Trying to eliminate cellulite is an ongoing battle for most women. Taking a nightly bath using one or even a combination of essential oils can help to detoxify the skin, release excess fluids, rev up the metabolism and fight inflammation; four of the many causes of cellulite.
Not only can a bath help you to relax and wash away the stresses of the day, a bath can actually help you to combat and eliminate cellulite.
A good old fashioned steamy hot bubble bath supplemented with the right essential oils can turn that oh so wonderful luxurious bubble bath into a miracle worker for fighting cellulite.
Spending just 30 minutes every evening relaxing in a tub of hot water (bubble optional) splashing with some essential oils will have you on your way to smoother, firmer skin in no time.
Here are the top seven essential oils to have on hand for that evening “anti-cellulite” relaxing ritual.
Anise (smells like black licorice)
It has diuretic properties and very beneficial effects on hormones and the digestive system, which help to control weight and fight cellulite.
High in vitamins B and C, its powerful effects on the body it a combat cellulite fighter. It allows the pores of the skin to dilate and eliminate toxins while revving the process of new cell turnover helping to prevent aging skin.
Chamomile is a great enemy of cellulite. It combats cellulite due to its high anti-inflammatory properties.
Grapefruit, Ruby Red
Assists with getting rid of cellulite by allowing the body to get rid of excess fluids trapped between the fat cells.
Is very helpful in getting rid of fluid retention and has been long known as a remedy for water retention. It helps to promote removal of waste and toxins by increasing circulation.
It contains vitamin C which is great for eliminating cellulite. It improves circulation, helping to eliminate toxins and improves the elasticity of the skin.
Helps the body to improve cellulite by eliminating fluid retention.
You can add about 8 – 10 drops of any essential oil your desire; or you can create a combination to sooth your senses.
Here is the basic recipe for a detoxifying anti-cellulite relaxing bath.
If bubbles desired, use natural bubble bath product and add to running bath water.
Add 2 cups of dead sea salts or Epsom Salts into the running bath water. Temperature should be as hot as you can stand it without scalding your skin. Your goal is to be able to sit in tub comfortably in the hot water, but not to harm your skin or make you feel uncomfortable.
Add one cup of baking soda to the running bath water. This will help to alkalize the water.
Now add your desired essential oil(s) from the above list. You may also want to consider adding:
Used in a nightly bath because of its relaxing properties. The scent of lavender helps one to fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly.
Soak for 30 minutes.
Be careful when getting out and drying off, as the hot water may make you feel a bit dizzy.
Pat dry, apply your favorite body lotion or cellulite reduction cream.
Get dressed in your favorite pajamas and/or your favorite robe and now relax and wind down for the evening.
Taking a hot essential oil infused bubble bath as a nightly ritual is a great way to end the day, begin a restful night of sleep, while helping to diminish cellulite and have the smooth skin you desire.