Cellulite, a layer of subcutaneous fat, is the culprit behind that orange-peel texture we can get on ou stomachs, butts and thights. Srtee, poor digestion, and lack of sleep can cause it. Hormonal imbalances can play a part too, but the main reason why so many women today suffer from cellulite may be the abundance of hormone-mimicking chemicals in our environment. Estrogen-like food additives, fragrances, preservatives, and dyes trigger the formation of body fat in the waist and lower body areas. Excess estrogen is also linked to water retention, which could explain why drinking more water results in expelling more water and, as a result, less visible cellulite.
Essential oils for cellulite treatments have the following qualities :
diuretic to decrease water retention,
appetite suppressant to regulate one's cravings and
detoxifier to eliminate the toxins by encouraging a better lymphatic circulation.
Juniper, also scientifically identified as Juniperus Communis, is an effective diuretic as it aids in decreasing fluid retention. This essential oil is also an excellent detoxifying agent, aiding the expulsion of toxins from the body system.
Rosemary, also scientifically identified as Rosmarinus Officinalis, is a perfect choice as a diuretic too. This essential oil is good for improving lymphatic circulation and is greatly beneficial in treating Cellulite.
Cypress, known as Cupressus sempervirens, induces vasoconstriction and it is therefore very beneficial in treating varicose veins. It is also a good diuretic.
Pelargonium graveolens, also known as Geranium, is an effective diuretic too. It promotes better circulation of lymphatic fluids and toxins' eradication.
Geranium is also a good skin products component for its balancing quality, helping regulate the production of sebum.
Lemon, scientifically identified as Citrus Limon, is stimulating and uplifting. It also helps in treating varicose veins when combined with cypress.
Lavender, lavandula angustifolia, is a good agent in treating stretch marks.
Grapefruit essential oil,scientifically identified as Citrus Paradisi, is good for decongesting skin pores and also regulating the production of skin sebum. This essential oil is an excellent skin tonic . It is also beneficial in cellulite treatments.
When massaging the affected areas during a cellulite treatment, the pressure exerted is helpful in improving circulation for both blood and lymph. Theessential oils used in the treatments penetrate into the dermal layer breaking the cellulite build up and aiding its expelling process.
Essential oils, due to their high concentration and potency, should be diluted in a carrier oil such as jojoba, almond or grapeseed.