Grapefruit (Pink) Essential Oil

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Grapefruit (Pink) 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 to Greenish
Consistency: Thin
Strength of Aroma: Medium

Grapefruit is a citrus tree of the Rutaceae family and a popular breakfast staple in various parts of the world. It is a hybrid of Pummelo and can grow as tall as sweet orange trees, reaching up to 20 feet high. The tree has dark, shiny green leaves that grow thickly with large, white flowers that grow either singly or in clusters. The best known part of the tree is the fruit, which ranges from 4 to 6 inches in diameter. The juicy pulp comes in several hues, such as light yellow, pink and red. Grapefruit is a great source of Vitamin C next to Orange and Lemon. Like other citrus oils, Grapefruit essential oil is obtained by cold pressing the fruit rind.

Known for its "sunny" effects, Grapefruit essential oil is a reliable antidepressant that can be used to combat lethargy and the emotionally depressing effects of winter. It is non-sedative and can help alert the mind, though it is largely overlooked by a number of therapists. Grapefruit oil is also a diuretic, detoxifier and stimulant of the lymphatic system, and is used to treat fluid retention, cellulite and other ailments that involved un-eliminated toxins.

Unlike most citrus oils, Grapefruit essential oil is not a photosensitizer. Although it also contains Furocoumarins that can cause photosensitization, it is neutralized by one or more constituents present in the oil. As a result, it is a valuable alternative to other citrus oils especially in applications where exposure to direct sunlight is unavoidable. Another usefulness of Grapefruit oil is that it helps to keep the muscles in top shape. When used in massages, particularly after heavy exercise, it can help relieve muscle aches and stiffness.

The scent of Grapefruit oil is reminiscent of the aroma exuded by its fresh fruit. The top notes are clean and fresh and the undertones are sweet and citrus-tinged.

It is believed that the fragrance of Grapefruit essential oil can help increase self-esteem and optimism. The refreshing and reviving scent helps lessen stress, depression, exhaustion and tension. Similar to Bergamot, the scent of Grapefruit is excellent for driving away lethargy and the winter blues.

  • Bergamot
  • Cardamom
  • Coriander
  • Cypress
  • Geranium
  • Jasmine
  • Juniper Berry
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Neroli
  • Palmarosa
  • Petitgrain
  • Pine
  • Rosemary
  • Ylang Ylang

Grapefruit essential oil is non-toxic, non-sensitizing and non-irritant. It is also non-phototoxic, unlike other citrus oils. However, once oxidation begins, it can cause skin irritation and sensitization; therefore, the oil has a very short shelf-life, usually 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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