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.