Department stores often offer cellulite creams that can help you minimize and eliminate cellulite. Often, these creams are expensive and can sometimes be a waste of time. A simple, cost-effective way to help you minimize your cellulite is to make your own cellulite cream.
Cellulite is caused by fat, water, and waste that is trapped in pockets under the skin. Circulation-which helps to eliminate toxins, is impaired. In order to effectively eliminate cellulite, you must do four things:
1) Improve and stimulate elimination function
2) Increase metabolism and circulation
3) Stop excessive waste and fluid retention
4) Repair skin elasticity
A good thigh cream or treatment must perform all four functions in order to be effective. Certain essential oils used in aromatherapy can be added together in order to come up with a formula that can help reduce the appearance of cellulite. Results can be noticed after a few weeks depending on factors such as genetics, lifestyle, and the degree of cellulite present. The oils that are the most beneficial are:
- Juniper Berry – relieves excess fluids
- Grapefruit – detoxifying properties and stimulates toxin removal
- Cypress – great skin toner and increases circulation
- Germanium – improve circulation
- Rosemary – skin toner
To create an easy firming cellulite cream that can be applied daily, follow this recipe:
- 8 oz of an unscented base lotion
- 3 tbsp Witch Hazel lotion
- 10 drops Juniper oil
- 10 drops Rosemary
- 30 drops Grapefruit Oil
- 30 drops Cypress Oil
Add witch hazel lotion and all essential oils together and mix well. Add the witch hazel, essential oil mixture to the unscented lotion and shake well.
Apply this mixture daily by massaging in a circular motion into the area you want to treat. Use in the morning after your shower and in the evening before bed.
To enhance this treatment and get maximum results, you may want to add a detox tea to your daily diet. A good detox tea contains herbs that help to gently remove daily toxin build up caused by diet and the environment. It is also a good idea to include herbs that help nourish while you detox. You can start with the following herbs to create your own detox tea:
- 4 parts Peppermint tea
- 1 Part Red Clover
- 1 Part Dandelion
- 1 part Buchu
- 1 part Green Tea
- Drink 2 cups a day.
Red Clover makes a good gentle blood purifier; Peppermint aids digestion and has a stimulating effect on your system; Dandelion is also a blood purifier and gentle liver cleanser; Buchu has a gentle diuretic effect; Green Tea contains antioxidants and helps to heal and nourish the body.
You can design your own cellulite treatment cream and tea that allows you to both save money and help eliminate your cellulite problem.
For those of you that are not up to the task of creating your own cream, we offer a cellulite treatment cream that you can use along with diet and lifestyle modifications to help you achieve the four components of an effective anti-cellulite regimen.