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Posted by on Nov 23, 2016 in Essential Oils, Essential Oils G-M | 0 comments

Grapefruit Essential Oil

Grapefruit Essential Oil

Grapefruit Oil is a wonderfully energizing oil that isn’t too strong or overpowering. I love diffusing it in the mornings or at times of the day when I need a bit of a boost. Grapefruit Oil is also great to diffuse with other energizing oils like rosemary because it lightens up and sweetens the blend.

Botanical Name: Citrus paradisi

Common Method of Extraction: Cold Pressed/Expressed

Part Typically Used: Citrus Rind (Peel)

Color: Pale Yellow – Yellow

Consistency: Thin

Perfumery Note: Top

Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium – Strong

Aromatic Description: Citrusy. Tangy like grapefruit, but sweet. It is reminiscent to the aroma of the grapefruit rind, but more concentrated.

Grapefruit Oil Uses: Cellulitis, dull skin, toxin build-up, water retention.

Add Grapefruit Essential oil to a carrier oil or cream and massage into the skin to help relieve sore muscles. Massage into skin before exercise to help with cellulite. Grapefruit oil can be diluted in the bath to assist with: cellulite, colds and flu, lack of energy, jet lag, muscle fatigue, overweight, headaches, moodiness and mental and physical tiredness.

Major Constituents:
(+)-Limonene
B-Myrcene
a-Pinene
Sabinene
Nootkatone
Bergapten

Grapefruit has a high vitamin C content and is therefore valuable to the immune system. It helps protect against colds and flu.

It has an effect on obesity; its diuretic properties help with water retention and cellulite.

Grapefruit oil is used in cases of muscle fatigue and stiffness. It has a helpful effect on congested oily skin and acne; it tones the skin and tissues, and promotes hair growth.

It is valuable in cases of stress, depression and nervous exhaustion, as well as headaches.

Blends well with:

Bergamot, Cypress, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, and Rosemary

Uses

  • Add to your teenager’s facial routine to improve the appearance of blemishes (avoid sun exposure).
  • Diffuse while dieting or trying to lose weight to increase motivation.
  • Add one to two drops to your water to support a healthy metabolism.*

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

Safety Information: Grapefruit Oil is phototoxic. Tisserand and Young recommend a dermal maximum of 4% to avoid risk of phototoxic reaction. Avoid using Grapefruit Oil that has oxidized due to a greater risk of skin sensitization.