Grapefruit Essential Oil Uses, Benefits & Recipes - EO Spotlight

Grapefruit Essential Oil Uses, Benefits & Recipes - EO Spotlight

Grapefruit is known for its energizing and invigorating aroma to help uplift mood. It's refreshing scent can assist with mental fatigue and moodiness. Let grapefruit essential oil revive and inspire a healthy lifestyle.

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 a favorite scent in the perfume and cosmetic industries.

White and pink grapefruit oils are available. Pink Grapefruit Oil is usually considered the sweeter of the two and more common.

Grapefruit Essential Oil Facts

Botanical Name Citrus paradisi
Botanical Family Rutaceae
Aka Pink Grapefruit, White Grapefruit
Aroma Sweet, fresh, citrus, fruity
Extraction Method Cold Pressed
Plant Part Used Citrus Rind (Peel)
Shelf Life 2 years
Kid Safe? Yes, max dilution 1%
Safety Concerns Low risk phototoxic oil, skin irritant only if oil oxidized


Note: 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.

Read More: Phototoxic Essential Oils

Essential Oil Blends Well With:

Basil, Bergamot, Cardamom, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli, Peppermint, Rosemary, White Fir, Ylang Ylang.

Grapefruit Essential Oil Uses, Benefits & Recipes EO Spotlight - Blends Well With - by Loving Essential Oils

Therapeutic 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:

- Uplifts mood & relieves tension

- Relieves menstrual cramps

- Promotes healthy skin

- Disinfects air & environment

- Lightens up mental fatigue

- Helps smooth skin

- Promotes feelings of vitality

- Supports a healthy relationship with body

- Inspires positive energy

- Supports minor pain & inflammation

Grapefruit Essential Oil Uses

Add 1 drops of grapefruit oil and 1 drops of rosemary oil to 1 tablespoon of shampoo, massage into scalp, rinse well before conditioner.

Use in a diffuser for an uplifting aroma, great choice for in the mornings or when needing a bit of a boost.

Add to carrier oil of choice and use as a massage oil to stimulate the senses while beautifying your skin.

Place 6-8 drops of grapefruit on the scent pads for your Essential Oil Car Diffuser and diffuse for a more positive drive.

Add one drop of grapefruit on your essential oil diffuser necklace for energy & vitality.

Rub two drops of Grapefruit oil diluted with 1 teaspoon of carrier oil on your belly to support a healthy relationship with body.

Grapefruit Essential Oil Recipes

We have an entire post filled with grapefruit oil diffuser & inhaler blends, you can check them out here and get the free cheap sheets.

Happy Tummy Family Blend

This blend is kid friendly and 1% dilution so the whole family can use

Add essential oils to bottle, fill rest of bottle with jojoba oil (or carrier oil of choice). To use, rub onto belly using circular clockwise motion.

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Inspiration Inhaler

  • 5 drops Grapefruit
  • 5 drops Rosemary
  • 5 drops Peppermint

Add essential oils to cotton wick and insert into inhaler.

Read More: How to Use Essential Oil Inhalers

Cheerful Citrus Inhaler

  • 5 drops Grapefruit
  • 5 drops Lime
  • 5 drops Lemon

Add essential oils to cotton wick and insert into inhaler.

Awake Roll On

Add essential oils to roller bottle, fill rest of bottle with jojoba oil. To use, roll onto arms, upper chest, shoulders, and/or neck.

Where to Buy Grapefruit Essential Oil

Here are two brand we like:

General Essential Oil Precautions

Never use essential oils undiluted, in eyes or mucous membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified practitioner. Keep out of reach from children.

Use essential oils with extreme caution on children, be sure you have researched the oil and that it is safe for use on kids. Plant Therapy clearly labels their oils "KidSafe" on the bottle if the oil can be used for children ages 2–10).

If applying an essential oil topically (on your skin), it is best practice to always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body, use 1-2 drops in a teaspoon of carrier oil like jojoba oil.

How to do an Essential Oil Skin Test by Loving Essential Oils

If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, epileptic, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. For more information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

Read More: Diluting Essential Oils

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Jennifer Lane

Hello, I'm Jennifer, Founder of Loving Essential Oils. I have a passion for natural health and aromatherapy. I love making DIY products to replace store bought items and strive for a chemical and toxin free home. I enjoy using aromatherapy and essential oils every day to keep my family and myself healthy and happy. My hope is to help you do the same.

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