Use Juniper Oil for Cellulite

juniper oil for cellulite

With woody aroma juniper oil is renowned for its calming and relieving stress. In this article you’ll see how juniper oil for cellulite works.

Fortunately or unfortunately, the way we used to live, eat and sleep is changing at a fast pace. This new lifestyle is bringing more issues than benefits. Cellulite is nothing but a fat accumulated under your skin.

It’s a myth that only overweight people will have cellulite. Even skinny people will have to carry these fat packets with them. This skin disorder is prominent in women, because the dermis and epidermis layer of women is thinner than men.

Juniper tree is known for its benefits for skin and hair. Many anecdotal reports claim that topical massage on scalp with juniper oil showed positive hair growth. In German culture, this essential oil has interesting purpose. Apart from using it for healing, it’s a culture to remove hat to pay respect while visiting to this marvelous shrub. (1)

What Causes Cellulite?

Coming to cellulite, expert’s theories hold hereditary, diet, lifestyle and hormonal factors for causing cellulite. A whopping 90 percent of women will have this disorder at-least once in her lifetime.

The fat gets accumulated under your dermis layer, as your skin layers are packed tightly to compensate the space your skin puckers resulting in small fat bags. This dimpled look can be noticed on buttocks, thighs and in abdominal area.

How to Use Juniper Oil for Cellulite?

There are bunch of products claiming to treat cellulite, but only few of them actually show the results. Few cellulite creams known to dissolve the fat under the skin. But it lacks scientific evidence to back the data. Massaging and laser treatments including surgery can be used to get rid of cellulite.

Historically, US has been using juniper for skin ailments. (2) Properties like antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and astringent are packed in this essential oil. You can massage it over your face to treat acne and other minor wounds.

Nutrients like potassium, calcium, zinc, beta-carotene and vitamin B can enhance blood circulation and restrain bacterial infection.

Simplest form is to apply juniper oil (mix some carrier) over prewashed cellulite affected part. But to it effective juniper oil can be included with some natural ingredients.

  • Juniper essential oil – 8 drops
  • Raw cocoa butter – 1 cup
  • Coconut oil – 4 tablespoons
  • Beeswax – 1 tablespoon
  • Lemongrass essential oil – 6 drops

Blend all the listed ingredients in a jar and apply it over cellulite and other parts of the body to make them smooth and clear.

As mentioned, apart from skin you can improve hair growth and relieve from stomach ailments. Mix olive oil, juniper oil and rosemary oil in equal quantity to reduce breakage of hair.

Note: To save your skin from irritation, incorporate carrier oil with juniper essential oil to treat cellulite.

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How to Use Gotu Kola for Cellulite

gotu kola for cellulite

Often cellulite is referred as cottage cheese, mattress or orange peel. Fat deposits on thighs, legs and butts, but it isn’t associated with any serious health ailment. However, it’s embarrassing and uncomfortable for few people. Anecdotal reports show that gotu kola for cellulite can flush the dreaded fat.

About 90 percent of women will have this excess fat pockets in some point of their life. It’s related with weight gain or loss; fat bumps may appear even on skinny girls.

Main culprits of cellulite are: hormonal imbalance, genetics, unhealthy diet and your lifestyle. Due to these factors, fat gets accumulated between connecting skin (dermis) and muscle giving a bumpy look on outer layer of the skin. Regularly massaging with essential oil and exercise can reduce this fat accumulation.

Why women get more cellulite than men?

Epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous tissue in men are thicker, so the fat doesn’t pucker.

How Gotu Kola for Cellulite Works?

For thousands of years gotu kola (Centella asiatica) had extensive use in treating ailments in India, China and Indonesia. Nutrients in this herb can effectively reduce chronic skin conditions like psoriasis and leprosy.

  • Triterpenoids are the active components in gotu kola that can tighten skin, improve blood circulation, boosts antioxidants and enhance collagen production. (1)
  • Antimicrobial effect protects you from pathogens.
  • Assorted properties in this herb aid to flush toxins that may damage skin cell membrane.
  • By improving blood circulation and enhancing connective tissue structure, this herb efficiently removes cellulite.
  • Topically application of this herbal oil will reduce stretch marks and fade scars.
  • Other benefits of gotu kola include relief from anxiety, healing wounds, treats venous insufficiency and insomnia.

A study carried out to check the effectiveness of gotu kola in treating cellulite. Patients were given 60mg of gotu kola for 90 days. A whopping 70 percent of patients showed improvement in cellulite condition.

Gotu kola herb is available in different forms, including dried leaves, tincture, standard extract and capsules.

Research states that products with gotu kola extract (topically or internally) can effectively treat ailments. You can either take capsules as prescribed by physician or consider using dried leaves.

Brew tea using dried leaves of gotu kola to treat cellulite. Have it 2-3 times a day. (Source: University of Maryland Medical Center). For tincture, dosage level is 30 to 60 drops thrice a day. (Take 2 week break before taking the herb again)

Important Note: People with liver disease shouldn’t try this herb. A component in gotu kola has been linked with tumor in mice. So consult physician before taking this herb.

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Tangerine Oil for Cellulite

tangerine to fight cellulite

Cellulite is the most common skin disorder in women and men, which is caused due to fat deposits. Tangerine oil for cellulite is an inexpensive yet effective home remedy recommended by many beauty bloggers.

90% of women experience cellulite at some point of her life. Hips and thighs are most common spots where cellulite appears. Also known as adiposis edematosa and dermopanniculosis deformans, cellulite makes your skin look like cottage cheese.

Experts say that hormones, genetics, diet and life-style plays vital role in development of this fat. These factors start pushing the fat through collage fiber and get settled right under the skin. Luckily it’s not accompanied by any serious health ailment. But, it’s a great cosmetic concern for few people.

Over the counter medicines failed to fulfill their claims about treating cellulite and it’s not recommend as chemical ingredients in those creams may irritate your skin.

Natural nutrients and vitamins in tangerine essential oil can help to get rid of cellulite and enhance healthy functioning of the skin. (However, there is no strong scientific evidence to back this claim)

How Tangerine Oil Works for Cellulite?

This essential oil is extracted from the peel of tangerine fruit, which belongs to mandarin orange family. Renowned for its anti-fungal and antiseptic activity, tangerine oil can enhance your skin functioning. It can treat acne, dandruff, hydrate dry skin, dry scalp and other ailments.

  • says massaging tangerine oil over the muscles will help to fight cellulite.
  • Cytophylactic property in this oil helps to restore damaged tissues and fade scars, including stretch marks and cellulite.
  • Its tangy aroma and calming effect reduces stress and promotes healthy sleep.
  • Unwanted toxic compounds that may cause cellulite can be excreted through sweat, urine and excretion.
  • It aids to speed up metabolism, improve blood circulation and helps to release digestive juice.
  • Apart from massaging, you can also use it over minor injuries, wounds and minor burns to fasten healing process.

How to Use Tangerine Oil?

Excellent thing about this essential oil is, you can use it for culinary purpose, bathing and for cleaning house. But, make sure to consult an expert before using it internally.

  • First method: To fight cellulite and stretch marks, mix 1-2 drops of tangerine essential oil with 1-2 drops of lavender oil and 1 teaspoon of carrier oil. After mixing thoroughly, apply the oil over affected part.
  • Second method: Add one drop of tangerine oil in 5 ml of coconut oil or jojoba oil and massage over cellulite affected area.
  • Third method: Mix 5 drops of tangerine oil with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and massage over cellulite for 10 minutes. Let the skin absorb the oil to thwart toxins and improve blood circulation.
  • You can apply the oil over minor wounds and injuries to enhance healing and restrain bacterial infection. For internal consumption, add a drop of this essential oil in a glass of clean water and drink.

Avoid sun exposure after applying this essential oil, because ingredients in the oil may trigger allergic reaction if react with sunlight.

Note: Tangerine oil is safe to use during pregnancy to prevent cellulite and stretch marks. However, I recommend you to consult your physician before trying it.

Did you ever use tangerine oil for cellulite?

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