Grapefruit (White) Essential Oil

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Grapefruit (White) Essential Oil 100% PureBotanical Name: Citrus x paradisi
Plant Family: Rutaceae
Country of Origin: France
Plant Part: Fresh Peel
Growth Method: Organic, Cultivated
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Color: Pale Yellow
Consistency: Thin
Strength of Aroma: Medium

Grapefruit tree is a product of cultivation belonging to the Rutaceae family. It is a hybrid of Citrus maxima and Citrus sinensis and is now grown in various parts of the world such as Israel, Brazil, Florida and California. Mature Grapefruit trees are similar in appearance to orange trees and can grow up to 15 to 20 feet high. The trees start ripening in November or December and continue to hold the fruits through the winter. The fruit itself is remarkable in size, ranging from 4 to 6 inches in diameter depending on variety and growing conditions. Grapefruit is best known for the mild, tangy taste of its fruit, the pulp of which is juicy, tender and light yellow in color. Essential oil of Grapefruit is cold pressed from its peel.

Similar to other citrus oils, Grapefruit has astringent and antiseptic properties, as well as stomachic and hepatic attributes that aid digestion. Indeed, Grapefruit's distinguished reputation as a weight-loss agent originates from its solvent effect on fat and its diuretic relief of water retention. Grapefruit is both a gallstone solvent and a liver tonic; it is also a lymphatic stimulant and regulator. Its extract components and vitamin C content make Grapefruit useful as an antimicrobial preservative. Grapefruit is a pleasant diffuser oil, having delightfully cool, refreshing and uplifting antidepressant effects.

Grapefruit has a sharp scent marked by clean and fresh top notes. It has sweet, citrus undertones an overall aroma that resembles the scent of the fresh fruit itself.

The scent of Grapefruit essential oil is refreshing and reviving. It can be used to counter emotional and physical exhaustion. It also helps to drive away lethargy and the winter blues, and is excellent for combating stress, depression and tension. Grapefruit has an aroma that lifts the spirits and boosts the self-esteem.

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Grapefruit essential oil is non-toxic, non-sensitizing and non-irritant. Unlike other citrus oils, it is not phototoxic. However, once it is oxidized, Grapefruit essential oil can cause skin irritation and sensitization; therefore, the oil is best used within 6 months of purchase.

Do not take essential oils internally or use without the guidance of a qualified practitioner. The information provided here is for general use only and is not intended to replace medical diagnosis or treatment. Pregnant women should always consult their physician prior to using.

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