Our bodies need fat to protect vital organs like our brain. Our cells need fat to function optimally. Too much fat in the body can accumulate in the form of cellulite though – you’ve seen it, the dimpled skin that appears in areas like the hips, abdomen and arms. Cellulite is actually clusters of old fat cells that harden and cause surrounding tissue to lose elasticity. Unless you happen to be a whale or a sea lion, cellulite is one thing most would rather not have. It has no regard for victim – small or large and it appears in the most unwanted places. Many try exercising it off, which can help to a degree. Cellulite also houses toxins from our environment and beauty products such as petrochemicals, pesticides and heavy metals. These toxins must be eliminated before the cellulite can go away. Traditional creams and lotions may target cellulite, but are only a temporary fix. They promise to smooth skin, which lasts only as long as you use the product. Therapeutic essential oils can help take your efforts to another level for long term results. Our bodies respond well to plant materials, whether in the fruits and vegetables we eat or in essential oils we use in and on our bodies. Plant materials in their purest form, with nothing added or taken away, can have positive effects on many body systems.
Therapeutic grade essential oils get to the root of the problem by assisting the body in removing toxins that are stored in fat cells. You can also attack cellulite by increasing circulation with massage, dry brushing or hydrotherapy with a powerful jet stream from your shower head. You can also mix up a natural sea salt body scrub to improve blood flow and start moving toxins out. Follow this stimulation with an application of therapeutic grade essential oils to continue the process. Many essential oils are naturally anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and help deliver oxygen to our cells. All these functions are essential to helping rid the body of pollutants. Many citrus oils in particular have been studied for their effectiveness at dissolving fats. Keep in mind citrus oils can cause photosensitivity – so apply the oils at night, not right before going out into the sun where the oils may make you more susceptible to a sunburn.
The following essential oils are especially powerful in fighting against cellulite:
Grapefruit essential oil: The grapefruit has long been associated with a healthy diet, and for good reason. Grapefruit eliminates toxins in the body – synthetic drugs included. If you are on any presciption or over the counter drugs, consult with your doctor before adding grapefruit to you daily regime. If you are not on any man-made medications, grapefruit oil is a fantastic way to fight against cellulite. You can target areas and massage it on location, diluting with a vegetable oil. Young Living’s grapefruit oil is also food grade so you can take a few drops in a capsule, or add a drop to a glass of orange juice for a boost in detoxing your body from the inside out. Eating grapefruits and ingesting grapefruit essential oil may have a dieuretic effect so make sure to continue to drink plenty of purified water.
Tangerine essential oil: Improves circulation and digestion which will facilitate the removal of toxins. Apply on location or ingest. Add a drop to your glass of purified water for a flavorful way to drink your 8+ glasses of water a day. The citrus aroma will boost your spirits and help you relax.
Cypress essential oil: Increases circulation upon topical application, discourages fluid retention and helps move toxins out of the body. Blue cypress is anti-inflammatory which can help increase blood flow. Dilute cypress essential oil with some vegetable oil and massage into areas of concern working towards the heart. Cypress may also be helpful with varicose veins.
Juniper essential oil: Historically used as a dieuretic, this oil supports kidney function. It is also purifies and assists the body’s natural methods of detoxification. It is also a digestive stimulant and antiseptic.
Spearmint essential oil: May improve fat metabolism, is anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. Effective when combined with grapefruit to target areas with cellulite.
Cel-Lite Magic Massage oil – a Young Living massage oil makes it convenient to attack cellulite. This oil blend includes essential oils of grapefruit, cedarwood, clary sage, cypress & juniper
Cellulite can be slow to dissolve, but when combined with weight bearing exercise, healthy diet which includes drinking plenty of high quality water, and essential oil applications, fat has no chance of survival! Be patient, consistent and diligent and in a month or so you should see some results.
You can order Young Living essential oils at Wholesale (select independent distributor and add a $40 Start Living Kit, your wholesale membership is for a lifetime and does not require monthly orders) or Retail prices as a customer.
8 oz. Cel-Lite Magic Massage Oil from Young Living Wholesale $29.75 Retail $39.14