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DIY Anti-Cellulite Oil + a Honey Cellulite Massage

Sick of pesky cellulite? We'll show you how to decrease the appearance of cellulite with this DIY anti-cellulite oil and honey massage.
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Anti-aging skincare
Cuisine: Beauty
Keyword: essential oils, honey
Yield: 4 ounces
Author: Deborah Harju
Cost: $5


  • Small bowl or glass jar


DIY Anti-Cellulite Oil

Honey Cellulite Massage


DIY Anti-Cellulite Oil

  • Combine the oils in a 4-ounce jar or amber bottle. Once or twice a day, apply to areas with cellulite and gently massage into the skin for about 5 minutes. Store your oil in a dark glass bottle to keep fresh and shake before each use.
    Massage Oil

Honey Cellulite Massage

  • Pour about 2 teaspoons of raw honey into clean, dry hands. Rub your hands together to evenly disperse the honey.
  • Spread a thin layer of honey onto the skin. I start at my ankles and work my way up to my thighs (your ankles and calves need some TLC, too!), spending extra time on areas with cellulite. If you find that honey doesn't spread as well as you would like, add a teaspoon of oil to help your hands glide smoothly over skin.
  • Using both hands, massage the skin in short, upward strokes until you reach the upper thighs. Like with dry brushing, you want to massage in such a way that the lymph moves toward the heart as this is said to aid detoxification.
    Honey massage for cellulite
  • For particularly dimpled areas, use your fingers to lift and squeeze the skin. This helps to break apart and loosen fat deposits so they can be redistributed more easily.
  • When you reach the upper thighs, go over the area several times in large, circular motions to help increase blood flow and redistribute fat cells. Repeat the whole process for 5–10 more minutes.


You can increase pressure throughout the massage, but be aware that if you use intense pressure, bruising might result. You can increase or decrease the amount of time or intensity of the massage to meet your needs. When finished, rinse with soap and warm water and apply a teaspoon or two of anti-cellulite oil to nourish the skin.
Repeat this massage 2–3 times a week or as needed to improve the appearance of cellulite. You can also do this massage with a dry brush, a simple carrier oil, or with the DIY anti-cellulite oil blend we made earlier, to cut down on the mess.
Expect some redness as you’ve just forced blood circulation to increase to this area.