This essential oil cocktail can help smooth the appearance of bumpy skin and bloating.

By Lauren Mazzo

Cellulite is just a part of life-it happens to everyone, even models like Ashley Graham, fitspirational trainers like Anna Victoria, and all those perfect-looking people you see on your Instagram feed-and is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of. (Cue all the #LoveMyShape body-pos feels.) Cellulite is simply fat beneath the skin-and no magical remedy will get it to completely go away. (More on the science of cellulite and the most common cellulite myths right here.)

But if you want to boost circulation, smooth the appearance cellulite, and reduce the look of bloating using essential oils? Try this recipe from Hope Gillerman, author of Essential Oils Every Day and founder of H. Gillerman Organics luxury essential oils remedies.

The Recipe

  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 2 teaspoons grapefruit oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon cedarwood oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon geranium oil
  • 5 drops of peppermint oil

The Method

Mix the ingredients in a glass cup or bottle and swirl to blend. "Before entering the shower, dry brush your skin with a rough washcloth, lightly going over both legs and hips using a circular motion and upward strokes," says Gillerman. Mimic the same process in the shower with a mild soap. Then, once you're out of the shower while your skin is still damp, apply your body oil cocktail to your legs, hips, abdomen and the tops of your feet in long upward strokes. For even better results, do this during your post-workout shower after crushing this cellulite-smoothing legs and butt workout. (Next up, try Gillerman's other genius essential oil recipes: an energizing serum, DIY body and feet scrub, a refreshing rosewater skin-care spray, and a moisturizing trick for dry and brittle nails.)

Comments (3)

September 3, 2018
This product is great! I have some dark spot from seasonal allergies. Recently I came across color correctors to cancel out different tones using that color wheel you'll find online. I have olive skin with greenish tones and a bit of redness . I was amazed at the results of this product.
July 3, 2018
Cellulite affects nearly all women, overweight or thin. In fact, it's estimated that about 90% of women face this problem. Even though cellulite does not threaten your health, it is so aesthetically unappealing that can make you very self-conscious. Having a skin that looks like cottage cheese is definitely not attractive. Many products on the market claim that they can make cellulite disappear, but they only rarely work. The only thing they actually do is to hydrate the skin and make it look more supple and soft. The reason why creams are ineffective is very simple. They don't treat the underlying cause of cellulite. They only treat the symptoms. If the root cause of this condition is not eliminated, then the problem will reappear. The only way to get rid of it once and for all is to change your body composition by decreasing your fat percentage and increasing lean body mass.To find out how, visit
June 30, 2018
I am not a believer in products for cellulite. After I started to train my butt, my butt got bigger but my thighs started to have cellulite on. I tried many ways, the best way is the 3 step system workout my trainer recommend (he is often featured by Men's Health, Women's Health, Men's Fitness, Cosmopolitan and Harper's Bazaar), in case you'd like to know, here is the link: