Sep 19

Massaging with Rosemary, Cinnamon, Geranium Essential Oils for Cellulite Reduction

Cellulite is a term given to fat deposits just below the skin. It looks lumpy and dimpled accumulating on the thighs, hips, buttocks, lower limbs, and abdomen. Cellulite is most common in adult women and tends to make most women unhappy to have this condition. So, we need to investigate this more closely.

Factors that influence cellulite are:

  • If other women in your family have cellulite, chances are you will too

  • Poor diet

  • Fad dieting

  • Slow metabolism

  • Lack of physical activity

  • Hormone changes

  • Dehydration

  • Total body fat

  • Thickness and color of your skin

A good way to reduce the accumulation of toxins in our body is through massage and an added plus is that it is so very relaxing. This process stimulates the system that is directly below the skin, known as the lymphatic system. A daily self-massage with essential oils for cellulite can help break down fatty deposits and help the toxins to be eliminated from our body.

essential oils celluliteSome essential oils and carrier oils that are commonly used in making homemade massage oils include coconut oil,jojoba oil, walnut oil, hazelnut oil, sweet almond oil and avocado oil to name a few. Essential oils uses unique qualities that add to the massage oil and are beneficial for the body.

 

Below is a list of essential oils and their uses in the battle against cellulite:

  • Cinnamon – helps to stimulate the flow of blood through the body and also strengthens connective tissues.

  • Hazelnut oil – softens the skin.

  • Juniper oil – increases circulation and helps to activate slow-growing tissues.

  • Rosemary – increases circulation, very helpful in reducing water retention and stimulates the body’s metabolism to decrease cellulite formation.

  • Citrus oils – (Grapefruit, Lemon, Orange, Tangerine) increases circulation and helps to prevent lymph build-up while reducing water retention, tightening skin and strengthening capillaries.

  • Jojoba oil – softens the skin and helps to keep your sebum in balance. (Sebum is responsible for the waterproofing of our skin and hair, as well as keeping our skin and hair from becoming dried out.)

  • Geranium oil improves circulation and helps detoxify your system.

Antibacterial essential oils assist the body in removing toxins that are stored in fat cells. Cinnamon and geranium have very strong antibacterial properties and should be considered for the massage oil.

Essential oils in conjunction with light massage and lifestyle changes may reduce the appearance of cellulite. Lifestyle changes may include a detoxification diet with organic fruits, vegetables and fiber, plenty of water, dry skin brushing to promote lymphatic drainage, massage therapies, regular exercise, and avoiding alcohol and smoking for maximum results.

Here is a book that I came across and thought it had some very helpful and inspiring information. Let’s just get right down to it!

Today’s Special Tidbit:

“Research at Weber State University has shown that out of 67 oils tested, 66 of them were powerful anti-bacterial agents. Oregano, cinnamon, mountain savory, ravensara and peppermint were all more powerful as anti-bacterial agents than penicillin or ampicilin.”

Cellulite Link

We, at Good Living Essential Oils, always look forward to hearing about great results from studies using essential oils.