Yesterday, I posted a DIY cellulite cream with grapefruit essential oil as the main ingredient. Now as I mentioned in my previous article, grapefruit can interfere with numerous medications and health conditions. Cellulite impacts us all no matter our medications or health conditions, so I wanted to provide an alternative cellulite cream recipe.
Cedarwood-Rosemary Cellulite Cream
20 drops cedarwood therapeutic-grade essential oil
15 drops of rosemary therapeutic-grade essential oil
1 cup organic extra-virgin coconut oil
1 tablespoon vitamin E oil
1 glass jar with lid
- Combine and thoroughly mix all ingredients together.
- Store in glass container in a cool, dry place.
- For best results: Dry Brush your entire body before taking a bath/shower per your normal routine. Towel off most of the moisture and then thoroughly rub the cellulite cream into the desired area.
Why these oils?
Cedarwood essential oil is typically distilled via a steam method from the bark. This oil has been used for numerous years even as far as Egypt and Tibet. It naturally stimulates the lymphatic system, which is helps us flush out toxins and waste from our bodies.
Rosemary essential oil is distilled with steam from the leaves of the plant. It is an oil that helps protect our liver, which is vital for our ultimate health. Plus it helps with mental clarity and concentration, which I know I can use a lot more of in my life.
Coconut oil is my favorite! It is a natural antibacterial and because it has medium chain fatty acids it is easier for our bodies to digest. I love coconut oil for not just my kitchen, but it is also a staple beauty product and in many of my homemade bath products. I use it as my lotion and makeup remover! The uses are endless and to give you more ideas read this article on Dr. Mercola’s website.
Tip:I like to add lemon therapeutic-grade essential oil to this recipe from time to time. It spices things up and since lemon is great for our circulatory system it is truly a win-win. Add 6 drops to the recipe above.
When making this recipe keep these additional best practices and tips in mind:
- This is not a quick fix you still need to eat healthy and exercise
- As always, drink lots of water!
- Citrus oils naturally have healthy acids in them so it is important to always store any DIY products that contain citrus in glass containers.
- Citrus oils can also be considered to be photosensitive, meaning that they react with sun or UV light. It’s recommended to wait at least 24-hours before exposing the skin to sunlight after citrus oils have been used.
- Always do a test patch to make sure your skin is not sensitive to the oil. Rub a small amount on skin and leave for 30 minutes. If there are no reactions, like a rash, feel free to use.
- Our bodies are unique, which means that one person may respond to the one oil and another person might not. There are so many wonderful essential oils that have multiple purposes and uses so don’t be afraid to try something else if one doesn’t work out. All it means is that your body’s composition with the chemical compounds and constituents found in that particular oil may not be a “match” per se. However, don’t give up the benefits of using nature are far too great!
Now, I want to hear from you. What’s your favorite essential oil to use in your bath products?