GRAPEFRUIT ESSENTIAL OIL

Grapefruit essential oil is best for blemished and oily skin.

Scientific name:  Citrus Paradisi

Family: Rutaceae

Origin: USA

Form:  cold pressed

Parts:  fruit peel

 


BEST FOR OILY AND BLEMISHED SKIN

FEATURES

  • antioxidant
  • antibacterial
  • detoxifyer
  • astringent

BENEFITS

  • protecting
  • cleansing
  • toning

AROMATHERAPY

  • awakening
  • clearing
  • joyful
  • refreshing
  • reviving

FUNCTION

  • active

The essence of grapefruit, also known as shaddock, is obtained (made) by cold press of the peels. Properties for the skin include: antibacterial, antioxidant and detoxifying. Grapefruit is used for the following skin conditions: cellulitis, dull skin, toxin buildup and water retention. It tones the skin and tissues, promotes hair growth, and can 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. Described as a sweet, sharp citrus top note, its energizing fragrance provokes euphoria and helps to stimulate self-esteem. Grapefruit oil clears the mind and uplifts the spirits; it is refreshing and reviving, especially when feeling down.

Note Classification

Top

Aroma

Fresh, tangy citrus

Largest Producing Countries

USA and West Indies

Traditional Use

Like many citrus fruits grapefruit is high in Vitamin C, and is used throughout the food and beverage industry. The oil is used in the fragrance industry.

Properties

Antibacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, astringent, depurative, digestive, diuretic, restorative, stimulant, tonic

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

Of Interest

Citrus paradisi, or grapefruit, is a hybrid of the sweet orange, Citrus sinensis, and the pomelo, Citrus maxima.

Safety Data

May cause skin irritation. Phototoxic.