Up to getting a little dirty? To cleanse your skin of toxins and attain that irresistible summer glow, this detox body wrap recipe may just be your newest favorite skin secret. The base of the recipe is in bentonite clay, seaweed, and aloe, which all come together to reveal the most beautiful you!
This detox body wrap is easy to put together and is equipped with ingredients that efficiently and effectively rejuvenate the skin, so you can shed the excesses of the winter and spring seasons and start afresh.
Bentonite clay is made up of aged volcanic ash with profound healing properties. Bentonite clay has a strong negative charge, which absorbs the positive charge of toxins, heavy metals, impurities and chemicals that are both on and underneath your skin. When mixed with water, the clay swells up like a porous sponge and pulls in toxins by way of an electrical attraction, releasing its minerals for the body to use.
Seaweed is naturally purifying, maintain the ecological balance of the sea. On your skin it does much of the same thing – eliminating toxins and balancing your skin’s chemical structure. It is great for treating skin diseases, acne and cellulite. Meanwhile, aloe vera gel offers a moisturizing and cooling effect.
Before administering this DIY detox body wrap treatment, first take a shower and exfoliate the skin. This will help it to absorb the benefits of the wrap more effectively as well as eliminate necessary toxins more efficiently. Spread plastic wrap or a towel on the bottom of an empty tub, which is where you will lie down while the wrap does its work!
DIY Detox Body Wrap
Good for 1 treatment
- 1/2 cup bentonite clay
- 1/4 cup powdered seaweed (e.g. kelp)
- 2 tablespoons sea salt
- 2 tablespoons warm water
- 1/2 cup Aloe vera gel
- Plastic wrap
Combine all ingredients in a bowl until it resembles a thick paste. Use your hands to coat your entire body with the mixture, including your face.
Once finished, wrap you arms, legs and torso in plastic wrap. The plastic wrap adds a bit of pressure so that the mixture can absorb better into the skin. Do not wrap your face with the plastic wrap.
Lie down in the tub and relax for 30 minutes, or until the clay dries. It may be a little itchy – this is normal. Rinse fully and pat your skin dry. Use a natural body lotion afterwards.
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