Essential Oils for Cellulite Treatment
With the current knowledge in herbal medicine, aromatherapy has gained a tremendous respect from medical practitioners. In France, where essential oils are often used along with the conventional medicines, there is an increasing number of doctors who have studied aromatherapy.
Essential oils have long been used to improve health and wellbeing including preventing and reducing cellulite, the dimpled, orange-peel skin commonly seen on the thighs, buttocks and hips of women.
If you suffer from cellulite, here are the 6 best anti-cellulite essential oils that can be used effectively to prevent and reduce the appearance of orange-peel skin.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis)
Rosemary essential oil has been known for its stimulating, energising and circulation boosting properties. A clinical study published in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology showed that Rosemary reduced the appearance of cellulite by 52.9% while also improved skin firmness and elasticity by 57.9%. The study which involved 40 women age 18 to 59 years, suggested that Rosemary reduced cellulite in a wide range of age groups.
Black Pepper (Piper Nigrum)
Black Pepper essential oil is my favourite ingredient to reduce muscle stiffness and relieve aching joints. An randomised double-blind trial on women age 20 to 55 years, published in the Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine, suggested that black pepper could be used topically to reduce cellulite and improve the overall skin condition.
Lemon (Citrus Limonum)
For many decades, lemon has been used for slimming and cellulite treatments. A study published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences suggested that lemon essential oil has anti-obesity (slimming) properties. Due to its slimming effects, lemon essential oil is highly recommended for the treatment of cellulite.
Grapefruit (Citrus Paradisi)
Grapefruit essential oil is one of the popular oils among aromatherapists to treat cellulite. It has detoxifying, slimming and circulation boosting properties that help reduce cellulite and water retention in the body.
Sweet Fennel (Foeniculum Vulgare)
A scientific review published in BioMed Research International listed anticancer and anti-constipation as the therapeutic properties of sweet fennel. Traditionally, sweet fennel essential oil has been used in aromatherapy for cellulite treatment. Due to its cleansing (anti-constipation) properties, sweet fennel essential oil helps reduce built up toxins in the body that otherwise can worsen the appearance of cellulite.
Palmarosa (Cymbopogon Martini)
Palmarosa essential oil doesn't directly reduce the appearance of cellulite, nevertheless, it possesses strong antioxidant activities that protect skin from environmental damage and ageing. It helps improve the overall appearance of the skin, therefore, Palmarosa is highly recommended in any anti-cellulite formula. In my anti-cellulite formula, I use Palmarosa essential oil to firm and lift the appearance of skin that helps reduce the appearance of cellulite.
How to Reduce Cellulite with Essential Oils
Daily massaging the cellulite-prone areas have been proven to be effective at reducing the appearance of cellulite. If you suffer from cellulite, massage your thighs, buttocks and hips with Ultra Smoothing Cellulite Serum Oil. Apply a small amount of this concentrated serum-oil to one palm. Rub your hands together to warm the oil then massage firmly in circular motion into areas of the body you want to improve. Use daily after a bath or shower. Ultra Smoothing Cellulite Serum Oil has been specially formulated with rosemary, black pepper, lemon, grapefruit, sweet fennel and palmarosa essential oils to help prevent and reduce cellulite and the appearance of orange-peel skin.
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