Cellulite is a combination of misshapen fat tissues and toxins. It causes dimpling on the skin around the lower part of the body, such as hips, legs and thighs. A healthy lifestyle with a good diet and exercise are important in diminishing cellulite, but extra help to smooth out the skin out is always great. Essential oils are derived from various plants and flowers, and can remove the toxins in the skin that contribute to the cellulite buildup as well as increase the oxygen circulation to cells in the body that naturally removes cellulite. The essential oils listed below have shown to particularly help to get remove cellulite deposits.
A few drops of essential oils are mixed in with a carrier oil, such as jojoba oil, sweet almond oil or coconut oil before application to the skin. The oil is then massaged onto the skin by hand using circular motions or by using a cellulite brush that can be found in pharmacies, beauty stores or online
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1. Lemongrass Essential Oil
Lemongrass is therapeutically used to reduce muscle pain and body ache, fight bacteria and ward off insects, as well as in cooking and creating fragrances. As an essential oil, lemongrass has antifungal, insecticidal, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. In treating cellulite, it is a strong astringent and is rich in active compounds like terpenes and citronnellal. It helps the body to get rid of toxins and improve blood circulation through the skin, and it has diuretic compounds help is reducing fluid retention.
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2. Grapefruit Essential Oil
Grapefruit essential oil acts as a diuretic, disinfectant, stimulant, antidepressant, antiseptic, aperitif, lymphatic and tonic substance. Grapefruits have also always been associated with a healthy diet in the past. Like lemongrass, it helps to reduce fluid retention and also removes toxins from the body, including toxins from synthetic drugs. A few drops of this essential oil mixed in with either olive oil or coconut oil can be used once or twice a day.
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3. Tangerine Essential Oil
Tangerine essential oil is hailed for its overall benefits to the immune system, skin and in uplifting emotions and improving creativity. It acts as an antiseptic, antispasmodic, sedative, stomachic and depurative. It works by getting toxins out of the body, improving blood circulation and helping with digestive problems overall.
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4. Bitter Orange Essential Oil
Not only does the bitter orange essential oil help to reduce cellulite, it also helps the body to improve its metabolism to help with overall weight loss. Like the other oils, it helps the body to detoxify while also individually being strong in anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties.
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5. Juniper Essential Oil
Juniper essential oil has an extremely wide variety of properties and acts as an antiseptic, sudorific, antirheumatic, depurative, antispasmodic, stimulating, stomachic, astringent, carminative, diuretic, rubefacient, vulnerary and tonic substance. The essential oil of juniper is obtained through steam distillation of the needles, wood and powdered fruits of juniper, and is high in polyphenol and flavonoid antioxidants. It helps to reduce fluid retention and removes toxins to treat cellulite, as well as helps to improve blood circulation in the body.
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6. Cedarwood Essential Oil
Cedarwood is basically a plant native to cold climates and is normally found at high altitudes. The oil is extracted through steam distillation of the cedarwood, and helps to get rid of cellulite by removing toxins and reducing fluid retention. Moreover, it even helps to reduce fat by decongesting problematic fatty tissues. Further, this oil also helps to improve the overall health of your skin.
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7. Carrot Seed Essential Oil
Carrot seed essential oil is extracted by steam distillation, primarily from the dried seeds of wild carrot, but also from the dried plant itself. Its primary properties include antiseptic, disinfectant, detoxifying, antioxidant, anticarcinogenic among others. It is one of the best oils to help tone the skin and fade stretch marks, as it not only promotes healthy blood circulation but also promotes the production of collagen. It’s added strong antioxidant properties help to get rid of bodily toxins and even the skin out.
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8. Celery Seed Essential Oil
Celery seed oil has been known as a strong blood purifier, helping to cure gallstones and kidney stones. Moreover, it has anti-rheumatic, antispasmodic, carminative, nervine, sedative and tonic properties. It helps in relaxation, stimulating the nervous system, promoting better sleep and provide better strength and vigour overall. It helps to reduce cellulite through reducing fluid retention in the body.
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9. Cypress Essential Oil
Cypress is known for its ability to fight infections, assist respiratory system, eliminate toxins from the body and to relieve nervousness and anxiety. Cypress oil is also known to help with varicose veins, and soothes the discomfort in the areas massaged with the oil. As with the other oils, cypress helps to remove toxins and reduces fluid retention in the body when used on cellulite.
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10. Spearmint Essential Oil
Spearmint flowers are steam distilled to produce this essential oil. Although it is similar to peppermint oil, it is much milder and contains lower amounts of menthol than peppermint oil. Traditionally, it is used in medicine, cooking, fragrances and promoting relaxation. This oil may help improve metabolism and it’s said to be even more effective when combined with grapefruit essential oil in order to target largest areas of cellulite.
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11. Fennel Essential Oil
Fennel oil is quite effective in breaking up fatty deposits under the surface of the skin. It helps to balance the bodily fluids and push out toxins in the body. Its optimum use is when it is combined with rosemary oil and mixed in with a carrier oil such as jojoba oil or coconut oil.
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12. Patchouli Essential Oil
The health benefits of this oil can be attributed to its properties as an antidepressant, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, deodorant, diuretic, fungicide, insecticide, sedative and tonic substance among others. When used with a carrier oil and massaged onto the body, it provides a way for the waste deposits in the body to be flushed out and better blood circulation to promote better overall health of the skin.
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13. Sage Essential Oil
Sage has long been recognized as an extremely medicinal herb. When used with a carrier oil and a cellulite brush, sage oil can help to reduce cellulite and firm and smoothen out skin, especially because Sage is one of the few known oils to dissolve stubborn fat. It is also known to help with mental clarity, balance emotions and ease anxiety.
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14. Germanium Essential Oil
This oil is derived from the germanium flower and smells similar to roses. In the past, it was primarily used to sanitize and treat wounds, but is now also known for its skin firming properties. Currently, it is one of the best oils for fighting cellulite, thanks to its astringent, antiseptic, tonic, diuretic and hemostatic properties. In addition, it can help with hormone imbalance and prevent the skin from curdling and lumping up.
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15. Rosemary Essential Oil
Though traditionally known for its use in cooking, rosemary is also an excellent oil to battle cellulite. Its toning and firming properties help with reducing the appearance of cellulite, and it also helps to combat lymphatic blockage, further working to get rid of cellulite.