How to Get Rid of Cellulite Naturally with 15 Home Remedies

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You would be hard pressed to find a woman who is content with the dimply, lumpy flesh on their thighs, hips and buttocks, or anywhere else for that matter. If you have cellulite, it is a pretty good bet that you are looking for ways to get rid of it. We have 15 home remedies for how to get rid of cellulite naturally that will bring a smile to your face and smooth out that skin as well.

1. Green Clay

At the top of our list of home remedies to get rid of cellulite naturally is green clay. Green clay stimulates blood and lymph circulation as well as absorbing impurities, fats and dead skin cells. It is also highly effective for repairing and strengthening connective tissues.

What to do:

  • Blend ½ cup each of green clay and seaweed.
  • Add in ¼ cup of fresh lime juice, 1 Tbsp of organic honey and 3 Tbsp of hot water.
  • Form a smooth paste which you apply to the affected areas using circular motions for several minutes.
  • Place plastic wrap over the area and let it set for 30 minutes before rinsing it off.
  • Repeat this remedy at least once a week.

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2. Drink Water

Since toxins tend to accumulate in cellulite pockets, one of the best ways to rid yourself of cellulite naturally is to drink more water. Water washes toxins from your body, but only when you are well hydrated, because it flushes out the most vital organs first.

What to do:

  • Drink at least eight 12 oz. glasses of water daily.
  • You can add lemon, lime, orange or other fruit juices to your water to encourage drinking as well.

3. Tangerine Oil

Another great way to get rid of cellulite naturally is through the use of tangerine essential oil. Because tangerine oil is considered a hot oil, it helps to improve blood circulation in the affected area, which helps to break down fat and cellulite pockets, and helps to detoxify your body.

What to do:

  • Add 4 or 5 drops of tangerine oil to 1 Tbsp of olive oil.
  • Massage this oil mixture into the affected area for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Repeat this treatment twice daily for a few weeks or until you see improvement.

4. Juniper Oil

Other essential oils, such as juniper oil can also be an effective way to get rid of cellulite naturally. The detoxifying properties of juniper oil is especially effective at reducing fluid retention associated with cellulite.

What to do:

  • Add 10 to 15 drops of juniper essential oil to ¼ cup of olive oil.
  • Massage the oil mixture into the affected area for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Repeat this remedy twice daily as well.

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5. Seaweed

Also among the top home remedies for getting rid of cellulite naturally is seaweed. This is another exfoliating agent which stimulates blood circulation and helps to flush out the harmful toxins contributing to the accumulation of cellulite.

What to do:

  • Mix 3 Tbsp of ground seaweed, ¼ cup each of sea salt and extra-virgin olive oil, and add a few drops of one of the essential oils we mentioned above.
  • Store this mixture in a jar with a tight lid.
  • Take out 1 Tbsp or so of the mixture at a time and massage it into the affected area for 10 minutes after showering.
  • Repeat this twice a day.
  • An alternate remedy is to soak in a bath with 4 sheets of seaweed for 20 minutes twice weekly.

6. Apple Cider Vinegar

Flushing toxins out of your body is one of the most effective measures you can use to get rid of cellulite naturally. The minerals potassium, magnesium and calcium in ACV are excellent components for detoxification.

What to do:

  • Mix 1 part ACV with 2 parts warm water.
  • Rub the solution over the affected area and allow it to sit for 30 minutes before rinsing it off.
  • You can also place plastic wrap over the area after applying the solution and then wrap it with a warm towel and leave it in place for an hour before rinsing it off.
  • Repeat either of these two remedies daily.

7. Salmon

Believe it or not, eating salmon is another great way to get rid of cellulite naturally. Rich in antioxidants, it helps to break down and detoxify fat cells and dissolve cellulite pockets. In addition, its omega-3 fatty acids also help smooth skin tissue and reduce low-level inflammation.

What to do:

  • Try to eat 4 to 5 servings of salmon weekly.

8. Coffee

An effective exfoliant with regenerative properties can be found in coarse coffee grounds. Exfoliating helps to remove dead skin tissues and encourage the growth of newer, healthier tissue, which, in turn helps you get rid of cellulite. In addition, you can drink the coffee and help increase circulation as well.

What to do:

  • Create a paste of ¼ cup of coffee grounds (they can be grounds you were going to throw away), 3 Tbsp sugar and 2 Tbsp of coconut oil.
  • Massage the paste into the affected area for several minutes in a circular motion.
  • Place plastic wrap over the top of the area and then wrap that in a warm towel and allow it to sit for 30 to 45 minutes before rinsing it off.
  • Repeat this 2 to 3 times per week.

9. Cayenne Pepper

Getting spicy is just one more way to help get rid of cellulite naturally and cayenne pepper is one of the best for laying on the heat. Besides being a fat-burning food, cayenne pepper helps to boost metabolism and increase blood circulation which eliminates toxins and rejuvenates skin cells.

What to do:

  • You can add ¼ to ½ tsp of cayenne pepper to any of the massage treatments above as long as your skin will tolerate it.
  • However, the best way to utilize cayenne pepper is to add 1 tsp of powdered cayenne pepper and 1 tsp of powdered ginger to the juice of one lemon and mix them into a glass of warm water.
  • Drink this mixture twice daily for a month or two.

10. Dry Brushing

Well known as a natural remedy for getting rid of cellulite is the method of dry brushing. Dry brushing helps improve blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. Both of these processes help to get rid of built up toxins and rejuvenate skin tissue.

What to do:

  • Use a brush with soft, natural fibers.
  • Be sure that both the brush and your skin are dry.
  • Gently brush from your feet up to your shoulders, remembering to brush from left to right as you go.
  • Continue for 5 minutes or so before showering.
  • Do this daily before bathing.

11. Eliminate Toxins

Because toxins are some of the greatest contributors to cellulite buildup, eliminating them is especially effective when it comes to getting rid of cellulite naturally. Your body tends to store toxins in fat and pockets of cellulite, which only exacerbates your problem even more.

What to do:

  • Eliminate refined sugars and heavily processed foods from your diet, especially soft drinks.
  • Remove as many toxic chemicals and pesticides from your home as possible.
  • Make use of natural cleaning products.
  • Reduce your intake of pharmaceuticals.
  • Utilize HEPA approved air and water filters to remove toxins.

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12. Consume Healthier Fats

The wrong kinds of fats can lead to an imbalance of fatty acids. That imbalance of fatty acids complicates your issues with cellulite. Dumping bad fats and consuming healthier fats can help bring back the necessary balance to get rid of cellulite.

What to do:

  • Consume more foods with omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Coconut oil, olive oil, most nut oils and avocado oils are all better options when it comes to healthy fats, so utilize them in your cooking.

13. Eat Gelatin

Gelatin is a food which few of consider when it comes to getting rid of cellulite. However, gelatin contains a great dietary source of skin rejuvenating collagen as well as amino acids and other nutrients which help support skin, hair and nail tissue growth as well as connective tissues.

What to do:

14. Myofascial Massage

Cellulite forms in a layer of connective tissue below the skin where fat cells are contained. Myofascial massage or myofascial release helps to smooth out that layer of connective tissue, encourage circulation and help to eliminate the buildup of toxins, which will help you get rid of cellulite.

What to do:

  • Professional massage therapists can help with this process.
  • In your home, you can make use of a deep tissue foam roller to give yourself a myofascial massage in the affected areas.

15. Kettlebells

Exercise cannot be completely left out of the formula for getting rid of cellulite naturally. Kettlebells are a great way to workout problem areas like hips, thighs, buttocks and stomach areas. The increased blood flow from exercising with kettlebells will melt off cellulite.

What to do:

  • Find a kettlebell workout which works great for you.
  • Do your kettlebell workout 3 to 4 times per week.

Conclusion

Ridding yourself of cellulite is very likely to be high on your list of wellness objectives. Making use of our list of home remedies for how to get rid of cellulite naturally, you can be done with those embarrassing dimples and lumps and be ready to be seen in your favorite shorts or swimsuit in no time at all. Tell us about your getting rid of cellulite success stories or ask questions in the comments section below.

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James Beattie

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