Clay, especially white clay, is a natural ingredient that provides many benefits in the natural treatment of cellulite. Discover how to prepare an ideal plaster against it.
Clays are a completely natural product, they are natural minerals formed thousands of years ago, from the decomposition of rocks, they contain plastic properties and when moistened they become perfectly malleable.
Clay has been known since prehistoric times in which humanity already used it to make different domestic utensils, such as pots, glasses, plates, ornamental utensils, in constructions. It has also been used since ancient times for its medicinal and therapeutic benefits and by different cultures.
Clay masks are ideal for facial skin and also for other parts of the body.
With clay we can also prepare different home remedies that come in handy, such as to relieve tired legs, stimulate blood flow, for tendons, muscles, to make a homemade toothpaste, to reduce cellulite.
On this occasion we provide information on how to make a clay plaster for cellulite.
As we have said before, there are different types of clay and to make this plaster, white clay is the one that suits us due to the properties it contains.
White clay helps stimulate blood flow, provides a sensation of freshness, is calming and produces a tensor effect.
The amount of white clay that we need to prepare a poultice will depend on the area that we are going to treat, in this case we will prepare the amounts for the area of the thighs.
To prepare the clay plaster we need the following materials and follow some simple steps and tips.
This clay plaster, in addition to cases of cellulite, is also ideal for when we have tired legs.
For this clay plaster to be more effective, it is advisable to previously massage the area to give us a little heat and thus promote blood flow and then immediately apply cold with the plaster.
We can add a little more freshness to this clay plaster with a few drops of mint essential oil.
Steps to prepare the clay plaster
The clay plasters are cold and we will make them with bandages that we will previously wet before putting it on the clay.
If we do not have bandages, we can also use a roll of paper napkins or a roll of plastic (film).
- A plastic container.
- Some long, wide bandages.
- a brush
- 5 tablespoons of white clay.
- 3 tablespoons of water.
- 5 drops of peppermint essential oil.
- In the container we make the mixture of clay and water.
- Stir well until the clay is well dissolved.
- Add the drops of mint essential oil to the mixture.
- We remove again.
- We wet the bandages and drain them a little.
- We dip the brush in the clay mixture and spread it over the areas of the thigh that we want to treat.
- We place the bandage on the area, bandage and also cover with film so that they are well attached.
- We do the same with the other thigh.
- We keep the bandages about 30 minutes.
- We remove the bandages.
- We wash the areas with warm water.
Clay plasters for cellulite can be done about 3 times a week.
Other useful tips against cellulite
Resorting to clay plasters to improve cases of cellulite is a good option, but we must bear in mind that we can improve even more if we help ourselves by carrying out healthy lifestyle habits on a daily basis, such as those that we provide below.
- Healthy and balanced diet.
- Hydrate ourselves well, drinking at least 1.5 liters or 2 liters of water that we can alternate taking infusions or natural fruit or vegetable juices.
- Perform moderate daily exercise, walk at least half an hour every day.
- Perform some type of aerobic exercise.
- Avoid saturated fats, fried, battered, pastries.
- Avoid sugary and fizzy drinks.
- Avoid drinking alcohol.
- No Smoking.