Make Your Home Chocolate Body Wrap

Chocolate body wrap treatments are becoming increasing popular, because the revitalize the body, alleviate stress, help you seem leaner and make your skin look younger than before.

Unfortunately, these treatments can cost anywhere between US$ 100 and US$ 200, depending upon the ingredients used and the place you choose.

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Luckily, you can enjoy all the benefits of this treatment without spending hundreds of dollars. You could easily prepare your own chocolate body wrap at home, within a matter of minutes.

To administer own homemade chocolate body wrap treatment, you will need a few things like –

  • A cocoa and sweet almond oil exfoliating scrub
  • The chocolate cream base to be applied on the skin
  • A clean brush for applying the chocolate base
  • A thermal or heated blanket
  • Essential oils for the body massage
  • A plastic wrap
  • Kitchen appliances like a microwave and a blender
  • Towels

Applying the chocolate on your own body can be quite difficult and therefore, it is best to get an assistant to help you.

Ingredients

The most important component of a chocolate body wrap is the chocolate cream; you may need a huge amount of it to cover your entire body. While there are a few brands of chocolate body cream available commercially, they can be quite expensive. Fortunately, you can prepare the chocolate cream at home, using the ingredients of your preference. Given below are the ingredients you need, to make a chocolate body wrap –

  • Mineral sea clay
  • Cocoa powder or chocolate chips (preferably dark chocolate)
  • Essential oils and extracts

Depending upon your preferences and skin type, there are various options that you can choose to add to your chocolate cream, such as –

  • Milk
  • Honey
  • Strawberries
  • Champagne
  • Chocolate oil
  • Cocoa essence
  • Almond or macadamia oil
  • Jojoba oil
  • Aloe vera gel
  • Ginseng

Blend all the ingredients of your choice into a smooth and thick paste, which can be spread on to the skin quite easily.

Steps

Administering a chocolate body wrap at home is quite easy, as it basically comprises of 4 steps –

  1. First, you need to exfoliate your skin gently but thoroughly to get rid of all the dead cells. This brings the new skin cells to the fore.
  2. After exfoliation, use a brush to apply the chocolate cream all over your body.

    Always start at the feet and work your way up to your neck.
  3. Once the cream covers your entire body, wrap a heating or thermal blanket around yourself to draw out any impurities.
  4. Next, lie down in this blanket for at least 20 minutes or so. Your natural body heat will keep the chocolate moist and smooth.
  5. Remove your covering and rinse off the chocolate using some lukewarm water. If possible, relax in a hot tub for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Several women choose to get a body massage using chocolate oil at the end, in order to maximize the relaxation benefits of the chocolate body wrap.

The entire chocolate body wrap treatment usually takes about an hour or so at a spa, inclusive of all the steps.

Tips

Anyone can administer a chocolate body wrap at home; given below are a few tips to enhance the treatment –

  • Always exfoliate your skin first, to get rid of the dead cells
  • Cover your recliner or bed with a disposable plastic wrap, to avoid cleaning up a mess after the treatment
  • Get someone to help you with applying the body cream, especially in case of the hard-to-reach places
  • Have someone massage your body for about 15 to 20 minutes, to increase relaxation

There are numerous health benefits associated with the chocolate body wrap. However, it is best to check with a doctor before deciding to try one.

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