Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Essential Oils against Cellulite

Essential Oils against CelluliteEssential oils provide invaluable assistance in the fight against cellulite. Especially effective ones are oils of grapefruit, rosemary, chamomile, juniper, lemon and cypress. The common rule for all oil combinations is to mix in three drops of any four oils from the list above with 50 ml of oil basis. Ideal oil basis is jojoba oil!

Jojoba is branchy evergreen shrub, growing in arid regions of North America and Tibet. It has a beautiful name "simmondsia chinensis". Triquetrous nuts of this plant are treated with the method of cold pressing, receiving the magic oil from them, more like a liquid wax. The magical effect on the skin due to the fact that jojoba oil contains waxy amino acids, similar to waxy esters of sebum. Cosmetic effectiveness of jojoba is proven by many studies.

But, if you have no jojoba oil, you can use oil of peach or almond oil as an oil basis. Rub the mixture of oil basis and essential oils into prepared skin (cleaned and scrubbed) every day. Make a break for seven days in two weeks. And then begin the procedure of rubbing oils again. It looks like a course of anti-cellulite massage.

Anti-cellulite baths have a good effect too. Here you can find some recipes for great aromatic baths.

Recipe 1: mix in 2 drops cypress oil, lemon and juniper, dissolved in a tablespoon of any oil basis and pour into the bath.

Recipe 2: take 2 drops juniper, 4 drops grapefruit, 4 drops manuka and 2 drops rosemary. Mix everything, add two tablespoons of sea salt and pour into the bath.

Recipe 3: mix in 2 drops of rosemary, carrot seeds and orange with a tablespoon of almond oil and add three tablespoons of blue clay. Dissolve the mixture in the bath.