Natural Ingredients to Combat Cellulitis

Cellulitis on lower leg

Cellulitis is a common skin infection residing at, and beneath, the skin’s surface (A). This infection is caused by bacterial buildup in the skin and deeper tissues (A). Despite what you may think, cellulitis is not related to cellulite. Cellulitis results in sometimes extreme inflammation, redness, pain, and swelling in the skin (B).

Research encourages the use of natural, non-antibiotic treatments to defend against and prevent cellulitis (C). This is because many clinical antibiotic treatments are susceptible to bacterial resistance. These resistant bacteria make cellulitis more severe, and more difficult to treat (C).  

By now, we already know the benefits of many essential oils, and how we use them in our products at CANhaveTODAY. But you may be wondering which ingredients we use to provide you relief from cellulitis symptoms. Keep reading to find out!

Essential Oils to Relieve Cellulitis Symptoms

Plants and essential oils

The primary symptoms of cellulitis include inflammation, swelling, redness, and pain in the skin and tissue. At CANhaveTODAY we use a number of natural essential oils to combat these symptoms and provide relief to your skin.

Reduce Inflammation

Chamomile and chamomile essential oil

Many essential oils used at CANhaveTODAY have anti-inflammatory properties and are common throughout most of our products. Ingredients that reduce inflammation are aloe leaf juice, chamomile flower extract, lavender oil, sunflower seed oil, and tea tree leaf oil (D, E, F, G). These ingredients also reduce swelling and pain in the skin.

Reduce Redness

Sunflower seed essential oil, sunflower and seeds

Similar to our anti-inflammatory ingredients, we have a number of natural essential oils that reduce redness throughout the skin. These ingredients are common to most of our products, and usually go hand-in-hand with reducing inflammation. These are: chamomile flower extract, sunflower seed oil, and tea tree oil (E, F, G).


Tea Tree Leaf Essential Oil

Since cellulitis is caused by a bacterial infection in the skin and tissues, you need ingredients that are strong and antimicrobial. In our products you’ll find chamomile flower extract, lavender oil, and tea tree leaf oil (E, G). These ingredients work hard to eliminate and prevent bacterial outbreaks, and therefore infection, when applied to the skin.

Which Products Relieve Cellulitis?

Many of our products at CANhaveTODAY are powerful combatants to inflammation, swelling, redness, and infection. However, each product has its own benefits and works for your skin in different ways. To fight cellulitis we recommend our Waters Mist or Soothing Juggernaut salve.

Waters Mist

Waters Mist New Product Photo

Like a water’s mist, our salve works hard to provide you with relief from dry, itchy skin. But it doesn’t stop there!

Waters Mist also eliminates and prevents bacterial infection, and reduces inflammation, redness, and pain in the skin. This makes it an excellent candidate to combat cellulitis. This is achieved through natural ingredient combinations unique to our Waters Mist salve.

  • Lemongrass oil is a strong antimicrobial ingredient that prevents infection from harmful bacteria and fungi. It is also an excellent anti-inflammatory which aids in pain relief to affected areas (H).
  • Cinnamon leaf oil is another powerhouse to fight off infection by eliminating and preventing bacteria from entering the skin. It works to reduce inflammation, redness, and pain to provide your skin with much-needed relief (I).

See related: Treat wheal and flare with Waters Mist

Soothing Juggernaut

Soothing Juggernaut New Product Photo

Similar to our Waters Mist salve, our Soothing Juggernaut salve is also recommended to combat cellulitis. It fights inflammation, provides relief from redness and pain, and eliminates harmful bacteria in the skin. This is possible because Soothing Juggernaut contains a unique blend of essential oils. When combined, these ingredients create a synergistic relationship that amplifies their ability to fight for your skin.

  • Arnica provides relief from pain, swelling, irritation, and inflammation in the skin and within deeper tissue.
  • Frankincense works hard to reduce inflammation, and therefore redness, irritation, and pain on the surface and deep within the skin.
  • Cypress contains anti-spasm compounds which can be used to treat cramps, muscle conditions, and aid in pain relief.

A quick note: These products contain Sodium borate. The government of Canada does not recommend the use of products containing Sodium borate on open wounds, cuts, or abrasions.

Skin Relief

Our products at CANhaveTODAY provide you and your skin relief from inflammation, swelling, redness, pain, and ultimately, harmful bacterial infections. We do this using only natural ingredients.

If you are looking for essential oils for cellulitis, our ingredients make our products powerful forces to combat skin ailments of the same type. Try our Waters Mist or Soothing Juggernaut salve and get back to doing what you love most. Your skin will thank us.  


A.    Cellulitis – PubMed (

B.    Cellulitis: A Review of Current Practice Guidelines and Differentiation from Pseudocellulitis – PubMed (

C.     Recurrent Cellulitis: Who is at Risk and How Effective is Antibiotic Prophylaxis? – PubMed (

D.    Aloe barbadensis | Paula’s Choice (

E.     Flower Power: Soothe Acne, Redness, and Signs of Aging With Chamomile (

F.     7 Benefits of Sunflower Seed Oil for Your Skin | Bucklers | Buckler’s (

G.    Tea Tree Oil for Acne: Does It Work and How to Use It Safely (

H.    11 Reasons to Use Lemongrass Essential Oil (

I.      Cinnamon Essential Oil Benefits & Uses for Skin, Hair & Aromatherapy (


What is cellulitis of leg?

Cellulitis is a common, potentially serious bacterial skin infection. Symptoms may include redness, swelling, warmth, and pain in the affected area. If left untreated, the infection can spread into the bloodstream, becoming life-threatening.

What is the main cause of cellulitis?

The main cause of cellulitis is bacteria, usually Staphylococcus and Streptococcus, which enters through skin breaks.

What can you do for cellulitis?

If you suspect have cellulitis, visit your doctor. The doctor might prescribe antibiotics for you. If you’re looking for relief, you may try CANhaveTODAY products to soothe the affected area.

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