area with at least 2 layers.
  • A blanket. Stay warm wrapped in your favorite blanket for 45 minutes.

7. DIY Weight Loss Body Wrap

This DIY body wrap for weight loss uses only a few ingredients and takes less than an hour. You need:

  • Epsom salt. The one used in the video is Dr. Teal’s Pure Epsom Salt Soaking Solution, Relax and Relief, but any will work.
  • Vitamin E oil. This is a great moisturizer for the skin.
  • An exfoliating glove. This is optional.
  • Clear plastic wrap.
  • A blanket.
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8. DIY Detoxifiying & Anti-Cellulite Body Wrap

The last DIY body wrap on this list requires a bit more effort and preparation than others. It also uses the bandages, but has them soaked in a mixture and then put on before the plastic wrap. You need to leave this treatment on for 30 minutes. It requires:

  • Bentonite clay. Also called Indian healing clay.
  • Sea salt. Try to use finer salt since larger grains can damage the skin.
  • Olive oil or other cold-pressed oils known to repair the skin.
  • Green tea bags. Cut the bags open to use in the body wrap mix.
  • Bandage wrap. This will be soaked in a solution.
  • Clear plastic wrap.
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DIY Weight Loss Wraps Conclusion

These DIY body wraps a fun to do and make for a relaxing time while you wait for them to work. Remember to stay hydrated while wearing weight loss wraps and to measure yourself for before and after measurements to see how well they work for you. Let us know which one becomes your favorite!

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  1. Lisa Hill December 27, 2018

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