Saturday, September 25, 2010

DIY Anti-Cellulite Massage Oil

Plantlife Aromatherapy Massage Oil- 3 Pack

In an earlier post titled "Aroma Herbal Body Wraps For Slimming" I have mentioned a few essential oils that can be used in body wraps to improve the appearance of cellulite and overall skin tone, namely geranium, juniper berry, rosemary and cypress. In fact, other essential oils such as carrot root, grapefruit, oregano and lemongrass are also said to have a beneficial effect on the skin and circulation.

Besides slimming body wraps, we can also make our own anti-cellulite massage oil at home. A basic formula is 2-10 drops of essential oil (e.g. 5 drops geranium 5 drops juniper) to 2 tablespoons of carrier oil such as almond oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, etc. Or add 3 different essential oils (3 drops each) into 15ml of carrier oil. Mix together, apply and massage on targeted areas. If you have tight budget, simply mix juniper berry essential oil and olive oil for an inexpensive alternative.

Warning: Do not use essential oils if you are pregnant without consulting your herbalist or doctor as some oils can stimulate uterine contractions.