DIY Anti Cellulite Body Oil

DIY anti cellulite oil

I don’t know about you but for me, cellulite is a problem!  I notice it mainly on the front and back of my legs making it really tricky to wear shorts!  The light has to be dim for me to venture into that world, I’m talking candle light!  I have been reading on essential oils and cellulite for a while now.  I’ve been gathering info. to come up with just the right concoction to hopefully reduce the appearance of cellulite while nourishing and detoxing.  I have found an awesome combination that smells amazing and goes on so smooth for the perfect DIY anti cellulite body oil!

I have only been using this oil for a week but I am already seeing smoother skin.  I wanted to share it with you now because it’s such an easy recipe that you really don’t have much to lose by making it.  At the absolute least, you will see much improvement in the texture of your skin improving the appearance of cellulite.  I’m hoping by daily use, we will see cellulite melt away!!

First let’s start by talking about what the heck cellulite actually is.  Cellulite is fat under the surface of the skin that pushes up on the connective tissue giving your skin a lumpy appearance.  I believe toxin build up contributes to cellulite.  Cellulite is not limited to people that are overweight.  It happens to almost every woman and some men.  It is caused by a poor diet, dehydration, water retention, poor circulation and even genetics.

A few things you can do to help cellulite:

  • Drink LOTS of water.
  • Eat a clean diet-ditch the processed foods and sugar!
  • Massage your skin-this increases circulation and blood flow and encourages detox.
  • Reduce your body fat
  • Exercise for fat loss, more circulation and blood flow.
  • Moisturize-for a smoother appearance.
  • Take a collagen supplement.

I have combined several oils for maximum benefits and detox.  If you don’t have an oil you can omit it all though I would strongly suggest you eventually add it in when you get it.  Each of these oils are so incredibly beneficial to the skin and will help break down cellulite.  Rosemary essential oil is also really good but it smells AWFUL when mixed with the four I chose!

DIY anti cellulite body oil

DIY Anti Cellulite Body Oil

1/4 cup Jojoba Oil (HERE) or Sweet Almond Oil (find it HERE)

1/4 cup Rosehip Seed Oil (find it HERE)

15 drops of Juniper Berry Essential Oil (find it HERE)

30 drops of Grapefruit Essential Oil (find it HERE)

10 drops Lemon Essential Oil (find it HERE)

5 drops Geranium Essential Oil (find it HERE)

2 tsp. Vitamin E Oil (find it HERE)

I store my body oil in a 4 ounce dark glass bottle with a pump.  I apply the oil daily usually right after my shower.  I use one pump per leg and massage in an upward motion for at least a couple of minutes. 10 is optimal but with 2 little girls bouncing off the walls, usually 10 is pushing it!  Be sure to drink water after massaging to get the toxins coming out the right way!

Leave your results below and spill your anti cellulite secrets!!  I would love to know!

>Quality ingredients are of up most importance when you are looking to see results.  I have linked the best quality oils that I know of. <<

xx, Jenni



Anti Cellulite Body Oil DIY

Jennifer Phillips
Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer Phillips worked as a licensed aesthetician for over 8 years before creating the natural skin care blog, Jenni Raincloud.

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  1. beth
    May 19, 2014 / 9:49 am

    was told by a friend that if you throw sliced lemons or limes into your bath water, it will eliminate cellulite….you can feel it pulling toxins….this girl has no cellulite whatsoever! in her mid 40’s!! she told me it is an old German remedy…….now if I could just force myself to bath instead of shower……….who has the time

    • May 19, 2014 / 1:53 pm

      Beth!!! Thanks for sharing this! I’ve never heard of it! I will have to try as well! Keep me posted on your results!

    • Jazzy
      May 27, 2014 / 6:45 pm

      So trying this!!

  2. May 19, 2014 / 11:47 am

    I have been searching for something like this for the past two weeks, so thank you. I recently noticed (under the horrid overhead lighting at the gym) how much cellulite is now noticeable on the front of my thighs. Ugh. I’ve added more lemon water to my day, more massage, and dry brushing. Looking forward to trying this as well.

    • May 19, 2014 / 1:52 pm

      Jacki-I’m right there with you! SO much cellulite on the front of my legs, that’s why I came up with this oil! Keep me posted with the results!!!

  3. May 20, 2014 / 4:14 am

    Gelatin is a great natural remedy for cellulite because it is a natural source of dietary collagen. All those anti-aging and anti-cellulite creams that boast having collagen as one of their ingredients are a big crock of halooey because the collagen molecule is too big to absorbed through the skin. The only way to actually absorb it is internally. So make lots of natural gelatin snacks and desserts or just mix it into smoothies and enjoy watching your cellulite disappear!

    • May 20, 2014 / 1:14 pm

      Emma-that’s awesome-I’ve heard that about eating gelatin but have not incorporated it in my diet yet-You’ve inspired me! Thanks so much for sharing!!

      • Anemone
        July 22, 2014 / 6:39 pm

        So is it working for you the gelatin eating staff?

        • Elizabeth
          October 30, 2014 / 8:35 pm

          I too have added gelatin to my diet, and have noticed improvements in my hair, skin and nails. I have never had much cellulite, but I can honestly say that my skin is firmer all over since I have been using gelatin.

  4. July 22, 2014 / 11:59 pm

    Fantastic article and very well written! Thank you for the informative read.
    No matter what tho.. Liposuction is NOT the answer to cellulite! If you would like to save a ton of money AND eliminate the cellulite safely and naturally so that it never returns, I would strongly suggest ‘The Celluliter Factor’ by Dr. Charles D.C. who uses proven natural methods to completely get rid of cellulite!

    Read about his work here >>

  5. Elizabeth
    October 30, 2014 / 7:56 pm

    Question…would you consider adding cypress oil to this? I am using it in a face serum and I am very impressed. Thinking it could be helpful too, along with the others. Let me know what you think!

  6. March 25, 2015 / 5:55 am

    I really like the natural oils for my body instead of the various cosmetics. Oils can rejuvenate the skin in a btter manner and do not lets the skin loose its natural beauty. So this post and the listed product is a big yes for me. Seems reliable too.

  7. Daisy
    March 26, 2015 / 7:02 am

    Hey Jenni , I was jus wondering about the quality of essential oils from Mountain Rose Herbs?? Does it work well?

    • March 26, 2015 / 9:19 pm

      Daisy-I wish I knew-I’ve been trying to find out the quality of MRH for a while now because they are very affordable! I have not found any sufficient info. yet. I will keep you posted if I do. I do have a couple of their oils and I do like them fyi.

      • K
        April 25, 2019 / 7:37 pm

        I have been purchasing LOTS of products from MRH’s for years. They pride themselves on top quality products. They test for purity, quality,etc.
        They are super nice people. Call and ask them any questions you like. They will be happy to answer.
        Shipping can be a little steep, but I always buy in bulk and it’s calculated by $ spent.

  8. Karyn
    April 1, 2015 / 9:14 am

    In the update you mention meadow foam seed oil but I don’t see that listed in the recipe. Did you replace that ingredient with something else or should it be added in addition? If so how much should be used? Thank you for this wonderful website. I love all your articles and awesome recipes.

    • April 14, 2015 / 7:23 pm

      Karyn-I copied and pasted that info. for all recipes that involved meadowfoam or rosehip. There was never meadowfoam in this recipe-I was just saving time! Sorry for the confusion!!

  9. Jane
    May 25, 2015 / 1:37 am

    Hey jenni…. Have u received results yet? Or In fact anyone else tried this out and got results? If so how long did it take for you to see them?

    • May 27, 2015 / 1:33 pm

      Jane-Honestly, I have not used this everyday so I haven’t noticed cellulite reduction-My skin is definitely smoother and that was immediate. These oils are known to rev up circulation and I created this recipe based on other people’s testimonials when using these particular oils. I’m very inconsistent with body care but now that summer is fast approaching maybe I’ll get it together and use it daily!

  10. Sarah
    February 1, 2016 / 8:35 am

    Any more updates on how this has been working for anyone who has tried it???

  11. April 1, 2016 / 5:46 pm

    Just found this recipe. Thank you! Thank you! I have a vacation coming up {to Mexico} and I really needed this! šŸ˜€

    • Jenni
      April 6, 2016 / 2:59 pm

      You are welcome!

  12. Stephanie Schaefer
    March 26, 2017 / 3:36 pm

    All you have to do to get rid of cellulite is jump on trampoline everyday. Cellulite is stored lymphatic fluid.

    • Jenni
      March 27, 2017 / 10:12 am

      Stephanie-I wonder how long you have to jump each day?

  13. December 7, 2018 / 3:57 am

    I love diy recipes and I have a need to try it. Iā€™m going to make this anti cellulite oil. Thanks for the sharing.

    • Jenni
      December 10, 2018 / 9:11 am

      You’re welcome!

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