Cellulite has a variety of causes, from poor circulation and a lack of oxygen to water retention or hormonal changes.

It may be related to the menstrual cycle in some women or to poor lymph drainage in both men and women. An unbalanced endocrine system has also been identified as a possible cause problem of some people’s cellulite while others can blame their allergy–to wheat and milk products particularly. Toxicity is a major cause and this could be environmental and beyond our control, or dietary and within it. The first thing to do is cut out tea, coffee, and alcohol.

Treatment to eliminate these unsightly fat deposits is not easy and cellulite can always return if you have a predisposition to it. The fight against cellulite can become a lifelong battle which is made infinitely worse by the fact that our whole environment is saturated with toxins.

Not only is the air we breathe and the water we drink polluted, but vegetables now contain residues of the pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides used in modern farming methods

meat contains residues of the steroids, hormones, and antibiotics that are routinely fed to the animals; and the fish we eat swim and breed in seas awash with unnatural and dangerous contaminants. In view of all this it is hardly surprising that sO many people’s body tissue gets clogged up with the toxins that cause cellulite.

The first front of attack is diet. Many severe cases of cellulite can be reversed with no more than a change of diet and an increased intake of vitamins and minerals. Ideally, eat only raw vegetables including bean sprouts–all soaked and scrubbed whenever possible. Buy free-range chickens, turkeys, and eggs, organically grown wholemeal bread, pulses, and rice.

Drink only spring water and fruit juices or herb teas such as rosemary to which you can add 1 drop of lemon essential oil or 1 drop each of rosemary and lemon essential oils. Most important of all, eat no dairy products from cows. Cut out any fermented foods. Eating raw cabbage is one of the best dietary steps you can take to eliminate toxic debris. Increase your vitamin C supplement to 1000mg per day until the cellulite has gone and step up your zinc and vitamin B intake too. All the B vitamins are important here, but check supplements to make sure they are not derived from yeast.

Here is a six-point plan of action against cellulite:

1) Increase blood circulation by skin brushing. Using a brush of real bristles, brush in upward movements all over the body, as in the shower lymph drainage method.

2) Do exercises that work specifically on the cellulite areas, as these are often the places that get no exercise and hence gather toxic waste like stagnant water.

3) Massage every day– not only the cellulite areas but the whole body. Cellulite may show only in certain areas but essentially it’s a whole-body problem.

4) Essential oils in the bath penetrate the skin by osmosis, and while you are bathing pinch and pummel cellulite areas to help break down the fatty deposits.

5) Oxygen is vital for a healthy body so breathing deeply is important. Breathing exercises actually help to shift cellulite and their results can be very impressive.

6) Relaxation is needed to allow the body to shift the waste and fat deposits. Stress, on the other hand, can cause cellulite to stick.


Thyme (all)


Place in the bath:

  • Epsom salts (magnesium sulphate) 2 handfuls
  • Rock salt 1 handful

Then run the water and add 8 drops of the synergistic blend.

  • Oregano 6 drops
  • Juniper 6 drops
  • Lemon 10 drops
  • Grapefruit 10 drops
  • Basil 8 drops

Blend together

Massage the cellulite areas while they are under the water.

These anticellulite bath synergistic blends can be made up in the following proportions for future use; or use these quantities for two baths. In either case use 6 drops per bath:

Thyme 8 drops
Lemon 4 drops
Sage 8 drops
Patchouli 4 drops
Rosemary 6 drops
Juniper 6 drops
Oregano 6 drops
Lemon 6 drops

The base oil for cellulite massage oils is important. Use as your base 2 tablespoons of almond oil and add to this 5 drops each of jojoba and carrot oils. Blend these together well before adding your essential oils:


Juniper 14 drops
Lemon 10 drops
Oregano 6 drops
Fennel 8 drops
Lemon 10 drops
Grapefruit 12 drops
Basil 10 drops
Thyme 8 drops
Grapefruit 12 drops

The full anticellulite program is as follows. Before bathing, brush the skin as described in point one of the anticellulite program. Baths should be taken once a day using one water. of the formulas in warm to hot.

Then massage over the entire body with one of the massage formulas. In addition, massage the body once again each day– preferably use the massage oil twice, in the morning and at night. Twice a week take a toxin eliminator bath, having the water as hot as you can comfortably lie in. You will sweat, so shower or sponge yourself down afterwards.

Seaweed and cabbage are both excellent in the treatment of cellulite. Poultices can be made of chopped up seaweed or cabbage placed between two pieces of fine material such as gauze or muslin and ironed (yes, ironed). Wrap this all around the area and leave for fifteen minutes. This is very beneficial if done after the eliminator bath and before using the massage oil.

Wish you always healthy and happy in life.

  • This article is for reference only and to share experiences, and is not a substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment.
  • Source: THE COMPLETE BOOK OF ESSENTIAL OILS & AROMATHERAPY – Valerie Ann Worwood & Essential Oil Natural Remedies – ALTHEA PRESS