Before we discuss the topic of coconut oil for cellulite, let’s break down what cellulite actually is. Cellulite is stubborn hypodermic fat which causes dimpling of the skin. A thin layer of fat beneath the skin pushes against connective tissue, causing the skin to gather and create the appearance of bumps and dents. Studies have shown that the severity of your cellulite could depend on elements such as your genes, your exercise regime, your diet, toxin levels and more. But don’t fret, we also have a tropical tip up our sleeves to help you along the way! Along with a healthy lifestyle, nature’s valuable gift of organic coconut oil can drastically reduce the appearance of cellulite and leave your skin looking healthy and smooth. Let’s discuss some of the best cellulite treatments using natural, holistic products.




Organic coconut oil has a unique molecular structure which allows it to be digested and absorbed into the skin quickly and easily. Pure, organic coconut oil combats the fatty deposits that sit underneath the skin in a multitude of ways, targeting the cause of cellulite. Organic Fiji’s USDA certified organic coconut oil can be paired with various methods to help you decrease the appearance of cellulite and enjoy naturally smooth, beautiful skin.

COCONUT OIL ~ Consumption

The good news is there is such a thing as an anti cellulite diet! Phew. What you put into your body really makes a difference to your internal and external health. Raw, organic coconut oil’s medium chain fatty acids (or MCTs) boost metabolism and give you a natural source of sustainable energy. While you’re using this extra energy to do some great cellulite busting squats, internally your metabolism is speeding up, working harder, kicking the fat cells out and fighting the cellulite. (Note: Coconut oil’s easily absorbed MCT molecules don’t become stored body fat like longer chain fatty acids can). Other benefits of consuming organic coconut oil include promoting a healthy digestive system, supporting the immune system, a natural anti-inflammatory, natural anti-bacterial, natural anti-viral and much more! {Read more on the nutritional benefits of coconut oil}

COCONUT OIL ~ Application

Applying raw coconut oil to the skin

The first step to achieving healthy skin is getting into a healthy skin care regime. Applying organic, cold pressed coconut oil to the skin not only moisturizes and nourishes your skin to keep it healthy but also treats skin issues – such as cellulite amongst other conditions. The unique molecular structure of coconut oil allows it to be absorbed into the skin quickly, strengthening the skin’s epidermis against dimpling. Coconut oil is full of antioxidants, helping your body to flush out the toxin build up which leads to cellulite. As it hydrates your skin it enhances the skin’s elasticity, supports the connective tissues and creates a protective barrier against environmental pollutions too. It also has healing properties which treats an assortment of skin problems, fades stretch marks, reduces signs of aging, aids microbial and fungal infections, soothes sunburn and much more.

Exfoliating using coconut oil as a base

Add in an exfoliating cellulite treatment to the list and you’ll get even better results! Esthetician Amber Stuntz states that “using Organic Fiji’s exfoliating body polish as an anti-cellulite scrub is a great idea”. She explains that “the coconut oil itself can really help circulation, bringing the flow of oxygen to the surface of the skin making it plumper and decreasing the appearance of cellulite“. Skin care professional Amber highly recommends a combination of Organic Fiji’s organic coconut oil’s and organic sugar scrubs to tackle skin problems, particularly cellulite.

Trying a body exfoliation scrub is a great way to perform an at home cellulite treatment. Use circular motions to exfoliate the skin – this will get rid of dead skin cells and stimulate circulation. This helps to break up the toxins and fat deposits under the skin. At the same time, the USDA organic coconut oil gets to work on nourishing you and keeping the connective tissues in your skin taught.

Skin expert Amber also adds that “Incorporating coconut oil into a body massage or body scrub aids in nourishing the skin and the proteins in coconut oil helps to repair cellular tissues which allows the skin to look smoother.  Something that I have actually begun doing myself is using coffee grounds mixed with coconut oil as a body scrub for cellulite.  The caffeine in the coffee grounds and the proteins in the coconut oil are absorbed by your skin and they work together to dehydrate the fluid in the cellulite areas, giving your skin the look and feel of being tighter and firmer.”

Dry brushing coconut oil treatment

Natural health guru ‘Wellness Mama‘ talks about dry brushing as an anti-cellulite technique in her list of ways to organically get rid of those unwanted skin lumps and bumps. Dry brushing always hits the top of the research study charts with it’s successful results. Not only does dry brushing get rid of dead skin, but it also enhances circulation and lymphatic drainage. This assists the body in getting rid of toxins from its largest organ, the skin! This circulation and toxin treatment has a direct effect on cellulite as well as your body’s overall health, making it one of the most popular natural, home treatments available. Doubling this up with a subsequent coconut oil for cellulite treatment will really hit the spot!

1) You will need is a dry brush. Ideally natural, not synthetic. The bristles will be stiff but not sharp.
2) The best time to dry brush is in the dry shower before you turn the water on. You mustn’t get the brush wet.
3) Your brushing direction should always be towards the heart. 
4) Make long sweeping motions, avoiding going back in the other direction or any circular motion. 
5) Do not use a scrubbing technique.
6) Start with the feet and work upwards. 
7) Put the most focus on problem areas.

Jodie Smith of Bodecare states that “Research from renowned Naturopaths have shown that cellulite formation is related, in part, to local vein and lymph congestion. Proper skin brushing speeds up metabolism, this helps break down the fatty deposits or toxins into the blood stream and release the waste from the body and therefore help to alleviate this condition“.

The more dry brushing you can do, the better! However, if your skin becomes sensitive it’s advisable to wait longer between treatments. After you have dry brushed and are in the shower, use some raw coconut oil to spread over your skin. Organic coconut oil will get to work on strengthening epidermis, supporting connective tissues, enhancing elasticity and banishing toxins with its natural anti-oxidant properties – the second part of this amazing cellulite treatment. Double impact!

Citrus essential oils
Recent studies have shown that citrus fruits can be very beneficial to the skin in many ways, especially with the use of citrus essential oils (which are derived from the rind as well as the actual fruit). Citrus can enhance circulation and cleanse our skin cells. Citrus fruits naturally grow anti-microbial, which makes them great skin treatments for issues such as acne, fungal infections and cellulite.  Lemongrass Tangerine, made with the organic essential oil of tangerine citrus. A geat way to get both your pure coconut oil and citrus fix in one!

Our USDA certified Lemongrass Tangerine Coconut Oil, made with the organic essential oil of tangerine citrus, is a great way to get both your pure coconut oil and citrus fix in one!


Massaging the skin enhances circulation. It can break up the toxins that lie underneath your skin, discouraging them from pooling together and creating cellulite dimples. Organic coconut oil is a great product to use for massage due to its skin benefits, durability, glide motion and more. Be sure to drink plenty of water after a massage to flush all those broken down toxins out of your body. You can ask your massage therapist to use Organic Fiji’s Raw Coconut Oil or you can massage the oganic coconut oil into your own skin for a simple home treatment.

Day 1) Two organic coconut oil massage applications to the problem areas (am / pm)
Day 2) One dry brush treatment followed by one coconut oil application to problem area
Day 3) Two organic coconut oil massage applications to the problem area (am / pm)
Day 4) One intensive organic coconut oil body polish treatment on the problem area. 

Repeat for one month and assess your progress. Amend as necessary. 
If skin is sensitive - Reduce exfoliation and dry brushing steps.
For faster results on less sensitive skin - increase the exfoliation and dry brushing steps.


As well as integrating the tropical treasure of coconut oil into your life as an anti cellulite oil, we also have a few additional tips to help you combat cellulite: 

  • Exercise – combine strength training and fat busting exercises as a two-fold attack on cellulite. Kettlebells and squats, for example, are a great start!
  • Healthy Diet – Dr. Oz states “By eating a healthy diet, you can help reduce cellulite. Avoid too much sugar, which gets stored in fat cells and causes them to expand. Limit salt intake, since sodium causes fluid retention, making cellulite appear even worse“.
  • Detox baths – Wellness Mama suggests adding detox baths to the list to try reducing toxin levels.
  • Reduce toxins in your lifestyle – Mind Body Green suggests that “the key to reducing cellulite is to remove the accumulation of toxins from your body and prevent further buildup of toxins”. McCluskey lists these 7 steps to get you started “1) eat a clean, alkaline, unprocessed diet, 2) hydrate and flush, 3) swap your salt, 4) true detoxification – getting the waste out, 5) skin brushing and massage, 6) moving and sweating and 7) limit the use of skin thinning creams”.


Anti-Cellulite Kit: We now have an anti-cellulite kit, perfect to accomplish all the home cellulite treatments mentioned above and naturally reduce the appearance of cellulite and other skin conditions. All products are made with our signature active ingredient – USDA organic, cold pressed, extra virgin coconut oil. The kit includes a 13oz. nutritional coconut oil for diet, a 12oz raw coconut oil for body application, a 20oz. body scrub for exfoliating and a natural dry body brush. [Click here to purchase].