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A body wrap consists of ingredients being spread all over the person's body. The person is then tightly wrapped for better penetration of these ingredients on the skin. Different ingredients can be used in these wraps, which can help with tightening of the skin, better circulation, blood pressure, digestion, elimination/prevention of cellulite and other health benefits. Commonly used ingredients in body wraps include clay, aloe, and sea salt. However, some body wraps include secret ingredients such as dandelion root and alfalfa leaves.


Clay is a common ingredient in body wraps. Clay wraps are made with green, red, sea and bentonite clay. The green clay is often used for those who have oily skin. The red clay is used for those who have dry and peeling skin. The bentonite clay is used for the face. Sea clay is used to tighten the skin and prevent wrinkles/age lines. Clay wraps are said to improve circulation. This helps decrease the cellulite of an individual.

Sea Salt/Seaweed

Sea salt and seaweed are another type of ingredient that can be used in a body wrap. Both of these ingredients can help remove waste from the fat cells of the body. Sea salt is also used to exfoliate the skin. These ingredients also have the ability to firm and tighten the skin by penetrating deeper.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is an ideal ingredient in body wraps for losing weight. Aloe is used in the weight loss body wraps because it can hydrate the skin and remove toxins. It also is known for increasing circulation and increasing the metabolism of the person. This hydration helps keep the skin looking firm and youthful.


Alfalfa plant contains calcium, B-complexes, copper, zinc, protein, fiber and other enzymes. These elements can help with healing bone disorders and also aids in digestion. Alfalfa wraps are often used as an anti-inflammatory. Alfalfa is also one of the best sources of chlorophyll, which helps with allergies, blotting, colon problems, ulcers and fatigue.

Dandelion Root

Dandelion root is another secret ingredient in a body wrap. The root is used for nourishing the urinary tract and the liver. It can also help with the support of blood pressure. Those who have liver problems often use this in a body wrap because it can detoxify poisons from the liver and help cleanse it.