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Monday, August 8, 2011

What exactly is in this herbal wrap?

The It Works Ultimate Body Applicator


Centella Asiatica
Applied to the skin, centella asiatica acts as an
anti-inflammatory agent. Studies in the Department of Dermatology in Strasbourg indicate it is a strong anti-inflammatory agent, effective in the treatment of wounds, ulcers, and lymphatic edema. Centella asiatica assists in reducing inflammation and sensitivity of the skin. It also tightens the skin and increases the elasticity.

Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus promotes the regeneration of skin tissue. It increases the blood circulation to the chosen area while reducing blemishes and excess oil. Eucalyptus has antibacterial and antifungal properties.

Green Tea Extract
The active agents in green tea have been found to suppress inflammation and irritation, and more recently have been shown to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Green tea plays a vital role in protecting the cell from free radical damage initiated by environmental factors. Green tea is a powerful antioxidant that can help to prevent or delay skin aging.

Guarana Seed Extract
Guarana seed extract is used in cosmetic preparation as an astringent and to stimulate circulation.

Horse Chestnut
Horse chestnut provides astringent and anti-inflammatory benefits for products treating reddened, irritated, or sensitive skin. In Germany, extract from the seed has been approved to treat poor circulation to the legs, leg cramps, swelling, and nonspecific leg heaviness. Traditionally used for its ability to reduce varicose veins and treat hemorrhoids.

Horsetail Extract
Horsetail extract is an effective treatment for damaged and tired skin. It is used for its astringent, tightening, and firming properties on the skin. It also helps to improve the elasticity of the skin.

Ivy Extract
Ivy is well known for its skin toning, tightening, and skin refining properties. Ivy has slimming and anti-cellulite properties, preventing water accumulation in skin tissue. Ivy is also antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. It is used to lower tissue sensitivity, activate circulation, and reduce inflammation. Ivy extract is also currently being studied for it’s vasoconstrictive properties.

Menthol
Menthol is derived from mint oils and has anti-inflammatory and anti-itching properties. It creates a cool, soothing feel to the skin.

Panthol
Panthol is a moisturizer that imparts a non-irritant, nonsensitizing, and conditioning feel. It promotes normal keratinization and wound healing. Panthol also protects the skin against sunburn and enhances the natural tanning process.

Rosemary Oil
Rosemary has astringent, antiseptic, and invigorating properties that stimulate the metabolic process in the skin’s dermal layer. This makes it beneficial for acne, dermatitis, eczema, and other skin disorders. It is also fantastic for firming and toning the skin.

Seaweed Extract
Rich in vital nutrients, trace elements, and amino acids present in human blood plasma, seaweed extract penetrates the skin more thoroughly. It speeds up the elimination of toxins from cells and is a natural cellular renewal ingredient. Seaweed extract helps to nourish and remineralize the skin. It is high in silicon, which prevents the skin from wrinkling and sagging.

Seaweed Derivative
Organic derivative of seaweed firms and strengthens while moisturizing the skin. It is known to act as an antioxidant to actively prevent the acceleration of premature aging. Seaweed derivative also acts as a tissue regenerator and aids in the reduction of cellulite.


I did my first herbal wrap on July 30. I was completely shocked with the results. I lost 7 1/2 inches with that first wrap.

7 1/2 inches gone through the waist and biggest part of my belly!

I've done 2 more wraps since. I've shed a total of 12 1/2 inches.

I'm feeling so amazing. My self esteem is back up. I can tie my boots without struggling over a huge bulge to reach my feet.

I used to look down at my body and see boobs and something that represented "The Blob" movie. Now, I look down and I see boobs, and then legs. Feels good.

My goal is to keep going. I'm incorporating healthy eating, walks, meditation, and self love with these wraps. I have faith in myself and faith in herbs.

I will be a sexy witch again!

Inspiration, Peace, & Love,
~Amy Riddle The Spirit Dancer