Have cellulite? Give Grapefruit Oil a try!
So, did that title get your attention? Yes – me too!
One of the uses I keep seeing in my research on grapefruit oil is to help reduce cellulite. The question is, is it effective? I don’t know, but I do see an experiment in the works here . . . since our Oil of the Month is grapefruit oil, I know I’ll be giving it a shot!
Grapefruit oil is extracted from the fresh peel of the grapefruit, so it contains a high amount of Vitamin C and d-limonene. Regardless of whether it works on cellulite or not, I can assure you that there are many other terrific uses for this oil.
Benefits of grapefruit oil:
- diuretic – promotes removing excess water and clearing your body of toxins
- disinfectant – both external (think your kitchen counters) as well as internal – especially your digestive system and skin
- stimulant – the fresh citrus smell can lift your mood and increase your energy
How to use grapefruit oil:
- add a few drops to your water (glass container only please) to flush your body of toxins and boost your immune system
- use on your skin to help with acne and oily skin
- use in your hair care products to promote growth
- mix with a carrier oil (coconut or almond) and rub on cellulite daily – will nourish skin and help boost your lymphatic system
A few caveats . . .
- As a citrus oil, grapefruit oil is sensitive to sunlight, so don’t use on your skin and then head out into the sun -if you are using it for skin care, try to use it in the evening.
- If you are drinking the oil, make sure you are using a brand that is safe for consumption (I’m confident of Young Living, but do your research on any other brands), and use in a glass container – the plastics can leach into the water when coming into contact with the oil.
What do you think? Have you ever used grapefruit oil? What was your experience like?