GRAPEFRUIT (Peel) Citrus Grandis
Grapefruit essential oil has a sharp refreshing smell and is either a pale yellow or light ruby colour with a watery viscosity. Like all citrus oils, grapefruit oil should be used within six month of purchase.
This essential oil is useful for more than just fighting cellulite and boosting your lymphatic system – it positively affects your mood and revives the mind while stimulating the digestive system and clearing up congested oily skin and acne.
Grapefruit has high vitamin C content and is therefore valuable to the immune system. It helps protect against colds and flu, has a very positive effect on obesity and also has diuretic properties, helping to remove excess water from the body and is therefore also great for treating cellulite.
A lovely light, cheerful, revitalising and refreshing oil inspires joy, humour and confidence. It has an uplifting effect on the mood and helps with stress and depression.
It is used with great success to combat muscle fatigue and stiffness while stimulating the lymphatic system and thereby clearing the body of toxins.
It helps to clear congested oily skin and also assists with acne, while toning the skin and tissues. Grapefruit is used in hair care to promote hair growth.
Grapefruit Essential Oil blends well with
Although most essential oils blend well together, grapefruit essential oil blends particularly well with Bergamot, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Palmarosa and Rosemary.
Our Grapefruit Essential Oil is extracted from the fresh peel by cold compression and yields 0.5 – 1 %. and comes from Brazil
Some of the therapeutic properties of grapefruit oil are antidepressant, antiseptic, aperitif, diuretic, disinfectant, lymphatic stimulant, tonic and anti-infectious.
Therapeutic properties explained
The main chemical components are a-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, limonene, geraniol, linalool, citronellal, decyl acetate, neryl acetate and terpinen-4-ol.
Grapefruit Essential Oil is non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing and although listed as non-phototoxic, it can irritate the skin if exposed to strong sunlight after treatment.