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The Supreme Guide to It Works Body Wraps

With the increasing demand for the It Works Body Wrap, and the plethora of scattered information around the web, we set down to write this new, exhaustive guide to the wrap otherwise known as the Ultimate Body Applicator. 

Our hope is this guide will aide distributors and customers alike with tips for usage, answers to the most common faqs and best practices for the greatest results. If you enjoy it, we’d love to hear about in the comments! 

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How Do You Apply/Remove It Works Body Wraps?

Having the most successful initial application as possible is a very hot topic. As such, we’ve put together the following video, as well as the following images to show you step by step how to apply and remove It Works Wraps. Keep in mind that we consider one wrap a treat, and 4 wraps a full treatment! AND, get excited, you’re about to see some amazing results! 🙂

1. Gather All Your Wrap Materials!

Gather ItWorks Materials

Grab your It Works! Cleanser, Toner, Wraps, Fab Wrap & a camera (or your phone) to get started!

If you don’t have all of these products on hand, you can still wrap… this is just what we recommend to maximize your results 🙂

The Cleanser and Toner will be used to clean your skin before applying the applicator and the Fab Wrap will help secure the wrap into place for the next 45 minutes. You can also use plastic wrap for the same purpose, but our Fab Wrap is more flexible and allows your skin to breathe much easier.

2. Lift/Remove Your Shirt & Fully Expose Your Tummy!


You can tuck your shirt into your bra or completely take your shirt off. You may need to unbutton your pants as well to ensure that the wrap can fully cover your mid-section.

Don’t worry, you won’t have to feel exposed the entire time… once you have the wrap in place, you can cover back up. 🙂 I often will wear a wrap while I’m out running errands for the day, and noone is ever the wiser!

3. Take a Selfie


Do NOT skip this step! It’s can be difficult to truly see the difference a wrap can make if you don’t take a before and after photo.

We recommend taking a few good pictures, in good lighting from many different angles. Try to take the pic using natural daylight and high quality camera, if possible. Those tiny wrinkles, lines and areas of cellulite can be hard to see! 🙂

4. Prepare Your Tummy for Magic!


To get your stomach ready for the wrap, you should first wash the area with hot water & our Cleanser. Pat the area dry and then spritz with It Works Toner (optional). Wait for the area to dry completely before applying the wrap.

Cleaning the skin with Cleanser & Toner ensures that your pores are open and ready to absorb the cream on the wrap.

Note: Many customers also incorporate a loofah or a brush to clear the area of any dead skin or debris.

5. Unfold the Wrap Completely


As you can see in the picture, the wrap is approximately 2 feet wide, and the gel on the wrap should be mostly visible on one side (brown-ish in color). Once you have the wrap completely unfolded, you can place it against your tummy with the gel side facing your skin.

If your trouble area is specifically your love handles, you can also cut the wrap in two pieces and place one piece on each side of your abdomen.

And, if the wrap is too small to cover your entire tummy, we’d recommend using two skinny wraps (never use more than two wraps at one time) or focusing on either your lower or upper abdomen for the initial treatment(s) until you reach your desired result.

6. Apply the Wrap & Smooth Out Wrinkles


Often times the gel will collect on one area of the wrap due to gravity/shipping etc.

When you apply the wrap to your skin, try to smooth out the gel against your skin so that your each part of your stomach is covered with an equal amount of the gel.

After a few seconds/minutes you will notice a cold tingling sensation and this is perfectly normal! It means that the gel is penetrating your skin and the magic is beginning! 🙂

7. Secure the Wrap in place with It Works Fab Wrap


It Works Fab wrap is definitely recommended if you’re looking to get the best results possible with your It Works Body Wraps.

If you don’t have fab wrap, you can use a tight fitting garment (such as spandex), or you can wrap your tummy using plastic wrap. Just make sure that the wrap is securely in place against your skin, as it will want to move as you walk around, bendover, etc and we don’t want to waste any of that precious gel!

Remember that tighter is better-just don’t cut off your circulation! 🙂

8. Set Your Timer for 45 Minutes & Grab a Water


The minimum recommended time for the wrap to be effective is 45 minutes, so make sure you wear it at least that long!

If you wear it longer, you won’t necessarily see any better results, but many users like to wear the wrap to bed at night or during a nap or while watching a movie, etc.

We also recommend drinking at least 8 glasses of water per day while using the wraps. Because It Works Body Wraps continue to work over the course of 72 hours, it’s very important that you stay properly hydrated during those 3 days to ensure you get the results you desire.

9. Remove Wrap & Rub-in Remaining Gel


After 45 minutes, its now okay to remove the applicator and rub in all the remaining gel! The gel is infused with a variety of powerful botanicals and that is where the magic happens… so don’t waste it! 🙂

Sometimes it can take a couple minutes to rub all the gel into your skin, but its worth it, so don’t skip this step!

10. Take Your After Picture

Taking your before and afters are incredibly important for your personal satisfaction. Many users have trouble noticing the results after their first wrap without their photos.

Looking down on your belly gives you a totally different (and much less whole) perspective than you can achieve with a few good pictures from different angles. Many times the most drastic results are from a side profile, which is difficult to see without a picture.

**TIP: If you decide to become a distributor and sell It Works Body Wraps to make an additional income, having your personal results in photo-format is incredibly helpful!

11. Wait 72 Hours, Drink More Water & Take Another Pic

As we stated earlier, the wrap continues to penetrate to the deepest levels of your skin over the course of 72 hours so its very important that you continue to drink lots of water and then take another picture afterwards.

Because some users ‘bloat’ (because of toxicity levels and inflammation) after the initial 45 minutes, the 72-hour picture can often provide the most useful and drastic before and after!

For comparison’s sake, try to take the your 72 hour picture in similar clothing and under similar lighting conditions as well.

12. Be Blown Away by Your Results & Join Our Team!


If you are as blown away with the results as I was, then consider this… we consider one wrap a ‘treat’ and four wraps a full ‘treatment’. So, what will your tummy look like after your next 3 wraps?!

After my first full treatment with It Works Body Wraps, I just knew that I was on to something and that I had to SELL it. If you have had similar thoughts, then get in touch with me!

We have an incredible team & community that is supportive, FUN, and ready to help YOU start your own wrap business! Imagine making money and selling body wraps at home with your children! 🙂

How Long Do You Wear the Wrap for?

It Works Body Wraps have a suggested usage time of 45 minutes, however, you’ll continue to see results over the next 72 hours as the formula works inside your system. You can wear it longer than 45 minutes if you’d like to, but you won’t necessarily get better results.

Many of our customers will wear the wrap to bed and sleep through the night with it on! This is completely fine, but we do recommend taking a before and after picture to compare after you’ve taken the wrap off.

How Often Can I Wrap & How Many Can I Wear?

You can wear one wrap at a time, as often as every 72 hours. If you’d like to apply a wrap to two body parts at the same time, like your arms, love handles or legs, you can cut the wrap in half and apply half to each side.

We don’t recommend wearing more than one full wrap at a time because the ingredients in the wrap aide your body’s ability to cleanse itself of toxins and too much at one time may make you feel tired, sick or dizzy for a short time while the toxins leave your body.

After 72 hours, the formula will have done its work within your system and you can feel free to apply another body wrap. You can continue wrapping, as often as every 72 hours, until you get your desired results.

Once you’ve achieved the results you’re looking for, we recommend a “maintenance” wrap once or twice per month to keep your target area tight and toned.

Can You Use the Wraps during Pregnancy / Breastfeeding?

We don’t recommend using the wraps while you’re pregnant or nursing because as stated before, some ingredients have been known to aide in the body’s natural removal of toxins. While It Works Body Wraps are composed of natural ingredients, they may help your body release toxins that should not be passed onto your baby.

When in doubt, check with your doctor to get an expert opinion.

Are It Works Body Wraps Safe?

Yes! The Ultimate Body Applicator (aka the It Works Wrap) is completely safe to use. The wraps harness the natural powers of plants and botanical extracts to deliver a safe but effective method to tighten tone and firm any area of the body.

Is it just Water Weight or Real Weight Loss?

The It Works Wrap delivers REAL results! Unlike many other body wraps, mud wraps, seaweed wraps, etc. that you can spend a fortune on at salons to lose only water weight, our wraps are easy to use, affordable and effective. They deliver long-lasting results and can target specific trouble areas.

Can the Wraps Make You Sick or Nauseous?

While it’s not likely that you will feel any negative side effects after wearing a wrap, it is possible that could feel dizzy or nauseous if your body is very toxic.

A toxic body can release a large amount of toxins leaving you feeling tired, sluggish or dizzy for a short time. Once your body has rid itself of these undesirable materials, however, you will feel even better than before!

If you are one of these highly toxic individuals, you may want to consider a good multivitamin, a greens supplement, and drinking a little extra water during the wrap process.

What Does It Mean if I Bloated?

While nine out of ten people will see results immediately after their first wrap, we do recommend a full treatment of four wraps. If you bloated after your first wrap, do not fret… it is likely that your body is just adjusting to the ingredients and needs more time to let them work within your system.

Those who bloat may be more toxic than others, so you may need to do a full treatment and drink plenty of water to ensure that you get the best possible results. Often times, those who bloat after their first wrap, get the best results overall after completing the full 4-wrap treatment.

Where Can I Wear It?

You can wear the wrap on pretty much any area from the neck down! Wrap your chin, your neck, your breasts, arms, stomach, abdomen, love handles, thighs, legs, buttocks, etc. If you want it tighter, toner or firmer, slap a wrap on it! 🙂

Are the Wraps Natural? Gluten-Free?

The wraps are an all-natural and gluten-free product that uses plant-based ingredients and plant extracts to deliver safe and long-lasting results.

Are the Results Long Lasting or Temporary?

If the wraps are used correctly and consistently, they will deliver long-lasting results unlike many other products on the market that only provide water weight-loss. Your results will typically last 2-6 months, but depending on your lifestyle, they may last indefinitely!

We often compare wrap results to workout results; if you exercise regularly until you get your desired results, but completely stop working out after you get those results… they likely won’t stick around for longer than a couple months unless you’re following a very strict diet.

In the same vein, if you wrap until you get your desired results, but completely stop wrapping after that and don’t keep up any sort of exercise and clean eating regimen, your results will likely only last a few months. If you continue to do a maintenance wrap, eat well, and stay active, however, your results can last a very, very long time!

Is it a Scam?

Absolutely not! Our wraps are the real deal and that’s why we’ve sold over a MILLION wraps as a company… if they didn’t work, we would be out of business by now.

Some customers may complain that they didn’t see results, but there are several reasons for this. While 9 out of 10 people WILL see results after one wrap, we do recommend a full treatment of four wraps to get the full effects they offer.

If someone has completed a full treatment and still did not get optimum results, it’s likely because they missed an important step in the directions! To ensure that you get the best results possible, please make sure you take a before & after picture and follow the application instructions closely.

Can the Wraps Cause a Rash?

If you are allergic to any of the natural ingredients, it is possible that one of those ingredients could cause a rash. Otherwise, it could be an effect of your body cleansing itself of toxins. If the rash persists more than 24-48 hours, you should see a doctor as you may have an allergy. Most people will see no ill effects before or after wrapping, however.

The Wrap is Tingling, Is that Normal?

Yes, the tingling is normal 🙂 It might feel a little strange at first, but the tingling just means that the plant and botanical ingredients are working correctly!

What is the Best Position to Wear It?

The best position to wear the wrap is the one that is most comfortable for you 🙂 As long as it’s secured with our Fab Wrap, saran wrap or some tight fitting clothes, you can continue about your day as usual as long as you won’t be sweating.

Sweating may clog your pores and affect your wrap results, so you will want to avoid any strenuous activity while you have it on.

Can I Eat or Drink anything while I’m wearing the applicator?

While wearing the wrap, we encourage you to drink as much water as possible. Other than water, however, you should not consume any food or beverages while it’s on your body.

Once you’ve taken off the wrap, you are free to eat or drink as usual. To get the very best results, we do recommend a clean eating regimen, but this is not a requirement to see results right away.

Can I sleep in it?

Yes, you can definitely sleep with the wrap on! While you only need to wear it for 45 minutes to see results, you can certainly wear it longer if you prefer. Many people love the cool, tingling sensation they feel while wearing it 🙂

Do they have an expiration date?

Because the wraps are primarily composed of natural ingredients, they do have a shelf life of one year. Each wrap comes individually packaged, but once you’ve opened the package, you will want to use it immediately for optimum results.

Were the wraps featured on Good Morning America?

Good Morning America did have a segment on body wraps, but they were not the It Works brand. The ones featured on Good Morning America were body wraps that cover your entire body and work primarily to remove your body of water weight– they can be very messy, difficult to apply and don’t offer long lasting results.

Our body applicators are much simpler, far more affordable and more effective! They can be applied in the privacy of your own home and only have to be worn for 45 minutes for long lasting results.

Can I wrap my legs?

You sure can! You can cut the wrap in half and apply half to each leg at the time or you can apply one full wrap to each leg, 72 hours apart. It is possible to wear two full wraps at a time, but we recommend applying just one wrap every 72 hours to get the best results.

How often should I wrap?

We recommend wrapping every 72 hours until you get your desired results. Once you achieve those results, you can do a “maintenance” wrap once or twice a month to ensure that your skin remains tight, tone and firm!

Can I use an applicator on my chin?

Definitely! You can apply one to your chin as well as anywhere below the chin. To wrap your chin, you can cut a full applicator into 4-6 smaller pieces. To secure the wrap on your chin, use our Fab Wrap, saran wrap or a headband to keep it in place.

What is the cream on the It Works Wrap?

The cream that you find on the applicator upon unfolding it is our signature formula, which is primarily composed of powerful botanicals and plant extracts. This cream is what penetrates into your skin to tighten tone and firm in just 45 minutes!

How do I find a Wrap consultant?

You already found one 😉 My name is Denise Walsh and I live in Grand Rapids, Michigan… but if you don’t live in Michigan, don’t let that scare you off. I have been in this company for 7 years and have teammates from ALL over the world— no matter where you are, I will make sure you have all the tools you need to succeed in this business!

Can I wear an applicator during my period?

Yes, you can wrap at any time! Many women can naturally “bloat” during this time, but it is completely safe to use the wraps.

How can I get It Works Body wraps cheap?

You can get wholesale prices on all of our products by becoming a loyal customer or distributor.

Becoming a loyal customer is totally free, but it allows you to get wholesale prices on all of our products for life simply by committing to try any one of our products per month for three consecutive months.

Becoming a distributor is only $99 and will give you your very own business and a box of wraps to start with!

Becoming a distributor is only $99 and will give you your very own business and a box of wraps to start with!

Do I have to maintain a certain diet while wrapping?

There is not a specific It Works Body Wrap diet plan, but we do recommend that you stick to eating whole, fresh foods and stay away from overly processed foods and refined sugars. Eating a clean diet full of fresh fruits, vegetables and other whole foods with ensure that your results stick around for many months to come.

How do I start my own wrap business? What comes inside the distributor kit?

Starting your own business is super simple and affordable. It’s only $99 to get started and you don’t need any experience–you just need a willingness to learn! There is no need to reinvent the wheel with us, we have a proven system for success that we will share with you on Day 1.

Signing up as a distributor will give you the full rights to sell It Works Body Wraps along with all the It Works products. Upon enrolling, you’ll receive a starter kit that includes a box of wraps that you can use yourself or sell to others to recoup your investment right away.

Not only that, but we have an amazing compensation plan that allows you to earn anywhere from a few hundred dollars each month to six-figures each month.

Do they help with loose skin?

Absolutely! Our wraps work to tighten, tone and firm the skin they’re applied to, which makes them great for areas with loose skin. The It Works Body Wraps are also great for reducing the appearance of cellulite!

How do I get the best results?

If you’re looking to get the very best results with your wrap, there are a few things you can do maximize its effects.

1). Take a before & after photo. Sometimes you can’t see the full range of differences with your naked eye, but having pictures that you can put side by side show you the real results.

2). Apply the wrap to clean, dry skin. I like to apply after a shower, but be sure to use soap that is not lotion or cream based to avoid clogging your pores.

3). Drink plenty of water. Drink 2-3 glasses while the wrap is on and continue to drink at least 10-12 glasses daily over the next 72 hours.

4). Eat well. There are no diet requirements that you need to follow with the wrap, but I do recommend eating clean by avoiding over-processed foods with artificial ingredients and refined sugars.

5). Stay active. The wraps are not a substitute for eating well or working out… they simply enhance the results of exercise and a healthy diet. Continuing to stay active and eat well after you remove the wrap will give maximum results.

Has Dr Oz. endorsed It Works Body Wraps?

Dr. Oz has spoken about and recommended some of the ingredients we use in our products, but has never mentioned our wraps or products specifically.

What is a wrap party and how does it work?

A wrap party is our fun and signature event that gives you the chance to share that crazy wrap thing with your friends, family co-workers and neighbors. All you do is make a list of people who you think would like to tone, tighten and firm an area of the body in just 45 minutes. Invite everyone over for a fun and casual evening where everyone will love seeing their immediate results.

Unlike other parties, you don’t need to spend much time or money preparing for it– no need to make fancy food or drinks… simply provide water for all of your guests to drink as they wrap! Hosting a wrap party is super simple and everyone will love seeing their immediate results.

Be sure to take before & after pictures of everyone who is wrapping so they can see all the differences up close! Once everyone has applied the wrap, you can introduce our other products and give out samples. I love to demonstrate the Fat Fighter and share Greens samples with all of my guests 🙂