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DIY All Natural Anti-Cellulite Body Cream

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I am super excited to share my favorite concoction so far. It’s a moisturizer that tightens skin and reduces the appearance of cellulite, scars and fine lines.

What is Cellulite?

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get-rid-of-cellulite

Cellulite is basically fat deposits beneath the skin, resulting in dimpled skin, often in the pelvic region, lower limbs, and abdomen.

Cellulite is a major female concern as the estrogen hormone that is released into woman’s body, stores fat particularly in the thighs, arms and hip regions. Hence, women have more fat tissues compare to men.

Cellulite develops when digestive impurities (toxins) and fluids get accumulated with saturated fatty tissues beneath the skin.

Causes of Cellulite

  • Poor diet- excess intake of fat, carbohydrates, and salt.
  • Hormonal imbalance (decreases the formation of collagen, the protein which keeps skin firm and elastic)
  • Poor lymphatic drainage (process of removing fluids from the body)
  • Poor blood circulation
  • Stress (decreases blood circulation and removal of toxins in the body, this toxin get accumulated in fat tissues and cause cellulite to form)
  • Lack of Physical exercise
  • Dehydration (water is very essential for removing toxins from the body and improving skin condition)

Maintaining a good health, exercising regularly, dry brushing and massaging skin regularly will help to reduce cellulite. This moisturizer can act as the best massaging cream that you can prepare on your own!

Essential Oils for Anti- Cellulite Cream

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Homemade-natural-cellulite-cream

This cream contains one of the best essential oils that fight cellulite like Grapefruit oil, Juniper berry, Rosemary, cypress, etc. Let’s get into details on all the ingredients

Cellulite Essential Oil Eden’s garden made this wonderful Cellulite oil which itself is enough for fighting cellulite. It contains Grapefruit, Juniper, Cypress, Cedarwood, May Chang, Sage, Fennel, Black pepper, Birch, Pink Pepper, and Fir needle essential oils.

Rosemary, grapefruit, cypress and Juniper are major oils suggested for cellulite. They are all fabulous for increasing blood circulation and flushing toxins from the skin, thereby improving the condition of the skin.

Rosemary also has astringent properties, which helps in firming and toning of the skin.

Grapefruit oil is high in Vitamin C, so it helps in reducing obesity, which is the main reason for cellulite.

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Shea ButterShea butter is an excellent moisturizer, rich in Vitamin A and E. It nourishes skin and improves elasticity by producing more collagen, the protein which keeps skin elastic and tight. The increase of fat or estrogen will reduce the production of this very protein resulting in cellulite, wrinkles and fine lines. Shea butter also contains a number of antioxidants that helps to fight aging.

For the recipe, melt the shea butter in a glass bowl over a saucepan of boiling water (as seen in the picture on the right) or use a double boiler

Coconut Oil Pure virgin coconut oil liquefies when applied to the skin without clogging pores. It goes deep into your skin pores and moisturizes thoroughly. Coconut oil is also rich in antioxidants, possesses anti-ageing properties and offer sun protection.

Almond Oil  Almond oil is rich in Vitamin E and A hence helps in rejuvenating skin. It is also full of antioxidants and offer sun protection of up to 5 SPF

Grapeseed Oil (optional) Another great light oil that absorbs into skin quickly. Grapeseed has astringent properties which result in skin tightening and toning.  It makes a good replacement carrier oil for all nut oils. If you are allergic to nuts, replace almond oil with grapeseed oil.

Frankincense Essential Oil Frankincense is an excellent astringent that tightens skin and avoids clogged pores, that leads to acne. It is a powerful anti-ageing oil that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It also improves the elasticity of the skin.

Carrot Seed Essential Oil (optional) Carrot seed oil is a very powerful antiseptic like turmeric, can cure infections and heal scars, cuts, and rashes. It is rich in antioxidants that help in retaining youthful and fresh skin.

Lavender Essential Oil Lavender oil is an amazing smelling oil and very popular for its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. It heals burns, scars, rashes, razor burns and reduces the appearance of scars caused by them.

Tea Tree  Essential Oil (optional) Tea tree oil is very well-known for reducing acne due to its antibacterial properties. It also heals razor burns, scars, rashes just like lavender and frankincense.

This cream is extremely moisturizing, you can reduce the quantity of Shea butter in summer or keep it same if you have a dry skin. Massage your skin with the cream twice a day focusing more on the affected areas.

For more effective results, follow a routine of dry brushing before the shower and applying the cream right after the shower. Dry brushing will exfoliate your skin and your pores will be all ready to absorb the cream, resulting in a firm and silky smooth skin.

DIY All Natural Anti-Cellulite Body Cream

DIY All Natural Anti-Cellulite Body Cream

Ingredients

  • 3/4 or 1 cup shea butter
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup of almond Oil
  • 1 tbsp of grapeseed oil
  • 10 drops of Eden garden's cellulite essential oil (or use 8-9 drops of grapefruit, rosemary, juniper, and cypress each)
  • 8-9 drops of frankincense essential oil
  • 4-5 drops of carrot seed oil (if you don't mind carrot seed smell, use 8-9 drops)
  • 8-9 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 8-9 drops of tea tree essential oil

Instructions

  1. Melt the Shea better in a double boiler or in a glass/steel bowl by placing it over a sauce pan of boiling water.
  2. Once the mixture is cold, add the rest of the ingredients to it. Note- the coconut oil must be in room temperature, not too hard or melted.
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“One tiny drop, one small action, one little step, can and does create change!”
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Surekha

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  • Tania Potter

    So nice to find a recipe for a home-made cellulite treatment. I’m also a great believer in lymph drainage treatments for these kind of issues.

    • Thanks Tania! I recently found out all about lymph drainage treatments and it’s benefits for reducing breast cancer

  • Tiffany La Forge

    I love this! I love making my own skincare products. I didn’t even know they made a Cellulite Essential Oil Blend but that is genius – thank you for sharing this!

    • Yes! I was happy finding it out too! Thank you for stopping by!

  • tara pittman

    I never knew that Frankincense Essential Oil is good for acne. I love using oils for my skin.

    • Yes! It is my favorite oil as it works wonders for reducing clogged pores, which is the reason acne is caused!

  • Jennifer Parker-Gilbert

    I didn’t know stress and dehydration could lead to cellulite. I would love to try the essential oils with the amazing scents such as grapefruit, juniper, and sage.

    • Yes! Stress actually reduce blood circulation in the body which in turn effects the condition on the skin and water is very essential for removing toxins in the body!

  • Nikki

    I love making my own beauty products. This is a great natural recipe, and definitely a lot more cost-effective than buying a brand name (plus better, since you know what you’re getting!)

  • I had no idea that stress could lead to cellulite so thank you for letting us know. I get acne so the essential frankincense oil would be perfect for me!

    • yes! stress actually reduces blood circulation in the skin which leads to many skin issues including cellulite!

  • What a great post .. who knew things like stress would lead to cellulite. Yet another reason to slow down and enjoy our days!

  • Stress is a cause to many body imperfections but didn’t know it was related to cellulite. My girl swears by coconut oil as a remedy and I have to agree… plus it just smells great, like we’re on a tropical beach.

    • I totally agree! stress is the biggest enemy of skin as it leads to poor blood circulation and hormonal imbalance, thereby leading to many skin issues!

  • There’s really no limit as to what essential oils can do! I think it’s awesome that it can help with cellulite as well. Thanks for this informative article!

  • Sharon S @ Mehndificent Art

    Wow! This is great and I’m definitely in need of this!

  • I totally agree! stress is the biggest enemy of skin. Thanks for sharing this cream, i will make it for sure. Something good for me and all natural. Thanks for sharing buddy.

  • Anamika Ojha

    I didn’t know that cellulite can be reduced through anti-cellulite body cream. I used to think that it can be cured through surgery or internal medicines. Thanks for sharing the DIY and the tips!

  • Mary Welby

    Stress is my downfall. I never realized it was a cause of cellulite. I love the cream recipe as well. The oils listed must smell amazing together!

  • I had no idea about all of these treatments for cellulite. While it is not something I currently have, it is good to keep in mind for the future.

  • Follow My Gut

    I had no idea that you could make your own anti cellulite cream. It’s so cool that you were able to make this and share it with others. Can’t wait to try it myself!

    Danielle | FollowMyGut.com <3

  • I loved all the ingredients in your post! Especially tree tea oil 🙂

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  • Salma Dinani

    Wow, this is great. I’m going to pin it!

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  • I just love your blend and had no idea until now that essential oils could be used to help with cellulite. Have you ever tried lymphatic massage? It’s one of French women’s beauty secrets for fighting off cellulite as well. x

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