A-to-Z List Essential Oils for Cellulite:
The following essential oils may assist in addressing cellulite:
Cellulite, also called orange-peel skin, cottage-cheese skin, hail damage, and the mattress phenomenon, is a term for the formation of lumps and dimples in the skin.
The severity Cellulite has been ranked according to a scale of condition using three grades:
- Grade 1, or mild: There is an “orange-peel” appearance, with between 1 and 4 superficial depressions, and a slightly “draped” or sagging appearance to the skin.
- Grade 2, or moderate: There are between five and nine medium-depth depressions, a “cottage cheese” appearance, and the skin appears moderately draped.
- Grade 3, or severe: There is a “mattress” appearance, with 10 or more deep depressions, and the skin is severely draped.
A small 2018 study from Thailand showed that massaging with an herbal wrap containing lime and lemongrass (as well as a number of other oils and herbs) regularly for eight weeks reduced both the appearance of cellulite and the size of skin folds.
Aroma Description: Atlas Cedarwood Essential Oil smells woody and sweet. It smells a bit sharper than Virginian Cedarwood Oil. The aroma is reminiscent of artificial mothballs.
Aroma Description: Woody and sweet. Atlas Cedar Oil is a bit sharper than Virginian Cedarwood Oil. The aroma is reminiscent of artificial mothballs.
Aroma Description: Balsamic, Earthy, Fresh, Green, Rich, Soft, Warm, Woody
Cedarwood, Port Orford
Aroma Description: Coniferous, Earthy, Green, Herbaceous, Slightly sweet, Woody
Aroma Description: Balsamic, Herbaceous, Slightly sweet, Woody
Aroma Description: Astringent, Balsamic, Slightly sweet, woody. It strongly resembles the aroma of cedar chests and closets.
Aroma Description: Herbaceous, green, floral, sweet, dry, fresh, slightly fruity
(Citrus × aurantium)
Aroma Description: Citrusy. The aroma is tangy like grapefruit, but yet is sweet. It is reminiscent to the aroma of the grapefruit rind, but more concentrated.
Aroma Description: Juniper Berry Essential Oil smells crisp, woody, sweet and earthy, with an almost hidden fruity note.
Aroma Description: Floral, fresh, sweet, herbaceous and sometimes slightly fruity. It can be slightly camphorous.
(Citrus × limon)
Aroma Description: Lemon Essential Oil smells similar to fresh lemon rinds except that it is more concentrated.
(West Indian: Cymbopogon citratus East Indian: Cymbopogon flexuosus)
Aroma Description: Lemongrass Essential Oil smells fresh, lemony and slightly herbaceous.
Lemongrass - Nepal
Aroma Description: Fresh, Herbaceous, Lemony, Slightly sweet
Aroma Description: Parsley Seed Essential Oil smells herbaceous, green and slightly woody.
Aroma Description: Rose Geranium Essential Oil smells floral, somewhat rosy and green. It is similar in aroma to Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens/Pelargonium asperum) but has a slightly more rosy fragrance.
(Salvia officinalis subsp. gallica)
Aroma Description: Spanish Sage Essential Oil smells herbaceous, camphorous and possesses a subtle lavender-like characteristic.
Aroma Description: Fresh, sweet and citrusy. It smells similar to the bright aroma of tangerine peels (as compared to orange peels), but is more concentrated.
(Citrus × junos)
Aroma Description: Bright, complex, citrusy aroma that is somewhat similar to a combination of mandarin and grapefruit.