Turn back the clock on cellulite and recover the youthful appearance your skin once had with these anti-cellulite essential oils and blends!
Do you suffer from unattractive, lumpy and dimpled skin caused by cellulite? Today cellulite affects a large number of both women and men but there’s great news – with a little time and effort you can easily reduce the ugly appearance with these 7 essential oils for cellulite reduction.
Actually, 80 to 90 percent of women will be affected by cellulite at some time in their lives due to the fact they have higher amounts of fat and different distributions throughout their bodies compared to men.
Cellulite is most prominent in the buttocks and thighs but can occur in lots of other areas of the body. It makes skin appear unattractive with a lumpy and dimpled look, and occurs when fat deposits beneath the skin push through the connective tissues.
What causes Cellulite?
Doctors still don’t know the exact cause of cellulite, but there are a number of risk factors involved with the condition. Lifestyle is a big one – people who are overweight with excess fat are far more likely to suffer from cellulite in all areas of the body. Hormonal factors such as decreased estrogen which decreases blood flow and circulation to the connective tissues of our skin, resulting in enlarged fat cells and lower collagen production.
Age is another factor which is a large reason why most women will suffer from cellulite as they grow older – as we age our skin becomes thinner and less elastic. Genetic factors are a big, as these can affect a person’s natural fat distribution, metabolism and blood circulation – all of which are related to the chance of cellulite developing.
Why You Should Treat Cellulite Naturally
Soon I’ll provide you with a list of essential oils and blends that I use for cellulite, but first I wanted to go over why it’s important that you approach this from a natural standpoint.
Did you know that currently, there are no recognized outstanding treatments for cellulite? There are a number of expensive pharmaceuticals available advertised to diminish cellulite, unfortunately the majority of these offer short-lasting and less than desired results. There are also a number of surgical treatments marketed to cellulite removal, these often do not work or offer short term benefits and some can even make the condition worse.
Some treatments include acoustic wave therapy, laser therapy, liposuction, radiotherapy and subcision. Often invasive, the risk involved and short term results doesn’t seem inviting to me – especially when there are natural options.
7 Essential Oils for Cellulite
Now we’ll look at the different essential oils and blends that can be used for cellulite. Each of these oils is great on their own, but when combined in blends you can get the combined benefits of each.
I’ve included links to the essential oils I use that can be purchased for a great price on Amazon, each
Once we’ve covered the oils be sure to keep reading on for my favorite massage blends and bonus bath blends!
Geranium – Geranium oil works well on cellulite because it stimulates the lymphatic system which eliminates toxins and reduces water retention, it also improves blood-flow and circulation. Usage: Mix 4-6 drops of geranium oil with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Massage firmly for a few minutes into the affected areas. Repeat this twice a day for at least a week.
Celery Seed – Celery seed oil works on cellulite by removing excess fluid from the body which reduces the appearance. It’s a great oil to use because it has a wide range of other health benefits including promoting relaxation, improving sleep and being a strong blood purifier.
Juniper – Known as a great cleanser and detoxifier of the body, juniper oil works on cellulite by reducing fluid retention. It also has a number of other benefits and is used for acne, clearer skin and joint pain associated with arthritis.
Grapefruit – Grapefruit oil is one of my favorite essential oils to use on cellulite because it has the added benefit of appetite reduction to help with food cravings and binge eating. It is a great body cleanser encouraging the removal of toxins from cells which also helps with fluid retention. Usage: Add 4-6 drops to a diffuser at home or work. Place 2-4 drops on a tissue or cloth and inhale when you have food cravings.
Cedarwood – A great oil to use on cellulite due to its diuretic properties, it works on damaged tissues by drawing out excess fat between them. Also great for cleaning toxins from blood and those suffering from fluid retention. Usage: Add 4-6 drops of cedarwood oil to 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Massage gently into the affected areas once per day.
Lemongrass – I use lemongrass oil as an emotional up lifter and natural energy booster. It is known for its diuretic properties which is why it’s a great oil for cellulite reduction as well as a natural solution for fluid retention.
Rosemary – Known for its brain stimulant properties, rosemary oil is widely used for memory improvement and reducing day-to-day mental fatigue. It fights cellulite by removing excess fluid and harmful toxins from tissues.
Other Oils – There are a number of other great oils that can be used in combination with these for cellulite, some of these are: coriander, lemon, thyme, basil, patchouli, oregano, cypress, petitgrain and sage.
Massage Essential Oil Blends for Cellulite
Anti-Cellulite Massage Oil Blend
Combine the essential oils in a glass bottle and shake well to blend.
Almond, Jojoba & Carrot Oil Blend
Combine the essential oils and carrier oils in a small bowl and mix well.
- Apply 2-4 drops of one of the above blends to your fingers.
- Massage gently in a circular motion into skin for several minutes.
- Do this two to three times each day for several weeks.
Bath Essential Oil Blends for Cellulite
There are a number of anti-cellulite oil blends that work especially well while relaxing in the bath. To start you’ll need to add a couple of handfuls of Epsom salts and rock salts to your bath water. Then add 10-12 drops of one of the following blends to the water. While in the bath gently massage areas affected by cellulite for several minutes each.
Anti-toxin Cellulite Reducing Bath Blend
Other anti-cellulite bath blends
These are a few of my other favorite oil blends that go well together in the bath!
- 4 drops thyme oil, 2 drops lemon oil
- 4 drops clary sage oil, 4 drops patchouli oil
- 3 drops rosemary oil, 3 drops juniper oil