Lose Inches with DIY Body Wraps

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Body wraps seem to be all the rage.  At first, I was pretty sure that they were a gimmick so I decided to dig in and do a bit of research.   I don’t pretend to be an expert by any means but, I’ll tell ya, based on what I read, I was convinced that there was something to the crazy wrap thing.


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If cellulite is truly impacted by a build up of toxins then, logically, a good detox would reduce cellulite.   Grapefruit essential oil  is known to have amazing detox effects as it helps to rid the body of toxins.  And we’ve all heard of the grapefruit diet, right?    Many of the commercial and spa body wraps are based on botanicals and contain essential oils so, again, grapefruit is just the logical choice.  This all seems so logical, right?

How to make a DIY body wrap.

In a 4 ounce glass bottle or container combine the following:

  • 1/2 bottle of doTERRA Slim & Sassy Metabolic Oil Blend
  • 1/2 bottle of doTERRA Grapefruit Oil

Fill to the top with your carrier oil of choice.  I prefer fractionated coconut oil.

Instructions for wrapping the waist:

  1. Take a hot shower.  This opens your pores making the essential oils more easily absorbed into the skin.  Use no body lotion.
  2. Take measurements.  When wrapping your waist, take 3 sets of measurements.  Measure your waist right at the belly button and about 2 inches above and 2 inches below.  Use a Sharpie to  mark your measurements spots if needed. 
  3. Massage the Slim & Sassy Body Wrap oil onto your waist.  When massaging, stroke in the direction of your heart.  This stimulates the lymphatic system and improves immune function.
  4. Cover your body with a light fabric such as a thin sheet of muslin or an old tee shirt.*
  5. Wrap with several layers of Saran wrap.  Wrap just snugly enough to keep the fabric in place.
  6. Drink at least 2 glasses of water while your wrap is on and at least 8 glasses the following day.  This helps to flush out all of the toxins.
  7. Leave in place at least 45 minutes but as long as overnight.
  8. Remove wrappings and measure.
  9. Bask in delight at your smooth, soft skin and be amazed that the inches that you lost.

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I experienced a bit of a tingling sensation.  It wasn’t unpleasant but I definitely felt, well, tingly.  For additional cellulite reduction, check out dry brushing techniques.  This is great to incorporate along with your Slim & Sassy Body Wraps.

Please do not omit step #4.   As essential oils break down petrochemicals, it is incredibly important to put a barrier between the body and the Saran wrap.  Without the barrier, it appears that the plastic could breakdown and actually be driven into the body, thus, creating greater toxicity.  Just to be safe, use a barrier.

There will be enough body wrap lotion for at least 10 applications.  At a total cost of $32 (doTERRA IPC cost, including all  oils), that is roughly $3 per wrap which is significantly less than the $100+ cost at your local spa or even the popular wraps on the market.

So, get to wrapping and let me know your results!

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  1. Rhonda says:

    Stephanie, can you use the doTERRA spa lotion instead of oil?

  2. Sheryl Bradley says:

    Assuming you’re using 5ml bottles of EOs?

  3. Sarah says:

    Great article. Can’t wait to try. Just wanted to point out you spelled “loose” when you really meant “lose”. :)

  4. Sheila says:

    Any idea what is in the Slim & Sassy Oil Blend?

  5. Julia says:

    Hi Stephanie! I have all of my ingredients and will be doing my first wrap tonight! Just worried my t-shirt won’t be thin enough. Any advice on how to wrap my upper arms?
    Thanks! Julia

    • Stephanie says:

      How did the tee shirt work? And for your arms….I wouldn’t worry about wrapping. Just do a massage. And let me know how it works!

  6. Kia says:

    Are you saying that you see results in measurements from using one time

  7. krystal says:

    Is this safe to do while breast feeding!?

    • Stephanie says:

      Krystal, I would not. I tend to err on the side of caution. As this releases toxins, they could always come out in the breastmilk. Plus, try not to focus on your weight at this time in your life. Just eat well and enjoy your babe. :)

    • Christina says:

      I agree. I wouldn’t worry about your weight while breastfeeding. The breastfeeding alone will help you lose weight. I am going to try this now as I haven’t been breastfeeding for a while and have gained weight back.

    • Jessica says:

      Krystal peppermint reduces your milk supply!!

  8. Randi says:

    Is this half a bottle of 5 ml or 15 ml?

    • Stephanie says:

      I’ve never seen a 5 ml bottle before. But essential oils work amazingly well when diluted. Often when diluted down to 5%. So feel free to add less. My thought is that it would still work!

  9. Lori Maxwell says:

    You shouldn’t use Saran Wrap in this process, at all. When you sweat your sweat will soak through the muslin and reach the Saran Wrap. Your body will leach the oils. If the sweat, mixed with oils, can reach the Saran Wrap it will break it down and leach out toxins. If the sweat can go one way the toxins can travel in the other. Any synthetic material-ace bandages-will all have toxins that the citrus will leach out. Petrochemicals make up plastic and synthetics. Nasty toxin. Dr. Hill has advised against the use of Saran Wrap. I believe there are some ace type bandages available that are stretchy and made from cotton or another natural fiber-cotton, flax, silk, wool, rayon…

  10. Laura Harden says:

    thanks for the recipe. I’m going try this. I’m thinking over night. I have alot of belly fat from having 3 kids. Its been a hard uphill battle.

  11. Jennifer Davis says:

    How often do you think is safe to do this? I was thinking of doing it Wed and then again on Sun.

    • Stephanie says:

      Jennifer, I have a girlfriend who did this repeatedly and I think she did it once a week. Be sure and stay fully hydrated!

  12. Sarah says:

    Would you recommend or know if it is safe to use while breastfeeding with helping to lose the baby weight?

    • Stephanie says:

      Hey. I would not use it when breastfeeding. You are releasing toxins and they can be released into the breastmilk. Enjoy this time with your baby. There will be plenty of time in the future to focus on baby weight. Just my 2 cents. :)

  13. Toi says:

    If you dont have slim and sassy, what other oils could be used?

  14. Toi says:

    If you dont have slim and sassy, what others oils can be used?

    • Stephanie says:

      I would really try to stick with the Slim & Sassy. You can always make a blend using each of the singles in S&S though.

  15. hope says:

    How much coconut oil u use in that recipe

  16. Michelle says:

    I already have the oils to make the S&S, do you know how much of each or are they equal parts?

  17. Jessica Bassey says:

    Why not just blend all the oils together and add a base will it not work?

  18. Anne says:

    Grate I’m going to try it.

  19. kathy says:

    I do not have grapefruit oil. What about lemon? I do have the Slim and Sassy.

  20. Hi Stephanie, I was about to order my slim and sassy and grapefruit and it totaled $40 also how much and where do I get the muslin sheets? thank you in advance

    Im also a doula check out my page http://www.facebook.com/doulaplease

  21. Jessica says:

    Hi! I am wondering how often you can do the wraps, is it a once or twice a week thing? Thank you!!

  22. Jennifer says:

    How often do you do the wrap? And do you have to keep doing it for the results to stay?

  23. Christina says:

    Thank you for sharing, Stephanie! It looks like grapefruit will be next on my LRO!

    • Stephanie says:

      Grapefruit is also good at increasing glutathione levels and that increases antioxidants. So add a drop or 2 to your water and drink up!

  24. Daisy says:

    I just finished doing the wrap but I’m a little concerned how much oil mixer should I have used?…..I use both doTERRA oils in the mixer plus I added massage olive oil as my preferred oil. So I’m concerned how much oil should I use next time, meaning should it be really oily or just enough where it’s all over the area? Please Help, thank you : )

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