In aromatherapy, carrier oils play an important factor. Each oil comes with it’s own combination of therapeutic property and characteristic. Some of these oils are said to be very effective in fighting cellulite. If you are looking for a natural cellulite treatment, here are the oils that can help.
What Are Carrier Oils?
Carrier oils are referred to as base or vegetable oils that are derived from the fatty portion of the plant, usually from the kernel, nuts or seeds. Because essential oils are so concentrated, undiluted application can cause severe irritations and reactions. Thus, carrier oils are used to dilute essential oils and “carry” them on to the skin. They can be used on their own or blended with other carrier oils and essential oils for maximum effectiveness.
Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae Rhamnoides)
Sea buckthorn is a spiny tree or shrub with bright yellow or red berries. These berries contain a high source of vitamin E, vitamin C, unsaturated fatty acids, beta-carotene and essential amino acids, and these are what give them their bright color. This oil has been credited to regenerating skin cells, reducing wrinkles and for promoting the healing of skin injuries such as wounds, burns, sunburns and eczema. Because of it’s antioxidant properties, sea buckthorn carrier oil can additionally improve cell metabolism of subcutaneous tissue and fight free radical damage.
Rosehip (Rosa Rubiginosa)
Rosehips are round, red seed pods that remain on a rose bush after the petals have fallen away. The oil is both nutritious and useful in caring for skin. It is high in vitamin C, in the form of essential fatty acids, and linoleic and linolenic acids. Essential fatty acids play a crucial role in preventing damage to skin tissues. Rosehip carrier oil helps to hydrate the skin to improve the tone and texture, leaving it softer, with a healthier and more radiant look. Because it rebuilds damaged skin tissue, this oil can also reduce the appearance of stretch marks as well as prevent new one.
Carrot (Daucus Carota)
Carrot oil is rich in beta-carotene, vitamin E and A and pro-vitamin A. It is considered to be one of the best oils to rejuvenate and regenerate skin tissues and is very useful for curing dry, chapped and cracked skin. Carrot carrier oil helps maintain moisture on the skin and can also help to reduce inflammation and scars. It additionally eliminates water retention and toxic buildup, while toning the skin and increasing firmness and elasticity. For these reasons, it is very effective when it comes to fighting cellulite.
Grapeseed (Vitis Vinifera)
Grapeseed oil is a powerful anti cellulite and is used as a base oil for many creams and lotions. It helps fight signs of visible aginh while gently buffing away impurities. Because of it’s astringent qualities, application of grapeseed carrier oil helps to tighten and tone the skin. Grapeseed is also high in linoleic acid, which is a fatty acid essential for the cell membranes of the skin. This oil leaves a satin like finish and serves as a wonderful moisturizer that truly nourishes the skin.
Avocado (Persea Americana)
Avocado carrier oil contains vitamins A, D, E, B1 and B2 and is typically added to other oils to enrich vitamin and protein content. It is also high in sterolins, which are reputed to reduce age spots, help heal scars and sun damaged skin. It is the sterolins, also known as plant steroids that make it an extremely good moisturizing and nourishing compound. Avocado oil is easily absorbed and additionally helps in the regeneration and rejuvenation of the skin.
When fighting cellulite, natural is better than synthetic. Carrier oils are safe to use and do not contain any harsh chemicals found in many cellulite treatments. Aromatherapy is an ancient art that has stood the test of time. This is a tried and tested method for many ailments, including cellulite.