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 TO 5% OR LESS IN A CARRIER OIL BEFORE SKIN APPLICATION. KEEP OUT OF EYES. DO NOT SWALLOW.
'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.