There is no good season to start fighting cellulite
There is no good age to start preventing cellulite
There is 100 good reasons to use grapefruit oil to get rid of it
Our DIY Recipe for Grapefruit Oil:
In grapefruits, the essential oil is stored in little bubbles in the peel:
All the little dots you see on that photo are little bubbles (vesicles) full of grapefruit oil.
The grapefruit peel is full of these little bubbles.
To realize your DIY grapefruit oil, you will need:
-Grapefruits, (I used only one, mine was huge. Please use organic grapefruits as you don’t want all the pesticides sprayed on fruit to end up in your oil… or your skin!
-Vegetal oil, one of our favorite oil to use is coconut oil…just enough to cover your peels. But macadamia or hazelnut oil have great benefits for the skin too
-A recycled glass jar
-A mortar and a pestle, don’t worry if you don’t have one, you can use a wooded spoon as a pestle directly in a glass or porcelain bowl
-A knife to peel your grapefruits
-A cheese cloth (or unused pair of tights) for filtering
How to proceed to realize your DIY grapefruit oil
Peel your grapefruits
Add as many peels as you can possible fit in your jar and cover with the vegetal oil of your choice so that it barely covers the peels.
Cover with a lid and place in the sun. If it’s cold and you overcast, you can place the jar next to a heater to heat your preparation without burning it.
The heat will make the peels release some of the grapefruit oil.
After heating for one hour near a heater, or 2 days in the sun, collect the oil in another jar, put the peels in the mortar and crush the peels (they will still be soaked with oil which is just what you want).
Put the peels and all the oils from the mortar in your cheese cloth, place over your oil jar, and press as much as you can, you will see your Grapefruit anti cellulite oil dripping.
If you want to have a very concentrated oil, proceed the same way again, using the same oil, with fresh grapefruit peels. n….
How to use your grapefruit oil?
-You can either use it under the shower (a cold shower works even better) . This is good for a first trial as you can test your skin’s reaction to it however it is not the most efficient as most of it gets rinsed away by the water.
-You can use whilst dry brushing your skin. We found this to be a very effective method with results noticeable from the first use!
-Finally, you can massage it into the targeted areas before going to bed.
Now we know you don’t want to hear this, but clean eating is crucial here. Some of us will naturally be more prone to having cellulite even if you have a completely normal weight. However the type of food you eat is very important and it doesn’t have to be frustrating! Not all fats are created equal (which is why counting calories is actually not recommended long-term) so why not replace those fries or this pizza with avocados, salmon, almond butter. Or make your own healthy version of a pizza with gluten free crust, more healthy toppings etc…
Basically it’s all about being more consistent and reasonnable in your food choices on a daily basis. But from time to time, please allow yourself a treat as otherwise you are quickly going to give up!
And last but not least, oxygenating your body by exercising, walking your pets, playing with your children. A little bit every day helps! And if you are a gym bunny, keep on going to the gym but try and mix up your exercice routine from time to time.
We hope you have enjoyed reading! If you have any questions or comments, please use the comment section below.
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The Spoiled Bee team Xx