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How to Lose Belly Fat With Saran Wrap: Tips and Side Effects

Updated on June 14, 2017

First Things First: A Disclaimer

If you choose to try this out, please do so at your own risk.

Please note that the advice contained in this article is for informational purposes only, and I am not a medical or health professional. While the below stomach wrap method that I'm about to discuss did work for me and my wife, this may not apply for everyone. There may or may not be special medical conditions or problems that may occur for you, and it is always advised that you consult a doctor if you ever have any concerns. I've included some of the potential side effects that may vary from common to rare.

My Weight Loss Story

Do you want to lose your belly fat quickly and for cheap? The stomach wrap method may work for you. Here's my story:

It started when my wife and I were going about during a normal evening — I was writing some stuff online and surfing the Internet while she was watching reality TV when an infomercial caught our attention. This one was for a weight loss product.

Some background information: both my wife and I have been working out for about three months now. We have both successfully lost over 20 pounds each. However, the one thing that seems to be kicking our ass is the belly fat. We can't seem to lose it all, despite having lost a lot of weight. We had changed our lifestyles completely, and went from no exercise at all to exercising several times a week and eating 100% better than we used to. I'm certain that this is of course a big part of the equation, and even if your'e looking to quickly lose the belly fat, this is something to take into consideration as well that an old fashioned plan of diet and exercise may be your answer as well.

Back to the infomercial. It was for a product called the "Tummy Tuck Belt." The infomercial claimed that if you rub this cream on your stomach and then wear their product (a belt) twice a day for ten minutes per session, then your belly fat will melt away. This is what first inspired me to perform some more research on this supposed magical cream and wrapping your stomach to lose belly fat. I finally did find something for us to lose the remaining belly fat we had!

In this article, you'll learn:

  • What I used for my stomach wrap to lose the belly fat
  • Instructions on how to wrap your belly
  • Potential side effects and risks
  • Some general weight loss tips

How Does it Work?

I was wondering: Has someone come up with a secret cream that burns fat? This is unlikely, so what could it be? I turned to the Internet and did some research on how this theory works.

It seems that by increasing blood flow and confining in the body heat to the affected part of your stomach, the fat tissue in that area is then burned up. Please note, again, that I am not a professional — this is just what I read.

Researchers have studied the effects of hot and cold on human body fat. A 2014 study conducted by scientists at Virginia Commonwealth University and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Australia found that people who slept in a cold room at night converted white fat (the kind that can lead to type 2 diabetes) into brown fat (the kind that regulates body temperature).

Icy Hot is a common heat patch brand.
Icy Hot is a common heat patch brand.

Stomach Wrapping at Home: What You'll Need

Anyway, as far as I could tell, there are only a few things that can be used with the skin this way while managing to be safe. The one that kept turning up in my results was a menthol heat patch, which you can find at virtually any drug store.

So, to try this method out, you'll need:

  • A pack of menthol heat patches (Icy Hot and Bengay are two common brands that you may run across), and
  • a roll of plastic saran wrap.

Stomach Wrap Instructions

How to Use Saran Wrap to Lose Belly Fat

  1. Take one cold heat pads and place it directly onto your belly.
  2. Wrap one or two layers of saran wrap around your stomach.
  3. Keep it wrapped for about 30-45 minutes.
  4. Do this for 3-4 days and you should start to notice results.

My wife and I both did this for four days and lost around three inches each, so it has worked for us.

Dehydration is a potential side effect to stomach wrapping — make sure you always drink plenty of water in general, as well.
Dehydration is a potential side effect to stomach wrapping — make sure you always drink plenty of water in general, as well.

Potential Side Effects

While my wife and I did not personally experience any side effects, this doesn't mean that this act doesn't come with any. In fact, there have been many various side effects reported. Please make sure you adequately research this before you attempt it. Here are three common concerns:

  1. Temporary weight loss only. The weight you lose may be mostly water weight, in which case it would be very temporary. The best way to keep off weight for the long haul is proper diet and exercise.
  2. Dehydration is dangerous. Excessive sweating, which will occur in this process, could lead to dehydration. Therefore, it's very important that you stay hydrated. Excessively unnecessary sweating can even lead to death if you don't hydrate in time or properly.
  3. Harmful substances. The saran wrap may contain chemical and synthetic substances that when pressed against your skin and into your body, could yield harmful results. There may even be substances that cause cancer (this is also a general note of caution that you should research what type of plastic wraps you purchase for your food storage needs).
  4. Other or no effects. A burning sensation may occur from the patch and the sweating when in the end you may not even see weight loss at all from doing this.

Please see the comments below for other possible side effects that others have experienced, as well.

General Weight Loss Tips

As mentioned, the best way to lose weight the healthy way and to keep it off is a proper diet and fitness regime. While this may not sound as easy or efficient as the plastic wrap method, it is healthy and proven — you just need to set your mind to it, commit, and the pounds will come off! Here are some general tips:

  • Eat a healthy diet. This means more fruits and vegetables in place of fat or sugary snacks. Nuts, fish, and eggs, and other healthy proteins are great in small portions throughout the day to keep you energized and full, without tacking on too many calories or carbs.
  • Set a structured workout schedule. Start off by adding baby steps to your life. For example, taking the stairs instead of the elevator and going for a nightly walk after dinner. Then, look into running or type of structured workout where you can be held accountable (a gym membership, a fitness program that runs on a schedule, dance classes, a personal trainer, or have a friend commit to running or exercising with you, and so forth).
  • Count your calories. The facts are facts and the more calories you burn, the more weight you'll lose. Of course, you need to pace yourself and be healthy about this. This means being diligent about keeping track of how much you generally consume and cutting that maybe by 50 calories a day to start, and then 100, 200 after that, and of course then keeping up with it. You can easily Google how many calories you need to lose or consume to get to your ideal weight.
  • Don't operate in extremes. Don't just think that you'll stop eating all junk food and sweets and that you'll start working out every day all of a sudden with no problem. You'll burn out or experience detox if you don't take healthy steps to get there. So, instead of cutting out all sweets, start by telling yourself you'll only have one piece of candy a day, and then make that a week, and then maybe cut it out completely. The same goes for exercising, as mentioned in the point above.

Yoga is a great exercise for strengthening. It's also a great activity to do at home, with a friend, or in a class setting.
Yoga is a great exercise for strengthening. It's also a great activity to do at home, with a friend, or in a class setting.

Good Luck!

There you have it, for what it is worth. If you try this idea please come back and leave a comment to share your experience with others on how it worked for you. Again, though, please keep in mind the possible side effects, always consult a doctor, and strive for a healthy diet and weight loss regime.

As always, thanks for taking time to read my article! Good luck to you in your health journey.

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      Ashlee 3 days ago

      Does this really work.

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      Sam 5 weeks ago

      Icy hot contains ingredients that could be life threatening when used in large amounts. When u seran wrap it on to ur skin ur pores open due to heat which causes the body to absorb 2xs the amount in the patch it says on the product do not use heat pad with patch and I do believe it also says not to wrap it to skin. You can end up overdosing and in the ER or worse death. Please anyone and everyone please look up side effects of icy hot. Another note ur loosening inches because ur loosening water through sweat it's dehydrating even if u wrap ur body with just seran wrap you will loose inches it tempary and it comes back. It's usually just for a few hours. If u want to do a wrap and be safe coffee and coconut oil is good it help with cellulite as well again temp but you will notice a difference even first time on cellulite and inches. Please people if it sounds too easy it's probably bad for you. Eat clean and exercise. For you health think realistic. This article should be removed!!!!!

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      RhOv 2 months ago

      Debbie Gordon comment is correct and I will do it in her way . Thanks

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      polina 4 months ago

      what if you cant buy the cream

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      tonya 8 months ago

      can you use Vaseline and sleep with it all night

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      Kimberly 9 months ago

      Thanks for the information

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      Debbie Gordon 15 months ago from Burleson, TX

      I'm a certified aromatherapist and I am certified to do body aromatherapy. Two things I would like to address.

      1. Icy hot and the so called "pain creams" contain synthetic wintergreen which is EXTREMELY toxic to the body!!! Google "ice hot deaths".

      2. I have made my own body wraps using high quality essential oils. I buy mine straight from the producer - not the grocery store or internet from third party brokers. This body wrap is good for releasing and relaxing, detoxing and immune boosting.

      I used 12 drops grapefruit, 6 drops geranium and 3 drop cedarwood EO. In a small spray bottle add the oils and fill with distilled water. Apply a small amount of carrier oil to the body to prevent skin irritation. Spray a towel or light piece of cotton cloth with thee mixture, wrap around the body, THEN saran wrap the towel (You do not want the saran wrap to touch the body!!) Leave on the body for 20 minutes. Disclaimer - I'm not doctoring, treating or diagnosing. I want you to be safe - use safe products.

      I use pain creams and oils in my aromatherapy sessions daily. There ARE safe alternatives!!

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      Michelle 16 months ago

      I use trash bags. Cut holes for head and arms and a second cut holes for legs. Then i put on form fitting clothes. The best thing is no rolling up like saran wrap.

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      Rhoda Blackburn 18 months ago

      Hey, Thanks for sharing these details.

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      Kayla 19 months ago

      Can you use regular icy hot instead of the patches?

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      Ebml 19 months ago

      Stated QWL and Im going to try this with coconut oil, vaseline and sleep in it...

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      Melissa 2 years ago

      I started using the suran wrap with the tummy tuck cream, seems to be working slowly but surely. I sleep with this on but dont wake up sweaty. Im also including the garcinia cambogia pill innthe morning and detox pill at night, see what happens!!

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      idilla 2 years ago

      O yeah only excise I do is walk around house doing minor house work and I will do some light dancing, but today I only walked to kicthen and back to lay down. And I lost and inch, so imagine how much I will loose once I start dancing...

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      idilla 2 years ago

      I have been using saran wrap with Vaseline, 2 hours so far, while drinking water 2, 10 oz bottles. I checked just a few minutes ago, sweating under wrap.I begin with 42 inch waist two hours ago now my waist is 41 inches and my stomach has went down. I had a egg burrito for breakfast/brunch..I actually a a cookie this morning with 10 oz of water. I am going to have spaghetti and garlic bread for dinner. And raisen for snack before bed. After. My bath I going to Vaseline stomach and back reapply seran wrap.

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      Michelle 2 years ago

      I just heard about this from a friend that just started saling it I'm super stoked to get started I'm really hoping it works...

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      Dimples 2 years ago

      I started yr ago..Once I lost the belly fat, I start back to all u can eat buffets n put belly fat right back on...saran by itself does the job..going start bk wrappings n start just eating healthy..Saran really works, especially doing work around house on just going for a brief walk.

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      clarissa 2 years ago

      Do we use this while working out, during the day or while asleep???? Help!!!! Help!!!! Please

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      Zia 2 years ago

      I was having this idea of applying vicks and exercise belt to sweat more on belly area.. Happy to see that you guys are also thinking on same lines.. I will try it tomorrow and will post my results as well.

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      Teesa G 2 years ago

      You can try using a scrub which consist of one part oil two parts sugar and a couple of drops of tea tree oil. Scub with the mixture and rinse off then apply hemorrid cream and saran wrap and heat. If you can stand to sleep in it thats better

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      annie 2 years ago

      Im trying it desperate after baby 4 and lost all my weight everywhere but on my belly i look like a umpa lumpa so im just wrapping no icy hot that seems like to much lol

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      kiki 2 years ago

      The first day I used it lost one inch one week later lost 5 inches.it works if your willing to try.please please whatever you do don't put it on right after you take a bath wait 20 minutes or it will burn like hell lol !!!! I thank the man so much who thought of this I'm 40 and fine

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      bree 2 years ago

      Can you sleep with just seran wrap on your stomach or will it hurt you

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      Lety 2 years ago

      I tried this but I used it with my waist trimmer belt instead of saran wrap and used it with ice hot patches and it worked as well boy u start sweating a lot when u workout and yes I lost a couple of inches in just 1 week. But i do it every day n wear it over night too. So I'm gonna continue to do it for a month. So yes it does work! And very cheap to do.

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      Aly 2 years ago

      Also the more water you drink while doing this the more you flush out and also helps tighten your skin.

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      Stephanie 2 years ago

      I did this faithfully and it did NOTHING!

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      Jillian 2 years ago

      A couple weeks ago I thought I'd try wrapping my tummy with Saran Wrap (I thought I was the first to think of this) to try and lose a couple inches. I haven't seen any results but also haven't been consistent with wrapping either. I'm so glad I came across this page! Thank you all for sharing your experiences and giving hope to us that are just now begin the process. I will definitely save this site to read everyone's progress.

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      dee 2 years ago

      So how much could u lose if u see wear it 8 hours a day for 30 days

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      bernice 2 years ago

      It really works....I wear to work and I have to change it .....then when I get off work I take it off but drink water.......I just start putting vitamin e oil on my stomach then wrap....I walk, work in it and do work around the house .......I didn't use no heating pad but I did buy a sweat suit or I got a big garage bag put it on but when I was walking I had a bottles of water....the more activity u do the better but drink drink plenty of water...............I have been drinking mother apple cider vinegar to.......It's helps u all over in and the outside of your body ........I drink it about three times a day with orange juice but I do this every other day ......You got to put forth on your on journey ......It's love it and I feel good and my stomach is getting smaller .....Leave those pops alone .......I have limit myself to two 10 oz. Mountain dew .....But keep drinking apple cider and water u will feel good and notice the belly going away

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      amber 2 years ago

      Its just water weight thats being lost.

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      Frist time mommy 2 years ago

      What all do u do tell me ice hot on my belly an ther wrap thing u put on it to no go ever were

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      Taraaa 2 years ago

      Anything with Saran wrap works! Lol because Saran wrap alone works great.. So I don't really see why other stuff should be added :)

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      RachelBaybee 2 years ago

      it does works but i just put vicks and ten i put the wrap

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      Ashley 2 years ago

      I's this just water weight we gone shred ?

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      Karla 2 years ago

      I just start today but i put nivea firming & tonning gel and wrapped my belly with saran wrap hope that works

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      chel 2 years ago

      I just use saran wrap when i am on the treadmill and vicks rub with a heating pad when I sleep and it is working!! My stretch marks are also fading!!

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      Full time mom 3 years ago

      This does work I have tried saran wrap. I have 8 children and everytime I give birth I'll go home and put saran wrap on and every time I have lost all of my baby fat weight. It has not failed me yet. but I usually wear all day I put it on in the morning after i shower of course and take it off before I take a shower at night.it is absolutely true you see inches after the first wrap.

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      Dee 3 years ago

      Started using just Saran Wrap tonight..excited to see if it works..will let you know..:)

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      Joneisy 3 years ago

      I started using this amazing idea today in a few days I will be back to let you all know if this idea really work for me ... I'm so exited ...

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      Judi 3 years ago

      I have tried with.menthol cream as well as with out the.cream while.wrapping... it does work great and.when.u saran wrap ur thighs and play a.dancing video game.or.even.exercise the.reults are.amazing. i highly recommend it

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      Alexandra 3 years ago

      I used the saran wrap by itself and it works!! One day I tried it and wrapped my stomach around- tight enough, but not too tight cause I was still able to bend and do normal activities. I just kept wrapping my waist, until I no longer had to hold in my stomach and made sure I covered the whole area. When I took the wrap off, my stomach felt nice and tight as if I'd been working out the whole day. My stomach wasnt sticking out as much anymore and I didn't feel any discomfort afterwards. The only thing I didn't like is that it was noisy lol. I can't imagine wearing this to work and hearing squishing sounds all the time. Also, whatever area you wrap will sweat so just be aware. Another night I slept with it on, but it got a little discomforting, so I probably wont sleep with it on again. I'm gonna try it while jogging to see if I get better results... But People please be careful. Don't wrap your body too tight, drink water, and you don't need to use all those menthol creams etc... the saran wrap works well by itself!

      If you have an event/party/beach to go to in a few days, then this would be great, because it will give you a slimmer appearance... but still continue with workouts and healthy eating.

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      Vicks Vapor Rub 3 years ago

      the two ingredients eucalyptus and menthol...that may work and you can get the off brand

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      Car 3 years ago

      The it works wrap doesn't work like they say but the Reuben and the Suran wrap does work I lost my thighs in a months time I was like 30 inch now I'm 20 something .. BUT U HAVE TO DRINK WATER

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      ce 3 years ago

      I will be trying this today ,thanks

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      AG1 3 years ago

      I used this about last night and to my surprise I measured and what do you know I lost 2 inches of my belly area...so im skipping a day just to be safe will keep you posted on my progress 3 weeks from now!!!

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      Mo 3 years ago

      Using it on my thighs right now and it burns but it's not that bad., can't wait to see results

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      sam 3 years ago

      iv lost weight and still cant get my tummie to go away ,,, trying this right now i pray it works ,, how many times does this take to show results?

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      Angel soft 3 years ago

      Iv started using this its only Ben two days!!! CNT wait to see my results a Week from now......

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      jess 3 years ago

      So i am going to try this ive read all the comments and researched this and to many people have said this works so it cant be wrong

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      amy 3 years ago

      OK I've spent a lot of $ on the tummy tuck it did nothing for me so I saw n read this page n I've been doing ur Duran wrap thing for bout three days now n its crazy but it actually works I've lost round 5 inches from my tummy . thanks for sharing ur page n ideas

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      Baby 3 years ago

      I'm gonna try this today

      How many times a day should I do this?

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      Aurora 3 years ago

      I will be trying this today!! Fingers crossed!!! Hope it works!

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      Regina 3 years ago

      Please keep my posted you guys im also going to try the lotion as well

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      disneytinkerbell 3 years ago

      Ok so I started this morning ...I didn't use the icy hot or any type of menthol gel ...since I do have sensitive skin..so I used lotion instead..I used suave cocoa butter replenish for sensitive skin.. my dh wrapped me up and to secure the wrap in place I did use the ace bandages from of course the dollar store lol.. I also had a body shaper to have da xtra support.. and I kepted on for several hrs I want to say for 7-8 hrs..and let Me tell u my stomach was super lite and I made my dh measure me back to c if it work. And he wouldn't believe it cuz we was skeptical b4 starting but still trusting dat it could work..Everyone I lost an inch and a lil more off in just 8hrs..THIS DOES WORK!!! Try it ...I will keep posting my updates..

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      Quila 3 years ago

      This is brilliant! There are a few different variations of doing though. I tend to use Aboline(got that from a boxer friend) and if I'm out just regular Vaseline. I apply it then wrap my stomach a few times with the saran wrap and go for my daily walk. I've been shedding the pounds at a rapid pace! Safe & Effective!

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      chyna 3 years ago

      Today is my first day trying this but I'll let y'all no the outcome..

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      Regina 3 years ago

      Im trying this tonight

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      becca 3 years ago

      I am going to try both,i have to get rid of belly fat for heath reason.http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sauna-Firm-Slimming-Belt-W...

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      layney 3 years ago

      Try doing about 20 sit ups before applying the cream to self generate internal heat in the problem area. Afterwards, apply the menthol cream, suck in your stomach and apply the plastic wrap then place a body garment (belt) over it and go to bed! In the morning the plastic wrap will be soaking wet AND you will rushing to the toilet to urinate. The first time I did this, I believe TWO coworkers asked if I'd lost weight. Cost of products $5.00. The body wrap was about $2.00, plastic wrap $1.00 and menthol gel $1.00. Boom! There you go!

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      Kei 3 years ago

      I wrap this around me tight and then I place my body garment over it so the wrap doesn't roll up....I hope I see results soon because I just started

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      York 3 years ago

      Can You Use Vicks As Well?

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      apple 3 years ago

      Can you use it all and wrap a hospital bad around it all

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      nga 3 years ago

      it is a cheap way; take a shower; put hot oil (any) and wrap as a food wrap ; it is less 10 dollar; do not buy expensive wrap

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      Brianna 3 years ago

      I am about to try this today hopefully it works FINGERS CROSSED!

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      tanya 3 years ago

      Can u please tell me that afteri have reduced 5inches do i still need to continue it.?

      If i stop using it after a while it wouldnt increase my belly fat again.??

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      guest 4 years ago

      At-Home Slimming Body Wrap to Slim, Tighten & Detoxify

      Author: Michelle Ebbin

      Recipe type: Spa at Home – Body Treatment

      Prep time: 5 mins

      Total time: 5 mins

      Ingredients

      •(*double this recipe if you plan to wrap your whole body)

      •1 cup Epsom salt (I like lavender-scented. Mineral salt works too.)

      •½ cup Aloe Vera liquid

      •Essential oils: juniper, lemon, vetiver, naiouli (3 drops eachs)

      •Ace Bandages (1-2 bandages per body area)

      •Plastic wrap

      •Plastic squirt bottle

      Instructions

      1.Boil 3 cups of water in large pot. Remove from heat.

      2.Add 1 cup of Epsom salts. (I like lavender-scented salt. Mineral salt works too.).

      3.When salt is dissolved add ½ cup aloe vera liquid.

      4.Add 3 drops each of these detoxifying essential oils: juniper, lemon, vetiver, naiouli

      5.Soak ace bandages in the warm solution and start wrapping immediately. The best place for this is your bathtub or shower. Begin with your problem areas. To wrap your entire body, ask a friend to help. The key is to wrap tightly (just don’t cut off your blood circulation) and keep the bandages wet.

      6.Step #1. Choose the areas you want to wrap. I recommend starting with the stomach area and then wrapping the hips and legs. You can then wrap the rest of your body. Try to wrap as tightly as possible and tuck the bandages in so they don’t come loose.

      7.Step #2. Take remaining solution left in the pot and pour it into a squirt bottle. Squirt more solution onto any areas that may feel like they are drying out.

      8.Step #3. Once you’re wrapped, you can & should move around. To keep the solution from evaporating, try wrapping the bandaged area with plastic wrap (a secret I learned from a very slim & trim Japanese friend). DO NOT wrap your head or neck area. Move carefully for the next 50 minutes. Occasionally, squirt more of the solution onto the bandages.

      9.Step #4. After 50 minutes, unwrap yourself and dry off. Allow the solution to remain on your skin for at least 8 hours (so wait to shower). The herbal scent is actually very nice. Drink lots of water for the next 24 hours. While you may be tired after the wrap, you should feel rejuvenated and more energetic the next day. You’ll see results after just one wrap, but if you do this wrap once every 10 days for 4-5 times you’ll see even better results. ENJOY YOUR DETOXED BODY!

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      Amber 4 years ago

      I have been using EPSON SALT and OLIVE OIL in the suran wrap. It natural and has natual ingredients the body needs. The salt pulls the fat and toxins from the body and the oil helps to open the pores and keep the skin supple. Taking a hot shower before hand helps open up the pores. Drink plenty of water before and the 24 hours after. Has been working great for me. Many PROs use EPSON SALT and a HIGH QUALITY OIL - google it.

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      tasha 4 years ago

      if i used hot ice or vicks viper with saran wrap will it works

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      rider 4 years ago

      Great and nice blog. It's also very interesting. Thanks for sharing this kinds of blog. I waiting for your new blogs.

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      steph 4 years ago

      So i just had a baby and my stomach is all flabby i now have a muffin top. Im going to start using the suran wrap to see if i see any good results. Do you have to exercise while having the suran wrap on?? Please help me i really need to loose this tummy of mines.

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      JessBaker 4 years ago

      The saran wrap also holds your muscles taunt. After the first day, I felt like I had been doing crunches.

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      Holli 4 years ago

      How bad is where u put the icyhot and wrapped suppose to burn? I tryed this last night and was up till 3 in the am burning and had to get in The shower just to stop the burnning for a while it hurt so bad. What else can I use to not make it burn so bad?

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      shan 4 years ago

      Ran across this while researching this very issue, im looking to decrease the size of my upper arms, i am a fairly big lady and need to wear a long sleeve dress in a couple weeks and it is just way to tight around my upper arms, so im going to start this tonight and see if i can make a temporary size difference in my big flabby arms lol ... ill repost results

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      ashley 4 years ago

      my friend told me to use vicks and fat burning pill crushed mixed together and then wrap it idk if I should??????

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      Klarisse 4 years ago

      This worked so good for me! I kept it on for an hour and watched my favourite show. I used IcyHot patches and then wrapped away! I lost 2 inches off my stomach the first time

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      Sarah 4 years ago

      Today was my first day it i kept it on for 6 hours with the menthol 5% it burned. My mom used it also on her arms and thighs so we both can feel the differences but will measure the weight after one week.

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      creswecj 4 years ago

      will this work on other areas of your body, like upper arms and thighs?

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      Just here 4 years ago

      I tried it this is my second night. Nothing but just the Saran Wrap. I wrap about 10pm sleep in it with a Polaris spring water bottle and take it off in the morning. I lost 1.5 inches the first night. Your body swells at night and your tempeture drops as well. It's working for me. Great advise. I didn't use the menthol or ice/heating patches because I've heard alot of precautions about that. Best if luck ladies and gents. Oh and I equate cellulite lotion in the morning (no wrapping) for firming. Haven't seen a result with that yet but the Saran Wrap is great.

      PS can be messy because when u take it off its filled with sweat. Ewwwwwwww but it's worth the results.

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      john 4 years ago

      I used this concept for two weeks without heat, just the saran wrap and ran about a mile or so while wearing it and its working

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      Michelle 1977 4 years ago

      just go to walmart or kmart and buy a body corsage and a firming shirt, works wonders I lost over 90lbs just from wearing those 2 things everyday

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      Melissa cl 4 years ago

      You can die from this... Look it up

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      crystal walker 4 years ago

      My daughter came across this and we will be trying this shortly. Ill repost later with the results. *fingers crossed!

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      Michelle 1977 4 years ago

      So in February 2012 I weighed almost 230 lbs now today I'm weighing in at around 145, I lost all that weight by wearing a body corsage and firming shirt under my clothes everyday and it worked awesome ladies and you can get them at your local Wal-Mart or Kmart. My problem now is that no matter how much I work out or whatever I can't seem to lose anymore weight so I went to Wal-Mart last night because I've been doing a lot of reading about these body wraps and also my mother who is overweight herself has recently started the "homemade" body wraps and she said she has lost 6in in 2 weeks by doing them. So I'm starting the vitamin E oil and farewell cellulite body wrap today and I will keep you posted on if it works or not. I will be wearing my body wrap under my firming shirt while I'm at work. Wish me luck!

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      leslie herrera 4 years ago

      yesterday i tried for the first time the body wraps from "it works" and the ointment smelled a lot like menthol and had that icy hot feeling...and i was wrapped with plastic....maybe i should be trying this instead! wow excited to save $

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      rach 4 years ago

      I tried prep h seran wrap and heating pad drinking lots of warm water and i sleep in it

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      Morgan 4 years ago

      Correction: oil of wintergreen contains methyl salicylate, an active ingredient in many muscle rub creams, which can be toxic in high quantities. It is even in some labels that the product should not be used with a heating pad, as it can cause more of the product to get into your system. Applying it multiple times a day and wrapping the area would be a bad idea. Try to find an alternative product that does not contain that active ingredient. Looking at the "tummy tuck belt" cream, I did not see this specific ingredient listed, though there is another salicylate, sodium salicylate. I have not looked into the dangers of this. However, it is reported that the overuse of menthol heat rubs has caused overdose/toxicity and death. Please be careful when using these products in excess.

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      Morgan 4 years ago

      Menthol salicilate can be toxic. It comes from oil of wintergreen. A 17 yr old girl actually died from applying a menthol cream to her legs daily, after running. Please use that with caution.

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      Jamie and Melani 4 years ago

      I was wondering do you have to change the cool heating pad everyday or can you just reuse the same one everytime you decide to do this treatment, and I was wondering because I plan on doing this for awhile, and will it also help lose my muffin top?

      Thankyou and Please respond as soon as possible

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      gmoney 4 years ago

      do it tone you if you have already lost weight and need to tone it up

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      Lovelymeg 4 years ago

      I sale body wraps and to the people who only try it one time and quite please give it a chance to work. One wrap is not always enough. I see this on a daily people expect a giant difference after one application. Consistency is the answer. If you would like to try my wraps go to lovelymegswraps.myitworks.com or call at 214-907-6262 good luck ;)

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      steph 4 years ago

      So i kinda want the rundown on how to do all of these different things..like when to use them how long everything....im the kind of person that follows everything on the dot. Please or else i feel likr im doing it wrong

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      Nicole 4 years ago

      I'm currently taking boot camp class MWF mornings and just started back doing Insanity in the afternoons. So far I’ve lost 13lbs and 2 inches in three months. My biggest issue is my stomach. I’m so glad I ran across this information today. As soon as I get off, I’m going to buy these items. I will use them today, before my Zumba class. Will keep y’all posted. Thanks for the posts!

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      Qweene 4 years ago

      So I've heard all the remarks about wrapping. I'm doing it now. 1 hour a day.

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      Cossie Conley 4 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      So I was reading everyone's response. My daughter has tried the It works at $20 each and you have to buy more than one and it did work for her. Luckily she didn't have a lot to loose off of her stomach. Me however, I have a lot. So I don't want to spend the money using that product. To loose what I will need to loose will probably cost me a lot of money to purchase those wraps. So I decided to try what has been suggested here. I wanted to try it right away so while reading this I got up to see what I might already have at home. I am using store brand VIC's with Saran wrap. It started off cold but I can feel it heating up. Which is fine, it is supposed to, but I can also feel me sweating. Which is also a good thing. I am drinking water as I am sitting here and I have the timer set for an hour. Might go longer. I tried the wraps at a salon a few years ago and I can feel this working like those did. Drink plenty of water. One lady said she was still feeling the burning the next because she did not shower it off. You must wash it off. Unfortunately with anything you have to do it more than once to see results. I am also going to try the cellulite cream and the cold//hot pack, but so far I can actually feel this working. Will post again in a week to update. Thanks for sharing!

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      Amber 4 years ago

      Vane. Its equate farewell cellulite.

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      amber 4 years ago

      Vane.. Any kind cellulite cream will do .. The place where i learned was using equate which is walmart off brand anti.cellulite cream.

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      lovely 4 years ago

      google "albolene" challenge, it can be purchased at Walgreens or CVS ......use albolene cream and plastic wrap IT WORKS!!!

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      vane 4 years ago

      What kind of cellulite cream?? And how many inches lost in how much time

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      Amber 4 years ago

      So i heard you use cellulite cream and vitamin e oil rub about a tablespoon each together on the area than wrap tight but not too tight you can wear it for an hour or 8 hours basically as long as you feel like it drink plenty of water and it helps to sweat. So clean walj whatever be active. And hemroid cream works good for tightening.

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      vane 4 years ago

      Any other secrets please do tell!!!!

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      vane 4 years ago

      Ok so icy hot burns but it's tolerable just incase yall use it and get scared...first time!!!#fingerscrossed