This excerpt is from the most complete guide for using essential oils, the 6th Edition Essential Oils Desk Reference.
Cellulite is one of the harder types of fats to dissolve in the body. Cellulite is an accumulation of old fat cell clusters that solidify and harden as the surrounding tissues loses its elasticity.
Excess fat is undesirable for two reasons:
- The extra weight puts an extra load on all body systems, particularly the heart and cardiovascular system, as well as the joints (knees, hips, spine, etc.).
- Toxins and petrochemicals (pesticides, herbicides, and metals) tend to accumulate in fatty tissues. This can contribute to hormone imbalance, neurological problems, and higher risk of cancer.
Essential oils such as Ledum, Tangerine and Grapefruit may help reduce fat cells. Cypress enhances circulation to support the elimination of fatty deposits. The essential oils of Lemongrass and Spearmint also may help fat metabolism.
Try these two soothing bath soak recipes to help with cellulite buildup.
Cellulite Blend No. 1
- 10 drops Grapefruit
- 5 drops Lavender
- 3 drops Helichrysum
- 3 drops Patchouli
- 4 drops Cypress
Cellulite Blend No. 2
- 5 drops Juniper
- 3 drops Orange
- 3 drops Cypress
- 3 drops Rosemary
Mix the above blends and add 2 tablespoons Epsom salts or Bath Gel Base and dissolve in warm bath water.