Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Can Help With Cellulite
Aromatherapy and essential oils have been shown to have a wide range of potential benefits that can assist with the treatment and management of a variety of conditions, yet one of the lesser known possibilities is how their careful application can help reduce the severity of cellulite. Almost all women will experience the development and expansion of cellulite at some stage of their life, and it can be quite stressful to witness the emergence of a clear sign that the body is aging.
These essential oils can help with this by providing a natural calming balm to the skin that helps reduce the prevalence of what causes cellulite in the first case – namely fat, water and waste that accumulates beneath the skin creating the unsightly stretching and pasty tone. The good news is that using essential oils to combat cellulite is not only extremely easy and relaxing in it’s own right, but also entirely natural as compared to to ‘off the shelf’ products that are typically packed with unnecessary chemicals and artificial ingredients.
Do bear in mind that the application of essential oils in this case isn’t going to be a one-off miracle cure; for like most beauty treatments it will require pretty much daily application and care for the effects to really take hold. Equally once the benefits become apparent it will also demand the routine to be continued in order to keep the cellulite at bay – but the good new is that the formula and application is both straightforward and extremely soothing.
Essential oils are effective because of the therapeutic properties that have in regards to managing hormones, especially estrogen – imbalances in which are believed to be a major source of the development of cellulite. Other oils are naturally great for the skin and help combat water retention (another major contributory factor to the the development of cellulite). When combined together it’s possible to create quite a powerful and entirely natural selection of oils that can help enormously in helping reduce the visibility of the condition.
The following essential oils can help with cellulite and all contain properties that are great tonics for fighting cellulite:
Juniper – excellent for stimulating and detoxifying the skin
Geranium – provides a boost to the circulatory system and helps prevent fluid retention
Cypress - assists in regulating the way the body manages fluids
Atlas Cedarwood - has been shown to encourage the body to breakdown unnecessary fats
Sweet Fennel – A natural anti-oxidant and diuretic to help reduce water retention
Rosemary – similar properties to sweet fennel, but provides an alternative scent
To prepare these oils combine a drop of each with around 20ml of what is termed a ‘carrier oil’ such as grape seed or sweet almond. This is crucial because used on their own essential oils can be abrasive and cause irritation to the skin, they must be diluted in order to be effective and safe. This mixture can then be applied as a lotion directly to the body or alternatively added to a relaxing hot bath.