Why spend more money on a cellulite cream ridden with harmful chemicals when you can make your own, more cost-effective version right at home? This cream is super easy to make and features two dynamic skin-healthy ingredients, coconut oil and grapefruit essential oil. Each offers their own set of benefits to help you fight cellulite. Learn more by reading below!

Take a closer look at these skin-healthy cellulite cream ingredients:

Coconut Oil

This ultra-moisturizing ingredient is perfect for your cellulite cream.  For example, coconut oil is full of antioxidants, is antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory.  (1)

Furthermore, this oil is easily absorbed by skin, and can help protect against skin infections. It also protects skin from drying, prevents wrinkles and can even help break apart fatty cells. This makes it a fantastic choice for fighting cellulite. Additionally, the smooth, soothing texture of coconut oil will feel fantastic on your skin. Mixed with the grapefruit essential oil, this combination not only makes for a great cellulite cream, it also truly is a therapeutic experience.

Grapefruit Essential Oil

Grapefruit has a long-standing reputation for all things health-related. It’s often touted for being a great choice for weight-loss diets, and is chock-full of nutrients.  (2) Additionally, grapefruit essential oil helps promote healthy circulation.

It’s also a fantastic ingredient for a cellulite cream. This is because grapefruit contains a great amount of an anti-inflammatory enzyme called bromelain, which can help break down cellulite. Plus, its zesty scent will help give your day the pick-me-up it needs!

Storing your cellulite cream:

For this recipe, it’s recommended you use a glass jar, rather than a plastic container, to store your cellulite cream. This is because of the highly concentrated acidity of the grapefruit oil, which can eat away at a plastic environment.

Ingredients and directions for coconut oil and grapefruit oil cellulite cream:

INGREDIENTS:

30 drops grapefruit essential oil
1 cup coconut oil
Glass Jar

Directions for cellulite cream:

1. Blend grapefruit essential oil and coconut oil together in a glass jar.
2. Massage into affected areas for 5 minutes every day

A word of warning:

Grapefruit essential oil is a great topical ingredient for your cellulite cream. However, it should not be taken internally without the supervision of a medical professional. Internal use may have toxic effects. Furthermore, some people may experience irritation or an allergic reaction after applying grapefruit oil to the skin. Proceed with caution, and test a small area first before using liberal amounts of this product.

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