Grapefruit is known for its energizing and invigorating aroma to help uplift mood. It's refreshing scent can assist with mental fatigue and moodiness.
It is also renowned for its cleansing and purifying properties, making it a fabulous all natural home cleaner.
Grapefruit is frequently used in skin care for its ability to promote healthy-looking skin. Also commonly used in the perfume and cosmetic industries.
Grapefruit Essential Oil Uses
Botanical Name: Citrus paradisi
Botanical Family: Rutaceae
Plant Part Used: Citrus Rind (Peel)
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Aroma: Sweet, fresh, citrus, fruity.
Uses: Acne, congested and oily skin, promotes hair growth, tones the skin and tissues. Cellulitis, exercise preparation, muscle fatigue, obesity, stiffness, water retention. Chills, colds, flu. Depression, headaches, nervous exhaustion, performance stress. (from The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by Julia Lawless)
Grapefruit Essential Oil Benefits
Here are 10 reasons that I love to have grapefruit essential oil as part of my oil arsenal.
1. Uplifts mood & relieves tension
2. Relieves menstrual cramps
3. Promotes healthy skin
4. Disinfects air & environment
5. Lightens up mental fatigue
6. Helps smooth skin
7. Promotes feelings of vitality
8. Supports a healthy relationship with body
9. Inspires positive energy
10. Supports minor pain & inflammation
Grapefruit Essential Oil Blends Well With:
Basil, Bergamot, Cardamom, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli, Peppermint, Rosemary, White Fir, Ylang Ylang.
Wondering where to buy grapefruit essential oil? Here is a great quality Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil, click picture to learn more:
Grapefruit Essential Oil Precautions
According to Tisserand & Young, Grapefruit is a low risk phototoxic essential oil, recommended maximum dermal use level of 4% (that's equals 24 drops per one ounce). If used over 4%, they recommend that skin not be exposed to sunlight or sunbed rays for 12 hours.
May cause skin irritation, especially if oil is old and oxidized. Grapefruit essential oil has a short shelf life and can oxidize quick, old or oxidized oils should be avoided. For storage, keep in dark container with lid on and in refrigerator.
See Essential Oil Safety for more information.