Have cellulite? Give Grapefruit Oil a try!

So, did that title get your attention?  Yes – me too!  grapefruit essential oil

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?

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