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How to Make Cold Wraps for Slimming

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to Make Cold Wraps for Slimming

In beauty salons, there are many treatments that use cold temperatures to promote weight loss in an effective and non-invasive way. One option is to apply cold wraps, which causes your body temperature to lower. The body is forced to produce energy to bring its temperature back to normal, which in turn burns fat deposits that accumulate in parts of the body. It leads to weight loss and a slimmer figure, and it also eliminates cellulite and sagging skin.

Would you like to do this treatment at home? Keep reading this OneHowTo article on how to make cold wraps for slimming and find out.

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  1. Benefits of cold wraps for slimming
  2. How to make cold wraps for slimming at home
  3. How to apply cold wraps

Benefits of cold wraps for slimming

This slimming cosmetic treatment involves wrapping those areas of the body you would like to slim down with cold bandages soaked in a cool liquid substance. This liquid is not only water; it usually contains products such as menthol, seaweeds or camphor, among others.

If you're wondering how can this technique help you lose weight, we'll explain. Applying these bandages dipped in special liquids reduces body temperature, which causes the metabolism to work faster as the body struggles to maintain its temperature. This, in turn, burns fat naturally, removes toxins and the muscles tone up as a result of increased blood flow.

However, this is not the only benefit of this amazing treatment. Some report a wealth of other advantages for health and beauty. Below is a list of some of the benefits of using cold wraps:

  • Improves blood circulation and lymphatic.
  • Muscle contraction.
  • Causes stretch marks to fade.
  • Increases cell metabolism.
  • Removes toxins.
  • Improves digestive metabolism and nervous system.
  • Reduces edema and swelling.
How to Make Cold Wraps for Slimming - Benefits of cold wraps for slimming

How to make cold wraps for slimming at home

If you want to carry out this weight loss treatment at home and combat conditions such as cellulite, stretch marks or fluid retention, you should first prepare the liquid you'll use to soak the bandages in. There are several recipes you can try, but here is the most effective and the most common one:

Ingredients and materials:

  • Bandages: Stiff fabric, the kind used to cover wounds.
  • Clingfilm
  • 1 tablet camphor
  • 2 tablespoons menthol
  • 100 ml of isopropyl alcohol
  • 2 glasses of water
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice


  1. Grind the camphor until it becomes liquid.
  2. Add the menthol to the camphor liquid and mix both ingredients. Add the alcohol and stir.
  3. Dilute the mixture into water and add crushed ice.
  4. Once the preparation is ready, soak the bandages in it, ensuring that they are well soaked through.
How to Make Cold Wraps for Slimming - How to make cold wraps for slimming at home

How to apply cold wraps

When you have soaked the bandages it is time to place them on those areas of the body that you want to slim down. It may be your tummy, legs, arms, hips, etc.

First place cold wraps on the area working your way from the bottom up and making sure they are securely fastened. Make sure you exert a minimum amount of pressure to ensure the liquid can have the desired effects. After this step, we suggest wrapping the treated area with plastic wrap so that the liquid does not evaporate so quickly. Let it sit for a minimum of 30 minutes as this is the period required for the body to react to the cold - the muscles will begin to shrink and burn fat. Rest for this time and, if you feel really cold, drape a blanket over yourself or wear a coat.

After about 40 or 50 minutes, you can remove the cold bandages and perform a massage or lymphatic drainage to the area by applying a reducing or anti-cellulite cream to accelerate the results of this technique, and to contribute to skin tightening.

Remember that no method has miraculous weight loss results, so to achieve the desired results, you will have to combine this treatment with a healthy diet and exercise.

How to Make Cold Wraps for Slimming - How to apply cold wraps

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