Most of the women these days suffer from a common problem – cellulite. Cellulite is an accumulation of fat that solidifies and hardens since the surrounding tissue loses its elasticity. It appears as dimpled skin on the hips, thighs and buttocks. There are various treatments for cellulite and using essential oils for cellulite is one of the best treatment.
Cellulite is, the harder type of fat and is slow to dissolve. So you need a lot of patience. There are a number of essential oils for cellulite treatment. Given below is the list of essential oils for cellulite. They should be used in combination with carrier oils.
Geranium is one of the best essential oils used for cellulite. Geranium has a balancing effect on the nervous system and due to its antifungal, antiseptic, antispasmodic properties. If you have a sensitive skin, avoid the use of geranium as it may cause irritation. Also avoid its use during pregnancy.
Due to the Analgesic, Astringent and Diuretic properties and calming effect juniper is used in the treatment of many conditions besides cellulite treatment. It is helpful for fluid retention. It should be avoided during pregnancy.
Grapefruit when mixed with a carrier oil like evening primrose helps in breaking down the cellulite. It is also helpful for the immune system since it is rich in vitamin C.
Lavender has a stimulating and healing effect on the skin. Lavender when combined with therapeutic carrier oil is very good for cellulite treatment.
Lemon helps in improving the immune system and is helpful in cellulite treatment.
Tangerine is used in massage oil to break down cellulite. It is also helpful in preventing stretch marks, increasing circulation. After the application of this oil, sun exposure should be avoided.
Cypress when diluted in a bath or used in a massage oil helps in breaking down cellulite.
Cedarwood when diluted in carrier oil helps to combat cellulite.
Rosemary is diuretic oil that helps in reducing water retention. Since cellulite is considered to be a result of fluid accumulation in the fatty layer of skin, reducing water retention is very important as far as cellulite problem is concerned. The people with high blood pressure and during pregnancy should avoid it.
These are some of the essential oils used for cellulite treatment.