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3 Homemade Body Wraps: Detox, Relax & Revitalize

Make your own body wrap at home using our step-by-step guide, which includes 3 super simple recipes you can try today!

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All the Benefits of a Spa… Without the Nasty Chemicals or the Cost!

Off you go to the spa, where they slather you with all kinds of weird goop and leave you to relax – then stick you with the exorbitant bill. Your restful relaxation and feeling of revitalization quickly fades away.

You have no clue what nasty chemicals and substances they’ve covered you in, they’ve charged you a small fortune for the privilege, and whatever small benefit you felt is quickly lost as you pay the bill and walk back out the door straight into all those pollutants you just spent all that money to get rid of.

Why put yourself and your wallet through all that, when you can take a little time out in the comfort of your own home and make a healthy, fresh, effective wrap at home that costs barely anything at all?

You don’t need chemical-laden wrap mixtures that have been fermenting on the shelf in the spa or beauty store, filled with preservatives and synthetic substances that you can barely pronounce. You just need a little quiet time, an old sheet or some inexpensive bandages, and a few natural ingredients.

relaxing body wrap

It’s a Wrap: The Benefits

There’s a huge range of homemade wrap ingredients to choose from, with different elements providing different benefits. For example: you could create a wrap to cleanse your body and your skin, drawing out toxins and sloughing away dead skin. These wraps also replenish your skin with vitamins and minerals, helping you to feel revitalized.

Depending on the ingredients you select, your wrap could help you to:

The Process

It’s super simple. Once you’ve chosen and made your wrap mixture (see recipes below), you’ll need:

  • An old cotton sheet
  • A quiet space
  • Music (optional)
  • Cold water
  • A few old towels

1) Make Your Wrap: Prepare your wrap from the selection below and set it aside.

2) Hydrate: Drink plenty of water before you begin to ensure you’re properly hydrated.

3) Shower: Take a warm shower, but only use a very mild soap. This helps to open your pores for deep penetration. Avoid shaving, however, as it can cause irritation and be counterproductive.

4) Get Ready: Lay an old cotton sheet in the bath or across a massage table or lounger – wherever you plan to lay during your pampering session. Have a few old towels standing by, too, along with your wrap mixture.

5) Wrap: Then simply slather the mixture all over you, wrap yourself in the sheet as you work in the mixture from your feet upwards. Once covered, lay the towels over the top of you and the sheet. The towels help to trap body heat, keeping you warmer and creating more perspiration.

5) Relax! Each recipe below has a recommended time frame. Adhere to the time frame so you don’t dehydrate yourself. Once your time is up, unwrap yourself and wipe away as much mixture as you can with the sheet. Take another warm shower, without using soap. Once you’re clean and dry, drink some more water to replace some of what the wrap has drawn from you.

NOTE: For a tighter wrap, you can use cheap bandages, but cotton sheets and towels work well. Some wrap recipes advise using cellophane kitchen wrap, but this can cause excessive perspiration, too much heat, and can quickly dehydrate you. It’s also wasteful and bad for the environment, so we recommend sheets and towels. 

How Wraps Work

The theory behind wraps is that the mixture draws toxins from the body through the pores in the skin and replaces them with valuable nutrients.

Homemade wraps can also help alleviate muscle and joint pain and reduce water retention. With the right ingredients, some wraps can act as cleansers, help to rid your skin of fungus and bacteria, and speed up wound healing time; as well as soothe irritated skin and conditions such as eczema.

Weight loss wraps are popular, and there some wild claims out there; however, the (unfortunate) reality is no wrap recipe can suck fat off you, or melt it away. Weight loss might occur by removing toxins which are stored in fat cells or by drawing off retained fluid (temporary results).

Homemade Body Wrap Recipes

We put together 3 of our favorite recipes for you to try…

Moisturizing, Revitalizing Papaya Antioxidant Detox Wrap
papaya cut in halfPapaya has some amazing properties. It’s beenused for thousands of years as a poultice to help heal wounds, fight fungus, and destroy viral bacteria. This is due, in large part, to the protein-dissolving enzyme papain.Papaya also has anti-inflammatory properties and is rich in antioxidants and flavonoids, destroying free radicals and preventing further damage, helping to promote a healthy body and reduce signs of aging. The huge amounts of vitamins and minerals, including A, C, and E, are incredibly good for your body and skin.

This recipe provides a huge range of benefits for your body, and you can use it on your face too.

coconut milkIngredients

  • 3 cups of grated papaya
    (see benefits above)
  • 2 cups of yogurt
    (nutrient-rich & soothing for skin)
  • 2 cups of rice bran (or oats)
    (exfoliant)
  • 1/2 cup of coconut milk
    (soothing and moisturizing)
  • 15 drops of cranberry seed oil
    (carrier oil for deep penetration/rich in antioxidants, vitamin E and minerals)
  • 1 cup of Epsom salts
    (relaxes muscles/opens pores/gives trace minerals)

Application Time: 20 to 60 minutes

Process:  Mix everything together in a big bowl, apart from the Epsom salts. Remove a small portion of mixture and set aside to use on your face.

Then add the Epsom salts to the bowl for your body. Stir well. So simple and incredibly effective.

Simply sit in the middle of your sheet and slather all over yourself, then wrap yourself up and apply the mixture without the Epsom salts to your face.

Anti-inflammatory and Rejuvenating Green Vegetable and Seaweed Detox Wrap
Kale, spinach, and nori are the standout ingredients here. This wrap will help relieve water retention, is anti-aging, full of nutrients, and has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties.spinach and kale

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of kale
    (rich in flavonoids, antioxidants, phytonutrients, anti-inflammatory compounds, minerals & fatty acids)
  • 2 cups of spinach
    (rich in flavonoids and antioxidants, phytonutrients, anti-inflammatory compounds, minerals & fatty acids)
  • 2 sheets of nori
    (rich in antioxidants, high concentration of minerals and vitamins, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral)
  • 1/2 cup of coconut milk
  • 1 cup of Epsom salts
    (relaxes muscles, opens pores & provides trace minerals)
  • 15 drops of evening primrose oil
    (soothing, carrier oil & rich in essential fatty acids)

Application Time: 30 to 60 minutes

Process: Blitz the kale, spinach, nori, and coconut milk in a blender until you have smooth paste. Add the remainder of the ingredients and mix thoroughly. Job done! Now apply, wrap, and relax.

Anti-aging, Anti-inflammatory, Moisturizing Honey, Pineapple, and Goat’s Milk Wrap
Manuka honey, aloe vera, and pineapple juice are super healthy for your body and skin. These ingredients are bursting with minerals, vitamins, and phytonutrients that not only nourish your skin, but help to draw out toxins and excess water, as well as fight aging, help alleviate skin conditions, and give your skin a fresh, healthy feel.manuka honey

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons of manuka honey
    (anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, antiseptic, cleansing, moisturizing & promotes wound healing)
  • 10 drops of aloe vera oil or juice
    (soothing, promotes wound healing, cleansing, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging & scar reduction)
  • 1 cup of rough oats
    (soothing, gentle exfoliant & draws off excess fluid)
  • 2 cups of pineapple
    (anti-inflammatory, cleansing, flavonoid and antioxidant-rich & anti-aging)
  • 2 cups of goat’s milk
    (soothing, moisturizing, hydrating, sloughs away dead skin cells & mineral-rich)
  • 1 cup of Epsom salts
    (relaxes muscles, opens pores & provides trace minerals)

Application Time: 45 to 90 minutes

Process: Simply chop the pineapple and blitz it in the blender. Add the remaining ingredients and stir. It’s that simple.

Making Your Own Concoction

The different ingredient and recipe combinations are infinite – there’s way too many to list here. The three recipes above are basic, inexpensive, and incredibly effective. Each one contains a range of benefits for your skin, from soothing irritation and ridding your skin of bacteria to cleansing and nourishing your skin for a bright, fresh appearance. The BIG secret? With a little research and a bit of trial and error, you can make your own recipe that suits your needs and your skin type.

Yogurt in bowl

Creating a DIY detox body wrap isn’t rocket science. Practically anybody can do it. Experiment with different oils, fruits, herbs, vegetables, clays, and liquids. Just remember not to go crazy at first. Simple is usually best, so try to limit yourself to no more than six ingredients at a time. You can choose a clay and sea-salt wrap, adding a little extra moisture and the herbs of your choice, or go with a liquid wrap mix like those listed above.

Consider what you want from the wrap – are you interested in soothing irritated skin or alleviating eczema and psoriasis, or are you more keen on a little temporary weight loss and skin toning? Do you want to promote wound healing or lessen the impact of oily skin? There are fresh, inexpensive ingredients to help you with all kinds of issues. So do your research and make your own wrap.

Just remember never to leave a wrap of any kind on for more than 90 minutes, and make sure you hydrate yourself before and after. This is necessary for maximizing toxin reduction and skin nourishment, but also to maintain your health.

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See What Happens When You Drink Water On an Empty Stomach

People in Japan usually drink water right after they wake up. Numerous studies have confirmed the advantage of this habit. This morning routine has healing effect and provides positive results regarding different serious diseases.

There is evidence proving that drinking water on an empty stomach can be amazingly helpful in treating numerous diseases, including: headache, pain in any part of the body, cardiovascular disorders and diseases, tachycardia, epilepsy, increased blood fat levels, bronchitis, asthma, tuberculosis, meningitis, kidney and urinary tract diseases, vomitting, gastritis, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, diabetes, constipation, eye and vision problems, uterine diseases, menstrual disorders, diseases and conditions effecting the ear, nose, and throat.

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Treatment Methods

  • When you wake up in the morning, before brushing your teeth, drink 640 ml of water (4x160ml)
  • Brush your teeth, but do not eat nor drink anything in the next 45 minutes
  • After 45 minutes you can have your regular breakfast
  • After breakfast, lunch and dinner, do not eat nor drink anything in the next 2 hours
  • Older and sick people who are unable to drink 4 glasses of water on an empty stomach should start with the amount of water their body can accept, until they get used to the recommended amount, and increase the dose every day until they get to the necessary 640 ml of water.

This method will help you treat any health condition you may have, and healthy people, on the other hand, would enjoy the energy this routine provides.

How Many Days Should The Treatment Take?

  • High blood pressure – 30 days
  • Gastritis – 10 days
  • Diabetes – 30 days
  • Constipation – 10 days
  • Tuberculosis – 90 days

It would be best if drinking water becomes your life lasting routine. In that way you will be healthier and full of energy.

Attention: People diagnosed with arthritis should apply this method in the first three days of the week only, then make a break for a week, and start again, but this time every day of the week. This treatment will not have any side effects, except the frequent urination. So, drink water and stay active!

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Steps to a Perfect Colon Cleansing Diet

Do you know:

how important your colon is to your overall well being?
that an over worked colon can lead to all sorts of stomach problems?
that a clean and healthy colon can lead to vibrant, healthy and longer live?
that colon cleansing and eating food full of fiber and fresh fruits can help eliminate colon cancer?

Learn more and get answers for these, learn the benefits of better colon health and other colon health related problems.

What are the Goals of Natural Colon Cleansing?

Their main goal is to clear the colon of large quantities of stagnant, supposedly toxic waste encrusted on colon walls.

Other stated goals include:

– Improving mental outlook
– Improving the immune system
– Losing weight
– Reducing the risk of colon cancer

Colon cleansing has been studied in relation to a few health concerns. These include:

– Fecal incontinence
– Ostomy (surgical connection between an intestine and the outside of the body) care
– Spasm during colonoscopy
– Drug withdrawal
– Before and during bowel surgeries

IMPORTANT: In most of these cases, no quality research has been done to tell whether or not a colon cleansing is helpful.

Steps To Detox Your Colon:

Change your diet.

*It eliminates all foods that burden your colon and substitutes them with foods rich in fiber. Fiber-rich foods help scrub the colon. They include:

– Raw vegetables such as carrots, broccoli and cauliflower
– Raw fruits including mangoes, guava and most berries

Drink several glasses of filtered water each day to help flush the colon.

Use colon-cleansing supplements

*These supplements are administered either orally or rectally and flush the colon of impurities. Colon-cleansing supplements include:

– Laxatives
– Enemas
– Strong herbal teas
– Powerful enzymes
– Anti-parasite capsules

Irrigate your colon

*The procedure is somewhat uncomfortable and can take more than an hour. It usually follows a fairly predictable course.

– The therapist gently inserts a tube in your rectum.
– The tube is attached to a pump that forces water or some other liquid into your large intestine.
– After your colon is saturated, the therapist removes the first tube and carefully inserts a new tube.
– The therapist will massage your abdomen to expel the water and waste from your colon.
– The therapist may repeat the process to fully cleanse the bowels. Subsequent procedures may involve water treated with macrobiotics,which help restore the colon with friendly bacteria.

More Info:

* The need for colon cleansing is based on the theory that undigested meat and other foods, medications, and other chemical or substances that we ingest cause a buildup of mucus in the colon.

* Over time, this accumulation of mucus produces toxins which circulate throughout the body through the bloodstream, ultimately poisoning the body.

* Symptoms of this auto intoxication may include fatigue, low energy, weight gain, and headaches.

Benefits:

Proper colon cleansing includes strengthening the immune system, improving mental outlook, weight loss, and reducing the risk of colon cancer. Herbalists show you how to make a colon cleanse from everyday ingredients including: apples, onions, citrus peels and distilled water. For kids, you can also add unpasteurized honey and/or maple syrup.

Tips

– Colon cleansers flush out both good bacteria and bad bacteria, so it is often recommended that you supplement your diet with a good probiotic when cleansing.

– Diet plays an essential role in maintaining colon health. Consume 20 to 35 g of fiber daily from cereal, whole grains, fruit, vegetable and oatmeal. Drink plenty of fluids and limit your intake of alcohol and red meat.

– Have a buddy when cleansing. Talk about your experiences every day and analyze your findings and feelings. Listen to what they say about their experiences, and watch their health very carefully. Uncommon fatigue, dizziness, changed mood or behavior and hunger may occur, so support and keep an eye on one another to make the cleanse go smoothly and safely.

For inquiries, you may visit our website http://www.colonhealthproducts.com or message us. Your colon health is our prior concer, get colon cleanse today and stay ahead of colon cancer!

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Green Detox Machine Juice Recipe

Green Detox Machine Juice

One of the best ways to boost your health and begin to repair years of damage is withjuicing. Fresh Juices are easy to digest so your body is able to absorb many more nutrient much faster. Try this delicious Green Detox Machine juice recipe and experience the benefits of juicing!

Green Detox Machine Juice Recipe

Total Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 2

INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 celery stalks
  • 1 cup broccoli
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1 bunch chard

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Add all ingredients to vegetable juicer. Gently stir juice together and consume immediately.

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The Basic Facts of Juice Cleanse

Introduction

Sugar is very important in the human body and facilitates various activities and general body health. However, unbalanced amount of sugar is harmful to the health of an individual and has a number of challenges such as depression and diabetes. The health complications arise because too much sugar in the body leads to storage of fat; thus, initiates fluctuations in energy–an eventual complication. This implies that individuals need to ensure that their sugar levels are always balanced.

Signs of High Sugar Levels

Some of the major signs that demonstrate high levels of sugar include after meal fatigue, high dependency on stimulants like coffee, cravings for sugary products, and challenges related to weight loss. For effective management of sugar levels, people should consume foods that have high proteins, essential fatty acids, and fiber. Some of the foodstuffs deemed as good comprise herbs, beans, carrots, fish, and eggs. Conversely, bad foods include bread, alcohol, honey, fruits, and grains.

Management

The 7-Day Sugar Detox is one of the most effective methods, which is effective and healthy. In essence, sugar removal and minimization of its levels in one’s body helps in loss of unwanted amounts of fat and increases the energy levels. The healthy and effective nature of the procedure arises from the fact that it focuses on reduction of sugar levels in various foodstuffs and avoidance of food that contain high amount of sugar.

Effects of Sugar

Apart from causing diabetes, initiating low energy, and depression, sugar also leads to obesity, tiredness, and paleness. When people consume products that are sugary, their insulin level increases and initiates a simultaneous increase in fat storage. Eventual storage of fat advances the weight of an individual; hence, the person may gain weight rapidly, becoming obese. Due to increased storage of fat and low energy levels, individuals, who use sugary products, are usually tired and sluggish.

Procedure

The method uses a series of procedures that are easy and convenient to follow and implement. Although, the person can find it difficult to stay away from sugary foodstuffs initially consumed, the craving disappears with time. The procedure includes abstinence from carbohydrates for seven days and ensuring that the process is strictly followed.

The strict nature of the procedure is because individuals come back to the first level if they fail to follow it for seven days. Since sugar is an important component that should be included in almost every food product, individuals need to follow a strict discipline for productive results. Principally, after seven days of abstinence, individuals can continue consuming products that have reasonable amounts of sugar, while controlling their sugar levels.

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The Basic Facts of Juice Cleanse

We have often heard about the best juice cleanse, but how many of us actually know the meaning of this routine. Before we start, you need to understand how the toxins get into your body. During our day to day routine, the food we eat, the water we drink and even the environment that we work in, our body tends to accumulate a lot of toxins. These toxins don’t cause any immediate harm but you keep piling them inside the body and they have all the potential to cause havoc. It’s like your body becomes a time bomb waiting to detonate! Sounds scary, doesn’t it? But, this is true and has been proven through several researches.

What is the solution?

Now that we have made you aware of the problem, you should be aware of the solution as well. For starters, the simplest solution to remove the toxins from your body is to detox it. If you are wondering how to detox the body or flush out the toxins, the answer is simple. Just as you pumped the toxins inside, you can use the same route to remove them. Yes! Following a strict diet of eating or drinking the right stuff can actually catalyses the healing process of the body and remove the toxins.

What is juice cleanse detox?

As the name suggests, juice cleanse detox is a process of drinking your way to a healthy body. Your drinks will comprise of healthy juices that will aid in flushing the toxins and purifying the system from within. To put it simply, it is a liquid raw juice diet.

How long does the best juice cleanse take?

Depending on the amount of detoxification that you are looking at, a juice cleanse diet lasts for one to six days.

How to do it?

You can buy bottled juices from the market and plan your diet. However, for the best juice cleanse, we would recommend you to make the juices at home. If you are facing a time crunch, try a combination of both.

What are the advantages?

Well, juice cleans detox options are like a jump start to weight loss. You are guaranteed to notice the positive results if you follow it for 5 to 6 days. Additionally, such juice diets are a great way to give up your unhealthy lifestyle habits. Once the system is clean, try to stick to good habits and therefore follow a healthier lifestyle.

To know more about juice cleanse detox or best juice cleanse, please visit our website.

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Cellulite Slim Down Juice Recipe

Cellulite Slim Down Juice

Cellulite is not only caused by a lack of exercise but also by imbalanced hormones and a bad diet. This Cellulite slim down juice recipe will help support your body’s natural ability to reduce cellulite.

Cellulite Slim Down Juice Recipe

Total Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 2

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1 bunch Celery
  • 1 knob Ginger
  • 1 Lemon or Grapefruit
  • 1 cup Parsley

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Add all ingredients in a vegetable juicer. Gently mix the juice and consume immediately.

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