Taming the Tummy? It Works Body Wrap Review and Giveaway

I met Christine Yattaw of Wrap and Get Healthy at a local networking event for women in business, and she introduced me to the It Works! Ultimate Body Applicator wrap. It’s an all-natural body contouring wrap to firm and tone your cellulite-prone areas. I’d never heard of it before, but she told me about it as she pitched her business, and as I pitched mine back, I suggested a review/giveaway to help spread the word. We got in touch after the event, and she agreed to sponsor a review and giveaway on my blog here. So here’s my experience with the body wrap she gave me!

How Did the It Works Body Wrap Work?

Since I’m not the most coordinated person in the world, I enlisted the help of my husband Tom in getting wrapped. He helped me take before and after measurements and photos. The following is my “liveblog” version of doing the It Works Ultimate Body Applicator wrap.

Beginning measurements at 9:15 pm on Tuesday, pre-wrap:

  • 30.5 inches waist (around the small part)
  • 37.5 inches hips (just below the belly button)

The instructions provided for applying the wrap can be summed up like this:

  • Start with clean, dry skin.
  • Take the wrap out of its package.
  • It puts the lotion side against its skin. (Sorry, that phrasing occurred to me as Tom wrapped me!)
  • Use plastic wrap to hold everything in place. Spanx can also be helpful.
  • Leave on for at least 45 minutes, drinking at least 8 oz of water.
  • Take off the wrap, discard it, and rub the rest of the lotion into your skin.

There is a “how to” video on YouTube that shows you exactly how to do the wrap. I didn’t do the whole permanent marker thing because we just used the smallest part of my waist and the biggest part at the hip line.

The wrap smells pretty amazing. All of the herbal ingredients are quite yummy to behold. It’s also very cold going on. Very tingly once it’s on there.

Post-wrap measurements at 11:15 pm on Tuesday:

  •  31 inches waist (around the small part)
  • 37.5 inches hips (just below the belly button)

Body Wrap Before and After

Okay, so it didn’t have the incredible immediate results that some people see. Maybe it’s all the water I guzzled. But there is a visible difference in the distribution of my belly. It doesn’t hang over the band of my pajama pants as much, and the slope from the smallest part of my waist to the biggest part of my belly is more gradual. So the numbers may not have gone down, but there’s still something to see. I will continue taking my measurements for the next 72 hours, since it’s supposed to keep working for that long.

[time passes]

And then there was the confound: you aren’t supposed to do the wrap during or just before your period. Because, you know, bloating. Surprise! It showed up the day after I wrapped, and it’s still going on strong. Despite that, however, I was determined to see whether or not I had an actual loss in inches. So I measured myself again this morning, even though I’m still waiting out my cycle.

Measurements at 9:30 am on Tuesday, July 3:

  • 30 inches waist (around the small part)
  • 37 inches hips (just below the belly button)

The waist measurement was almost 29.75, but it was still closer to 30, so I rounded up.

There was a tiny loss. But considering it took me from early March until the end of June to lose 3 inches along with the 21 pounds I lost in that time, half an inch in a week – while bleeding – is still pretty significant. And there’s been a noticeable change in the texture of the skin on my belly, too. A little bit smoother, especially around the stretch marks. The results are supposed to last for 3-6 months, so I’ll see what I can do about sneaking in another set of measurements once I stop retaining water.

I may have also confounded my results by taking Epsom salt baths. The science on the baths is questionable, since the only studies were funded by the salt companies, but Epsom salt baths supposedly work by removing toxins from the body. (By osmosis or something? I don’t know. The whole “toxins” thing isn’t necessarily scientifically proven anyways.) I may have gone into my body wrap having already soaked away some of the toxins the wrap would have flushed out, minimizing my possible results. People who don’t spend 3.5 to 5 hours a week neck deep in the bathtub might have the more dramatic results other people have experienced.

So yeah, no dramatic results that completely astounded me, but it didn’t not work either. (Sorry for the double negative.)

More About the It Works Body Wrap

The wrap itself can be used on various parts of the body; you just need a pair of scissors to cut it if you want to, say, put half on one thigh and half on the other. I’d considered trying it on my thighs, but I thought I’d see more dramatic results on my belly with all that loose skin that hasn’t gone away in the 8 years since giving birth. Little did I know that my unpredictable hormones had other ideas. (Thanks, Mirena!)

The information packet I was given says that it may take 3-4 applications to achieve the best results, and that eating a sensible, healthy diet is important so as not to reintroduce the toxins the wrap is trying to get rid of. (Oops, pizza.) Diet and exercise, of course, will maximize results. I look at it as a complementary treatment for your exterior while you work on your interior. (My words, not theirs.)

The It Works wrap does not claim to help you lose weight, it helps you lose inches. It is a body sculpting product. The packet I was given says, “The Applicator should not be compared to or confused with diuretic products that temporarily cause water weight reduction. The Applicator converts ‘fat cells’ to energy.” I can’t judge the science in that statement, but I wanted to put it out there for others to draw their own conclusions about how it works.

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Christina Gleason (976 Posts)

That’s me: Christina Gleason. I’m a professional copywriter, editor, and blogger. My company is called Phenomenal Content. (Hire me!) I'm a multiply disabled autistic woman doing my best in this world built for abled people. I’m a geek for grammar, fantasy, and select types of gaming, including Twitch Sings and Plants vs Zombies 2. I hate vegetables. I have an intense phone phobia, so I’ll happily conduct business over email or IM instead.


Comments

  1. I’ve been wondering what these wraps were all about. How much do they cost?

  2. veronica vaughn says

    My Stomach. I had a 10 inch tumor removed last year from my ovary so I need to tone my stomach some after all the weightloss

  3. I’d use it on my stomach! It’s the little bit of extra around the tummy that I can’t lose after 2 babies!

  4. Natalie Lyons says

    That would have to be my stomach. After having three boys, it is much needed.

  5. Heather Swarthout says

    My tummy, definitely! I have used at least three of these, and I have lost a lot of inches thanks to those three.. and 5 pounds within 2 weeks. These are amazing so if I can win won, I would be forever thankful!!

  6. Heather Swarthout says
  7. I’d like to tone my stomach!

  8. I am trying to tone EVERYTHING. My belly is a big issue lately. I am working out at the gym and seeing a difference in some places. It would be nice to get a little jump start on the harder areas…again my tummy. Oh and that arm jiggle….shhhhhh. Thank you for the chance.

  9. Carrie z says

    My belly for sure! Three kids and i cannot get it back inshape!

  10. Tummy!

  11. My tummy!!

  12. Marissa M says

    My stomach!

  13. Natalie Lyons says

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  14. My stomach!

  15. Colleen Boudreau says

    My stomach.

  16. Colleen Boudreau says

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  17. Shannon Faith says

    I would most like to tone my stomach.

  18. ashley tuckett says

    I would use it on my tummy for sure 😉

  19. Jessica Dobbs says

    Love to wrap my tummy

  20. Ashley Leonard says

    definitely my tummy, I just had a baby a couple of months ago 😛

  21. I’d either use it on MY tummy (guys can use these, right?) or donate it to my fiance for her tummy.

  22. I have an all around issue. With all 3 of my pregnancies I gained weight everywhere, not just in my stomach, and since having my youngest it seems to have stuck around. My biggest issue is my love handles. They are out of control!

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  23. my stomach (just had a baby!)

  24. I’d like to use it on my stomach

  25. Follow on pinterest http://pinterest.com/shangelx/

  26. I never knew if these wraps worked or not. I’m glad I got to see your results!

  27. Angela Yeremenko says

    I would like to tone my stomach.

  28. Rachel DeHart says

    My belly

  29. Amanda Hoffman says

    stomach

  30. Chris DeHart says

    legs

  31. My belly

  32. My stomach defo needs the most toning for my holiday to thailand this month! Think ill give this a go! Thanks for the review 🙂

  33. Katie Bellamy says

    My tummy!!

  34. Nicole Martin says

    My tummy or my thighs 🙂

  35. tummy. definitely the tummy

  36. Brittany Thomas says

    tummy

  37. Like pretty much everyone else: my tummy!

  38. June Lisle says

    My arms are what I want to tone the most.

  39. My stomach

  40. I would have to say my stomach but it is tied with my thighs. Can I wrap my whole body? lol

  41. Rachel G says

    I would really like to tone my abdomen.

  42. Laura Ari says

    My upper arms!

  43. Rachel K. says

    My belly too!

  44. Angelina J says

    my tummy!

  45. Holli G. says

    My stomach!

  46. Natalie yeoman says

    My legs

  47. kathy dalton says

    definitely my belly

  48. kathy dalton says

    i follow on pinterest http://pinterest.com/lilmonkey1959

  49. abs

  50. Diana Hatch says

    Definitely the belly

  51. my belly area

  52. Savannah miller says

    I think my thighs!

  53. Pamela Halligan says

    My tummy.

  54. Lauren Bradshaw says

    After having 4 kids, I could definitely use some help on my abs!

  55. Hmmm….I keep hearing about these wraps! Would be interested to see how they really work.

  56. Interested in trying these wraps!!

  57. Melissa B. says

    After 2 kids, I’d have to say my tummy.

  58. tummy!!!!

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