How to get rid of cellulite naturally!

First some DIY for toning and cleansing the skin tissues and some information about Cellulitis.

Medically, this term signifies the condition of inflammation of cellular tissue, generally as a result of infection from a septic wound. But we will leave this definition for the medical profession.

We are going to talk about ‘cellulite’ (French origin) and it means the condition when the subcutaneous fat cells are infiltrated by fluids with toxic wastes.

Cellulite affects women almost exclusively, as there is a known connection with hormonal balance. Most often it is found on the outer side of the thighs, sometimes extending to the hips and buttocks and gives rise to the nickname ‘jodhpur thighs’ on account of the noticeable thickening.

Another nickname is ‘orange peel skin’ due to the characteristic puckering which distinguishes cellulite from plain fat. The puckering is due to the fact that the walls of the subcutaneous fat cells gradually grow thicker, with deposits of fibrous collagen, so locking in the fluid and toxins.

Luckily, aromatherapy is one of the most successful forms of treatment for this condition – even more so if it is allied to advice about nutrition and exercise, since the condition is most often found in women with sedentary jobs.

It is not a mere cosmetic problem though. It is a sign of a serious toxic state of the body, and an indication that the lymphatic system is sluggish and elimination in general less than efficient.

To help with the overall situation we need essential oils with a variety of properties: detoxifying, stimulating to the lymphatic system, hormone balancing and diuretic.

A treatment needs to be continued for several weeks, depending on the severity of the cellulite, how long it has existed and how much you help yourself with a wholefood diet. It is also important to vary the combination of oils used.

How to get rid of cellulite with essential oils

Below are some oils which may help for cellulite are

  • Geranium
  • Rosemary
  • Black pepper
  • Grapefruit
  • Juniper berry

Aromatherapists recommend using these oils or blends with these oils with a form of massage to drain and stimulate the lymphatic system, and also some to be used in baths. It speeds the treatment if you use a loofah, brush or massage glove on the affected areas between treatments.

Stress is also a factor in cellulite, because the body accumulates toxins much more when stressed, and elimination may become less efficient. In this case, it is a good idea to alternate the lymphatic massage with more general aromatherapy massage to help with stress and its causes.

Remember, an aromatherapy massage is not really a luxury, it is an investment in your well being!

Here are a few cellulite reducing essential oil blends for you to make at home

  • Rosemary                           5 drops
  • Benzoin                              5 drops
  • Fennel                                 5 drops
  • Lemon                                 5 drops

Mix the oils together in a glass bottle with a carrier oil like grapeseed (30 ml) and massage the formula into the cellulite areas and see if this is how to get rid of cellulite.

Or try the below cellulite essential oil recipe

  • Cypress                                5 drops
  • Benzoin                               5 drops
  • Rosemary                           5 drops
  • Sweet basil                         4 drops

Mix the oils together in a glass bottle with a carrier oil like grapeseed (30 ml) and massage the formula into the cellulite areas and see if this is how to get rid of cellulite.

Now if you have some recipes on how to get rid of cellulite do share them below in the comment box so other people can benefit as well!

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