Most women have experienced cellulite, the dimply skin that appears on your thighs, hips, buttocks and stomach. While we believe you should love the skin you’re in, we also appreciate the feeling of wanting to reduce the appearance of those annoying dimples. Thankfully, there is a natural way to improve the appearance of your skin, without having to spend big dollars on laser treatments.
Essential oils can help prevent cellulite by removing toxins that accumulate in the fat cells. Combined with an exfoliant, they also help promote blood circulation, allowing the skin to regenerate. Look for essential oils that have antiseptic, diuretic and astringent qualities, renowned to flush toxins and improve the tone and elasticity of the skin, which are key in preventing and improving the appearance of cellulite.
The best way to use essential oils to help prevent cellulite is to dilute a few drops in your favourite carrier oil and massage into the skin using your hand or a brush. You can also add a few drops to a homemade body scrub and massage into the skin in circular motion.
Geranium doesn’t only have a beautiful aroma, but it is also known to improve skin health. An effective antiseptic, tonic and diuretic, Geranium is an essential oil of choice when it comes to preventing and improving the appearance of cellulite. It can effectively remove dead cells, improve skin tone and complexion, as well as promoting the regeneration of skin cells. It is also great for balancing hormones! To use, add a few drops to your favourite carrier oil and massage into the skin.
Lemongrass is both an energising and calming oil offering a variety of uses and benefits. It helps to flush toxins and enhance blood circulation, as well as reducing fluid retention. Its astringent and antiseptic properties promote healthy and radiant skin. To use on the skin, mix a few drops with a carrier oil and massage in a circular motion. You can also add a few drops to a warm bath for a relaxing experience.
Grapefruit essential oil is renowned for its powerful detoxifying properties, combined with its ability to improve blood circulation and metabolism. It has a beneficial effect on the lymphatic system by removing toxins and decreasing fluid retention, promoting regeneration of cells. To use, add a few drops of grapefruit essential oil to jojoba oil and massage in the affected area daily.
Rosemary is a great addition to a daily skin care routine due to its antioxidant properties. This essential oil helps to relieve skin congestion by removing impurities due to its powerful antibacterial, antiseptic and astringent qualities. It is also great to improve the tone and elasticity of the skin. Add a few drops to your favourite natural body scrub or carrier oil and massage into the skin.
Fennel essential oil has strong diuretic properties, which improves the elimination of toxins by decreasing water retention. It works best when blended with other essential oils such as rosemary. We recommend mixing 2 drops of fennel essential oil with 2 drops of rosemary essential oil before adding to 3 tablespoon of Jojoba oil. Then massage into the affected area twice per week.
Juniper is a natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory with a plethora of skin enhancing qualities. It acts as a natural skin toner and reduces apparent skin blemishes. Juniper essential oil helps improve blood circulation and decrease water retention, effectively regulating the accumulation of toxins in the body. Add a few drops to jojoba or coconut oil and massage directly into the skin.
If you are looking for something that is already made to use, try our certified organic cellulite rub. Made with a beautiful blend of juniper berry, lemon and geranium oil, this rub will detoxify, firm and smooth the skin.