Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Lose inches & cellulite DIY Body Wrap and more
Body wrapping is a therapeutic treatment that is used to detoxify the body using simple all natural ingredients. These simple readily available ingredients have been used over the years traditionally to tighten and tone the skin and help stimulate the body to rid itself of trapped toxins, excess fat and excessive trapped lymph fluids. This detoxification improves the appearance of cellulite, creates inch loss, and helps tighten and tone the skin.
HERBAL BODY WRAP RECIPE
Mix a cup of corn oil with 1/2 cup of grapefruit juice and 2 teaspoons dried thyme. Massage into hip, thigh, and buttock areas. Cover with plastic wrap to lock in body heat.
(For extra results lay a heating pad over each area for five minutes)
CLAY BODY WRAP RECIPE
1 cup bentonite or green clay
1/4 cup sea salt
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 cups water
Boil water and add sea salt until it is dissolved. Add remaining ingredients and stir. Adjust the water if necessary to form a wet paste. Rub the mixture over your entire body and cover yourself with thin towels or a clean white sheet. Most salons will recommend that you use proper wrapping sheets as the compaction helps to squeeze the tissues together for greater results.
Lay in the tub for a minimum of 45 min. to one hour.
Cellulite and Fat Fighting Ingredient Tips
Rub coffee grounds on cellulite/fat area before taking a shower every night. The coffee helps firm the area and lessen that "cheese" look.
Caffeine is the first ingredient in most cellulite treatments. The same way caffeine gets us moving in the morning, it can also help to get our fat cells moving. This trick, employed by famous models and beauty contestants, involves rubbing warm coffee grounds into the cellulite-laden areas of your legs, using your hands or a loofah mitt. To intensify the treatment, take a rolling pin and roll the area to further smooth out the cellulite
Another Anti-Cellulite treatment with Caffeine
Put magazines or newspaper on the floor of your bathroom or if you would like not to mess again, get in the tub and get messy!!!!. Mix a 1/4-cup of warm used coffee grounds with one tablespoon of olive oil. Stand on the paper or sit in the tub and apply the coffee mixture to your cellulite areas using your hands or a loofah mitt. Dont worry if a lot of the coffee mixture falls to the floor or tub; dont worry if many coffee grounds fall as most will stick to your skin to do the trick. Wrap the area in plastic wrap and allow to remain for several minutes (for as long as you can handle it). Remove wrap and shower with warm water. This procedure is most effective when repeated twice a week.
Drink Green Tea Daily
According to research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition "consumption of green tea produces thermogenesis and increases energy expenditure and fat oxidation in humans.
Green tea is an active ingredient used in many of the top weight loss products. When a weight loss product claims it contains natural ingredients, green tea is nearly always in the list. Did you know that?
Essential Oils for fighting Cellulite and Fat
Buy essential oils (they are cheap on Ebay) and use them for a massage everyday. If you hate the feel of oil, try adding the oils in a cream which you use as your moisturizer. A simple way to do this is to buy a fragrance-free lotion or cream (available at health food stores) and add 20 drops of essential oils per ounce of the product.
The "bumps" of cellulite are composed of fat, cellular wastes and water. The oils used to counteract the condition improve circulation, strengthen connective tissues, encourage the elimination of wastes and fight fluid retention.
Experiment with the following oils: (Always use a carrier oil)
Defeat your cellulite and fatty areas with:
Basil, birch, cedar wood, clary sage, coriander, cypress, fennel, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, juniper, lemon, orange, patchouli, pine, rosemary, and thyme.
Always keep in mind, the essential oils need to be mixed ALWAYS with a carrier oil*.
It is very dangerous to use essential oils on their own on your skin without mixing them with carrier oil. Please use caution
What are Carrier Oils?
*Carrier oils also referred to as base oils or vegetable oils are used to dilute essential oils, CO2s and absolutes before applying to the skin. They carry the essential oil onto the skin. Different carrier oils offer different properties and the choice of carrier oil can depend on the therapeutic benefit being sought.
Examples of carrier oils are sweet almond, apricot kernel, grape seed, avocado, peanut, olive, pecan, macadamia nut, sesame, evening primrose, walnut and wheat germ.
Special Cellulite Massaging Oil
5 drops fennel oil
4 drops rosemary oil
2 drops juniper oil
4 drops lavender oil
Add these oils in 20 ml of carrier oil. Massage into affected area daily.
Moisturizer Cellulite Rub
2 drops bay oil
2 drops lemon oil
4 drops lavender oil
Add these oils in 20 ml of sesame oil. Massage into affected area daily.
Add Algae Powder to any of your favorite body lotion/cream. This combination will help reduce cellulite and water retention and it also aids in the reduction of toxins and stress.
Adding 2 tablespoons of this powder to your bath will leave both your body and mind free of impurities.
CHART OF ESSENTIAL OIL BENEFITS
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