Grapefruit Essential Oil is traditionally used as an astringent skin conditioner.
It's very effective at removing toxins from the skin and stimuates the lymphatic system making it a great oil to use in anti-cellulite preparations.
It's a good oil to use after exercise. It's high in Vitamin C and a handy pick me up for people with S.A.D (Seasonal Adjustment Disorder) as it refreshes and uplifts the spirit. A lovely fresh smelling oil that can also help alleviate the symptoms of exhaustion.
As with the majority of essential oils, be sure to dilute in a Carrier Oil or Base Preparation before applying to the skin.
The volatile oil obtained by cold-pressing the outer peels of the fruits.
Citrusy. Tangy like grapefruit, but sweet. It is reminiscent to the aroma of the grapefruit rind, but more concentrated.
Uplifting, invigorating, refreshing, stimulating. Good for cellulite.
Limonene, paradisiol, neral, geraniol, citronellol.
INCI name:Citrus paradisi peel oil
Grapefruit is a relatively modern fruit, the hybridized offspring that resulted from an affair between a pumelo and an orange tree.
Dilute in a carrier oil before skin application. Keep away from children and out of eyes. Do not take internally or apply undiluted to the skin. For further advice on using essential oils to treat medical conditions, we recommend you seek advice from a professional.
Please note that Amphora Aromatics Ltd cannot be held responsible for any injury, illness or adverse reaction to any recipes, instructions or advice given. It is the responsibility of the end user to ensure that they have followed the relevant safety protocols and that they are aware of any possible side effects before use. We always advise that a skin patch test is carried out before full usage of any natural product whether purchased from ourselves or elsewhere.
'If used in a massage after hard exercise, it helps to disperse lactic acid from the muscles, so reducing aches and stiffness. This can be particularly helpful for atheletes in training and competition, dancers and anybody else who needs to keep in peak muscular condition'. - an excerpt from Aromatherapy an A - Z by Patricia Davis.
'Grapefruit has a lovely tangy, uplifting aroma. Helpful for ditherers and those who find it easier to stay with the old, rather than decide to follow the new.' - an excerpt from Aromatherapy A Guide For Home Use. by Christine Westwood.
'Fatigue - Add Geranium and Grapefruit essential oils to the bath. Massage the body with 2 drops of Geranium. 2 drops of Bergamot (FCF) Essential Oil, 2 drops of Mandarin Essential Oil, 3 drops Vetivert Essential Oil to 25ml Apricot Kernel Oil.