Botanical Name: Citrus paradisi
Origin : USA
Extraction : Extracted from the fresh peel by cold compression
Properties : Antibacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, astringent, depurative, digestive, diuretic, restorative, stimulant, tonic
Traditional use : Grapefruit oil has high vitamin C content and is therefore valuable to the immune system. It helps protect against cold 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.
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.
This refreshing oil helps to boost digestion, benefits the immune system by helping to clear the lymphatic system, helps with skin problems, and can be used for muscle stiffness, water retention and for bolstering the nervous system.
Burners and vaporizers (Aromatherapy)
In aromatherapy, Grapefruit oil can be used for hangovers, headaches, over indulgence, mental exhaustion and depression.
Blended massage oil or in the bath
Grapefruit oil can be used in blended massage oil, or may 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.
Lotions, creams and washes
Used in a base cream, lotion or as a wash, grapefruit oil can help to clear a greasy, congested and acne skin, while also helping the tissue get rid of cellulite and drain any excess retained water.
Blends well with: Bergamot, Black pepper, Cardamom, Clary sage, Clove, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Neroli, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rosemary, Thyme, Ylang Ylang