Essential Oil Profile
Botanical Name : Citrus Paradisi
Country of Origin: Israel
Extraction Method:Cold expression from the peel of the fruit
Scent Profile:Like the fruit, grapefruit essential oil has a thin but fresh tangy quality with a faint bitter aftertaste. As with most citrus scents, this oil is typically pegged as a top note.
Therapeutic Properties / Health Benefits
Grapefruit essential oil is also used to reduce stress, stimulate circulation, increase energy, enhance mood, and improve digestion.
|Relief from jet lag||Aids in weight loss by improving metabolic levels and suppresses appetite|
|Reduces depression||Helps energize the body and stimulate the endocrine glands|
|Offers relief for hangovers or fatigue||Diuretic; promotes release of excess water and toxins|
GRAPEFRUIT IN SKIN CARE
Tightens pores: If you are trying to get rid of excess oils, look out for products that contain grapefruit essential oil. Its natural astringent properties also tighten pores. Grapefruit also has antiseptic properties that can help to kill bacteria, and clear acne outbreaks.
Clear Acne:Grapefruit also has antiseptic properties that can help to kill bacteria, and clear congested skin, ultimately preventing acne outbreaks. It can also be diluted and dabbed onto an outbreak.
Anti-oxidant: Rich in vitamin A and C, and anti-oxidant properties, grapefruit essential oil can boost the skin's regenerative abilities and limit the ageing process. Your skin will be pink and soft to touch!
How to use for face care
Mix grapefruit essential oil with floral water or water in a 1 ~ 3 % dilution in a misting spray bottle. (Note: Do not use more than 5% dilution). Remember to shake well before application.
How to use for body care
Create a slimming massage oil yourself. Use no more than 4 to 5 drops for every 5ml of body lotion or carrier oil. Apply the mixture all over abdomen and pat dry or allow full absorption.
GRAPEFRUIT IN HAIR CARE
Rid build-up: While hair products can be a necessary part of your daily routine; they also can damage hair or make it dull and lifeless. Grapefruit can strip your hair of buildup and give your scalp and hair proper ‘breathing space.
Promotes hair growth & shine:The naturally high content of vitamins A and C aid to boost hair growth and healthy follicles. Citrus oils are known to brighten hair and bring out its natural highlights.
How to use
Formulate your own spritz for a clean scalp and strong, healthy hair. Mix a few drops of grapefruit oil with water in a spray bottle and massage. Remember to shake the bottle before use. Use twice daily.
How to use
- In a nebuliser
- In an oil burner
- In baths or inhalation
Blends well with
Grapefruit oil blends very well with bergamot, citronella, clary sage, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, neroli or orange, rose, and rosemary.
Grapefruit essential oil should not be taken internally as it may cause toxic effects. This essential oil should not be applied onto skin undiluted. In addition, some individuals may have allergic reactions to grapefruit essential oil when applied on skin, so always perform a patch test.
Topical application of grapefruit essential oil may increase your skin’s sensitivity to ultraviolet light. In such uses, it is crucial to apply sunblock protection against ultraviolet light exposure.